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Parkville Shopping Center Renovation Under Way

Work began on restoring the 51-year-old center early last week.

If you stop by Parkville Shopping Center you'll probably notice that some of the retailers' signs have been replaced by banners, while the pillars that stood around the walkways have been removed leaving just bare support beams.

Inside many of the shops, you'll find fliers like the one attached to this article—they were placed there by property management company Regency Centers and invite you to share your ideas for the renovation of the 51-year-old center on the web.

The site explains that after upgrading the center merchants by bringing in Giant Foods, the company has decided to invest in the center by upgrading the facade, parking and signage.

Currently there are two vacancies in the shopping center—one is a 5,600 square foot space, the other is 4,600 square feet.

A representative of Regency Centers could not be reached to comment on the cost or duration of the project.

What do you think of the idea of upgrading Parkville Shopping Center? Do you shop there often? Tell us in the comments.

Parkvillehoney August 21, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Thank you Regency Centers for upgrading this shopping center. It is a great local shopping center that most people feel safe shopping at. I hope it continues as a wonderful local shopping place. Needs a great coffee shop with bakery items along with outdoor seating.
Cory G August 21, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Parkvillehoney, You should check out Cafe Euro. It's already in the shopping center and they provide both coffee and baked goods. :)
Nick Gestido (Editor) August 21, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Also, they have outdoor seating. And as a bonus you're very likely to find me there.
Parkvillehoney August 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I didn't realize it was a bake shop. I will be going there this week for coffee and sweets. Thank you so much for the tip!
Lou Smith August 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I grew up on Lavender ave. and remember my dad taking me and my younger brother(Randy Smith) to climb on the huge piles of dirt when they first broke ground for that shopping center.I recently moved back to Parkville and shop there all the time. Lou Smith
joe s August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The flowers and plantings outside of the Giant are lovely. Anytime you add trees, plants, flowers, or greenery any area begins to look brighter, more inviting and more upscale. Just ride down some of the streets in the city or county and you'll notice the ones with the most trees and greenery seem more inviting.
Melissa August 22, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Nick, are you the one I see there a lot with the Patch sticker on the laptop?
patricia tuder August 22, 2012 at 01:24 PM
they need to put in small family style restauranrt like CRACKER BARREL
Kyndle August 22, 2012 at 03:21 PM
We need something to remain consistent in that space that has been about 3 or 4 different bar/restaurants since I moved onto Lavender 2 years ago.
Gail Dener August 22, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Ice cream parlor? Family restaurant?
Toy B August 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Toy-It is a great place just to park & stroll & not have to cross the street. I do miss Good things cheap & the Linen store.
Mark August 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Cracker Barrel only builds restaurants on or directly off of interstate highways, but I love them too!
Beth Harris August 23, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I would love to see a Panera Bread go there!
mike e August 23, 2012 at 04:51 PM
They should do something about all the drunks loitering around the corner from Giant by the liquor store.
B'More Girl August 23, 2012 at 08:42 PM
The parking and flow of traffic needs to be addressed. when you drive in from Harford Road it's like a 5 way intersection. maybe some medians with trees to guide traffic safely.
Maria P August 25, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Oh yes!!! Panera Bread please!! :)
nancylee August 25, 2012 at 04:56 AM
ditto ...on a Panera Bread :-)
Beth Harris October 12, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Still wondering if Panera has a chance!
KIMBERLY FICEK January 21, 2013 at 01:16 PM
these people have great comments...i agree panera bread , i will there every morning
KIMBERLY FICEK January 21, 2013 at 01:17 PM
AGREED...im a bit nervous walking by myself sometimes
KIMBERLY FICEK January 21, 2013 at 01:20 PM
I doubt cracker barrel would do it but that i would sure love it! but really any type of family style eatery would be nice..no more bars..we got RACERS across the street...and they got great beers on tap !
KIMBERLY FICEK January 21, 2013 at 01:21 PM
oh how i miss the linen store...things were super cheap and i actually shopped there quite a bit...

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