June 30, 2007

Maryland Crabs Are Arriving Soon!

Starting on July 4th you will be able to buy Fresh, Maryland Crabs at 825 Frederick Rd.
A Touch of Maryland Crabs, the Two Mt. St. Joseph Graduates, that you have seen in front of the Presbyterian Church, will be Selling Live and Steamed Crabs on The Beach at Strawberry Fields. To Start They Will Offer Carry Out Only. But, We Expect to Have "BYOB on The Beach" Very Soon. If You are Not Familiar With These Guys, I Can Tell You that, We Just Bought a Couple of Dozen Crabs From them. THEY WERE EXCELLENT! And Very Reasonably Priced.

If You Want Crabs for the Fourth, it will be First Come First Served. As Always, There is Plenty of Free Parking and You Can Pick Up Your Favorite Beverages Right Across the Street at R.C. Rodgers.

For More Details Call

Kyle Storm 443 889-5113 or
Jordan Pierce 443 904-0553

June 29, 2007

The Collector's Edge

On July 7th a New Store will be Opening in Catonsville. The Collector's Edge - is located on Mellor Ave. at the Corner of Frederick Rd. It is on the lower Level, where the Locksmith used to be. Check them out. The sell all Kinds of Sports Memorbilia, Ravens, Terps, Orioles etc. Stop in and see Steven. Please be sure to mention that you read about him on the Blog! Craig

June 28, 2007

New Mattress Store to Open In Catonsville!

Well, we finally got our much needed Mattress store on Frederick Rd!

The Store Front that used to house the Catonsville Tuxedo Company, next door to Morsberger's Tavern, has been leased to a Mattress Dealer.

This is the same storefront where a local businessman tried to open a Wine Tasting and Tapas Bar, not too long ago. Not a Package Goods Store, but Upscale Dining.

A liquor License was secured and everything was progressing, when the 300 ft rule was imposed. It seems that the building was just a few feet to short of being legal. I would like to personally thank the Restaurant owner that raised the issue. I am sure that his main concern was to protect the citizens of Catonsville from the horror of a decent place to eat and not purely to protect his own business.

This was another lost opportunity for Catonsville.

I truly do not believe that the Citizens of our Community realize how much power they have to make a difference. It is much easier to get in our cars and drive to another Community for dinner, than it is to Contact our State Politicians and let their voices be heard.

For the record, I don't have, nor have I ever had any financial interest in the above property or the business that didn't open there. But, I do believe that if Main Street Catonsville doesn't Thrive, it is not going to Survive!

June 21, 2007


Well, it Started out to be a beautiful day.

We were all taken by surprise, when the Storm Arrived, out of nowhere. Sending about 250 kids and many Parents scurrying to find a dry place.

Doug Murphy and the Others were able to get in about 1/2 a dozen songs before the rain came.
The Oellaphants were Standing By and ready to Jam, as the Movie Screen Sat in a Trailer on the Back Lot.

It was a Very Tough Decision to Postpone this event, but, the likely chance of high winds, combined with all of the electrical equipment on the wet ground forced us to Reschedule.
Ben squeezed as many skaters as he could into the shop to watch the Premier on his Flat Screen TV.

For those of you that didn't get to see the film, and for those who can't wait to see it again, we have resheduled the Movie Screen for Tuesday July 3rd.

Again we would like to Thank our Sponsors.

Bear's Den - Tatoos
PDA - Marketing
Appalachian BlueGrass Shoppe
Hair - M Hair Salon
The Columbia Bank
Peace of Sunshine
A.W.O.L. - Surf-Skate-Snow
Select Specialities
and The Catonsville Groomery

June 16, 2007

Movie Night Beach Party Update

Well, we have had the sand delivered. 50 Tons of it!
The Courtyard Area of Strawberry Fields Looks and Feels like a real Beach.

Doug Murphy and the Others as well as the Oellaphants are lined up to be our Musical Entertainment for the Afternoon.

The Film will start at Sunset.

We have secured some sponsors for the event:
George Brookhart - Long and Foster Realty
Bear's Den - Tatoos
PDA - Marketing
Appalachian BlueGrass Shoppe
Hair - M Hair Salon
The Columbia Bank
Peace of Sunshine
A.W.O.L. - Surf-Skate-Snow
and The Catonsville Groomery

Please be sure to patronize these businesses and THANK THEM FOR SPONSORING THE MOVIE NIGHT. It is because of them that we are able to do this for Free!

See you there!

June 10, 2007

More of the Same and A New Store in Town!

The issue with the Liquor License is still a major obstacle.
We have had several more Restaurants contact us in the Last couple of Months that would really like to locate here. But, they all still require a liquor license.

The Space at 821 Frederick Rd. (where we had been trying to put the Sushi Bar) has been Leased to the Catonsville Groomery. They have been doing a really good business out of the old Coin Store and desperately needed to grow. They will now be adding a retail section to the business. If we can't get Political Support for a new Restaurant in Catonsville, Kathy, Val and the Staff of the Groomery are a good substitute.

The only businesses that have expressed interest in the old Hardware Store have been -
A Piano Store (From out of Town)
A Real Estate Office
A Contractor
2 Mattress Stores

Scunny, the owner from Nacho Mama's is still interested in opening a place here, but, not with out on Premise Alcohol.

We have been contacted by a Crab House out of New Jersey that runs a BYOB operation in their home state. We are talking with them and one other. It seems that Crab House's are the only Restaurants that really work BYOB. The owner of Ship's Cafe has told me that he would welcome a crab house, that is BYOB. But, will continue to fight to keep Nacho Mamas out of Catonsville. (I personally think that a Mexican Restaurant would only help his business and I get my Steamed Crabs at Sea Hut- which started as BYOB and now has a liquor license)

June 4, 2007

Starbucks Watch

Starbucks has leased 1/2 of the former Mattress Store in the shopping center at Rolling Rd and Rt 40. Look for them to open in August.

June 1, 2007

UMBC Shuttle

The UMBC Shuttle is now running to Catonsville - PLEASE USE IT!
If you are a Store Owner or a Restaurant consider offering discounts to Students and Faculty from UMBC. Sign up to take the one card! We need to have a strong partnership with UMBC.

If you rent out a room in your home or have an apartment or house for rent - it is a great incentive that we are now on the shuttle route. Promote it in your advertisements!

Let's make this Partnership work!

On the Lighter Side!