Renovations planned at aging Perry Hall Square Shopping Center

Perry Hall SquareBaltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that the 54-year-old Perry Hall Square Shopping Center would be renovated, bringing a new look to one of the oldest commercial areas in northeastern Baltimore County.

“In 2011, I sponsored legislation that created the Perry Hall commercial revitalization district, and since that time we made great progress in this part of Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks. “The derelict Regester Square shopping center was demolished, and new trees and landscaping have been planted. I am delighted by the upcoming improvements at Perry Hall Square, the first renovations since the early 1990s.”

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“We are excited by the upcoming improvements at the Perry Hall Square Shopping Center,” said Mark Arena, president of ARC Realty. “These changes will enhance Perry Hall’s commercial area and provide a more appealing look for patrons and employees alike.”

ARC Realty will invest at least $2 million into the shopping center.

Marks said that renderings of the improvements should be available later this month.


Former planned Paragon site in White Marsh sold to new investors

News AlertThe White Marsh property that was, at one time, going to be the site of a 100-store outlet mall has been purchased by new investors.

The 52-acre parcel located near Interstate 95 and White Marsh Boulevard was last week acquired by Chesapeake Real Estate Group and Atapco Properties, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

The two companies plan to develop the property into a mixed-use industrial complex.

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In 2014, Paragon Outlet Partners unveiled plans to open a 500,000-square-foot outlet center at that location. Those plans were met with a protest from General Growth Properties (owners of White Marsh Mall), a lawsuit, a petition drive, and a referendum vote.

In November 2016, Paragon abruptly abandoned its outlet center proposal and closed its Baltimore offices.

Chesapeake Real Estate Group and Atapco Properties now say that negotiations are under way to secure real estate and industrial tenants.


Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ promotion shut down due to overwhelming response

Build A Bear Pay Your AgeA national promotion got more attention than expected at one local store.

The Build-A-Bear workshop in White Marsh Mall announced on Thursday afternoon that it was shutting down lines for the company’s “Pay Your Age” promotion due to overwhelming response.

The chain had been holding its first-ever “Pay Your Age Day” on July 12th, where, for one day only, participants could pay their age for any bear in the store.

At just after 1 p.m., White Marsh Mall posted the following:

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Due to the overwhelming response, Build-A-Bear Workshop has closed the lines for the Pay Your Age promotion. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please direct all inquiries to Build-A-Bear Workshop by calling 1-877-789-2327.

The main Build-A-Bear website echoed a similar sentiment:

Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns. We have closed lines in our U.S. stores. We understand some of our Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible.

Some U.S. stores were reporting that people were waiting as long as five hours in line to take advantage of the promotion.


A Taste of Honeygo 2018 to be held on June 10

Taste of HoneygoUPDATE: A Taste of Honeygo 2018 has been postponed to June 10, 2018.

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An annual tradition continues next month at the Honeygo Village Center.

A Taste of Honeygo 2018 will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. This will be the fourth annual installment of the festival.

There will be live music by ilyAIMY, Uncle Jeb’s Billy, and Morgan Gonce, as well as a kid’s area (including a petting zoo) and plenty of food.

Honeygo Village Center is located on Honeygo Center Drive in the heart of Perry Hall.

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

 

Next phase of improvements to begin at The Avenue at White Marsh

The Avenue RoundaboutLots of work has been done to improve The Avenue at White Marsh, but more is yet to come.

Officials at The Avenue announced on Friday that Phase III of the improvement plan would begin on May 29th.

This phase will include new landscaping and enhanced streetscapes, and two roundabouts will also be installed to assist with traffic flow.  The work will also include art installations throughout the property.

This phase should be completed by this fall.

During this process, all stores will remain open.

Customers are advised to utilize the parking available behind the buildings, as portions of the main drive lanes in front of the stores will be closed periodically to allow work to be completed as quickly as possible.

More details on the improvements are available at The Avenue’s website here.