Friday, April 26, 2013
Owner Brian White says White’s Barber Co. takes pains to offer a 'higher level of service.'
A local barbershop nestled in the historic district of Laurel is quietly working to elevate the art of barbering. Brian White, the 37-year-old owner of White’s Barber Co., is on a daily mission to offer top-notch service and style to his customers with a team consisting of his wife, Jenae, and barbers Pete Leavitt and Tim Gill. White and his coworkers believe the standards in the barbering industry have significantly declined in the past few decades, a trend they've fought against in their own shop. “It’s the way we dress, the way we work, the skill level, and the attention we give our clients,” said Leavitt. The standard uniform for barbers consists of khakis, a tie, and a dress shirt—just one of many small but important touches found in …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The distinction allows businesses to apply for state assistance under the Neighborhood
BusinessWorks loan program.
Thursday, April 4
From the City of Laurel: Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that the State of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has approved the expansion of the Designated Sustainability Area within the City. The expanded area now includes Main Street from Fourth Street to Seventh Street (MD-216). The designation allows businesses to apply for State assistance under the Neighborhood BusinessWorks programs, which provides for acquisition, inventory and fixtures, and other funds necessary in establishing or relocating a business within the Sustainable Area. The City’s newly expanded Sustainability Area now includes most properties on both sides of Route One from Cherry Lane to the Howard County line, and from Main Street westward to …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Randy & Steve's The New General Store is continuing in the tradition of the Yates Market.
When Yates Market was open, the store was known for its deli – particularly its fresh sausage. Randy Neely and Steve Archuleta said they plan to bring a deli back to Main Street at Randy & Steve’s The New General Store, which opened in the space formerly occupied by Yates Market. The deli can open after getting the seal of approval from the Howard County Health Department; its inspection is scheduled for Thursday. On April 27, the store is hosting its grand opening. There will be free massages, wine tastings courtesy of Pure Wine Café, cooking demonstrations, and local music, including guitarist João Bastos who will be traveling from Portugal, where Archuleta and Neely lived before returning to the Ellicott City to set up shop. (Bastos …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
One man wins big in a contest to promote the use of a new parking application in the Historic District.
When a stranger calls and asks a kid for her parent’s cell phone number, the responsible child politely declines. Even if it’s the County Executive asking. The young woman who identified herself as Mark Kinzie’s daughter to Ken Ulman did just that Thursday after Ulman called to let Kinzie know he had won Howard County Tourism’s “Download for Date Nights” promotion. To support her responsibility, perhaps Kinzie will take his daughter out to dinner at one of the half-dozen restaurants that donated $400 worth of gift certificates to the promotion, or take her to a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. In all, the Ellicott City resident won more than $4,000 worth of free goods, services and gift certificates donated by local businesses as …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Historic District's transformation into a winter wonderland is underway.
Someone once said that the holiday shopping season in Ellicott City's Historic District is “unsurpassed.” The window decorating contest may be one of the reasons why. The Ellicott City Restoration Foundation is again sponsoring the holiday contest, in which storefronts are transformed into winter wonderlands. Windows must be completed by Midnight Madness, Fri., Dec. 7. There will be prizes in two categories: The Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice. And voters will have an opportunity to win, too. Judges are Victoria Goodman from Howard County Tourism & Promotion; Jackie Panowicz from Custom Media Options; Joan Waclawski from The Business Monthly; and a member of the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation's board, according to Ed Lilley…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Whether you live here or you're just visiting, here's a look at some of what Ellicott City has to offer
If you’re looking for unique gifts, unique dining experiences, or you are just trying to get into the holiday spirit, try Ellicott City. As the holiday shopping season gets going, Patch decided to put together a guide to local shops to help you make the most of your time here. Parking in the Historic District is free through Jan. 1, and if you don’t know where to find parking, try using Parker – a smartphone app that will let you know where the available spaces are. There are also several parking lots in the Historic District, find them on the attached map. Is there a local business you think shoppers should try for the holidays? Expand our guide by telling us about it in the comments section below. Looking for toys? Mumbles and Squeaks…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Share your photos of Halloween on Patch.
Patch was out on Main Street in Ellicott City on Wednesday afternoon taking a few pictures of some of the great costumes on display, but because we can't be everywhere, we're asking our readers to share some of your photos on Patch. To do so, simply click the upload button below the photos and add your favorites! Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
But the sweep did not include the Historic District, where merchants and residents have recently complained of illegal parking.
Parking has been a hot topic in the Historic District recently and one repeated complaint has been that that some drivers, including merchants and even a parking enforcement official, have been using disabled parking placards illegally to secure parking on Main Street. The Howard County Police announced Wednesday that the department worked with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) to find and cite 19 drivers for improper use of disabled parking placards and others who had no tags at all, according to a statement from Howard County Police. However, none of those citations were issued in the Historic District. In an Oct. 12 letter to merchants and residents of the Historic District, Director of Special Projects for the Department of …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The incident occurred Wednesday night in downtown Laurel.
A barricade situation in downtown Laurel is under control after police responded to an "upset" man who had locked himself inside an apartment, WTOP reports. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday in a two-story building along Main Street, according to the station. Neighboring buildings were evacuated, as authorities believed the man might have had a weapon. Police now have the suspect in custody. Main Street was closed between 7th Street and Route 1.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Oct. 7 race begins at 9 a.m. at Riverfront Park to support First Generation College Bound.
- Erin Egan
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Laurel residents will lace up and start sweating on Oct. 7 to support young, motivated students looking to go to college. In conjunction with the annual River Fest, First Generation College Bound will be hosting a race to raise funds for their non-profit organization benefiting students from low and moderate income families. FGCB is a Laurel non-profit located on Main Street. The organization seeks to get students thinking about education and college at an early age. The 9th annual 5K race and 2-mile walking event has already generated more money to be donated to FGCB than last year’s event. Just more than $3,000 of corporate donations and registration fees were collected during last year’s race, director Nickole Conyngham said. So far …