Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Cross Country area in Baltimore City, just south of Pikesville, is among northwest Baltimore's walkable communities.
Walkers were taking their customary constitutionals Monday during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Monday was also the federal Memorial Day holiday. Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai 3,324 years ago. And Memorial Day honors men and women who died during military service for the US. Strolling is a common activity year-round in the Greenspring and Cross Country areas of northwest Baltimore and Pikesville. Even the warm temperatures Monday didn't stop walkers from getting their fill of holiday sunshine.
This two-unit, 6,250 square-foot home already has a renter occupying the top floor.
A two-unit property on Marnat Road in the Greenspring area of Pikesville is listed at $179,000. It boasts 6,250 square-feet of space, a loft, sauna and deck, four bedrooms and 2.5 baths, according to Zillow.com. It's listed by Creig Northrop. It last sold in Oct. 2007 for $339,000, Zillow.com states. Built in 1936, it has two units, including a tenant on the top floor. For more information, call Northrop at 443-535-1831, or visit the full listing on Zillow.com.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
About 200 people attended the menorah lighting Thursday at The Chanukah House in Pikesville.
UPDATE (11:30 a.m.)—On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown lit the shamash lamp, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz lit the three lamps on the menorah at The Chanukah House in Pikesville. About 200 people attended the menorah lighting ceremony that marked the third night of Chanukah. For instant news, events and and updates, follow Pikesville Patch on Twitter and Like our Facebook page. The lighting Friday—the fourth night, Shabbos—will be held at about 4:15 p.m., before Shabbat candles are lit. The Chanukah House yard is open for browsing during each of the eight days of Chanukah, as well as through the end of December. Menorah lightings are set each evening, at 6721 Greenspring Ave. in Pikesville. Yitz Fleischman, the homeowner, …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The shops on Smith Avenue near Greenspring Avenue are now served by a newly blacktopped parking lot.
The parking spaces are all at right angles, there are bright, white arrows directing traffic, and the blacktop is smoothe and new at Greenspring Shopping Center. There are more trees where trees in planters used to be, and the sidewalk into the center is wide and ready for Shabbat foot traffic. Construction equipment and barriers are no longer obstacles to shopping. The improvements made to the property, managed by Shopping Center Management Company Inc., include new lighting and repaving.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Baltimore County police released a photo of a suspect in the crime, which occurred in September at the Shell station in the Greenspring Shopping Center.
Baltimore County police are looking for a man who they say is connected to an armed robbery at the Greenspring Shopping Center. The man in the police photograph entered the Shell gas station at about 9 p.m., Sept 27, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, according to a police statement. The gunman fled the store in the 2800 block of Smith Avenue in Pikesville with about $300 in cash. The police described the man as 6 feet tall, thin build, about 45 to 50 years old, with brown eyes, a medium complexion and short black hair. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587. Callers to MCS can remain …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Construction equipment and work areas change almost daily at the Pikesville shopping center.
Renovations to the parking lot, lighting, landscaping and sidewalks continued Tuesday at the Greenspring Shopping Center. Work is expected to continue through November, and includes repaving the lot and painting 90-degree parking spaces.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Work on sidewalks, new lighting and other projects continues in the parking lot of the Smith Avenue strip mall and Atrium.
If you're visiting Greenspring Shopping Center, bring along some patience. Some sidewalks and two entrances from Smith Avenue are closed there as construction is ongoing on lighting, sidewalks and other projects in the parking lot. A member of the center's management company Brooks & Goldman was not available Monday afternoon to comment on the work.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Workers removed tree planters from the parking lot at Greenspring Shopping Center.
Cement tree planters in Greenspring Shopping Center parking lot—including the trees in them—were torn down and removed Thursday from in front of Sunoco and Rite Aid.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Residents report outages on Facebook pages for Pikesville Patch and WBAL-TV 11. BGE reports outages could be restored by Friday or Saturday.
While BGE reports that it has restored power to 600,000 customers in the 72 hours since Hurricane Irene came through the area, there are still 150,000 customers that don't have power. Pikesville Patch readers told us on Facebook where power is still out in our area of Baltimore County. We also found some on WBAL-TV 11's Facebook page. Here are some comments from Pikesville Patch Facebook conversations: 1:15 p.m. today: Rebecca Levin Kent, an architect with Levin/Brown and Associates, Inc., reported on Pikesville Patch's Facebook page that her power is still out in Pikesville, near Fort Garrison Elementary school. 10 a.m.: Dominique Farrow-Ray: "Its spotty in Gwynn Oak. We have power but our friend 2 blocks away are still without. They were…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Some businesses were without power and closed Monday, while others were partially or fully operational.
Some businesses in Greenspring Shopping Center on Smith Avenue in Pikesville were closed Monday because they had no electrical power. But some, like Shoppers Food, were fully operating. At the center, it was hit-or-miss whether a store would have power. Outside Miller's Delicatessen, a sidewalk sign announced that there would be only cold food served. Inside, the seating area and some refrigerated beverage coolers were illuminated, but the kitchen area in the center was dark. "We are a three-phase [electrical] system, so we lost one phase," said owner Jeff Karlin. "Our refrigeration is on ... but our exhaust fans are not. So that's why we're not cooking." The deli's normally extensive menu—from Reuben sandwiches to soups and sushi—was cut …