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Three New Tenants to Join Trader Joe’s at The Shops at Kenilworth

Welcoming Quiet Storm, Amaryllis, and ZenLife as Part of $20 Million Renovation

Greenberg Gibbons announced today that three new tenants will celebrate openings during the first quarter of 2017 at The Shops at Kenilworth, the landmark shopping destination in Towson, Md. The new tenants include:

  • Amaryllis will be opening a new, 750-square-foot boutique in March 2017. This will be the second location for this established retailer, which is well-known in Baltimore for its selection of unique, affordable and hand-crafted designer jewelry and accessories. Amaryllis’ new store will be located on the first floor, near Stebbins Anderson and across from Towson Bootery.
  • Quiet Storm, which is well-known for its surf shops in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, will open its newest store at The Shops at Kenilworth in March 2017. The 3,595-square-foot space will offer a range of clothing and accessories for men and women, including beach, outdoor and preppy-inspired brands like Patagonia, Vineyard Vines, Fish Hippie, Johnny-O, Billabong, RVCA, Rip Curl, Stance and Costa Sunglass. Quiet Storm will also be located on the lower level, near Stebbins Anderson and across from Towson Bootery.
  • ZenLife, will offer a variety of wellness services, including yoga, nutrition advice, energy treatments, wellness coaching, acupuncture, reflexology and meditation, as well as yoga-inspired clothing and accessories. The new 2,680-square-foot studio will also feature a juice bar. ZenLife is set to open in March 2017 on the lower level of The Shops at Kenilworth, between Jos A Bank and Wilkes & Riley. Pre-launch yoga classes are currently being offered in a temporary space on the upper level and pre-enrollment memberships are available for purchase at zenlifeyogaboutique.com.

The Shops at Kenilworth is undergoing a $20 million renovation that includes updating the exterior and interior into a more contemporary and welcoming specialty shopping and community gathering place. Retailers remain open during the transformation, which is taking place in phases to minimize disruptions.

“Opening three Maryland-based retailers along with Trader Joe’s and Kenilworth Wine & Spirits during the first half of 2017 is an extraordinary start for what’s to come. We are very excited about the progression of this renovation,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, President of Greenberg Gibbons.

Greenberg Gibbons began managing The Shops at Kenilworth in July 2014 and assumed full ownership of the property in April 2015. For more information about the renovation project, visit: www.GGCommercial.com/KenilworthRenovations.

About Greenberg Gibbons

Founded in 1968, Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. The company’s portfolio includes more than 10.6 million square feet of existing and new development.  Its signature projects include the award-winning Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Annapolis Towne Centre, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Towne Centre at Laurel and the newly opened Foundry Row.  For more information, visit www.ggcommercial.com.

Lou Lou Boutique Pop Up Shop Now Open at The Shops at Kenilworth

Contact: Michelle Schiffer, mschiffer@ggcommercial.com, (410) 559-2527
or Karin Siomporas, ksiomporas@crosbymarketing.com, (410) 626-0805

Greenberg Gibbons announced that Lou Lou Boutique has opened a pop-up shop at The Shops at Kenilworth, the landmark shopping destination in Towson, Md.

Lou Lou Boutique opened the 800-square-foot store today. The retailer carries stylish and affordable accessories reflecting the latest trends in fashion. Merchandise includes jewelry, handbags, scarves, hats and sunglasses, plus a wide range of gifts.

Lou Lou Boutique is located between South Moon Under and Jos. A Banks, on the first level of The Shops at Kenilworth. The shopping center is undergoing a $20 million renovation that includes updating the exterior and interior into a more contemporary and welcoming specialty shopping and community gathering place. Retailers remain open during the transformation, which is taking place in phases to minimize disruptions. Construction began last summer.

Greenberg Gibbons began managing The Shops at Kenilworth in July 2014 and assumed full ownership of the property in April 2015. For more information about the renovation project, visit: www.GGCommercial.com/KenilworthRenovations.

About Greenberg Gibbons

Founded in 1968, Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. The company’s portfolio includes more than 10.6 million square feet of existing and new development.  Its signature projects include the award-winning Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Annapolis Towne Centre, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Towne Centre at Laurel and the newly opened Foundry Row.  For more information, visit www.ggcommercial.com.

The Shops at Kenilworth to Unveil New Main Entrance on November 11

Councilman David Marks to Help Commemorate Milestone in $20 Million Renovation Effort

Owings Mills, Md. (November 9, 2016) — Greenberg Gibbons announced today that it is unveiling a new main entrance at The Shops at Kenilworth, the landmark shopping destination in Towson, Md. that is currently undergoing a $20 million renovation. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the entryway this Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m.

