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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2011
At least 3,700 record stores have closed around the country since 2003, according to market research firm Almighty Music Marketing. Illegal file-sharing, MySpace, band camp, social media outlets, and the overall digitalization of the music industry have displaced the traditional record store as the place where Americans get their music. To remind people of the stores' continued relevance and importance, a few music fans conceived Record Store Day about five years ago. It will be celebrated again Saturday at some 700 independent record stores around the country, including 20 stores in Maryland, according to the "holiday's" official website.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Offenbacher Aquatics Inc., a regional retailer of patio furniture, grills and fireplaces, has been acquired by a private equity buyout firm that plans to expand the chain and upgrade stores and the online presence. Antson Capital Partners LLC, based in Baltimore, said Wednesday it acquired the Lanham-based retailer's seven stores, in Maryland and Virginia. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Offenbacher's has strong name recognition and presents us with a substantial opportunity to increase market share in the region and expand our footprint," Andrew Cohen, an investor who was named chief executive officer of Offenbacher, said in the announcement.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2011
In a move that could signal the end of the Superfresh grocery store franchise in Maryland, the chain's parent company, which operates more than two dozen stores in the state, said Wednesday it wants to sell most of its local outlets as part of a plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. of Montvale, N.J., said it plans to seek bankruptcy court approval to sell 22 stores in Maryland, two stores in Delaware and one in Washington. The sales, if approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, are expected to be completed by mid-June, the company said.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014
Women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. on Friday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after failing to find a buyer said it plans to close its stores by early summer. Coldwater Creek joins other retailers to seek protection from creditors in recent months as consumers keep a lid on spending. The company said it plans to wind down its operations over the coming months and begin going-out-of-business sales in early May, before the traditionally busy Mother's Day weekend. Coldwater Creek, which has 365 stores and employs about 6,000 people, has five stores in Maryland.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy workers at some Maryland and Virginia stores ratified a new, two-year contract Thursday that increases wages, maintains pension benefits and funds health benefits without raising workers' costs, the union local representing the workers said Thursday. The collective bargaining agreement between United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 and Shoppers, a division of Minneapolis-based Supervalu, applies to 2,500 grocery workers at Shoppers in Northern Virginia and in Montgomery, Prince Georges, Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles counties.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2000
ELKTON - One morning in September, Pennsylvania State Trooper Tammy Tuck pulled into Cecil County in a Chevrolet pickup truck and set up surveillance outside a discount liquor store near the state line. Tuck and her partner were looking for Pennsylvanians trying to illegally avoid their state's 18 percent liquor tax by buying cheaper Maryland booze and hauling it home. But six hours later, the troopers returned to Harrisburg without making a single arrest. A key reason for the failure: Their cover had been blown days earlier - by the State of Maryland.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 16, 2013
Nordstrom Rack will open its planned store in Columbia today at 9 a.m. The discount format of upscale department store Nordstrom Inc. celebrates the opening of a 41,000-square-foot space with "Rally at the Rack. " The retailer promises music, breakfast treats and gift card prizes. When the store opens, the first 1,000 shoppers to buy something will get a free tote bag. (While supplies last.) The Columbia store , in the former Room Store space, will be the fourth Rack in the state, joining others in Annapolis, Gaithersburg and Towson.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1998
Levitz Furniture Inc. will close all five of its Maryland stores as part of a plan to become profitable by shedding outlets and cutting its work force, the Boca Raton, Fla.-based chain said yesterday.The nation's second-largest home furnishings retailer will pull out of Maryland and seven other states, closing 27 stores and laying off 1,000 workers, to focus on stronger markets on both coasts, the company said. Levitz, which will be left with 63 locations in 13 states, has already closed 39 outlets in two rounds since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 1997.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | October 31, 1992
Ames Department Stores Inc. said yesterday that it will close 10 of its 35 stores in Maryland at a cost of 620 jobs, as part of a bankruptcy reorganization that has cut the size of the embattled discounter in half.The Rocky Hill, Conn.-based company said the Maryland closings were part of a new round of cuts that will shutter 60 of the 369 Ames stores that remain after a series of earlier closings. The company will also close its three remaining freestanding crafts stores.Five of the 10 Maryland stores to be closed next spring are in the Baltimore area: in Odenton, Annapolis, Hampstead, Westminster and Reisterstown Road Plaza.
