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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
ELDERSBURG -- Shirley Harding spent part of her lunch hour yesterday hunting for bargains at the new Dollar Discount store in the Freedom Village Shopping Center."
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BUSINESS
By LAURA SMITHERMAN and LAURA SMITHERMAN,SUN REPORTER | August 13, 2006
At Three Brothers shopping plaza in East Baltimore, residents buy groceries, tools, wine, bus passes, socks, cherry slushes and wedding rings. They get their cars washed, or wash their laundry. They cash Social Security checks, pay utility bills and get their license plates. Longtime customers often hand clerk Michael Ruby their paychecks, bills and spare cash and ask him to sort it out. More often than not, he knows their brand of cigarette or liquor, or their favorite scratch-off lottery ticket, and has it ready for them.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1996
Hunt Valley Mall, once called the Death Valley of local malls because of its failure to attract shoppers, will be reinvented early next year with new stores, restaurants and a 14-screen movie theater.Saks Off 5th, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Talbot's, Stein Mart and the Home Place are some of the stores that the mall's developers are negotiating with, sources said. The developers would like to build 120,000 square feet of new space -- the equivalent of a department store such as Hecht's -- two new restaurants and a bank, according to Howard S. Biel, a partner with the Faison Group of Charlotte, N.C., which is redeveloping the mall.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Elaine Tassy and Dan Thanh Dang and Elaine Tassy,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writers Suzanne Loudermilk, Joe Nawrozki, Lisa Respers and Norris P. West contributed to this article | September 12, 1995
A powerful bomb ripped apart a van near an Essex shopping center yesterday evening, killing five people and shaking homes "like an earthquake."Three children, a man and a woman were killed in the explosion behind the Middlesex Shopping Center, their body parts scattered with bits of the vehicle as far as 300 yards away.The victims' identities were not immediately divulged. Late last night, federal and county investigators were looking into the possibility that the blast was linked to a domestic dispute.
FEATURES
By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,SUN FASHION EDITOR | December 28, 1995
It was a year of contradictions and confusion for the fashion-minded as designers and retailers opened a grab bag of trends, hoping to recharge a lagging interest in shopping and dressing.What to wear? Fashionables touted the return of "Conservative Chic," polished dressing patterned after legendary clotheshorses like Jackie O. and Grace Kelly. Male fashion took inspiration from "Forrest Gump," a film that launched "Geek Chic."When to wear it? IBM demoted the suit and put the corporate stamp of approval on "Casual Friday."
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | September 15, 2009
Jennifer Williams, a young mother of two, lives in an East Baltimore neighborhood where corner stores and carry-outs are the only places to shop. Yet Williams and other carless residents of inner-city "food deserts" are not as stranded as they might seem. They regularly shop at full-sized supermarkets miles from home by catching rides in hack cabs. "I go all the time - twice a week," she said. Illegal and notoriously dangerous, unlicensed cabs are an unlikely ally in the search for affordable and healthful food.
NEWS
May 15, 2007
Bernice M. Goldenberg, a retired manager and cashier for her family's variety store chain, died of complications of old age Thursday at her home in the North Oaks Retirement Community. The former Pikesville resident was 93. Born Bernice M. Salganik in Baltimore and raised in Walbrook, she was a 1929 graduate of Western High School and earned a bachelor's degree in history from Goucher College. She was briefly a substitute teacher in the Baltimore school system, and in 1935 married Joseph O. Goldenberg, whose family owned the Goldenberg variety stores.
NEWS
By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 11, 1996
THE Performing Arts Association of Linthicum presents a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, with the Naval Academy Wind Ensemble at Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle School (the former Andover High School). This is a different location from the regular PAAL concerts.For information, call 859-8063 or 636-2579.Prayer breakfastThe Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights has scheduled its annual prayer breakfast at 9: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.The Rev. Joel Settembrini, pastor of First Baptist Church in Shady Side, will be the speaker.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1995
Five Baltimore-area F&M stores have been sold to the Drug Emporium chain as part of a $39 million deal that also involves 18 Detroit-area stores, the two companies announced yesterday.Meanwhile, F&M, a deep discount drug and variety chain, said it is also seeking to sell all 12 of its remaining stores in Maryland.The five F&M stores slated for new ownership are in Dundalk, Towson, Bel Air, Glen Burnie and Baltimore.One of those stores will close rather than convert to a Drug Emporium, but Timothy C. McCord, chief financial officer for Drug Emporium, declined to identify the store that will close.
NEWS
April 3, 2003
Helen D. Fink, who with her husband operated Fink's drug and variety stores in Middle River and Baltimore, died of kidney failure Sunday at a nursing home in Harrisonburg, Va. The former Parkville resident was 86. Helen D. Fosler was born in Baltimore and raised on Milton Avenue. She was a graduate of a business course at St. Katharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore. She was a clerical worker before her 1936 marriage to Frank T. "Doc" Fink, a pharmacist. In addition to the Middle River drug and variety store, the couple later owned the Blackstone Pharmacy at 33rd and St. Paul streets, and Paul's Pharmacy in Parkville.
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