The 120-year-old Fields of Pikesville will close its doors to customers after 4 p.m. Saturday.
Its going out of business is bringing up many fond memories among Patch readers. Here are some of the comments I've received:
- "I am of the generation that grew up in the early 70s and this place represented everything under one roof to us," said a Facebook fan. "Precious memories of picking out school supplies no matter what kind of discount was offered elsewhere. The best snow-balls in Baltimore. Comic book stands and the smell of fancy perfume from the ladies section. It was funny that for a place that was primarily supposed to be a pharmacy I don't remember getting a single Rx there. Fields was the heartbeat of Pikesville and although I've been gone for 17 years I can't picture the place without it."
- "So sad...after 120 years #Fields is closing in #Pikesville #MD, I remember my grandmother used to take me there."
In email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- "Pikesville is going the way of the dinosaurs...extinction of the small business-asaurus!"
- "To Dani and Jeff and the whole Levin family I and my husband Mark will miss this store so very much. I love Fields. It was like walking into a time capsule and I felt like it was from a different era...a time where you got excellent customer service and excellent products and great food all at a great price. These are hard economic times indeed and unfortunately the mom and pop shops suffer the most. God bless you and I hope Jeff and Dani turn up somewhere soon so that we can continue our patronage."
- "I remember Ms. Levin from Johns Hopkins Hospital when she became a grandmother. She more than likely does not remember me. She was a great lady then, would love to see her now. I haven't been to Fields in a while, that was the only place I could get a certain cologne I use. I will miss not walking past the window on my way to the bank. I always liked their window display. A great loss to the community, a great landmark. The corner will be lonely without 'Fields.'"
Do you have any parting words for Fields, or for its employees or owners? Add them in the comments box below this article.