BUSINESS
By Maria Mallory | January 18, 1991
Do-it-yourself home-improvement retailer Channel Home Centers Inc. has been approached by potential buyers interested in purchasing the 11 Maryland stores it is planning to sell or close as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan, Channel President Joseph Nusim said yesterday.According to Mr. Nusim, "several" potential buyers, including rival hardware chains, expressed interest in Channel's Maryland outlets -- seven of which are in the greater Baltimore area."We are in the process of attempting to sell all those stores as group" he said, adding it was too early to tell when or if the sales would actually occur.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | January 8, 2014
Macy's plans to lay off 2,500 workers and close five department stores this spring -- none in Maryland --  in cost cutting moves, the company said Wednesday. While sales and profits have increased over four years, "we have identified some specific areas where we can improve our efficiency without compromising our effectiveness in serving the evolving needs of our customers," Macy's Inc. CEO Terry J. Lundgren said in a statement. UPDATE: Also on Wednesday, 93-year-old retailer Loehmann's said it is going out of business and closing 39 stores in 11 states, including one in Timonium on West Ridgely Road and one in Rockville.
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Lorraine Mirabella | May 16, 2013
Nordstrom Rack will open its planned store in Columbia today at 9 a.m. The discount format of upscale department store Nordstrom Inc. celebrates the opening of a 41,000-square-foot space with "Rally at the Rack. " The retailer promises music, breakfast treats and gift card prizes. When the store opens, the first 1,000 shoppers to buy something will get a free tote bag. (While supplies last.) The Columbia store , in the former Room Store space, will be the fourth Rack in the state, joining others in Annapolis, Gaithersburg and Towson.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2012
Retailers have had a difficult few years, especially the small shops that make up the bulk of the Maryland Retailers Association's membership. As the trade group's president since June 2010, Patrick Donoho has seen the effects of the recession as many longtime members were forced to close shop. Now with about 250 members, including hardware stores and other independent merchants, grocers, department stores and national chains representing 1,200 locations, the trade group is rebuilding.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy workers at some Maryland and Virginia stores ratified a new, two-year contract Thursday that increases wages, maintains pension benefits and funds health benefits without raising workers' costs, the union local representing the workers said Thursday. The collective bargaining agreement between United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 and Shoppers, a division of Minneapolis-based Supervalu, applies to 2,500 grocery workers at Shoppers in Northern Virginia and in Montgomery, Prince Georges, Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles counties.
NEWS
By Adam Borden | May 8, 2012
The kerfuffle over the proposed wine store in Wegmans' newest location in Columbia heralds the next looming battle in consumers' fight to modernize Maryland's alcohol policy. The recent Howard County liquor board hearing demonstrated the intensity of both sides' arguments. The local retailers, backed by the alcohol distributors, fear increased competition — while consumer groups clamor for greater convenience and selection, and lower prices. The alcohol industry in Maryland has traditionally dictated its own regulations.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2012
A New York company that makes vanilla rugelach sold in Maryland stores is recalling the product because it contains undeclared eggs, which may cause a life-threatening illness if consumed by anyone with an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs. Bloch's Best Inc., doing business as Laromme of Monsey, N.Y., is pulling its Laromme brand vanilla rugelach because the 14-oz. round containers do not list eggs among the ingredients. The product was distributed in stores in Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey, according to the release posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | January 28, 1991
Channel Home centers in Pasadena and Annapolis will close at the endof March if a new owner is not found.The bankrupt home improvement retailer has started negotiating with several potential buyers, but no Maryland stores have sold yet, spokesman Alan Barrington said.The Whippany, N.J.-based independent chain wants to sell 11 Maryland stores as a group, Barrington said. He could not predict the likelihood of the stores selling by March.Channel employs 34 people at Giant Festival At Riva and 35 at Festival at Pasadena on Ritchie Highway.
BUSINESS
By Maria Mallory | January 15, 1991
Channel Home Centers Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., yesterday and announced it will sell or close its do-it-yourself home-improvement stores in the Baltimore-Washington area.Channel's 11 Maryland stores -- seven of which are in the Baltimore area -- will be put up for sale as part of the reorganization, said Sandra Sternberg of Sistrick and Co., Channel's public relations company.Managers at Channel stores, who as late as 7 p.m. yesterday had not heard of the company's bankruptcy filing, were to be told of the company's plans later last night by Channel executives, Ms. Sternberg said.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2011
Local melon growers and retailers are trying to reassure consumers after listeria linked to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm killed 13 people across the country, including one in Maryland — the deadliest foodborne outbreak in more than a decade. While federal public health officials have warned of the potential for more deaths, state officials are reaching out to retailers to ensure they're aware of the recall, and the produce industry is working to contain the crisis. Meanwhile, some consumers are putting off cantaloupe purchases.
NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2011
John Minutella rushed through the doors of Ace Hardware in Waverly on Friday evening, his shirt dampened with sweat and face flushed red. "Please tell me you have batteries and flashlights," he pleaded to anyone who would listen. "Please tell me yes. " The response: blank stares. Then a salesman, Anthony Williams, spoke up, looking toward an empty shelf. "I can tell you where they used to be. " As people crowded stores across the Baltimore region looking for storm necessities in preparation for Hurricane Irene, the demand for batteries reached a fever pitch and seemed to outpace the clamoring for bread and bottled water.
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