Woman robbed in White Marsh Mall parking lot, Perry Hall shed burglarized

Police LightsPolice are investigating a burglary and a robbery that took place last week.

Sometime between 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, and 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, an individual broke into a shed in the 4600-block of Silver Spring Road (21128) and stole two pieces of lawn equipment.


At around 6:45 p.m. on Friday, August 17, two individuals, one armed with a knife, robbed a woman of her necklace in the parking lot at White Marsh Mall. The suspects then fled the scene.

Macy’s Backstage to open at White Marsh Mall on June 2

Macys BackstageThe Grand Opening date has been announced.

Macy’s Backstage will open at White Marsh Mall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Local mall favorite Miss Kitty will cut the ribbon as the official first shopper of the day.

After 37 years of service, June 2nd will be Miss Kitty’s last day working in the mall.


Miss Kitty is beloved for making generations of Baltimore area kids smile as the White Marsh Mall Clown.

The first 200 customers to arrive will receive a Scratch, Win, Smile scratch-off card (one per customer).

A live DJ will be on-hand throughout the event.  Attendees can also snap a photo at the selfie-station and post the photo using #macysbackstage to win a prize (one per customer).

Macy’s Backstage is located on the second floor of White Marsh Mall.

Police searching for 11-year-old boy missing from Perry Hall

Detavin FrancisUPDATE: Detavin Francis has been found.

Original story below…


Police in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing, 11-year-old Perry Hall boy.


Detavin Francis, of the 9500 block of Perry Hall Boulevard (21236), is described as a black male, approximately 4’5”, weighing 80 lbs.

He was last seen at 8 p.m. along Haylock Court wearing blue jacket, yellow shirt, and carrying backpack.

Anyone with information on Detavin Francis’ whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-887-5000.

Macy’s Backstage opening at White Marsh Mall, Thai Rainbow opening at Greenleigh at Crossroads

Grand OpeningA new store and a new restaurant will be coming to the area later in 2018.

Macy’s Backstage; White Marsh Mall

Macy’s will welcome the Baltimore area’s first Macy’s Backstage to its location in White Marsh Mall, on Saturday, June 2nd. Macy’s Backstage offers fashion-loving customers another way to shop at their favorite store by providing a store-within-store shopping experience featuring significant savings on fabulous finds. The new outlet store will have approximately 15,500 sqft. of dedicated retail space and will live on the second level inside the full-line Macy’s. The grand opening will be celebrated with giveaways for the first 200 customers and special events throughout the day.

“Our customers are excited about the Macy’s Backstage shopping experience,” said Michelle Israel, Macy’s Senior Vice President of Off Price. “Macy’s Backstage White Marsh was designed to bring great deals and the fun of the hunt into our existing Baltimore location. If you’re looking for a fashion update, a last-minute gift, or a special treat for yourself, your home, or your pet, we have you covered. Backstage’s focus on value and newness guarantees that with each visit, shoppers will find an amazingly-priced assortment of recognizable brands and trends. Frequent deliveries ensure there is always a new reason to come in and shop.”

Seven free-standing Backstage stores opened in the Northeast and San Antonio, TX in 2015 and 2016. In the subsequent years, Macy’s has opened more than 40 store-within-store locations, allowing customers to shop both merchandise offerings in one trip to their local mall. There are currently 70 Macy’s Backstage locations across the United States.

Macy’s Backstage is operated by its own buying team who scour the world to find the most fabulous product at the best prices. This structure allows Backstage to deliver a constantly changing assortment of on-trend merchandise at 20 to 80 percent off traditional department store prices and encourages customers to return often to find new treasures. The wide selection will include fresh product from both new and renowned brands. The outlet store will also carry apparel and accessory brands not currently available at full-line Macy’s, and each Backstage location is specially curated to deliver the perfect style for each community it serves. Shoppers should expect great savings on apparel for men, women and children, as well as amazing deals on an eclectic assortment of housewares, home textiles & decor, cosmetics, hair & nail care, gifts, jewelry, shoes, designer handbags, accessories, and activewear.

Helpful sales associates known as the Backstage Crew are available, as well as convenient amenities like time-saving mobile check-out stations and three-way mirror installations in the fitting rooms. Shoppers can use their Macy’s credit card and earn and redeem Star Rewards at Backstage locations, creating a seamless experience for those shopping at both Macy’s distinct department and outlet store brands. Customers will be inspired to “Pin, Snap and Share” their looks using #macysbackstage.

Macy’s Backstage at White Marsh Mall is located at 8200 Perry Hall Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21236. For updated store hours, please check macys.com. The store can be contacted directly at 410-931-2000.

Thai Rainbow; Greenleigh at Crossroads

Thai Rainbow, a restaurant specializing in Thai-style food offerings, has leased 2,500 square feet of space at Greenleigh at Crossroads near White Marsh and is expected to open this summer. The next development phase of Baltimore Crossroads, Greenleigh at Crossroads is a 1,000-acre mixed-use business community containing residential, commercial office, retail and hospitality product types.

Miss Kitty, White Marsh Mall balloon lady, to retire after 37 years

Miss Kitty White Marsh Mall
Photo and story via David Harding on Facebook

A White Marsh icon will soon be retiring.

“Miss Kitty,” the clown lady who sells balloons at White Marsh Mall, is about to “call it a day.”

Miss Kitty has sold balloons at the mall ever since it first opened in 1981.

For the past 37 yrs, she arrives at the mall early to paint her face, put on a handmade outfit, and inflate hundreds of balloons, working 10- to 12-hour days to bring smiles to mall patrons big and small.

Miss Kitty’s last day at White Marsh Mall will be Saturday, June 2, 2018.

She will be there from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on her final day.