The new entrance is a key element to modernizing The Shops at Kenilworth by updating the exterior and interior into a more contemporary, welcoming specialty shopping center and community gathering place. The entrance is covered, incorporates domed wood ceilings and canopy lighting, and faces Kenilworth Drive. It sits next to a new Trader Joe’s grocery store under construction, which is opening in early 2017.

All Shops at Kenilworth retailers remain open and operational during the renovation, which is taking place in phases to minimize disruptions. The center will continue to host popular community events, including its beloved Holiday Train Garden, which will run from November 19 to January 6 this holiday season.

Construction on the property began last summer. A remodeled Stebbins Anderson store was completed as part of the overall renovation plans last spring.

“I am delighted with the renovations being made at The Shops at Kenilworth, which has been a hometown favorite for shoppers for decades,” said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. “The improvements will coincide with the holiday season when so many people enjoy the experience at The Shops at Kenilworth.”

“The new entrance is an important step in modernizing The Shops at Kenilworth,” said Brian Gibbons, Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons. “We’re proud to be giving this community gem the special polish it deserves.”

Greenberg Gibbons began managing The Shops at Kenilworth in July 2014 and assumed full ownership of the property in April 2015. For more information about the renovation and to follow progress of the project, visit: www.GGCommercial.com/KenilworthRenovations.

About Greenberg Gibbons

Founded in 1968, Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. The company’s portfolio includes more than 10.6 million square feet of existing and new development.  Its signature projects include the award-winning Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Annapolis Towne Centre, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Towne Centre at Laurel and the newly opened Foundry Row.  For more information, visit www.ggcommercial.com.

Italian Gardens Ranked #1 Pizza Place in Towson

Congrats to Italian Gardens for making #1 on Tabelog’s “10Best Pizza Places in Towson” article.

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Stebbins Anderson Opens Revitalized, 20,425 S.F Store at The Shops at Kenilworth

Contact: Michelle Schiffer, mschiffer@ggcommercial.com, (410) 559-2527
or Karin J. Siomporas, ksiomporas@crosbymarketing.com, (410) 626-0805

Treasured Department Store has Reopened in Exciting New Space

Owings Mills, Md. (April 21, 2016) — Greenberg Gibbons announced today that Stebbins Anderson has reopened in a revitalized 20,425-square-foot space at the Shops at Kenilworth – part of the $20 million renovation plans for the landmark shopping destination in Towson, Md.

A locally owned department store that’s been in the Baltimore area since 1867, Stebbins Anderson offers a one-stop shopping experience for a variety of merchandise, including unique housewares, gifts, décor, indoor/outdoor furniture and hardware. The new store features an updated storefront and interior fixtures while retaining its diverse selection of goods. It is also now completely located on the first floor of the property.

The store’s remodeling was a crucial element in overall plans to revitalize The Shops at Kenilworth, which is undergoing a makeover that includes updating the exterior and interior into a more contemporary and welcoming specialty shopping and community gathering place. Retailers remain open and operational during the renovation, which is taking place in phases to minimize disruptions. Construction began last summer with a target completion date of spring 2017.

“Stebbins Anderson is a Baltimore icon, and I am delighted to see this beloved company integrated into the exciting redevelopment of The Shops at Kenilworth,” said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. “That is what makes this shopping center special. I commend Stebbins Anderson and Greenberg Gibbons for a beautiful, energetic renovation.”

“It’s been a privilege to help create this new space for Stebbins Anderson, which has played an important part in Baltimore’s retail history for nearly a century and a half,” said Brian Gibbons, Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons. “The new store is a great first step in modernizing The Shops at Kenilworth.”

“This new space provides fresh flair and polish to our store, while retaining everything that has made Stebbins Anderson a special place to shop for so many community members, for so long,” said Ken Knight of Stebbins Anderson. “We are excited to greet new generations of shoppers in this beautiful new location.”

Greenberg Gibbons began managing The Shops at Kenilworth in July 2014 and assumed full ownership of the property in April 2015. For more information about the renovation and to follow progress of the project, visit: www.GGCommercial.com/KenilworthRenovations.

About Greenberg Gibbons

Founded in 1968, Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. The company’s portfolio includes more than 10.6 million square feet of existing and new development. Its signature projects include the award-winning Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Annapolis Towne Centre, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre and Towne Centre Laurel. For more information, visit www.ggcommercial.com.

