Business

Kentlands Bally Closing

The former Bally Fitness Center in Kentlands is closing on Oct. 19. The gym, which was recently bought by LA Fitness, posted a sign on its front window announcing the upcoming closure and directing patrons to the new LA Fitness…

A Taste of Lebanon

Robert Jirikdjian came to the United States from Beirut, Lebanon, 12 years ago to attend Towson University and decided to stay. Now he’s about to embark on a new adventure. Jirikdjian hopes to open Kentlands Lebanese Bistro in November or…

LA Fitness Buys Bally, Opens New Gym

There is a new gym in town. Kentlands residents may have noticed that Bally Total Fitness, located across the street from the movie theatre, has recently been advertising LA Fitness using large photographs and an information tent. This Bally’s location,…

Shop Talk

Chloe’s Coffee Obtains Hookah Bar Permit Chloe’s Coffee in Kentlands Downtown is a popular place. The coffee shop now offers beer and wine; features karaoke on Friday nights and live music on Saturday nights; and highlights the talents of a…

Hungry for Healing

When faced with adversity, there is no shortage of platitudes one hears from well-wishers. Quince Orchard Park resident Amy May, no doubt, heard most of them as her marriage and world dissolved before her eyes. Friends and family were comforting…

Lakeforest Mall Sold for $100 Million

After six months on the market, Lakeforest Mall has a new owner. Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC (FMC), an alternative investment and asset management company established in 2003, purchased the Lakeforest Mall property from General Motors Asset Management and Simon…

Shop Talk

Footwear Shop Combines Function and Fashion After working in the medical footwear industry for 15 years, Joann Epps decided to open her own comfort shoe store. Jo’s Comfort Zone officially opened at 118 Market Street on Sept. 10. “The store…

Lyme Disease Hitting Close to Home

Though not nearly as common as the flu, Lyme disease is quickly becoming one of those “everybody knows somebody” health topics. The disease, which can become a chronic and debilitating illness if not treated quickly, was the fifth most common…