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By JACQUES KELLY | November 27, 1992
For the next 27 days, scarcely a Baltimorean will be able to escape the indignity of the food court.To those who have never stepped in the Westview, Towson Town Center, Marley Station or Owings Mills malls, the food court is the shopping center's universal pit stop.It's a place where a dozen or so individual vendors sell their pizza, hamburgers, french fries, Oriental food and sweets to fatigued shoppers.The food merchants are grouped around a large enclosure of tables and chairs. Off to the side are the mall's central bank of toilets and telephones.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
White Marsh Mall will be getting a Charlotte Russe, Shoe Dept. Encore and Villa Pizza, mall officials said Monday. Villa Pizza will open first, when it joins the Food Court on the upper level later this summer. Charlotte Russe will open a nearly 5,000-square-foot specialty store in September, across from the Food Court. The retailer specializes in trendy but affordable junior apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories. Shoe Dept. Encore will open in more than 10,000 square feet, also in September, on the lower level near JCPenney, specializing in affordable men's, women's and children's footwear.
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BUSINESS
By Kurt Blumenau and Kurt Blumenau,The Morning Call | May 19, 2007
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Earvin "Magic" Johnson used to dominate the basketball court. Now, a team of restaurant developers is helping him own the food court, too. Sodexho USA's Retail Brand Group, an Allentown subsidiary of the Gaithersburg-based food services giant, is working with hoops legend Johnson to develop three restaurant concepts through his Magic John Enterprises that will trade on Johnson's sports and business success. Plans call for a sports bar, a sandwich shop and a Magic Johnson Marketplace food court, brand group officials said this week.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
As I stood in The Mall in Columbia parking lot throughout the day and night Saturday, I received a few questions on Twitter about why I, a sports reporter who covers the Orioles for The Baltimore Sun, was there reporting on the shooting. So, before you continue to read, know that this blog isn't about the Orioles or what they've done or haven't done this offseason. But it is to answer that first question in much more than 140 characters. To me, it was a little personal. When violence occurs locally, we are often cliché in saying that it happens too close to home.
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By Michael Olesker | May 11, 1999
A NEW LOOK is coming to the food court at Owings Mills mall: Call it nouveau ghost town. Call it the inevitable, crushing response to the arrival of McDonald's, which devoured everything in its path. But call quickly, because four food stall proprietors who used to make a healthy living at the mall have vanished in recent days, and a fifth will be gone by this weekend.They've all gone broke -- five of 'em, all in a row as shoppers stroll along the food court -- leaving the look of a gaping mouth with five teeth knocked out. This, in the middle of a mall that once seemed to sparkle and now seems to have its lights flickering, run by a company that once seemed a model of corporate humanism and now looks sneaky and uncaring.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2000
Nine new or renovated restaurants are scheduled to open this week at The Mall in Columbia. The mall's new food court, which opens Wednesday, will stretch from the existing food court to Sears. It will include more than 356 tables and 900 seats, said Patrick Walsh, manager of the mall. McDonald's, Popeyes Chicken, China City, Paolino's Deli, Great Wraps, Mamma Ilardo's Pizza, Bistro Sensations, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne's Pretzels are either opening in the new food court or are relocating from another food court in the mall.
TRAVEL
By John Henderson and John Henderson,The Denver Post | October 21, 2007
Philadelphia -- You know those food courts that dot the urban landscape? Well, they're not a great idea, so let's get rid of them. Instead, come here to Philadelphia to see what a real food court looks like. Stay two weeks. You'll need that long to try all the 80-plus merchants at the Reading Terminal Market. You'll need two months to get to know all the interesting characters, stories and controversies intertwined in one of Philadelphia's greatest landmarks. The Reading Terminal Market began in 1859 and will still be the perfect food court in 2059.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2010
Police have made three arrests in the Saturday night stabbing of an 18-year-old in the Arundel Mills Mall. Anne Arundel County Police arrested two males they identified as Keyo Marlo Allen, 17, and Deandre Jamar Simms, 20, both of Columbia, and a third person identified only as a juvenile. Allen was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. All three were also charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. The stabbing occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the mall's food court, police said.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Staff Writer | November 18, 1993
With 13 months of disarray created by construction behind it, and the busiest shopping time of the year coming up, Annapolis Mall is sporting new stores, a new food court and a new look with the completion of the first phase of its $70 million renovation and expansion project."
