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December 1, 2013
So it's OK to shop after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack but not to spend money during a happy time ( "Thanks for not shopping," Nov. 25)? Consumerism is as American as apple pie. Some families consider shopping a bonding experience. Passing judgment on people who have been out of work for several years due to our lame economy is short-sighted and condescending. I am not a shopper or a mass consumer, but I certainly don't consider spending money on people one loves to be bad behavior.
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BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | October 3, 2014
A Florida business bought the Belair Edison Crossing shopping center for $12.3 million this week, a deal that suggests strength in the city's retail investor market, the broker for the transaction said Thursday. “It's a significantly sized deal in Baltimore City,” said Gil Neuman, managing director of Greysteel Co. “I think there's a new sort of … revival, so to speak, of Baltimore, which is being seen nationally as a desirable place to invest.” The 16-acre Belair Road property last sold in 2003 for $4.7 million, according to reports at the time.
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NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
Baltimore County will offer free metered parking over the holidays, officials said Friday. People can get two hours of free parking every day from Nov. 25 through 27, and the week before Christmas, from Dec. 18 through 24. The move is meant to encourage people to shop locally for the holidays and patronize Baltimore County's restaurants. alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez
NEWS
By Barbara Pash and For Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 22, 2014
Local developer Greenberg Gibbons Commercial plans a "major refurbishment' of The Shops at Kenilworth after purchasing a stake in the Towson mall last month, the firm's CEO said. The mall, located just off Interstate 695 between Charles Street and York Road, has an extensive free parking and an upscale clientele for its some 30 stores, which makes it a "hidden gem," said Brian Gibbons, CEO and chairman of the board at Greenberg Gibbons. "I look at Kenilworth as a specialty center as opposed to a mall.
NEWS
November 28, 2013
Bully for you Susan Reimer ( "Thanks for not shopping," Nov. 25)! Here's hoping that The Sun's readers will follow her lead and give a resounding no to shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Art Kelly, Towson - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | July 8, 2011
Sometimes, the worst part of public transportation is having to conform to someone else's timetable. But the U.K. supermarket chain Tesco has found an innovative way to maximize the "unavoidable delay" of commuting. The company installed virtual grocery stores on Seoul subway platforms to allow customers to shop while they wait for their trains. People take a picture with their smartphones of the products they want, and the items are delivered soon after they arrive home --- eliminating the need to use up limited time after work or on weekends to acquire food.
EXPLORE
By Jeannette Kendall | August 31, 2011
One may think that a favorite pastime of a fashion consultant is shopping - au contraire, mon ami! Don't get me wrong, it's a close second, but de-cluttering is what really warms my heart. Most Americans have far too many clothes, and of course what is the frequent complaint? “I have nothing to wear!” A closet can be cleaned, but if you are unaware of how it turned into a jungle in the first place, it's likely to reforest over and over.    Why is my closet cluttered?
BUSINESS
March 31, 2010
St. John Properties said Tuesday that it will break ground in the second quarter on The Village Center at The GATE, a 78,000-square-foot shopping complex at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The center will be part of The Government and Technology Enterprise development at the military base in Harford County. St. John also is building 135,000 square feet of office space as part of the development in addition to 110,000 square feet of office space it already built. - Andrea K. Walker
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | November 20, 2013
  Baltimore will kick off its annual "Miracle on Main Streets" holiday shopping campaign Thursday in an effort to encourage residents to shop in the city's nine Main Street neighborhoods. The coordinated promotion among the neighborhoods features special events, free parking and street decorations to promote the city's small retailers and other independent businesses.  The kickoff will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with an appearance by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at 7 p.m., at the Mobtown Ballroom on Washington Boulevard in Pigtown.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Deborah Seymour lives in Federal Hill. But working at Laureate Education Inc. and shopping and dining in Harbor East means much of her life happens on the other side of the harbor. "Between the restaurants and the retail, it is a place where you can spend a lot of time," she said. "It has become a neighborhood that you just don't leave after work. It has become a destination. " The growth along the brick-paved sidewalks has been accelerating, turning Harbor East into the city's hottest shopping destination.
