Nail Salon Joins Honeygo Crossing, 6 Vacancies Remain

P&W Nail Spa opened last week at the Perry Hall shopping center along Belair Road.


The five-year-old shopping center at Belair Road and Honeygo Boulevard is beginning to fill out.

P&W Nail Spa joined last week, becoming the second tenant in a strip of eight red brick storefronts.

hair salon in August 2011, moving after 11 years at . A freestanding and flank the strip. 

"A lot of it is related to the economy," said Ben Frederick, owner of Ben Frederick Realty, Inc. and leasing agent for Honeygo Crossing.

Frederick also said the center's leasing prices are "probably a little more than what other older centers are asking."

Rent comes to about $3,000 per month, which he said is standard for a new building in that area.

"It's just a matter of time. As the economy improves, we'll see more tenants—one at a time," Frederick said, adding that he's discussing a lease agreement with a casual restaurant for one of the spaces.

Tim Duong, co-owner of P&W Nail Spa, said he's satisfied with his shop's new location. He chose it, in part, because family members live nearby, and because, he said, Perry Hall is a "friendly" community.

"We don't even have enough employees for all the business we have right now," Duong said. As a grand opening promotion, all of the salon's services are 30 percent off until April 6.

Stephanie Baltusis, a worker, received a manicure on Friday.

"We've been waiting for what seems like forever for [the nail salon] to open," Baltusis said. "I love it."

Not only was Friday the nail salon's first full day in operation, it was also Shear Genius' 23rd anniversary since first opening in Perry Hall. The salon celebrated with cake and champagne.

Shear Genius manager Kathy Lesko said the two businesses are complimentary.

"I think the nail salon will do great having us next to them" Lesko said. "The center is just a great location, being along Belair Road and having good signage."

Which types of businesses do you think would do best at this shopping center? Tell us in the comments.

