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Retail plans back on track following the great recession


Take a look around Greater Baltimore and you’ll notice that several retail developments that stalled because of the Great Recession and other challenges are now moving forward once again.

Work is progressing on Canton Crossing, located on a former Exxon tank field. Scheduled to open in October, it will have a Target, Harris Teeter and many other national retailers and restaurants. The owner of Samos is opening a quick, casual version of the popular Greektown restaurant.

Coal-Fire Pizza Taking Over Carmine’s Space at Hunt Valley Towne Centre


Courtesy of Bmore Media – Come June, restaurant owner Dennis Sharoky won’t have to travel far to enjoy his own pizza.

New Store News: Charles Luck Stone Opens in Mt. Vernon

Products from Charles Luck Stone. Model not included.
Products from Charles Luck Stone. Model not included.

Mt. Vernon has been a refined neighborhood, but now it’s attracting the retail stores to complement its chic style.  Earlier this month Charles Luck Stone opened in the historic neighborhood.  The store sells good-looking stone products — think sinks, desktops, fireplace mantels — that mix the fashionable with the functional for eye-popping effect.

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Treats from Green Spring Station



It’s not too late to shop for your loved one (or yourself!).  The shops at Green Spring Station offer beautiful jewelry, linens, parfumes, bags, clothes, cards, chocolate treats and special gift ideas…oh…beautiful sweetheart dresses for your wee sweethearts and dapper duds for your little dudes.  There is something special waiting for everyone on this year’s ‘love list’!

Wedding Invitation Trunk Show



The holidays are a popular time for wedding proposals, so it’s only fitting that wedding planning season shifts into gear soon after the new year. Green Spring Station stationery shop The Pleasure of Your Company kicks it off with a Wedding Invitation Trunk Show featuring the beautiful line Bella Figura, above, as well as Smock. Come to the store Feb. 8-9 — Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — to enjoy the leading industry reps on site, mimosas, expert customer service and gift bags! Call (410) 821 6369 to reserve your spot.

Sale at Ellie Boutique in Ruxton


ellie winter sale


Ellie Boutique is located at 7701 Bellona Avenue inRuxton. Visit the store website for more information

Post-Christmas Sale at Halcyon House


Halcyon House

catch of the day fish (2)So the bulk of our holiday season is over. We’re in the home stretch, now. And we’re in that perfect moment when the shopping and gift-opening is done. The decorations were hung long ago. We’ve hosted or attended any number of gatherings. And we cannot help but take stock. I mean, you know that feeling when your guests are beginning to flood the dining room and you’re suddenly thinking, “I could have sworn I had a crystal gravy boat.”  Or when you’re trimming the tree and realize that you haven’t swapped out any ornaments since, well, ever. And though it never bothered you before, for whatever reason, you’re suddenly feeling that your Christmas tree is looking a bit worn this year. This is why we recommend summoning whatever shopping energy you might have left for 2012 and heading over to Halcyon House Antiques for their big sale this week.