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…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Community leader Paul Hartman said he would have liked advanced notice of plans to convert the Recher Theatre into the Torrent Lounge nightclub.
Greater Towson Council of Community Associations President Paul Hartman fielded calls from residents after news of plans to convert Recher Theatre into a nightclub called Torrent Lounge broke on Wednesday. "There are legitimate concerns based on the past history with nightclubs," said Hartman, referring to conflicts that arose 10 years ago between community members and Generation Xtremes Under 21 Nightclub, which was housed in the building currently occupied by The Greene Turtle. Hartman said young adults and teens were constantly milling about on the streets as a result of Generation Xtremes. "It caused a lot of problems in the area," he said. Similar to Councilman David Marks, Hartman expressed dismay about finding out about the plans …
Monday, January 14, 2013
An employee said he's not sure where the store will move.
The Salvation Army store on Joppa Road is closed—the doors are boarded up and spray painted with a message that says as much. An employee at the organization's headquarters, who declined to be identified, said the shop closed due to a small fire but would be relocating. He said he was not sure where the store was moving. Back in November, Baltimore County fire personnel quickly controlled a blaze at the shop, located at 1748 Joppa Road. No information was available as to where the store would reopen. Did you shop at the Salvation Army thrift store? Are you sad to see it go? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Towson bakery is also introducing more savory menu items.
La Cakerie has only been open for just more than a month, but the downtown Towson bakery already has some big changes in store. Owner Jason Hisley, a Parkville resident who won Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2011, said Wednesday that the bakery will expand its space at 49 W. Chesapeake Avenue and introduce more savory menu items. "We're looking to do more of a bakery, cafe vibe," said Hisley, who noted that fresh baked artisanal breads will remain the core of the business. New savory selections include pretzel dogs, soups and breakfast sandwiches. The cafe, which has free wireless internet, will also start providing espresso-based beverages. "We're ever-evolving to give our customers what they want," Hisley said. "We want [La Cakerie] to …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The opportunity was the result of a partnership between the schools, Junior Achievement, and the Towson-based company.
A group of Baltimore County students got a first-hand opportunity to see the how the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) parts of their education work in real life. Sixteen students from Overlea High School's Academy of Finance, 10 students from New Town High School and 10 students from Baltimore City's National Academy Foundation High School paid a visit to a variety of business leaders at Towson-based Stanley, Black & Decker on Friday. The students were able to learn about recruiting, engineering, marketing and business management during the three-and-a-half-hour-long program organized by the education non-profit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. "Before visiting Stanley Black & Decker I never knew that they …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The grocery chain is opening at Loch Raven Plaza.
A new grocery store is gearing up to open soon at Loch Raven Plaza. ALDI, a discount supermaket, is scheduled for a Nov. 30 opening at 903 Taylor Avenue, according to a news release. The store is taking over space formerly occupied by Weiss. Business hours for the Towson location are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the release states. The chain has more than 1,200 stores across the country. ALDI also owns Trader Joe's, which has a location at 1 E. Joppa Road.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Pastore's has been closed since last week's storms.
Residents looking to restock at Pastore's Italian Delly following a week of power outages have been in for disappointment the last few days. A sign outside the shop on Loch Raven Boulevard tells shoppers that the store is closed due to power troubles. Speaking to Patch briefly between errands, owner Vince Pastore said the shop, like many residents, had lost power for several days after the devastating derecho storm hit on June 29. "It's a little rough patch, just like all our neighbors," he said. "But we're getting back on our feet now." Pastore's shop is usually closed Mondays, giving Pastore a chance to restock. He said, in the brief interview, that the store will open on time on Tuesday. On the other side of Towson, you'll find some of …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The store will offer up to two gallons per person outside its Towson Place store.
Walmart's Towson Place location will distribute free water to area residents affected by the weekend storms and power outages. County Councilman David Marks said the store will distribute up to two gallons per person (up to 4,000 gallons in all). Look for a tent on its parking lot off East Joppa Road. In an email, Marks thanked the store "for this extraordinarily generous donation as neighborhoods recover from the storm."
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The restaurant, located at Sanders' Corner, opens on Friday.
The new McFaul's Iron Horse Tavern at Sanders' Corner is set to open on Friday and Patch has a preview of the new menu. Kristin McFaul, one of the restaurant's part owners, submitted the finalized menu to Patch this week. The menu is focused on local ingredients, especially seafood—a number of dishes center on Tilghman Island crabs and oysters. Last week, the restaurant held a preview lunch for a number of county employees. Check out a .pdf of the new menu attached to this article. What menu items are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
For two years, Amie Voith has run Economoms Baltimore, a blog dedicated to finding tips for moms on a budget.
Amie Voith has turned bargain hunting from a coupon-clipping hobby to a 21st century calling. For two years, the Loch Raven Village resident has run Economoms Baltimore, a blog featuring deals and tips for moms on a budget. Last week, she turned her deal-hunting into a full-time gig with Certifikid, a family-oriented daily deal site. We spoke to Voith about her blog and she shared some of her secrets. Tell me in a nutshell what Economoms is. How did it begin? I created it about two years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I started looking into how much baby and kid stuff cost and what kinds of events are out there for families, and I was like, "Wow, this is pretty expensive. I can see how this can start adding up." So I…