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Why Shop in Ellicott City?

Tell us - and the rest of Maryland - what makes Ellicott City special.

People will spend more than $586 billion on holiday shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation, and they have a lot of options as to where they spend that money. 

Patch wants help spread the word about local merchants to nearby communities, so we're setting up an Ellicott City Holiday Shopping Guide to send to Patch sites around the region

Merchants, this is where you come in.

Why someone should drive 30 minutes to spend the day shopping in Ellicott City? 

  • What unique gifts do you offer that can't be found anywhere else?
  • What do you think makes Ellicott City, and its merchants, special?
  • Which shops/restaurants do you think are must-visit destinations in Ellicott City?

Leave a note in the comments letting us know who your are, where your business is, (if applicable), and your answers.

Merchants, upload pictures of your unique wares by clicking "Upload photos and videos."

We'll put together a guide and send it across the region -- and we'll share guides from other communities too.  

Then, let the shopping begin.

Business owner? Have you claimed your directory listing? It's simple. And free.

Kristin Shields November 13, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Main Street Ellicott City really is a wonderful place to spend the day and get presents for your friends and family. The stores are brimming with vintage toys, antique trinkets, one-of-a-kind clothing, candles and so much more. I always want to buy just about everything in the store. The restaurants are amazing too, my favorite being Portallis, a nice Italian restaurant with amazing food! Every time I go there I leave happy!
La Palapa Grill & Cantina November 14, 2012 at 08:47 PM
La Palapa Grill & Cantina is committed to providing only the freshest and highest quality of Mexican cuisine in a distinctive Hacienda decor setting, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with exceptional prices, live Mariachi style music on weekends, and the real flavors of México. La Palapa Grill & Cantina, family owned and operated, is your festive neighborhood restaurant and bar. The Flavor of Mexico in Historic Ellicott City.
Rachel Rawlings November 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Salon Marielle is Ellicott City's Aveda Concept Salon and Spa located on Main Street. Look good, feel good, do good with naturally derived sustainable plant based hair and skin care services and products. Your holiday gift list has met its match with our Aveda gift sets beautifully wrapped in fair trade paper from Nepal.
Peter Edelen November 15, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. German style beers brewed on premises. Lunch and dinner specials. Great atmosphere to take a break from shopping and enjoy a brew.
coach001 December 01, 2012 at 07:20 AM
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