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2002
The Rouse Co. is moving forward with plans to expand and nearly double the seating capacity of the Light Street Pavilion's food court at Harborplace. The short-term plans entail removing kiosks this summer to create more space. Long-term options include renovating or rearranging vacant spaces at the second-floor food court to provide more seating and better views of the harbor for customers, said Craig S. White, Rouse's vice president and general manager of Harborplace and the Gallery.
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By Eduardo A. Encina , The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo A. Encina talked 1-on-1 with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman on Saturday night as police continued their investigation of the shooting at The Mall in Columbia in which three were killed.   Looking back at the day: Obviously it was a tough, scary day - a tragic day for the victims and their families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them, but I also saw a lot of bravery. I saw men and women who are trained well and they've got all the tools.
NEWS
January 26, 2014
At a Sunday morning press conference, Howard County police said customers who were in the Mall in Columbia at the time of yesterday's fatal shootings can retrieve items left at common areas of the mall from noon to 5 p.m. at PNC Center, 30 Corporate Circle, Columbia, which is near the mall. Those customers may also call 410-703-3302 for additional details. Many items were left at the mall, particularly at the food court, as people quickly exited during the shooting incident, which resulted in the deaths of three people - one of them believed to be the shooter - and two others.
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By Scott Calvert, Justin George and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Howard County police on Sunday identified 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park as the man who entered a store at The Mall in Columbia and fatally shot two employees before apparently killing himself. Officials said Aguilar was reported missing on the day of the shooting and that authorities had reviewed his journal, which depicted a "general unhappiness with his life. " But police said they still have not determined what fueled the lethal Saturday morning outburst that shattered the calm at the popular retail complex.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
A man was robbed at knifepoint in a bathroom off the food court in Towson Town Center just after 4 p.m. Friday, Baltimore County Police report. According to police, the man was in the bathroom when two other men pulled a knife and demanded the man's money and his cellphone. The man gave the robbers the items and the robbers fled, police said. The man then chased the robbers through the food court and subsequently grabbed one of the robbers and pinned him against the wall outside the Call it Spring store, police said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Downtown Annapolis' Market House, a historic landmark that has been open only intermittently since 2003, is scheduled to reopen in the spring after being closed this year, according to Mayor Joshua Cohen. "In terms of a specific opening date, it's premature to mark that. Our focus with the Market House is not just to get it open, but to get it done well," Cohen said. The reopening, he said, will begin a "new chapter of the Market House's history. " The 19th-century waterfront building was flooded in 2003 during Tropical Storm Isabel, and since then has faced disputes with renters and political opposition.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Baltimore has its first "cupcaketini" shop. Jazzy's Sweet Treats sells alcohol-infused cupcakes in the revamped food court at the Gallery at Harborplace. Jazzy's is a family-owned shop. The principals are Jasmine Zellner-Fing, the "cupcaketini mixologist," and her children, Joshua Zellner-Fing and Denise Zellner-Fing. They've been introducing their Happy Hour Cupcaketinis in flavors like Peach Sangria, White Russian and Watermelon cupcaketinis at wine festivals and other events.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
Voter registration The League of Women Voters will help residents register to vote on National Voter Registration Day this Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Westfield Annapolis Mall. League members will be in the food court from noon to 8 p.m. to assist in the registration process. Members will also provide information on early voting, how to obtain absentee ballots and other related issues. Information: aa.lwvmd.org  or email Susan Cochran, info@aa.lwvmd.org . Police Explorers The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications this month.
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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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