The Valley Mede Shopping Center in Ellicott City has opened and is fully leased.
The 18,500-square-foot convenience center is located at 9469 Baltimore National Pike.
It contains a Blockbuster Video, American National Savings Association, Mattress Discounters, Kitchen Witch, Sports Corner, The Giving Tree card and gift shop and a dry-cleaner.
The $1.2 million project is owned by Salvatore Caltabiano and was developed by KLNB Realtors.
A.D.D.S. of Ellicott City was the project architect and Hencken & Gaines of Hunt Valley was the builder.
KLNB's Larry Mekulski and Patrick Miller represented both the center's owner and six of the seven tenants in leasing negotiations.
Harkins Builders of Silver Spring recently completed several projects throughout the Baltimore area, including a school addition, an office building and a warehouse.
The Silver Spring builder installed new air conditioning, electrical systems and ceilings in the 140,000-square foot residence hall at Villa Maria, a school that serves emotionally handicapped youngsters. Harkins also built a 15,000-square-foot addition to the school on Dulaney Valley Road and donated a ball diamond for the pupils.
Harkins also completed work at the Columbia Corporate Park II, a 100,000-square-foot commercial office building in Columbia and at the Meadowridge Business Park, a 332,400-square-foot commercial warehouse project in Howard County.
In addition, the builder has finished two projects in Bethesda. Those are the construction of a 37,900-square-foot cinema for United Artists and the renovation of the Community Hardware Building that was converted to sales and retail offices for Benjamin Office Supplies Inc.
Following are some local commercial real estate transactions:
* Steamatic of Baltimore has leased 1,540 square feet of space with Trammell Crow Co. at 809-G Barkwood Court, according to Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services.
* Niland & Co., Ltd. has leased 984 square feet of space at 107 Main St., Annapolis, according to Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services.
* National Group Marketing has leased 1,261 square feet of space at 6760 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, according to Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services.