Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Yakona Road carryout, open since last September, recently renovated and is now a sit-down restaurant that features live music on the weekends.
When executive chef David Thomas and his partners, Brandon Taylor and Yuriy Chernov, decided to strike out on their own and open a restaurant, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. The three restaurateurs wanted to bring something unique—farm-to-table dining—to an area they felt needed it. For the last eight months, that vision was executed in the form of Herb & Soul, a carryout kitchen operated inside of a convenience store at 1702 Yakona Rd. But recently, the trio had the opportunity to lease the entire building and turn their business into a sit-down restaurant. "We always wanted to do something [more than a carryout and] the opportunity just presented itself ... just going through those trials and tribulations, this space opened up…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Check out photos from the variety of events held on Harford Road last weekend and upload your own.
Crowds came to Harford Road last weekend for a trifecta of events hosted by the Parkville Carney Business Association and the Parkville Main Street Committee. Check out photos from the Friday night spring concert series, pop up art store and Saturday's Parkville Pup crawl in the gallery attached to this article. Friday marked the first in a series of concerts that the business association hopes will draw people to Harford Road. From 5-8 p.m. The Wretched Outcasts performed on the Lavender Avenue parking lot near the intersection of Harford Road and Taylor Avenue. Meanwhile, across Harford Road at the pop-up art store inside the old Atlantic Seafood Deli, organized by the Parkville Main Street Committee, attendees had a chance to check out …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Harford Road audio repair business will compete for $50,000 in an episode of CNBC Prime's Crowd Rules in June.
Win or lose, John Panzer is proud his business, Parkville's Just Audio, was among those chosen to compete in the new CNBC Prime reality series Crowd Rules where small businesses have a chance to win $50,000. "It was probably about 2,000 small businesses they looked into and we were one of the 24 that they chose," Panzer said. In each episode of the show three small business owners compete in front of a panel of three experts and a live studio audience of 97 whose votes determine which of them walks away with the prize, according to a news release from CNBC Prime. Just Audio will be featured in an episode whose theme is "Becoming Your Own Boss," which airs at 9 p.m. June 25. In that episode, they compete against Call Charley, a roadside …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The yearly event brings thousands to the Harford Road comic book shop.
If you're driving through Parkville Saturday, don't be too surprised if you see Batman. Or Spiderman, or any other superhero (or heroine) standing on the side of Harford Road waving to traffic. Check out photos from Free Comic Book Days Past. Parkville's Collectors Corner, 7911 Harford Road, hosts a Free Comic Book Day celebration from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4. Stop by the store to check out any of 56 comics available for free. Not already a fan of comics? Check out recommendations, including an issue of The Walking Dead, over at NPR. While you're there, you can also check out local arts and crafts outside the newly expanded store and meet comic book artists and creators like Cary Nord (Conan, Daredevil), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg LaRoque (…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The event is still seeking exhibitors and is free and open to the public.
Maybe you want to learn about businesses in northeast Baltimore County, or maybe you're looking to get some exposure for your own business. Either way, the upcoming Northeast Business to Business Expo will be an opportunity to meet local business owners and your neighbors. The event, hosted by the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association, will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17 at the White Marsh Hilton Garden Inn, 5015 Campbell Boulevard. There's no cost to attend the event, so head out and meet your business neighbors. Registration for exhibitors is still being accepted. For more information, including the cost of registration, check out the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association webpage. Exhibitors at the event …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Bands will play at Parkville's Lavender Avenue parking lot Friday evenings through the end of June.
A Parkville parking lot will play host to a series of bands through the beginning of the summer for Friday evening concerts. Shows will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays on the Lavender Avenue parking lot near the intersection of Harford Road and Taylor Avenue from May 10 to June 28, according to an email from The Parkville-Carney Business Professional Association, which is sponsoring the series. A flier for the event invites potential listeners to "bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of free music." The schedule for the concert series follows: Construction on a Walgreens store on the site of the oft-discussed parking lot is scheduled to begin this fall, after the parking lot was sold to a developer in 2011. David Schlachman…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
International Tabletop Gaming Day is March 30, and Parkville's Collectors Corner will host games all day.
Whether you're an expert or a novice gamer, a Parkville comics and games shop is hoping you'll stop by to try out some board games Saturday during International Tabletop Gaming Day. Collectors Corner, 7911 Harford Road, will host the free event from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mar. 30. Games scheduled for demostration so far include Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Smallworld and others, according to an event posting on the shop's Facebook page. Participants are able to join in games or host games of their own, the event posting states. International Tabletop Gaming Day was created by Geek & Sundry, the media company and YouTube channel founded by actress Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Eureka). Day and actor Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The 49-year-old Parkville icon will now only be open for breakfast and lunch.
After nearly a decade of operating for 16-and-a-half hours a day, the Bel-Loc Diner is now cutting back its hours. "It was just time to do it," said owner Bill Doxanas, who has helmed the Parkville icon that helped inspire Barry Levinson's 1982 film "Diner" since its opening in April 1964. The diner will now be open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Doxanas said. It previously operated from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Doxanas declined to comment further on the reason for the decreased hours.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Baltimore County sold the property to a Towson developer in 2011, against community protests.
Construction for a Walgreens drug store on Lavender Avenue is slated to begin this fall. David Schlachman, founder and principal of DMS Development, said Friday that the store, part of a national chain, should be open for business within a year. Baltimore County sold the property, a half-acre parking lot, to the Towson-based developer for $530,00 in May 2011. Some Parkville residents advocated against the sale, arguing that the lot was critical to local economic revitalization, serving as convenient public parking for nearby businesses in an area with limited parking and public space for events. Schlachman said public parking would not be permitted to continue at the property as it could hinder business and expose the store to liabilities…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The bank is moving into the location formerly occupied by the membership office for a new gym, while the video game retailer will close its location.
As a new business moves into Parkville Shopping Center, an old one is moving out. A Wells Fargo branch will soon arrive in the shopping center, located at 7601 Harford Road, in a space formerly occupied by the membership office for the newly opened Fitness 19 gym. The bank will be the third in the shopping center, joining a Bank of America branch and a Suntrust branch. Meanwhile, a nearby GameStop store is in the process of closing its doors. The 51-year old shopping center, anchored by a new Giant Food store, was renovated in 2012. Currently four storefronts sit vacant—the former locations of Buffalo Wings & Beer, Linen World, Postman Plus and Quiznos. Gamestop's departure will create a fifth vacancy. Regency Centers, which manages the …