Randy & Steve's The New General Store will soon be serving up fresh sandwiches, soups and more.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 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 …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Looking for an inexpensive night out? Don't mind a few ghosts? Check out his Living Social offer.
It may not feel like it, but spring is here and soon the nights will be perfect for a stroll along Main Street. Prefer your strolls spooky? Try an Ellicott City Ghost Tour. An offering of Howard County Tourism, the Ghost Tours take participants through what Tourism officials call "the most actively haunted town in America." The tours offer a guided tour through town led by tour guides who offer up some stories about "very unusual occurrences" in this historic town. Right now, Living Social is offering a deal on Friday and Saturday night Ghost Tours, so you can afford to bring a friend - just in case you need a hand to squeeze. For more local news, sign up for the Ellicott City Patch newsletter. Keep the conversation going on Facebook …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The sign for LaLa's has been on Main Street for more than a year. The owner says he's in the final stretch.
The sign has been teasing Main Street for more than a year now: LaLa’s Ice Cream Parlor. So when is it opening? “April 1,” owner Brendan Flannery said Thursday afternoon. “Absolutely.” That date is for the soft opening, Flannery said. He hasn’t pinned down a date for the grand opening, but it should be some time in the middle of the month, he said. We’re going to give the whole parlor away that day ... free ice cream. It’ll be pretty cool.” LaLa’s, at 8054 Main Street, will carry a variety of soft-serve and hand-dipped ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes and hot dots, including vegan hot dogs. Flannery has been selling those on the street from his cart in front of Portalli’s and the Diamondback Tavern since December. He's on the street …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Read about the owner of GiftCardRescue.com, located right here on Main Street.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A new studio is bringing yoga to the neighborhood.
Hilary Brich wanted to bring yoga to Main Street. And so she did. Just one month after Birch decided that the space upstairs from her retail shop at 8229 Main Street – with its high ceilings, plentiful windows and wood floors – would make a great yoga studio, she had a grand opening. People lined up the stairwell to sit in on one of several mini-yoga sessions offered by GoGo Guru’s instructors. “I feel very blessed,” Brich said Thursday afternoon. Yoga classes are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings and Randy Neely, co-owner of The New General Store, just down the street at 8249 Main Street, leads guided meditations two days a week. It’s definitely a Historic District affair. “Our primary clientele is right here in the neighborhood…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ellicott City's new multi-space parking meters go live today - that includes new meters on Main Street and Maryland Avenue.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A few inches of rain in the basement isn't all that bad, according to some Main Street merchants.
The best present Mark Hemmis ever got? “My wife got me chest waders for Christmas.” The chest-high, waterproof suit with built-in boots was put to use Thursday after heavy rains Wednesday night caused Patapsco and Tiber Rivers to swell, flooding his business, Phoenix Emporium, and others along Main Street in Ellicott City’s Historic District. Hemmis seemed pleased that, after repairing an old pipe on his property, the Phoenix basement “only” got 18 inches. The Phoenix Emporium is a restaurant and bar. He lost some food, a little beer and, he said, some paper goods. Wednesday night’s rain and the ensuing flooding led the State Highway Administration to close off part of Frederick Road and Main Street Thursday morning. Water from the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The county executive announced proposed updates and the return of paid parking to downtown Ellicott City.
Parking in the Historic District has been free since Nov. 22 - the longest period of free parking to date, according to a statement released by the county. Meter enforcement will return next week, however, including at the new multi-space parking meters on Main Street and Maryland Avenue. Meters, and a new residential parking program, will operational begining Monday, Feb. 4 In a statement released Tuesday, County Executive Ken Ulman also announced that he was proposing $3 million in the FY 2014 capital budget be dedicated to projects in the Historic District. “Ellicott City is a jewel of Howard County,” he said in the statement, “one that we need to continue to invest in so that it keeps shining." Ulman said the administration worked …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The county has also instituted a residential parking program for Main Street residents.
The new parking meters in the Historic District that have been on the sidewalks since early November are set to go live. Beginning Feb. 4, parking on Main Street and Maryland Avenue will cost drivers $1 per hour. A two-hour limit remains in effect and meters will be enforced from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. In addition, after discussions with Historic District residents concerned about their ability to park, the county has instituted a residential parking pass program. Residents living between the 8000 and 8300 block of Main Street can receive a pass and park for free at any metered space in the Historic District's parking lots. Cars displaying the passes - a sticker to be affixed to their windshield - can also park at the metered spaces on Main …