 

Kenilworth Wine & Spirits Signs 4,951 S.F. Lease for The Shops at Kenilworth

Contact: Michelle Schiffer, mschiffer@ggcommercial.com, (410) 559-2527
or Karin J. Siomporas, ksiomporas@crosbymarketing.com, (410) 626-0805

Liquor Store to Join Shopping Center Undergoing $20 Million Renovation

Owings Mills, Md. (April 20, 2016) — Greenberg Gibbons announced today that Kenilworth Wine & Spirits has signed a lease for 4,951 square feet at The Shops at Kenilworth, the landmark shopping destination in Towson, Md.

Kenilworth Wine & Spirits will feature a large, handpicked selection of wines — with over 100 under $15 — organized with tasting notes and food pairings. The store will also offer craft spirits from local and international distillers, as well as seasonal micro brews available in bottles, cans and on draft to fill growlers. The store will host weekly tastings that will allow customers to taste the newest products. It is set to open in fall 2016.

Kenilworth Wine & Spirits will be located across from a new Trader Joe’s on the second level of a revitalized The Shops at Kenilworth. The shopping center is undergoing a transformation that includes updating the exterior and interior into a more contemporary and welcoming specialty shopping and community gathering place. Retailers remain open during the renovation, which is taking place in phases to minimize disruptions. Construction began last summer with a target completion date of spring 2017.

“We think Kenilworth Wine & Spirits will bring a new, fun experience to the neighborhood,” said Brian Gibbons, Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons. “The store will be a great fit for the outstanding mix of specialty retailers and restaurants at The Shops at Kenilworth.”

Greenberg Gibbons began managing The Shops at Kenilworth in July 2014 and assumed full ownership of the property in April 2015. For more information about the renovation project, visit: www.GGCommercial.com/KenilworthRenovations.

About Greenberg Gibbons

Founded in 1968, Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. The company’s portfolio includes more than 10.6 million square feet of existing and new development. Its signature projects include the award-winning Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Annapolis Towne Centre, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre and Towne Centre Laurel. For more information, visit www.ggcommercial.com.

Stebbins Anderson Grand Re-Opening

Thursday, April 21

Please join Stebbins Anderson, Greenberg Gibbons, and Councilman David Marks on Thursday, April 21st at 10:00am as we celebrate the grand re-opening of Stebbins Anderson at The Shops at Kenilworth.

stebbins anderson grand reopening

A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of Stebbins Anderson in its newly revitalized space and the kick off of the $20 million renovation of The Shops at Kenilworth will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to browse the new store.

Enter on the Lower Level east side of The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204.

We hope to see you there!

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Stebbins + Stebbins for Her Renovation News

We are very excited to complete Phase I of our renovation with the completed renovation and upcoming move of Stebbins Anderson.

As the construction and renovation are almost completed for the NEW Stebbins Anderson please note the following dates:

Stebbins Anderson (2nd level) Sunday, April 3: The store will close at the end of the day in preparation for the move to the newly renovated first-floor space.

Stebbins For Her Boutique (1st level) April 4 – April 9: Store hours 10am – 5pm. (Final week prior to moving into the renovated space inside the new Stebbins Anderson on the first level.)

The Stebbins Outlet located on the second level next to About Faces will remain open until August 1st.

SOFT OPENING: Stebbins Anderson will reopen on Monday, April 18!

All former Stebbins Anderson entrances from the parking lots will be closed from April 4-19. Please use the side entrances on the lower level outside of South Moon Under and Italian Gardens and on the upper parking deck when visiting The Shops at Kenilworth.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time and greatly appreciate your patience as we work to improve The Shops at Kenilworth!

Trader Joes is Moving to The Shops at Kenilworth

Trader Joe’s is moving to the Shops at Kenilworth from its current location near the traffic circle in Towson in 2017, the California grocer said Thursday.

The move comes as the owner of Towson Circle, where Trader Joe’s opened in 2000, plans to redevelop the site with apartments and a hotel, while the owner of Kenilworth also embarks on a $20 million renovation of its property.

Trader Joe’s also was facing new competition in the form of a Whole Foods planned for a spot a few blocks away opposite the library in downtown Towson, part of the Towson Row project.

A spokeswoman for Trader Joe’s declined to comment on the reasons for the relocation. The new store will be about 12,400 square feet, about 500 square feet larger than the current space, with about 750 parking spaces — more than 600 more than the current spot, she said.