Paul Amirault March 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Other Tim (glad you cleared up the Tim name thing!), if Code Enforcement went after every sign that is "illegal" we would not have an unemployment problem in Baltimore County as they would need hundreds of new employees. Code Enforcement only responds to complaints about signs. The county code on signs (Sec 450) is here http://www.ecode360.com/12149714#12149714 You'll see what I mean.
Kris March 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Whats that? an empty lot? By all means level that farm stand and put up a shopping strip quick! Who needs farms and green space when we can have CVS and mcmansions! Goodbye Perry Hall, hello Everytown, USA.
Al Carlson March 29, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I moved into my McMansion yesterday. It is glorious. Mid-day I went to Serpico and got some pizza for the movers. I went to Swan Song Spirits and got some beer. I worked out at Brick Bodies. I met the neighbors on the land that abuts my subdivision's property - they have lived their for years. We had a great chat. I went to Chapel Hills to look at some shrubbery but I got there too late. I stopped by Rommel's Ace Hardware to get some sprinklers for my new sod. Tonight I am going to Gunpowder Lodge for dinner. I have chosen to build a home and raise my family in the area, but to some on here that is never good enough. I shop locally and visit local businesses. God forbid I every refill my Rx at a chain store - the humanity! You know what made Perry Hall what it is? People like me. You know what will kill it? People who can't adapt, can't see the positives and are unwelcoming. I know you don't want to hear this but Perry Hall IS Everytown, USA. It's called evolution.
Tim March 29, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Actually, I'm pretty sure all the pharmacies and other low end stores will kill Perry Hall. What you call evolution, with your "creative story of the day to justify your viewpoint", many will call overexpansion. Examples: Schools are at capacity - if not over. Roads are overwhelmed with traffic, and slowly degrading (with little sign of funding available to repair them, thanks to raging "Republicans" suggesting all government be hacked and slashed) Community centers, dog parks, skate parks, things for our teenagers to do - next to non-existent. Yes, we're finally getting a dog park. It's about 10 years too late, honestly (and I don't even have a dog). Truth is, your McMansion should have had a school built on it. It's not your fault, and I'm honestly glad you are a neighbor now...but you don't seem to be recognizing the greater issues that apply to more people then you.
Paul Amirault March 29, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Mr. Carlson, welcome to Perry Hall. That is a sincere comment.
Al Carlson March 29, 2012 at 06:21 PM
In full disclosure, my son will be attending private school. This fact has much to do with where we chose to build. It was never in question.
Tim March 29, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Understood. Despite the rage from a handful of folks about the BCPS system, it's actually pretty good. Perry Hall area schools are reliably strong performers in state comparatives. I mentioned on another thread one reason we stay in this area, is that the state curriculum is one of the best in the nation. Also, Maryland's child care laws/regulations for daycare are top notch. The most stringent teacher/kid ratios in the country. I'm guessing its a key reason a lot more people move here into their 'McMansions". Again, welcome to the area. We just don't need this area turning into Coruscant in the near future (for those of you who understand the reference, well done!)
Jason March 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I think Perry Hall has room for an "Other Other Tim" also.
Tim March 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM
If we get a third Tim in here, I think Emily's head will explode.
Other Tim March 30, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Paul, your comment above was "The sign police are crazy. Commercial property is not exempt from the sign nazis". Makes it sound like you think the sign laws are enforced too rigorously.
Mike Pierce March 30, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Emily, As someone else said, the County Code has specific limits on signs, both permanent and temporary, on private property. (They are never allowed off of private property.) There is a reason for these limits, which is clearly stated in the County Code. They are allowed 2 temporary signs for 60 days per year, with a permit. While an individual sign, even illegal, is not a big problem, if every business up and down Belair Rd did the same thing, pretty soon it would look like the trashy areas on Liberty and Reisterstown Rd. It should be obvious that this detracts from the whole area, and is especially unfair to those businesses that are trying to maintain their properties neatly and abide by the regulations. That's why I am so against them and take action to get rid of them. Some may call me the "sign police" if they want. I am only trying to protect our area from being trashed like other parts of the county. (The stupid blow-up "dancing man" and portable sign on the sidewalk are gone from the new Firestone store because of my complaint.) Paul, your last sentence should read "Commercial property is not exempt from the sign code."
Emily Kimball (Editor) March 30, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Thanks, Mike, for responding. I need to look into it more. I'm more familiar with the regulations on larger, more permanent signs. This would make for an interesting PHP post.
Paul Amirault March 30, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Mike, we all have our challenges in life. It is a matter of perspective. One man's nazi is another man's hero. Sign on. I have seen a lot of blow-up Bunnies out this week, go get 'em.
Paul Amirault March 30, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Other Tim, not my point at all, the regulations are the work of bureaucrats who sit in offices and then spew regulations out non-stop for the "greater good". Then people like Mike Pierce who sincerely believe they are doing a good deed drive around the County looking for offenders. Did that blow up balloon at the new Firestone offend you. Or did they violate a rule written by a bureaucrat? It makes me giggle when I read here and many other places people are tired of government regulation interfering with their lives and detrimentally affecting small business. I can give you plenty of non-sensical regulations that affect us all that are the work of bureaucrats attempting to improve the public welfare.
