Perry Hall McDonald’s closes for 4-month renovation

McDonald'sA local fast food restaurant will soon be undergoing an overhaul.

The McDonald’s on Belair Road in Perry Hall will shut down for several months after the close of business on Wednesday.

The existing McDonald’s restaurant, built in 1980, will be replaced by a modern building with improved drive-thru lanes.

The renovation is expected to take approximately four months.

The Perry Hall employees will be temporarily relocated to the Fallston location.


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Goodbye The Barn, Hello Das BierHalle

Das Bierhalle CarneyUPDATE: Das Bierhalle has pushed their opening date back to Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

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The Barn in Carney may be long gone, but an exciting new venue is set to take its place.

Das BierHalle will open its doors on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

The venue will be Baltimore County’s first German bierhalle.


The new bar will feature 24 draft lines, including 12 German beers and 12 domestic & craft beers.  There will also be 60 other varieties of canned & bottled beer available.

The Barn, a longtime Carney staple, closed its doors back in July.

Das BeirHalle is located at 9527 Harford Road in Carney.

Councilman Marks: Double-T Diner to reopen in September

Double T DinerA local landmark is preparing to reopen its doors.

The Double-T Diner in Perry Hall has been closed since June of last year, when plans were made to roll the diner to its new location so that a CVS store could be built at the corner of Joppa Road and Belair Road.

Now, Councilman David Marks says the diner could reopen in September.


This weekend, Councilman Marks met with co-owner John Korologos and manager Mark Elsaid,who said the Double-T Diner would likely reopen later this month.

New paint and other improvements have been made to the diner, whose move was fully funded by CVS.

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MidiCi Pizza Company to hold Teacher Appreciation Night on Thursday

MidiCi PizzaCalling all teachers!

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company on The Avenue at White Marsh wants to thank all teachers for their hard work.

On Thursday, August 30, MidiCi will hold Teacher Appreciation Night.

Teachers can enjoy 50 percent off classic Neapolitan pizzas (dine-in or to-go), plus $5 specialty cocktails, $3 drafts, and $4 glasses of wine.

The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m.

Parties of 10 or more are asked to call ahead.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook here.

Rita’s Italian Ice celebrates National Frozen Custard Day with 99-cent custard

Ritas Italian IceOn Wednesday, August 8, Rita’s Italian Ice will be celebrating National Frozen Custard Day by offering their award-winning frozen custard for just 99 cents.

The creamy, old-fashioned sidekick to their famous Italian Ice has been a Rita’s fan favorite for more than 25 years.

Participating Rita’s shops will be offering a promotional size frozen custard in a cup or cone for just $0.99.

On National Frozen Custard Day, guests are encouraged to visit their local Rita’s to enjoy the rich and creamy dessert. Guests can enjoy frozen custard anytime on Rita’s menu in a variety of ways – layered with Italian Ice in their signature Gelati, blended with toppings in a Blendini, or in a Misto Shake, Rita’s refreshing take on a shake. These are just a few ways the brand has twisted their frozen custard into a multitude of sweet treats.

Rita’s Frozen Custard is richer and creamier than ice cream, which is a bold claim, but Rita’s Italian Ice President and CEO Linda Chadwick stands behind Rita’s promise of having the best frozen custard in the business. “On National Frozen Custard Day, we’re celebrating the deliciously decadent, award-winning treat that has helped build the Rita’s brand. We hope our guests will enjoy visiting our shops for a bit of happiness on August 8th to observe making it halfway to Friday, heading back to school, cooling off from the summer heat or really any reason at all.”

Fans of frozen custard can find their nearest Rita’s location by visiting