Monday, March 25, 2013
The eatery will reportedly move from West Annapolis to a shopping plaza on Jennifer Road.
A West Annapolis eatery known for its healthy and local options is moving to a new location on Jennifer Road, according to a report in The Capital. The b.b. Bistro restaurant is leaving its spot on eclectic Annapolis Street to a larger and cheaper location at the Annapolis Plaza, in between Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts and HH Gregg. The new location is near Trader Joe's, where the owners used to work. Owner Carla Lucente said the move was partially necessitated by a rise in rent. Currently known for breakfast and lunch, the bistro and coffee shop may extend its daytime hours and open on Saturdays at the new location. Read about b.b. Bistro's plans in The Capital. See more on Patch:
Monday, January 7, 2013
The restaurant's owners say they were unable to renegotiate their lease.
In a move that surprised and saddened its customers, Punk's Backyard Grill announced on Sunday that it had served its final burgers and beers at the Westfield Annapolis mall. "We are sad to announce that today, Sunday, January 6th, is Punk's final day of business," the company wrote on its Facebook page. "We are tremendously grateful to all of our loyal customers and to the Annapolis community. Thank you all for making our four years of business so fun, exciting and delicious." Sheila Laderberg, Dave McCabe and Jeffrey Sloan opened the restaurant in 2009. The trio came up with the idea for the casual dining restaurant whose dining room mimicked an outdoor picnic area after meeting at Cornell School of Hotel Administration. When asked about…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Owner Linda Mann said it's time to consolidate her business into one location.
On Linda Mann's first day of work at Shades Unlimited in 1997, she knew she was going to own the store one day. "Two years later I bought it," Mann said. "I'd always knew I wanted to own my own business, and this was the perfect opportunity." The sunglass shop at 103 Main St. has served Annapolis customers for 31 years, but Mann said that will come to an end on Dec. 31 when she closes the store's doors for good. "There were a lot of tears over the decision," Mann said. "There's just not enough business in town to support two stores." Mann also owns Shades of the Bay, which she opened in 2008 as an upscale compliment to Shades Unlimited. The two stores overlap on product lines but carry different models. Shades of the Bay's prices range …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Who are you frequenting for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24?
In anticipation of Small Business Saturday, Annapolis Patch has put together a list of Facebook pages for small businesses around the city. Know a really great Facebook page missing from the list? Tell us in the comments section. The following list is in no particular order.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The frozen dessert shop had planned a late September opening on West Street.
The owners of a new frozen dessert shop called Tasti-D-Lite have postponed the store's opening indefinitely. "Unfortunately the store has been put on hold by the owner," said Mary Templin, who was slated to be the store's manager. The store was intially scheduled to open at 40 West St. by the third week of September. Templin managed the Tasti D-Lite in Severna Park for Ben Pascal—who owns the new Annapolis location. The Severna Park location opened in May 2011, but it closed its doors about a year later. Templin didn't say when the West Street store would open. Were you looking forward to Tasti D-Lite's opening?