The two-decade evolution of the Inner Harbor’s east side from rough industrial to ritzy waterfront will continue this summer with the opening of another high-end residential building called Liberty Harbor East.
In a stunning swoop that gives it hundreds of stores across the United States, Amazon is buying Whole Foods, creating a grocery behemoth that could revolutionize the way people shop for food and perhaps other goods.
Ellicott City native Kavita Shukla's business started with a trip to India and a middle school science project. Her company Fenugreen now makes an anti-microbial paper that keeps fruits and vegetables fresh longer.
Six years after Tessemae's sold its first bottle of lemon-garlic salad dressing at the Annapolis Whole Foods, the Essex-based brand is attracting national attention. Grocers, hotel chains, fast-casual eateries and even reality TV producers all seem to have the "all natural" manufacturer on their radar.
The Baltimore County Council on March 2 passed a resolution proposed by Fifth District Councilman David Marks, mandating that the county's Design Review Panel review the look of residential as well as commercial projects in the downtown Towson core.
After surviving last week's elimination against Melissa, "Top Chef" finalist Mei uses one of the most overused phrases in reality show history: "S--t just got real." That¿s what happens when you¿ve been in front of a camera for a long period of time. Actually, she¿s just upset that she was nearly sent home.
The head of an Annapolis-based advertising firm that works with top consumer product brands is betting the next breakthrough in electronics won't be in smart phones or televisions. Instead Compass Marketing CEO John White believes the next frontier is on store shelves and says electronic shelf labels could revolutionize shopping, both for retailers and consumers
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks wants the county's Design Review Panel to look at residential development, not just commercial projects. He says residential development will be critical to growth in Towson's downtown core.
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think.
The Howard Hughes Corp. the principal land owner in downtown Columbia, has purchased six downtown office buildings from Mall in Columbia owner General Growth Properties as part of settlement over taxes between the two corporations, which used to be one company.
The approximately 27,000-square-foot facility, called Haven on the Lake, is billed by CA officials as a unique, regional destination unlike the organization's existing fitness offerings throughout Columbia.
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lutherville is one of several in the area that assembles weekend backpacks that is given to homeless children. Towson United Methodist Church began assembly weekend backpacks about five years ago and Timonium United Methodist Church also assists local children and the Assistance Center of Towson Churches also participate.
Columbia Association, a community services organization that operates fitness and recreation amenities, plans to begin selling online membership packages for its array of facilities as early as December.
But Columbia's gains may be overshadowing the loss of one of Columbia's few landmarks: the lakefront bell tower, which was taken down in 2010 because of structural damage to the wood. That will soon change, however, as CA is planning to invest $75,000 in capital funds that could lead to the construction of a new tower, or at the very least will ensure that the 14 cast bronze carillon bells that once populated the tower are repurposed.
I grew up here so I'm allowed to say this: Baltimore is not known for being "cool." That being said, in recent years there's been a definite shift. It's like I went to sleep, woke up and all of a sudden — boom! — there's Harbor East. There's Whole Foods, Lulu Lemon and the Four Seasons with its magical infinity pool. We've got the Ravens winning Super Bowls and the O's in the playoffs. Even Town & Country Magazine just voted Oakland, Md. No. 1 for viewing the vibrant fall colors.
The resolution, which was introduced on Oct. 6., tasks the Downtown Columbia Housing Corporation, a nonprofit charged with ensuring a full spectrum of housing in downtown, with recommending legislative changes to speed up construction of affordable units.
The Natural Products Expo East 2014 in Baltimore, opening Wednesday, is billed as the largest trade show on the East Coast devoted to goods made from ingredients found in nature treated with relatively little processing. The category that the industry claims is growing more than eight percent a year includes people and pet food, diet supplements, cosmetics and grooming products.
Adam Rosenblatt, an attorney for Baltimore County, moonlights as owner of Baltimore Barbecue Company. He makes two kinds of sauces — one with a touch of Old Bay — and is selling the sauces in stores ranging from Whole Foods in Mount Washington to Graul's in Mays Chapel, as well as at the Towson Farmers Market.
According to county officials, the revitalization of downtown Columbia is not just about adding mouth-watering restaurants, high-end retail and arguably the nation's most coveted grocer. It's also about putting in the work and making downtown a thriving employment center.
The Whole Foods opening Aug. 20 in Columbia may be the first tangible evidence of what will become the new downtown. While Whole Foods is getting all the attention this week, there's plenty of good news that points to new life coming to the core.
Howard County's first Whole Foods Market opened in downtown Columbia Wednesday to droves of eager shoppers, an event that local officials say is a watershed moment in the revitalization of Columbia's Town Center.