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Lorraine Mirabella | October 1, 2014
CVS pharmacy, Chick-fil-A and Nalley Fresh will open locations at the Inner Harbor, joining Shake Shack and M&T Bank in a ground floor retail expansion at 400 East Pratt Street, the building's brokerage firm said today. The office tower's owner started expanding more than a year ago, renovating the lobby and working toward attracting shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The landlord sought tenants that would be seen as amenities for office tenants as well as Inner Harbor workers and visitors, said David Leibowits, a partner of PDL Pratt Associates, the building's owner for more than 30 years.
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Lorraine Mirabella | October 1, 2014
CVS pharmacy, Chick-fil-A and Nalley Fresh will open locations at the Inner Harbor, joining Shake Shack and M&T Bank in a ground floor retail expansion at 400 East Pratt Street, the building's brokerage firm said today. The office tower's owner started expanding more than a year ago, renovating the lobby and working toward attracting shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The landlord sought tenants that would be seen as amenities for office tenants as well as Inner Harbor workers and visitors, said David Leibowits, a partner of PDL Pratt Associates, the building's owner for more than 30 years.
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May 8, 1998
Chick-Fil-A, one of the largest privately held restaurant chains in the country, plans to triple its presence in the Baltimore-Washington region within five years, the Atlanta-based chain announced yesterday.The chain with 775 locations in 35 states will expand from 18 locations in the region to between 50 and 60.Free-standing locations are being negotiated in Columbia, Frederick and Laurel.The company runs 800-square-foot food court restaurants in malls and 3,500-square-foot free-standing restaurants.
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Lorraine Mirabella | May 28, 2014
UPDATE:   More than 200 people lined up early this morning to grab a spot in line for a chance at a year's supply of Chick-fil-A. The 100 selected through a drawing to be held today will be setting up tents to camp out through Thursday morning, when they will be given their supply cards. Would you camp out for 24 hours in Canton for a free, one-year supply of Chick-fil-A meals? That's the prize going to the first 100 adult customers who line up by 6 a.m. Thursday, May 29, outside the city's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A, opening that day in Canton Crossing.
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By New York Times News Service | May 23, 2008
In the fast-food business, imitation isn't just a form of flattery - it's a proven way to increase sales. The Taco Bell value menu, for instance, gave rise to the Wendy's Super Value Menu, the McDonald's Dollar Menu and the Burger King Value Menu. The Angus beef burger from Back Yard Burgers begat similar burgers at McDonald's, Burger King and Hardee's. In the latest appropriation of a popular product, McDonald's has just introduced a Southern Style Chicken Sandwich - one that looked suspiciously like the signature sandwich of the Chick-fil-A chain.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | April 15, 1999
Almost six months after withdrawing their application to build a hotly contested drive-through restaurant in Ellicott City, executives at Chick-Fil-A Inc. have decided to try again. In October, their efforts to build a drive-through off Executive Park Drive nearly failed after residents complained and the Howard County Board of Appeals deadlocked 2-2 on whether to grant the restaurant company a variance for a trash-bin enclosure. This time around, restaurant officials are hoping better public relations will solve their problems -- even though their plans remain virtually unchanged.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1999
When Kenneth L. Chamberlain of Lee Farm Court in Ellicott City found out last fall that a Chick-Fil-A drive-through restaurant was planned at a site virtually across the street from his home, he did everything he could to stop it from happening.But at a Howard County Board of Appeals meeting last night, Chamberlain sat quietly while representatives from his and a neighboring community expressed their support for the project. His expression hardly changed when the board voted 4-0 to approve a special exception for the restaurant and a variance for a trash container.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun reporter | September 14, 2007
Jake and Libby Knupp drove more than 100 miles in the wee hours of the morning to a parking lot in Severn and set up a giant tent with inflatable twin beds, a canopy and a table to resemble a cozy front porch. They stayed through the night at the front of a line that had crowded one section of a growing shopping plaza. Their prize wasn't a trendy gadget, free concert tickets or even an early-morning foray into a discount-laden store. Instead, they were waiting on free chicken. Lots and lots of it, courtesy of Chick-fil-A, which celebrated the opening of the new store on Quarterfield Road at 6 a.m. yesterday by providing 52 free combo meal coupons to each of the first 100 people in line.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1998
Since taking early retirement 2 1/2 years ago, Kenneth Chamberlain has enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake, reading mystery novels and spending time with his wife, three children and six grandchildren -- all things he never had time to do during a busy career as a civil engineer.Of late, however, Chamberlain's retirement has taken a less blissful turn. A month ago, the 62-year-old found out that a Chick-Fil-A restaurant is planned across the street from the Ellicott City apartment complex where he lives.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
Chick-Fil-A Inc. announced yesterday that it has withdrawn its application to build a hotly contested drive-through restaurant near a residential area in Ellicott City, leaving critics to celebrate what may be only a short-term victory."
