Monday, February 4, 2013
The grocery store distributed water to displaced students along Ebenezer Road.
After two shots were fire inside Perry Hall High School's cafeteria, seriously injuring one student, hundreds of evacuated students were left along Ebenezer Road with no where else to go. It was Aug. 27, and the day grew hotter into the afternoon. As students gathered into Perry Hall Square Shopping Center and the new Giant, which had just opened days earlier, grocery store management began distributing dozens of free water bottles. County Councilman David Marks, on Feb. 1, recognized store management for their service, his office announced in an email. "This is a long overdue recognition," Marks said while presenting a Baltimore County Council resolution. "With little fanfare, Giant supermarket provided an important service on that …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. appeared at the Perry Hall Giant Friday morning.
Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. said he really just wants to help kids. On Friday morning in Perry Hall, Giant presented a $25,000 donation toward the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which Ripken said will go a long way toward accomplishing his goal. "I couldn't be more proud of the work that we do in giving kids a chance just by using the simple game of baseball," Ripken told a group of Giant management, Perry Hall Elementary students and community members. "We use that simple game just to get their attention, then we can talk to them about life." Across the country, the foundation has partnered with government and community organizations to construct synthetic Youth Development Parks that are used to host baseball and softball …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The return of a large grocery store could bring more customers to surrounding businesses.
For more than a year, the former Superfresh location at Perry Hall Square Shopping Center remained vacant. That's expected to change this week, as the Giant grocery store plans to open its doors to customers, as well as more than 100 employees. For some surrounding businesses, it's a long-anticipated improvement, accompanied by the hope of more foot traffic. Are you planning to shop at the new grocery store? Do you plan on shopping more at Perry Hall Square Shopping Center? Tell us in the comments. "I still have customers coming in and asking, 'When did you open up?'" said Gregory Dopkowski, manager of Ace Hardware on Ebenezer Road, around the corner from the new Giant. "This store has been open six years." Dopkowski said neighboring …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Councilman John Olszewski Sr. says bill could help protect bay while allowing some shopping centers to decrease parking.
Parking could be harder to come by at some Baltimore County shopping centers this Christmas but not because of a sudden change in the economy. A proposal to allow some shopping centers to reduce the number of parking spaces required by the county has some activists worried it will also limit community input. Shopping centers with 100,000 square-feet or more of retail space could seek county approval for as much as a 40 percent reduction in the number of parking spaces required by county law under a bill sponsored by Councilman John Olszeweski Sr., a Dundalk Democrat. Activists are concerned the new rules could be used to allow expansion of shopping centers in a way that would not be allowed by current law. They also expressed concern that …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The long-awaited grocery store announcement drew a passionate response from community members.
Want to get Perry Hall talking? Tell them a new grocery store is coming to town. On May 16, County Councilman David Marks and Kimco Realty announced that Giant Food will replace the former Perry Hall Superfresh, which had closed in July 2011. The announcement drew a passionate response from the community, here on Patch, also on Facebook. Most of the responses from community members are collected in the media gallery above. But, why is the new grocery store so important to community members? Will the new grocery store impact you? Do you plan to shop there? Join the conversation. Take our poll and tell us in the comments.