Business

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…

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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…

Kentlands Mansion Is Bridal Hot Spot

Kentlands is a choice destination for all types of activity — strolls by the lake, live music in the park, and apparently marriage! In the heart of the community, the Kentlands Mansion is both a neighborhood landmark and a popular…

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Main Street Café Closes Main Street Café in Kentlands closed its doors on Sept. 1. Situated across from the Main Street Pavilion, the restaurant often live entertainment by local musicians on the weekends. According to Ram Shrestha, who has managed…

KDP Calls for Lights On

Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) President Joe Pritchard wants Kentlands Downtown businesses to keep their outside lights on all night, every night. At the July 25 KDP meeting, Pritchard, the owner of Pritchard Music Academy, suggested this initiative would provide more…

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Tax-Free Shopping From Aug. 12 – 18, back-to-school shoppers can save a little money. Qualifying footwear and clothing priced at $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. Accessories are not included. For more information, visit…