Saturday, March 30, 2013
Meet with the renowned chef and have him sign your copy of his new book when he comes to town on April 24 at noon.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is scheduled to visit Annapolis in April while on tour promoting a new book on his love for all things barbecue. Flay, known for his roles on the Food Network's televisions how Iron Chef America will be signing copies of his new book, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction at the Williams-Sonoma store in the Annapoils Mall. Meet with the renowned chef and have him sign your copy of his new book when he comes to town on April 24 at noon.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Gamers will compete in tournaments and test out new games at this new store coming to the mall in April.
A new store headed to the Westfield Annapolis mall in April will unite gamers for tournaments and allow them to test drive the latest games on shelves before buying them. Press Play will be located in the mall next to Under Armour. The space currently has a sign announcing their grand opening in April. The company's website describes Press Play as a lounge for gamers, where they can sit down with several game consoles to play by themselves or with friends on fully equipped HDTVs. "At Press Play, customers will be able to preview full version of video games instead of the limited demo versions available online. This way you can really see if you’ll like the game before you spend $50–60 on it," according to the website. Each week, the …
Monday, December 24, 2012
An Irish dance company surprised shoppers near JCPenney on Saturday.
A group of Irish step dancers surprised patrons of the Westfield Annapolis Mall with a flash mob dance to Psy's "Gangnam Style" on Saturday. The Columbia-based Teelin Irish Dance Company overtook the space in front of JCPenney's with about 40 dancers who combined traditional Irish step moves with the Korean pop star's now famous horse-riding move. "Gangnam Style" has inspired dozens of spoof videos from across the globe, including one by the U.S. Naval Academy for its annual spirit video. On Friday, Psy's original music video became the first video on YouTube to exceed 1 billion views, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
County fire investigators are looking for the cause of a vehicle fire in an Annapolis Mall parking garage.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department is investigating a vehicle fire that occurred in a parking garage at Westfield Annapolis Mall on Saturday. When firefighters arrived on scene around 10 a.m., the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and lots of smoke was pouring out into the garage, said Lt. Keith Hamilton, a fire department spokesman. It took 30 firefighters more than 20 minutes to extinguish the flames. Hamilton said no one was injured. The cause of the fire and estimated damages are still under investigation.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The latest version of Apple's superphone hits the shelves Friday morning.
If you're one of those people that just needs the iPhone 5 as soon as it's available, local stores will be making accommodations for you for the Sept. 21 release. Large crowds are predicted at the Westfield Annapolis mall Apple store, said mall spokeswoman Barbara Feldes. The mall will open its doors at 8 a.m. Friday. People who want to make sure they get the phone first can line up beforehand by the first-floor entrance in the red garage next to J.C. Penney. But don't try to line up Thursday night. "We do not allow people to camp overnight on the walkways or anything," Feldes said. "People have to stay inside their cars." Feldes said representatives from Apple will be outside handling the line at 5 a.m. until the mall officially opens at…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The store plans to celebrate by giving away gift cards in varying denominations to the first 300 people in line.
The new Forever 21 at Westfield Annapolis mall will finally open its doors Saturday at 10 a.m. The opening date had originally been planned for Spring 2012. According to a press release, "The first 300 people in line will receive a free gift card, and two lucky winners will win one of the season’s hottest outfits, valued up to $150, on Grand Opening Day." The new location features more than 30,000 square feet of retail space spread out over two floors. In addition to the women's clothing and accessories, the new store will feature men's clothing, an extended size line for women, makeup, lingerie and an expanded shoe section, according to the release. It will also be the only non-department store to boast a mutli-level plan at Annapolis …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The banner outside may still say spring 2012, but Forever 21's grand opening is pushed back until the middle of summer.
I was at Wesfield Annapolis mall the other day scoping out what it has to offer in the way of shopping, and I noticed the construction of what appears to be a huge Forever 21 store. The banner said, "Opening Spring 2012." I peeked inside at construction, and it looked like things were running way behind schedule. I couldn't see how the store would be finished before June 20, the official start date of summer. Besides, I think most people consider it summer already. So, I emailed Christi Wallace, the director of marketing for Westfield Annapolis. "We are probably looking at more of a July opening at this point," Wallace said in an email response. "I don’t have a firm date to share with you, but I will be in touch as soon as I hear something…
Friday, January 28, 2011
Students around Annapolis reveal their favorite songs.
Ever wonder what's playing in the ears of plugged-in teens and tweens? Patch stopped by a table of teens studying for their physics test at Barnes and Noble in the Annapolis Harbour Center and then talked to a few more students at Westfield Annapolis mall. What's Hot? Local teens' listening favorites covered a wide range of music — classic and alternative rock, R&B, rap, techno and even country. Some older teens even listened to some "classics." What's Not? A few said "no country" while others said "no rap." While Justin Beiber got the nod from one young teen, he received thumbs down from others. And, despite her current spot in Billboard’s Top 100, not one teen mentioned a Britney Spears' song. Scroll through the photos to read how the …
Monday, January 24, 2011
A 16-year-old male told police he was attacked outside mall on Jan. 22; may have been result of earlier dispute.
A 16-year-old male was assaulted on Saturday night outside the mall, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police are still searching for the suspects, who are described as several black males in their teens. A release from police states that around 10:20 p.m., officers from the southern district were on patrol near the Red Robin restaurant at Westfield Annapolis mall. They were notified by mall security of a disturbance and found the victim nearby, apparently suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma as a precautionary measure, according to police. "The assault may have been the result of an earlier dispute between the victim and the …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Police, self-defense experts offer safety tips for children and teenagers.
Telling children not to talk to strangers isn’t always enough to keep them from danger, according to police and self defense experts. After a teen girl was sexually assaulted at the mall earlier this month, police say children should practice safety scenarios, learn to make a scene if something is wrong and to review rules and emergency plans with parents. “It’s so understandable how that could have happened,” Joe Van Deuren, owner of Balanced Life Skills, a third-degree black belt and instructor of self defense and martial arts, said of the incident at the mall. “We teach kids to trust adults and not to make a scene ... We need to teach them how to say ‘no’ loudly and with assertiveness.” Status of the Mall Case The reported assault at …