Monday, April 29, 2013
The Perry Hall bridal boutique and formal wear shop is closing down.
Belair Road is a tough stretch for bridal shops. Elegant Moments has announced, via a black and white, that the shop is going out of business. Everything must go, the sign reads, with a bold red line underling the word "Go." An Elegant Moments representative could not be reached for comment. The shop's amended hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bungalow-style business front on Belair Road is the second formal wear shop to shutter its doors in the Downtown Perry Hall area. The first was the well-chronicled move of Poor Little Rich Girl. Elegant Moments has been in business in the Perry Hall area since 1998. The shop maintained an impressive 4.5 out of 5 rating on weddingwire.com. Will you …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Patch probes why the former bridal shop hasn't come down yet.
The Poor Little Rich Girl still has some fight left in her. The now-vacant former bridal shop on Belair Road was supposed to be brought down at the beginning of April... Then again two weeks later. Read: Poor Little Rich Girl's demolition is Perry Hall's Panda Watch. April's misfires aren't the first time demolition of the structure has been postponed, although in the past, the cause was a planned protest. This time around, it appears the delays stem from complications with contractors, according to Baltimore County spokeswoman Ellen Kobler. The county is waiting for contractors to seal sewer pipes before the permitting process can begin. "It's been very frustrating," County Councilman David Marks, who announced the demolition was moving …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The former Poor Little Rich Girl boutique will be torn down.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Property owners are meeting with contractors Wednesday morning to finalize details.
UPDATE (April 5) — As readers may have noticed, Poor Little Rich Girl still stands. Complications during the permitting process have delayed the demolition, until [drum roll please] this week. Property owner George Perdikakes says that crews have lifted the oil tank out of the structural foundation and plans are in place to bring down the building either Monday evening or Tuesday. Perdikakes said his hope was to bring down the structure all at once to minimize disruption along Belair Road. So far, it is unclear how crews will stage the demolition. Stay with Patch as more details become available. ORIGINAL—The old Poor Little Rich Girl bridal shop on Belair Road will be torn down this week, according to Baltimore County Councilman …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Mark Patro organized a lightly attended protest Wednesday evening to oppose a Perry Hall house's demolition on Belair Road.
Standing alone along Belair Road Wednesday evening, Mark Patro said he had hoped more community members cared about the impending demolition of the former Poor Little Rich Girl bridal shop. Patch reported the planned tear-down of the structure at 9010 Belair Rd. on Monday, a joint effort by County Councilman David Marks and property manager George Perdikakes. Perdikakes called the house "ugly" and an "eyesore," and said its demolition is in direct response to requests from Marks and several community members. The tear-down, which includes asbestos removal, will likely cost around $25,000, he said. Patro, outraged by the plans for demolition and citing the century-old structure's historical significance, planned a protest with Light …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
County Councilman David Marks announced a two-week extension for the Perry Hall structure.
Demolition of the former Poor Little Rich Girl bridal shop has been delayed at least two weeks, County Councilman David Marks announced Tuesday afternoon. Marks arranged the delay in response to a protest organized by Mark Patro and Light Brigade Maryland for Wednesday evening in front of the structure at 9010 Belair Road. Patro promoted the protest in a blog post, writing, "Have you had enough of this tearing down the history of Perry Hall for more strip shopping center development?" Despite the delay, Marks stated he was skeptical about a viable future for the structure. He urged activists to instead focus their attention on restoring the Perry Hall Mansion. He stated, "Any historical significance associated with this structure pales …
Local Perry Hall residents will will gather Wednesday night to protest the demolition of the former Poor Little Rich Girl bridal shop.
Monday, December 3, 2012
New development may come to the corner of Belair Road and Joppa Road in Perry Hall.
UPDATE (Dec. 4, 1:57 p.m.)—Demolition of the former Poor Little Rich Girl bridal shop has been delayed at least two weeks to allow the structure to be bought or moved. Find updated information in the article, 'Poor Little Rich Girl' Demolition Delayed After Protest Planned. --- UPDATE (Dec. 4, noon)—Some community members plan to protest the demolition outside the structure on Wednesday evening. Mark Patro wrote a blog post on Patch to promote the event. --- UPDATE (Dec. 3, 2:44 p.m.)—The former location of the Poor Little Rich Girl formal wear shop—an aging house at 9010 Belair Rd.—could be demolished this week. "The community deserves better than what it is today. We want to be good neighbors, so it needs to come down," said George …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Linda Fike said she hopes to find a buyer for the Perry Hall shop.
Perry Hall's Poor Little Rich Girl is losing its longtime owner at the end of the year, but whether it will be sold or close remains unknown. Linda Fike purchased the shop more than 20 years ago—at the time, a popular consignment shop in an aging two-story home near Double-T Diner. She discontinued consignment more than 10 years ago to focus on formal wear and bridal gowns. In 2010, she moved the shop to an office space across the street at 9105 Belair Rd. "After 20 years, with some health problems, I've decided to retire. Hopefully, someone will take it over," Fike said. For supplemental income after her retirement, she plans to drive a school bus for special needs children, she added. She plans to sell much of her inventory in the …