‘Shop and Eat to the Beat’ all summer long at The Avenue at White Marsh

The Avenue Shop Eat BeatNow that construction on the new plaza is complete, with a grand opening scheduled for Saturday, The Avenue at White Marsh is relaunching its summer concert series for 2017.

“THE AVENUE LIVE! Shop and Eat to the Beat” will take place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00  to 9:00 p.m.  It will stretch from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Patrons will be able to enjoy patio dining or they can grab a bite from one of The Avenue’s many eateries.  Attendees may also bring a blanket (no chairs).

The events will feature new musical talent every week.

For the convenience of those in need of additional seating, representatives from Perry Hall High School will provide chairs (appropriate for use on the turf) and blankets for rental. A minimum donation of $2 per chair or blanket is required. All proceeds will benefit the fundraising efforts of Perry Hall High School.

Please note – rented chairs must be utilized on a designated area at the back of the turf so as not to interfere with the blanket seating space.
* Please remember… B.Y.O. is prohibited at these performances. Only food and beverages purchased from The Avenue at White Marsh restaurants and eateries are permitted in the event area. The Main Plaza (event area), is designated smoke free.

Here the 2017 concert line-up:

5/20 Unity Reggae (5 p.m.) & 8 Ohms (7 p.m.)
5/26 Nelly’s Echo (Pop Rock)
5/27 The Crawdaddies (Roots Rock, Zydeco)
6/2 Proverbs Reggae Band (Reggae)
6/3 Liquid A (Pop)
6/9 Will Hill (Rock, Ska)
6/10 Justin Trawick and the Common Good (Americana)
6/16 LVT (Alternative / Indie Rock)
6/17 King Teddy (Rockabilly, Swing)
6/23 Jah Works (Reggae)
6/24 Dublin 5 (Celtic Rock)
6/30 Swampcandy (Blues, Roots)
7/1 The Racket (Roots Rock)
7/7 Pressing Strings (Folk Rock)
7/8 Moonshine Society (R&B)
7/14 Michael Louis Band (Rock Blues)
7/15 The Crawdaddies (Roots Rock, Zydeco)
7/21 The ShamRogues (Celtic Rock)
7/22 Gold Magnolias (R&B/soul, Pop)
7/28 NOMAD (Modern Country)
7/29 Classroom Dragons (Americana)
8/4 Billy Coulter Band (Roots Rock/Pop)
8/5 Hustle Souls (Soul, Roots Rock, Funk)
8/11 Natty Beaux (Jump Blues/Swing/Rockabilly)
8/12 Proverbs Reggae Band (Reggae)
8/18 Nelly’s Echo (Pop Rock)
8/19 The Scotch Bonnets (Funky Reggae Rock)
8/25 Junkyard Saints (New Orleans Funk)
8/26 Sweet Leda (funk, soul and pop)
9/1 Barleyjuice (Celtic Rock)
9/2 Speakers of the House (funk, Rock)

Proposed Paragon Outlets in White Marsh facing uncertain future

paragon outletsWhat once seemed like a sure thing for the White Marsh is now shrouded in mystery.

The proposed Paragon Outlets that were to open near Interstate 95 and Route 43 are suddenly in limbo according to The Baltimore Sun.

After some initial resistance from the community, the 100-outlet center finally seemed to have gotten the “green light” in recent months, but The Lightstone Group, the New York-based parent company of the developer, now says it may sell the site after receiving “several unsolicited inquiries,” the Sun reports.

“Paragon seems out of the picture, as the parent company seems to be focused on other types of projects,” Councilwoman Cathy Bevins was quoted as saying. “I’m surprised and saddened by this development, because so much work went into making this project a reality. However, I’m confident we can find a way to find a suitable replacement.”

An agreement had been signed last summer between the developer, Paragon Outlets, and White Marsh Mall officials that smoothed over an ongoing battle between the two retailers over the construction of the center.

Now, it may not happen.  In fact, the team itself seems to be disbanding.

The Sun article states that Paragon moved out of its Baltimore offices at the end of 2016, according to a security guard at the Redwood Street building.

What will become of the Nottingham-area property now remains uncertain.

The Avenue 2016 Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony dates accounced

white-marsh-holiday-parade-2016UPDATE: The Avenue at White Marsh has posted the following update regarding parade logistics and parking:

Baltimore County Police will close Honeygo Boulevard at approximately 9:45am for the parade. Honeygo will reopen once all pedestrian traffic has been cleared – at approximately 12pm.

Parade spectators can access THE AVENUE lot via the Honeygo entrance near Chili’s (prior to 9:45am), Corporate Drive entrance at the rear of AC Moore and all 3 entrances on Town Center Drive.

The Honeygo entrance by Don Pablo’s will be utilized for Parade Participants ONLY.

At the parade’s conclusion, spectators will be directed to exit the lot from the 3 exits onto Town Center and 1 exit onto Corporate Drive. Exits onto Honeygo Boulevard will be opened by Baltimore County Police after opening Honeygo Boulevard to vehicle traffic.

Original story below…

——

It just wouldn’t be the holiday season with The Avenue at White Marsh’s annual tree lighting ceremony and holiday parade.

The 2016 dates have just been announced, so mark your calendars.  There will also be a new celebration added this year.

The Avenue will once again play host to the area’s 19th Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 3rd at 10 a.m. There will be local high school marching bands, street performers, mascots, dance troops and much more.  The festivities will be capped off with an appearance by Santa Claus himself.

There will also be kids-eat-free meal deals from participating restaurants and some holiday shopping deals.  Attendees will also be able to visit with Santa and the Mrs. in front of the tree.

On Saturday, December 31st, The Avenue will begin a brand new tradition of ringing in the New Year with the 1st Annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! This event, geared toward families with young children, will include live musical entertainment and a countdown to 2017 complete with ball drop at noon.  The event will begin at 10 a.m.

This year, due to the ongoing construction at The Avenue, the Tree Lighting Ceremony will be incorporated in the Holiday Parade itself. So, on Saturday, December 3rd – as Santa and Mrs. Claus ride through the plaza – the confetti cannons will be fired and the tree will be illuminated. The tree will remain lit through the holiday season.

For those who really want to plan ahead, The Avenue has announced that its 2017 Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, November 17th.

[Source: The Avenue]

 

DSW opens new store in Nottingham Commons

DSWDSW Inc. has opened a new footwear and accessories store in White Marsh.  The new store opened on September 1st in the Nottingham Commons shopping center.

The new store is stocked with name-brand and designer shoes and accessories, arranged in a convenient, self-service type experience. The store has over 21,000 pairs of men’s, women’s, and kid’s shoes in a 15,000-square-foot space.

Customers will find a large selection of the latest fall trends in footwear at an extraordinary value. For women, sneakers, athletic shoes, boots, and pumps line the aisles. For men, oxfords, boots, sneakers, and athletic shoes are available in many brands and styles. And customers can find an assortment of styles for kids, like sneakers, dress shoes, and boots from their favorite brands. Plus, each store will have an impressive assortment of men’s and women’s accessories like bags, scarves, jewelry, socks, and more.

Customers will enjoy shopping in an environment where associates are always ready to assist in finding more styles, sizes, and colors. For those who prefer to shop at home, customers can now order online from dsw.com and use In-Store Pick-up to get their shoes quickly at their local DSW store.

“We’re excited to open a new store in the White Marsh area,” said Valara Gee, Vice President of Stores. “As DSW’s footprint continues to grow, we’re committed to delivering a shopping experience that exceeds the expectations of our customer.”

[Source: Investors.DSWShoe.com]