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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Nordstrom Rack, the discount affiliate of high-end department store company Nordstrom Inc., is opening an outlet in Columbia this spring. The roughly 41,000 square foot store opening at Columbia Crossing shopping mall will be the fourth Nordstrom Rack location in Maryland, Nordstrom Inc. said in a statement Monday. The three Rack stores currently operating in the state are in Annapolis, Gaithersburg and Towson. Nordstrom also has four department store locations in Maryland: Columbia, Towson, Bethesda and Annapolis.
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NEWS
November 4, 2004
The National Shooting Sports Foundation will distribute 150,000 free gunlocks in Maryland as part of its national Project ChildSafe initiative, a program designed to remind gun owners to restrict children's access to loaded guns. Free gunlocks and educational materials will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Wal-Mart, 3200 North Ridge Road, Ellicott City. The cable-style lock, which has an individual key, works only on unloaded weapons. No identification or proof of ownership of firearms is required.
NEWS
September 25, 2000
New Web address announced for county agriculture The Agricultural Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority has established a new Web address for the county's agriculture industry: HowardAg.org. Consumers can use the site to contact farms that market directly to the public. Agricultural producers and processors can use the site to explore alternative farming options, or to register for the "Howard County Grown" logo promotion program. Information: 410-313-6500.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 8, 2003
Howard County police are searching for a man who exposed himself to three women Wednesday in Columbia and Ellicott City. The man flashed a woman in a Target store in the 4300 block of Montgomery Road and exposed himself to another woman in the Target in the 6100 block of Dobbin Road in Columbia Crossing Shopping Center. He also exposed himself to another person in an Ellicott City orthodontist office, police said. The man was seen getting into a navy blue Ford Escort with an American flag in the right side of the rear window.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 26, 2000
A man attempted to rob a gas station in the Columbia Crossing Shopping Center during the evening rush hour yesterday before he took cash from a nearby optical store and was arrested after a brief chase on Route 175, according to Howard County police. Investigators said the suspect, who has reportedly refused to identify himself, pretended to have a gun in the attempted holdup of the Amoco station and the robbery of Guaranteed Best Optical. He fled on Route 175 in an older model Chevrolet with Howard County police in pursuit.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick | February 5, 2013
Because the Ravens won the Super Bowl, Red Robin locations in Maryland are giving away their Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for free tonight, with any purchase of an entree, salad or another burger. The offer is good in the San Francisco area, too, which is just like what happened on Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor," when Sean decided that the losing Blue Team should also be invited to the special evening. America. Following his Twitter plea, Red Robin CEO Steve Carley is also giving Raven Torrey Smith free Red Robin for life.
NEWS
By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1997
Chicken Out is checkin' in.The Chicken Out Rotisserie restaurant chain, based in Rockville, received approval this week from Howard County land-use planners to build two restaurants in Columbia.One is at the Columbia Crossing shopping center off Route 175; the other is in the new River Hill Village Center being built off Route 108.Lee Hindin, president of Chicken Out, expects both to open shortly before the end of the year.Chicken Out chickens are organically raised, using no steroids, hormones or antibiotics, Hindin said.
NEWS
By ROB KASPER | February 13, 2008
There was a time in my past when a simple phone message -- "carrot cake today" -- would send me scurrying out of the office, headed for a rendezvous with the dessert at the now defunct Buttercup Tea Room restaurant in Annapolis. Since then, my carrot cake fervor has faded. But the other day, as I drove 60 miles scooping up slices of carrot cake from three different locations, some of the old ardor returned. Chicken Out Address --6270 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia Phone --410-872-8600 Hours --11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday A half-pound slice of towering carrot cake with six layers was $4.29.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Famed "Jersey Shore" cast member Snooki gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday . To commemorate the occasion, BGR the Burger Joint is bringing back its famous Snooki Burger -- with a baby burger slider on the side. The Snooki Burger features a beef patty topped with fresh, split and grilled jalapenos, Philadelphia-brand cream cheese, and BGR's signature mojo sauce. The whole meal costs $11.99  BGR is known for creating over-the-top gourmet burgers, such as their famous 9 Pounder burger, as well as sandwiches inspired by newsworthy figures like Snooki, Sarah Palin, and Rod Blagojevich.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 15, 1998
A knife-wielding woman stole a car from two men at a Columbia gas station early yesterday, county police said.About 12: 50 a.m., two men drove their 1985 green Buick into the Amoco station at Columbia Crossing Circle, and the driver went to the pay telephone, police said. A woman, clad in a white T-shirt and sweat pants, asked the passenger where they were headed, police said.She then opened the driver's side door and threatened to stab the passenger with a knife, police said. He jumped out, but as the woman drove off, he leaped onto the hood and fell off, cutting his hip, police said.
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