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CVS Opens in Urbana The CVS store is now open at 3350 Worthington Blvd. — at the intersection of Md. routes 80 and 355 — on the former Cracked Claw property. CVS is the largest pharmacy health care provider in…

Urbana Academy Relocates

To accommodate its growing clientele, Urbana Academy Martial Arts is moving to a new and larger location in Monrovia. “We’d love to stay right in Urbana,” said co-owner, Andrew Goldfarb, “but we have already outgrown our current location and right…

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Monocacy Crossing Re-opens after Flood Monocacy Crossing is once again open for business, after a Labor Day mishap closed the popular restaurant for 10 days. A water line broke early in the morning on Sept. 2, flooding the kitchen and…

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KIDS FIRST Swim School recently opened in the Frances Scott Key Mall in Frederick, near Macy's. Facilities will be similar to the KIDS FIRST school.

Swim School Opens in Frederick With area pools closed for the season, a Frederick indoor swim school now gives Urbana area swimmers the ability to keep up their swim skills in the chilly months. KIDS FIRST Swim School recently opened…

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Suzan’s Goodies Suzan Habet, owner of the recently opened Suzan’s Goodies in the townhouse business development across from Giant, said business is slowly growing. “People are just learning about our store,” Habet said. “We hope more people will discover us…

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Cracked Claw Property Is Sold The sale of the Peter Pan/Cracked Claw property was finalized in December, and negotiations and planning for future retail businesses are now underway. The property was purchased by Stanford Properties and Baire Properties, both of…

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Slow Progress on Cracked Claw Property Settlement for the sale of the Cracked Claw was again delayed because of issues with the property title but, according to Dawn Gordon, vice president of property seller American National Properties, was scheduled for…

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The Painted Cone Closes The Painted Cone is no more. As of Oct. 31, the business in the Villages of Urbana shopping center has closed down. According to owner Sean Gammage, he decided in September not to renew the lease,…

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Zumba Classes in the Villages Zumba classes are now available in the Villages of Urbana. VOU resident Carol Monroe teaches two classes every week — Thursday, 7 – 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. — both at the…

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Sale of The Cracked Claw The Cracked Claw restaurant was recently sold to Lincoln National Property Company, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm. According to Dawn Furman Gordon, vice president of the selling firm, American National Properties, Inc. (ANP), settlement…