HEALTH
Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
A database in Kentucky that has tracked potentially dangerous and addictive prescriptions dispensed in the state for the past 15 years has become a national model by helping significantly reduce so-called doctor-shopping for pain drugs. Federal data show the state has dropped from the second-highest abuser of prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Percocet to 31st. But what it and other states cannot show is that such programs cut down on overdose deaths from all legal and illegal drugs, a lesson not lost on Maryland as its joins every other state in launching its own prescription drug monitoring system.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
We love a good anniversary. Baltimore is about to host a huge, weeklong celebration for the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner. " Unless they're traveling by frigate, everybody and his brother is going to be passing through Locust Point on the way to Fort McHenry. Also celebrating - Locust Point's own Wine Market Bistro, which is marking its 10th anniversary this month with various promotions and by feting diners with complimentary hors d'ouevres and wine tastings. The restaurant has earned the celebration.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
You can thank Wolfgang Puck. The era of good casino dining is generally traced back to 1992, when the Los Angeles-based chef opened a version of his famed Hollywood restaurant, Spago, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. From then on, you didn't have to know a flush from a straight to have a good time in Sin City. Within a decade of Spago's opening, Vegas was a paradise for restaurant lovers. Michelin-star chefs like Thomas Keller and Joel Robuchon came to town. Nobu, Le Cirque and other famous New York restaurants opened on the strip.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles. "Back to College" is a well-stocked department at Target and many other stores this time of year. It's no wonder. The college market represents the biggest chunk of back-to-school shopping, which itself is the second-biggest season for retailers after the holiday season.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg | August 21, 2014
Twin crusades to convert more parents to cloth diapering and to instill confidence in the art of “babywearing” have helped make Greenberries a destination for shoppers from as far away as Annapolis and Gaithersburg. Providing education and support to parents wasn't part of the original formula for the Columbia children's and maternity consignment boutique, which is celebrating its fifth birthday with a party at the Snowden Center store Aug. 16. But just six months after opening the store in 2009, owner Rachel Baliff jumped on a customer's suggestion to sell cloth diapers.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
As music videos played on flat screen TVs overhead, Brendon Lee, 7, sank into a brown cushioned stool at Shoe City on Monday while his great-aunt poked the toe of the white Converse sneaker on his left foot. It was the right shoe but the wrong size. "Your toe is right there," said Evelyn Forby, as she waited for a store associate to check in the back for something larger. New shoes were the last thing on the list as the Baltimore resident wrapped up back-to-school shopping for the boy she's raised since he was a baby.
BUSINESS
The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Miramar Plaza Shopping Center in Middle River has been sold for $5.2 million, announced Greysteel Co. LLC, which brokered the deal. The 37,400-square-foot center located at 901-915 Middle River Road in Baltimore County is 92 percent leased with tenants including a drive-through Dunkin Donuts. Greysteel represented the seller Vanguard Equities and found the buyer, Aasan Investment LLC. "'Bread and butter' centers like Miramar planted in dense infill locations are drawing strong competition from investors," said Gil Neuman, the Greysteel managing director who handled the sale.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | December 6, 2013
Many consumers these days are pretty savvy about comparison shopping for goods and services. But they might not know that they have certain rights when it comes to buying funeral services. The Federal Trade Commission sent out a reminder this week, after suing an Alabama funeral home for failing to provide pricing information as required. Consumers are entitled to only buy the goods or services they want when it comes to funeral planning.  According to the FTC, consumers should receive an itemized price list when they go into a funeral home to arrange a service.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | August 8, 2014
Maryland stands to lose about $5 million in tax revenue next week. And that's just fine with the state's chief tax collector, Comptroller Peter Franchot. Franchot said the state's annual tax-free shopping week, which starts Sunday, gives a boost to consumers and Maryland retailers at the height of the back-to-school season. The comptroller arrived at Mondawmin Mall Friday to kick off Shop Maryland week. Then with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake along to offer advice, the comptroller went shopping at the mall's Shoe City and bought socks.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Ramen is a national icon in Japan, and now the noodle soup is turning into a food craze in the United States. When ramen shops started popping up in New York City about five years ago, most of them were the kind of hole-in-the-wall places that make diners feel like they had made a clever discovery. Ramen has gone more mainstream now, but for whatever reason, ramen has taken its sweet time getting to Baltimore. Now TenTen Ramen has arrived. The new spot opened this spring in the elegant townhouse space that used to be Joss Cafe & Sushi Bar, which closed last summer.
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