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | December 27, 2013
Some "Duck Dynasty" fans have taken to Facebook to create "Chick-Phil-A Day" to support the controversial star Phil Robertson. The page already has more 20,000 likes and has been featured on the conservative website The Blaze. According to the Facebook page, Chick-Phil-A Day is set for January 21 where fans are encouraged to eat at Chick-Fil-A restaurants in "camo or Duck Commander gear. " Interviewed in GQ magazine this month, Robertson called homosexuality a sin and said African Americans were "happy" in the pre-civil-rights era south.
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July 10, 2013
As part of the restaurant chain's ninth annual Cow Appreciation Day celebration, Chick-fil-A is offering a free combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who visits one of its restaurants fully dressed as a cow on Friday, July 12. Customers will also receive a free entree of their choice for wearing any cow-spotted accessory, such as a hat, tie, scarf or purse. The Laurel Chick-fil-A restaurants are located at the Centre at Laurel, 13600 Baltimore Ave., or Corridor Marketplace, 3366 Corridor Marketplace.
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April 15, 2013
Don't miss the first simulcast presentation of Chick-fil-A Leadercast—Harford on Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of locations around the world. The event will be the first of its kind in Harford County. Benefit from the insight of these remarkable leaders: Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA; John C. Maxwell, best-selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie "Act of Valor;" Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist in track and field; David Allen, best-selling author of "Getting Things Done" and productivity expert; and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, Exclusive Simply Lead video interview with John C. Maxwell.
NEWS
October 15, 2012
I am a parent to triplet 7th graders, a stepchild, and a newborn son. I am also a lesbian. This week, two organizations in which my children participate, the Columbia Clippers Swim Team (run by the Columbia Aquatics Association) and the Lime Kiln Middle School PTA, held fundraisers in partnership with Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A has recently been the butt of a media firestorm for its more than $5 million in contributions to anti-gay groups, including one group that is on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of certified hate groups.
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August 23, 2012
Regarding your editorial about the student protest against Chick-fil-A at University of Maryland, I think you have the right bottom line ("College Park should think bigger," Aug. 21). After all, one of the definitions of liberal is tolerance of others' ideas. Yet you fail to mention that Chick-fil-A does not practice discrimination against its employees or customers. And where was the school administration on this issue - "out to lunch," as usual? But surely not at Chick-fil-A.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
Some staff and students are calling on the University of Maryland to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, making it the newest front in the war between gay-rights activists and the fast-food chain. An online petition calls Chick-fil-A a "bigoted and hateful" company and asks the university to end its partnership with the chain after its president, Dan Cathy, told a Christian newspaper and radio station that he opposes same-sex marriage. Rodrigo Lozada, co-president of the University of Maryland Pride Alliance, said in an email Monday that the petition will send "a message to University officials that students want a campus that is more inclusive and accepting and one that isn't hypocritical.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1998
Community activist Kenneth Chamberlain has seen a ray of hope.The president of the Ellicott Park Townhouse Condominium Section Two Association Inc. -- a group of 56 townhouse condominium units on Lee Farm Court in Ellicott City -- has been protesting the proposed construction of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant near his home, and last night at a Howard County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting the project hit its first major roadblock.After a sometimes hot-tempered debate over whether to grant a special exception variance to the project, the board deadlocked on the matter with a 2-2 vote, putting the project in jeopardy.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1998
When Kenneth L. Chamberlain bought a townhouse condominium in Ellicott City two years ago, he never dreamed that someone would build a Chick-Fil-A drive-through restaurant practically across the street.Chamberlain, 62, a retired engineer, didn't even know until a month ago that zoning laws would allow it. Chamberlain and about 40 of his neighbors attended a Howard County Zoning Board of Appeals hearing in Ellicott City last night to protest the planned fast-food restaurant.Late last night, Chamberlain was still testifying and the board had not voted on whether to let the project proceed.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
The waffle fry wars have hit College Park, with hundreds of people signing a petition to get the Chick-fil-A restaurant booted from the University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union over the company president's anti-gay marriage activism. A petition on the website change.org says "It is clear that Chick-fil-A does not represent the values embraced by the University of Maryland community. Allowing such an organization to continue to operate in the [student union] runs counter to the spirit of equality that the university claims to champion.
NEWS
August 12, 2012
Regarding Charlotte Eliopoulos' letter, we all have the right to freedom of speech, even if that means protesting a business owner's beliefs. We also are free not to support his franchises ("Chick-fil-Acontroversy raises free speech issues," Aug. 7). If company CEO Dan Cathy wants to express his beliefs I accept his right to have them, but he also has to accept my choice not to purchase his products anymore. Joseph Kortash, Catonsville
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