Thursday, August 2, 2012
The owner says a drop off in the number of customers during the past three months has put the family-owned store out of business—for good.
This year, Fields of Pikesville has seen it's final Memorial Day. And after Labor Day, the store will be no more, said owner and general manager Jeff Levin. "We've seen a pattern of diminishing sales and a real dropoff the last three months," he told Pikesville Patch Thursday afternoon. There was "insufficient business to stay open." The store is now selling down its merchandise, Jeff Levin said. Employees were notified Tuesday and customers began hearing about it on Wednesday. The store has been owned by Levin's family since 1946. Before that, it was run by the Fields family, from the time it opened in 1892. "Fields has been here for 120 years. We've weathered quite a few things, but we couldn't weather this," he said. "It's not something…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Pikesville is a popular destination for jewelry in the Baltimore area. Which store or jeweler is your favorite? Vote in our poll.
Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements … there’s always an occasion for jewelry. Where’s the best place in the Pikesville area to buy, sell or repair jewelry? Vote for your favorite jewelry store in the poll below below, and post in the comments box about why you chose the jeweler. The following is the list of nominations we received through July 9, now it's time to vote—through midnight Aug. 17. Thanks for participating!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Menorahs and candles, Hebrew books on Jewish ethics and Talmud commentaries, popular books, toys and music CDs are all available at the Judaica store.
Shabsi's Judaica Center is more than just a popular site for Jewish supplies and gifts. It's also the product of Shabsi Schneider's life-changing decision. "This was a lifetime dream of mine," said Schneider, who opened the store 19 years ago on Clarks Lane in Baltimore. "As the (Jewish) community grew, I decided to take the plunge. I call this 'my midlife crisis.' " The store has been at 6830 Reisterstown Road for the past 18 years and has become quite successful for the self-proclaimed book lover. Schneider, a Park Heights resident who was 42 when he opened the store, now bills it as "one of the largest Jewish books stores in the country, in terms of size (of the store) and the size of the books collection." It's second only to those …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
New store's wines are grown using earth-friendly agricultural processes.
The Wine Loft, Pikesville's newest wine store, is now open in Festival at Woodholme. The store sells wines made from grapes that are grown using "earth-friendly agricultural processes," said store manager Carrie Blank. For instant updates, follow Pikesville Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Blank, a Westminster resident who recently moved here from New York said that growers try to not use chemicals in cultivating the grapes. The store plans a grand opening celebration after January, she said. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Pikesville's Wine Loft is a retail wine store, not to be confused with another chain of the same name which is a wine bar, Blank explained.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Woodholme Square store is under construction.
Another Subway restaurant will be available in our community, this one at the Woodholme Square at Mt. Wilson Lane. Construction workers have been going in and out of the business, and the Subway corporate website lists the new store as "opening soon," but no date is listed. According to the building permit on the brown-papered door, it's in the same space where a pizza restaurant was located. A call to the company's public relations representative earlier today has not been returned yet. The new Subway would joing others already in Pikesville. There's one in the Shops at Quarry Lake, and a kosher Subway in downtown Pikesville, among others. Other businesses have opened in the Woodholme Square since Pikesville Patch was launched Nov. 22. …