WMVFC to hold grand opening for new station on Saturday

WMVFC New StationAs previously reported here at NottinghamMD.com, a new, state-of-the-art White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company station will hold its grand opening on Saturday, supported by a multi-million dollar contribution from Baltimore County.

The new, $6.9 million station, located at 10331 Philadelphia Road (21162), replaces WMVFC’s previous facility located at 5419 Ebenezer Road.

Baltimore County Fire Department Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III is scheduled to attend Saturday’s grand opening.

“The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company is one of our top-performing volunteer companies, but more than that, it’s a model for volunteer companies everywhere,” Preis said. “Its members understand that in the 21st century you have to run a company like a business while retaining a role as a valuable member of the local community.”

Dedication ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

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Baltimore County has contributed $3.7 million toward the project – more than half of the new station’s total cost. In addition to giving WMVFC a $1.7 million grant, the county will also make all payments on a $2 million, 30-year loan.

Another $500,000 came from a loan fund established decades ago with county dollars to support the volunteer fire service with low-interest loans and grants. The fund is administered by the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (BCVFA).

WMVFC paid for the remainder of the project through donations and grants from other sources.

The State of Maryland will take possession of the Ebenezer Road facility, which will be demolished and the site converted to open space.

The new station features five engine bays, a modern training tower, a study area, a community/training room and four live-in bunk rooms and six other dorms capable of sleeping 18 volunteer personnel.

Twenty-nine volunteer fire companies support BCoFD and its 25 career stations.

WMVFC is one of 21 volunteer companies that provides emergency medical service in addition to suppression service. White Marsh also provides rehab and canteen services to first responders at incidents throughout the county.

The volunteer companies operate under the BCVFA and are independent corporations. At emergency scenes, career and volunteer units operate under the same chain of command and operating procedures.

Councilwoman Bevins attends Alliance Franchise Brands grand opening

Bevins Grand Opening AllianceCouncilwoman Cathy Bevins on Friday attended the Grand Opening of the new Alliance Franchise Brands Sign & Graphics Division new location on Crossroads Circle in Middle River.

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“I could not be happier that another new business is coming to Middle River.” Said Councilwoman Cathy Bevins. “So many great high paying jobs have flocked to Rt.43, I am very excited about the future for Alliance franchise Brands and for Middle River, I feel like im going to a ribbon cutting once a week!”

Alliance Franchise Brands, LLC is a world leader in marketing and visual communications.

Independently owned and operated franchises provide national, regional, and local businesses and organizations with a one stop resource for technologically advanced and strategically sound solutions for their graphics communications needs.

Looney’s Pub Perry Hall reveals opening date

Looney's Perry HallAfter much anticipation, Looney’s Pub Perry Hall has revealed when it will open to the public.

The new location will open on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Normal operating hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., with the kitchen open until 1 a.m. daily.

The new Looney’s Pub is located at 8706 Belair Road in the space formerly occupied by The Harp.

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For more information, visit their website here.

Grand Opening date announced for Bar Louie

Bar Louie Grand OpeningA grand opening date has been announced for Bar Louie on The Avenue at White Marsh.

The big event will be held on Friday, August 31st.

Happy hour patrons (4 to 7 p.m.) will be able to enjoy $3.50 drafts, $4.50 glasses of wine, $5.50 martinis, and half-price appetizers.

The White Marsh location will be Bar Louie’s fifth location in Maryland. There are also locations in Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, Rockville, and Wheaton.

The new Bar Louie is located at 8133-C Honeygo Boulevard on The Avenue at White Marsh.

For Eyes to open White Marsh Plaza location

For EyesNOTTINGHAM, MD – For Eyes by GrandVision, one of the global leaders in optical retail, is expanding its vision care network in Maryland with the grand opening of its newest location at 7984 Honeygo Boulevard, Nottingham, MD this June. It will mark the 11th For Eyes location in Maryland, with two more locations opening later this year in Georgetown, MD, and Owing Mills, MD.

For Eyes will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration will feature music and a DJ, food, games, prizes and a special ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet For Eyes’ friendly and experienced staff led by Dr. Karl Malicdem, a 12-year veteran optometrist and long-time Central Maryland resident, and receive free vision pre-screenings. During the month following the grand opening, Dr. Karl Malicdem will extend a special offer of a $55 eyeglasses exam
through the month of July 2018.

The White Marsh store will offer consumers comprehensive eye exams with advanced equipment to evaluate vision and provide prescriptions using state-of-the-art manufacturing and the latest in eyeglass frames and contact lens development.

“We’re excited to open in White Marsh to serve the residents of the community with the highest-quality vision care,” said Jose Costa, CEO North America for Grand Vision NV. “As we expand our For Eyes network, we look forward to continuing our growth across Maryland.”

For Eyes offers the latest in designer eyewear with more than 1,000 frames to choose from in-store. Each purchase comes with 100 percent Satisfaction Guarantee, Free Life Long Service and the Lowest Price Guarantee. The For Eyes proprietary line of eyeglasses and sunglasses provide premium style and value.

With 11 locations across the state, For Eyes employs more than 60 medical
professionals and store team members.