What's Coming in Along Reisterstown Road?

Chamber: Ann Taylor Loft, Wine and Other Stores Coming to Pikesville

The talk of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce these days is the arrival of three new businesses at , including Ann Taylor Loft, set to make its home next to Trader Joe's.

The Wine Loft will also be moving into the shopping center, said Jessica Normington, executive director for the chamber.

left The Festival this summer, but a replacement could be in the works soon, Normington said. Corner Bakery Cafe, a Chicago-based chain, could be moving into that space.

One Pikesville business recently moved from downtown to the shopping center: Couture Moda.

Downtown, Dougie's Bar-B-Que, a kosher restaurant and sports bar chain, is coming into The Pikesville Plaza building at the corner of Slade and Reisterstown roads, Normington said.

The Plaza is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, and will have office suites and kosher restaurants, among other businesses, according to the Plaza website.

Dougie's will be located on the first floor, Normington said.

When it comes to other projects in the works, Normington said the earthquake, Hurricane Irene and flood  in the area recently caused some minor setbacks for construction at Walgreens.

Still, it's on track to open early next year.

That project, at the intersection of Old Court and Reisterstown roads—the former Staples building—will be Pikesville's second .

Soon, will move into its new home at the corner of East Sudbrook and Reisterstown roads, in the spot of where the defunct restaurant once stood.

The exterior of the new building is complete, and now workers are constructing the interior, Normington said.

New, not unique

New businesses aren't a novelty for Pikesville.

On Oct. 15 held its grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at its newest branch in the Commercentre in Pikesville.

This summer, the community was treated to a new, California-style, self-serve frozen yogurt store, , and a new that serves breakfast. Both are located in Woodholme Center.

This spring, opened at The Festival at Woodholme, and earlier this year, Pikes Thrift opened downtown.


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