Monday, May 20, 2013
The shoe and clothing company is located on the mall's second level.
Johnston & Murphy, a national shoe and clothing brand, recently opened its newest retail store at the Towson Town Center. The store occupies a 1,842 square foot space on the second level at the mall, in the Crate & Barrel Wing, according to a news release. The location is the sixth Johnston & Murphy retail store in Maryland, and the only one in Baltimore County to feature women's apparel, the release states. "Having Johnston & Murphy here at Towson Town Center is fantastic for our customers," said Annie Wildasin, Towson Town Center senior marketing manager, in the release. "They offer both men and women everything they need to dress in style from head to toe, giving us another great retailer able to stylishly outfit our shoppers." For …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Yakona Road carryout, open since last September, recently renovated and is now a sit-down restaurant that features live music on the weekends.
When executive chef David Thomas and his partners, Brandon Taylor and Yuriy Chernov, decided to strike out on their own and open a restaurant, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. The three restaurateurs wanted to bring something unique—farm-to-table dining—to an area they felt needed it. For the last eight months, that vision was executed in the form of Herb & Soul, a carryout kitchen operated inside of a convenience store at 1702 Yakona Rd. But recently, the trio had the opportunity to lease the entire building and turn their business into a sit-down restaurant. "We always wanted to do something [more than a carryout and] the opportunity just presented itself ... just going through those trials and tribulations, this space opened up…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The annual spring tradition continues through Sunday.
The annual Towsontown Spring Festival opened Saturday, welcoming food, music, games and vendors to Towson's core. The festival is expected to being hundreds of thousands to downtown Towson. New additions for 2013 include rides in the children's area and free admission to all concert areas. The festival, organized by the Towson Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to run through 7 p.m. Saturday, and will pick up again from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Add your photos and videos to our gallery.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The business will open at the site of the former Towson WashMobile.
The Towson location of Patient First is slated to open its doors in fall of this year. Groundbreaking for the new construction will occur in approximately a week in the 900 block of York Road, at the site of the former Towson WashMobile, according to an email from Councilman David Marks. The 7,000 square foot building will also have 45 parking spaces. "This not only brings a new medical clinic to the immediate Towson area, but it continues to clean up the York Road corridor in northern Towson," Marks wrote. The councilman said construction will be done within six months. According to its website, Patient First operates 44 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, including four Baltimore County locations.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Construction has started for the 52,700 square foot facility.
American health club chain LA Fitness is opening a location at Towson Commons, at the corner of York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. "Towson Commons is the geographic center of downtown Towson," Councilman David Marks said in a news release. "This announcement not only redevelops a critical area of the commercial core, but it also means that revitalization is spreading to every part of downtown Towson." Construction is already underway for the two-level, 52,700-square-foot facility, which will include the addition of windows on the side of Towson Commons facing York Road and a staircase with glass rails, said Fronda Cohen, a county spokeswoman. The opening date for the fitness center was not immediately known. The location will feature …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The owner of the business credits the Towson location's success to its neighborhood feel.
Victor Cohen, the original proprietor of local grocer Eddie's of Roland Park, valued knowing his customers above all else—a practice his daughter and current owner Nancy Cohen continues to follow. When taking a reporter on a tour of the Towson location on North Charles Street for the store's 20th anniversary, Nancy Cohen would take frequent breaks to greet customers, many of whom she knew by name. She started working for the now 69-year-old business in the 1980s, before helming operations in the 1990s. Her father remained "involved until the day he died." "There's a very local feel here," Nancy Cohen said. "I know most of the customers, you see different generations of families here. We have people working here whose parents worked here." …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Community leader Paul Hartman said he would have liked advanced notice of plans to convert the Recher Theatre into the Torrent Lounge nightclub.
Greater Towson Council of Community Associations President Paul Hartman fielded calls from residents after news of plans to convert Recher Theatre into a nightclub called Torrent Lounge broke on Wednesday. "There are legitimate concerns based on the past history with nightclubs," said Hartman, referring to conflicts that arose 10 years ago between community members and Generation Xtremes Under 21 Nightclub, which was housed in the building currently occupied by The Greene Turtle. Hartman said young adults and teens were constantly milling about on the streets as a result of Generation Xtremes. "It caused a lot of problems in the area," he said. Similar to Councilman David Marks, Hartman expressed dismay about finding out about the plans …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Emily Peterson, 25, is opening Bruns Interiors in March.
A West Towson woman has left the corporate world behind to follow her true passion—interior design. Emily Peterson, 25, graduated from what was then called the College of Notre Dame—now Notre Dame of Maryland University—in 2010 with a business degree focusing on accounting, and was two credits shy of an art degree. From July 2010 through June 2012, Peterson worked at Constellation Energy until she decided to quit and pursue her dream career. "I've always wanted to [be an interior designer] but wanted to have a good foundation for business first," she said. "Interior design and art always came naturally to me." Peterson is planning to open Bruns Interiors, a home-based business, on March 1. Services include flooring, window treatments, …
Monday, January 14, 2013
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives from commercial real estate development companies responsible for the project will be present for the Tuesday morning announcement.
The first new restaurants coming to the Towson Square will be announced Tuesday morning at the Historic Courthouse. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives from The Cordish Company and Heritage Properties—the commercial real estate development companies managing the Towson Square project—are hosting the announcement, which is scheduled for 11 a.m., according to a county news release. The $85 million entertainment center is scheduled to open in late 2014. So far, the only confirmed tenant is Cinemark Theatres. An 862-space Baltimore County Revenue Authority garage will be situated near the development, which was initially called Towson Circle III.
An employee said he's not sure where the store will move.
The Salvation Army store on Joppa Road is closed—the doors are boarded up and spray painted with a message that says as much. An employee at the organization's headquarters, who declined to be identified, said the shop closed due to a small fire but would be relocating. He said he was not sure where the store was moving. Back in November, Baltimore County fire personnel quickly controlled a blaze at the shop, located at 1748 Joppa Road. No information was available as to where the store would reopen. Did you shop at the Salvation Army thrift store? Are you sad to see it go? Tell us in the comments.