Providing investigative services tailored to the business community introduced me to small business owners. Many of them, as well as myself, with questions about the logistical and legal issues faced by businesses. This blog was started to address the questions. Although I’ve moved on from the investigative field there is still a desire to offer common sense solutions to small business owners. Sometimes we cover non business issues. Hope you enjoy reading. Please feel free to share.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Walking along the crowded sidewalk was actually a welcomed
experience. Maybe it was the warm December day two days before Christmas, maybe
the rainy weather sending people to the covered walkway, or maybe the now open
grocery store. For whatever reason, it was nice to see the Odenton Shopping
Center busy with shoppers.
Odenton Shopping Center once had a grocery store and
department store to anchor either end. Two years ago we wrote about the history
of the shopping center and the endearing meaning it has had to the community in
the last fifty years, Anchors aweigh!The
center had been on the decline since the department store closed decades ago
and the grocery store closed in 2011. On December 14, 2015, Giant Food opened
in the empty grocery store space. Once again bringing a major anchor to the
Since the Giant opened, the parking lot, throughout the
center, has been full. It’s only been a week but the other businesses should be
seeing some residual effect. With all of the development taking place around
Odenton, it is certainly pleasant to see the center full of people and once
again a vibrant part of the community.