Kris March 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Mr Carlson, Let me guess, you're one of the brilliant folks living in a space with a thousand square foot per person? These Mcmansions that youre so proud of are not only a hindrance to our community, but are a tremendous drain on the environment. But you go ahead and be proud of yourself, and enjoy taking more of the community and earth than you should rightfully have. Enjoy your gluttony, clown.
BaltimoreDee March 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I hope you have a superior security alarm system on your McMansion! If not, you may just see how "wonderful" Perry Hall City is for you.
Paul Amirault March 31, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Wow, Mr. Carlson is a successful clown? Wow.
Greg Redmer March 31, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Maybe a dollar store here so the northern end of Perry Hall will be covered as well.
DS March 31, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Mr Carlson - I don't know whether to congratulate you on your new home or feel very sorry for you. You bought a house in an area that is beginning to see alot of crime and overdevelopment and it will only get worse. You also built a house in one of the most expensive states in the Union with a very tax happy government. If you had the big bucks to build a big house - why not in a cheaper, safer, more rural area? If I had your money I would be moving OUT! But Welcome!
DS March 31, 2012 at 01:39 AM
They should put in a Yogi Castle
Al Carlson March 31, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, Kris. I'll ignore your personal attack as I believe other posters would join me in seeing that it actually makes YOU look like a fool. The use of the term "McMansion" was a result of it's continual negative use on these boards. I purchased a 3,100 square foot home on four-tenths of an acre. I do not believe that this is a mansion. Clearly it is not a 1,400 square foot Cape Cod built in 1958 but my wife and I have saved money for quite some time, invested smartly and work very hard as financial professionals. (Before you begin to slam me with comments about bailouts, big banks, hedge funds, etc., neither of our employers were involved in that). I'm 6'5'' and I want a house that I am comfortable in. Plus I need somewhere to store all my clown hats and shoes.
Tim March 31, 2012 at 05:23 PM
AL: I completely agree with you. Kris is clearly bitter. I have NO issue with 'McMansions" themselves. In fact, my family nearly bought one this year. We've opted to lay low another few years, quite simply because we're in a very optimal location for my son's elementary school right now, and will make better use of the space as he gets a bit older. it's not housing growth itself, it's the ratios many people have a problem with. Not enough 'non-profit' infrastructure is being taken care of, at the overall detriment of the community. Sure, you'll always have a subset of people who want Perry hall circa 1970. Some people refuse to take their head out of the sand, though. Their problem, not ours.
Paul Amirault March 31, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Tim, a bit of financial advice echoed by Warren Buffet. Now is the absolute best time to move up! Rates and prices might not ever get this low again! Full disclosure, I built McMansions in Perry Hall (Shadowcreek and others) and develop land here as well. Beware, I am a leper too. <[:-))
Karen B April 01, 2012 at 06:13 AM
NO MORE NEW PEOPLE!!!! Sorry not against making new friends, but enough is enough. I'd love to see a Royal Farms on Belair Road and maybe a Sally's Beauty Supply. I encourage new stores, but let's fill all the empty store areas we have now, we don't need to build more. We need Another High School that we were promised 15 years ago. Thanks for keeping your promises. Oh and no offense, but we surely don't need anymore builders, like someone I know on here who builds half ass houses. Using cheap materials to fill his pockets more, while robbing the poor homeowner. I am so GRATEFUL for the Patch. Best thing to ever happen to Perry Hall. Finally we have a place to speak up.
Tim April 01, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Paul: The best time to move up is when you're ready to, in my view. I'll feel much more comfortable putting a greater percentage down payment, or conversely, perhaps doing a 15 or 20 year mortgage, then jumping now. This economy is going nowhere in the near future. It has little to do with our current policies, I have no more confidence in the Republican carnival barkers then I do our current president. It's more a macro view of the state of the rest of the world. It may not be the best fiscal move, but I personally - after growing up constantly worried about when the utilities were going to be temporary cut off, sleep quite well at night knowing we have no severe financial stressors in life. in fact, late last year we got positively hammered with a variety of odd fiscal expenses that weren't expected. It was nice that we could actually absorb them. Would've been nicer if they didn't occur, of course, but...
Other Tim April 01, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Still confused, Paul. Do you or do you not think there should be laws restricting the amount of signs businesses can post? If there are sign laws, there must be people who enforce these laws. If Mike Pierce does not like a certain sign, and that sign is illegal, he has every right to report the business. If nobody cared, and if (as you say) Code Enforcement only responds to complaints, Belair Road would not be pretty.
Al Carlson April 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
DS, I don't really care for your welcome or your assumption that I didn't research where I built. Did you ever considered that I built where I did because I have family in the area or that I work downtown and don't want to be more rural? Did you ever consider that I have lived here for 16 years and that I am well aware of the tax implications? No. You just shot your mouth off.
Paul Amirault April 01, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Other Tim, my point is the following, common sense sign regulation is not a bad thing. Mike Pierce doesn't care whether or not the regulation makes any sense, only if it follows the rules written by someone not living in the business world. The writer of the regulation doesn't care either. For example, electronic signs in Baltimore County cannot change their message more tha once every 15 seconds. Mike P. can confirm that, so Mike sits outside a business with a stopwatch protecting us from what?
Jen Schrenker September 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM
I agree.
Jen Schrenker September 28, 2012 at 08:02 PM
They need to put a super walmart in perry hall.


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