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Retail in Towson vs. Charles Street

This week my colleague Robbie Whelan took a look at why Charles Street businesses can’t seem to stick around. Citing low foot traffic, business owners also said city and the local business associations didn’t do enough to encourage customers to ...

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Local Steve & Barry’s stores to stay open

Good news for fans of low-price (but profit-challenged) clothing retailer Steve & Barry’s. The bankrupt company, whose assets were acquired in July by BHY Holdings LHC, is closing 103 locations in the U.S. – but none in Maryland. According to ...

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Going “Midcentury modern”

How would you like to spend your weekdays scouting for vintage furniture? Rob Degenhard and Nini Sarmiento, owners of the Home Anthology store, do. The couple’s Catonsville furniture store is open only on weekends, allowing them to spend the week ...

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Outsourcing love

How about this: last weekend, I saw a feature story about up-and-coming grooms-to-be hiring a proposal planner to craft an elaborate marriage proposal. Those in the wedding business are psyched about this extension of the almost $50 billion-dollar industry. (Except ...

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Outsourcing love

How about this: last weekend, I saw a feature story about up-and-coming grooms-to-be hiring a proposal planner to craft an elaborate marriage proposal. Those in the wedding business are psyched about this extension of the almost $50 billion-dollar industry. (Except ...

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Who needs Black Friday when you have Cyber Monday?

Did you see reporter Louis Llovio’s story today about the effect (or lack thereof) that Black Friday has on small, local retailers? While the masses descend on area shopping malls and chain stores today, other retailers are gearing up for ...

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