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Stebbins Anderson Signs 20,425 S.F Lease for Revitalized Store at The Shops at Kenilworth

Treasured Department Store Will Continue to Serve as Anchor after Kenilworth’s $20 Million Renovation

Greenberg Gibbons announced today that its $20 million renovation plans for The Shops at Kenilworth will include revitalizing the space for its long-standing anchor, Stebbins Anderson. The store recently signed a new lease for a remodeled 20,425 square-foot space at the landmark shopping destination in Towson, Md.

Stebbins Anderson is a locally owned department store that has operated in the Baltimore area since 1867. It offers a one-stop shopping experience for a variety of merchandise, including unique housewares, gifts, décor, indoor/outdoor furniture and hardware. Currently on two levels of the property, the new store will be completely located on the first floor, and feature an updated storefront and interior fixtures while retaining its diverse selection of goods.

The store’s remodeling is a critical part of overall plans to renovate The Shops at Kenilworth, which is undergoing a transformation that includes updating the exterior and interior into a more contemporary and welcoming specialty shopping and community gathering place. Retailers will remain open and operational during the renovation, which will take place in four phases to minimize disruptions. Construction will begin in August 2015 with a target completion date of spring 2017.

“Stebbins Anderson is a regional icon with a special place in Baltimore’s retail history,” said Brian Gibbons, Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons. “We are excited to polish two community gems at once by updating the store and modernizing The Shops at Kenilworth.”

Greenberg Gibbons began managing The Shops at Kenilworth in July 2014 and assumed full ownership of the property in April 2015. For more information about the renovation and to follow progress of the project, visit: www.GGCommercial.com/KenilworthRenovations.

About Greenberg Gibbons

Founded in 1968, Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. The company’s portfolio includes more than 10.6 million square feet of existing and new development.  Its signature projects include the award-winning Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Annapolis Towne Centre, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre and Towne Centre Laurel.  For more information, visit www.ggcommercial.com.

Tiny Toppers “Salute to the Orioles” Day

Friday, May 15, 9-11:30am

The weekly Tiny Toppers Knitting Club meeting every Friday morning in center court will be celebrating a special “Salute to the Orioles Day” this Friday, May 15 from 9am- 11:30am. For this very special salute, The Tiny Toppers will be dressed in orange and black and will be creating very special baby hats in Oriole themed colors.

Tiny Toppers is a volunteer group that provides handmade knitted and crocheted baby hats for the nurseries in local hospitals. The group started in 2011 as a group of friends knitting together while their children were involved in mutual activities. As the group began to grow to their now more than fifty members, the gathering spot moved to their central location, The Shops at Kenilworth.

Tiny Toppers Kenilworth

After six years and many changes and additions to the group, Tiny Toppers of Maryland was established to accommodate the growing number of dedicated knitters.

In six years, Tiny Toppers has delivered close to 10,000 hand knit (and some crocheted) baby hats to local hospitals for their tiniest patients. This number changes quickly and the numbers of babies born in the Baltimore area continues to grow as well.

Tiny Toppers Kenilworth hats for babies

The Tiny Toppers meet every Friday at The Shops at Kenilworth from 9am – 11.30am.  Their website is tinytoppersofmaryland.webs.com.

The Shops at Kenilworth: Renovation Plans

Greenberg Gibbons has announced plans for a $20 million renovation for the company’s newly acquired Shops at Kenilworth in Towson, including an addition that will include a new wine bar.

the shops at kenilworth renovation plans_1The renovation will change both the interior — last renovated in 2000 — and the exterior of the 142,000-square-foot building that opened in 1979. The new design is aimed at modernizing the center and making it more pedestrian friendly, Greenberg Gibbons CEO Brian J. Gibbons said. The project would add several more food retailers.

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Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings at The Shops at Kenilworth Offers More Than Desserts

One of the tough aspects of being an adult is doing responsible things, like eating a healthy meal before gorging on dessert.

At Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings, which opened in May in The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson, the desserts are so fabulous that being a grown-up is difficult. Fortunately, the restaurant’s soups and sandwiches are tasty enough that even the healthy stuff goes down as easily as a spoonful of sugar.

Read full article: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/bs-ae-eats-ashleys-sweet-beginnings-20141014-story.html

Baltimore Magazine Editor, Max Weiss, Visits Lax World

Baltimore Magazine Managing Editor Max Weiss previews the March 50 Best Restaurants Issue at LAX World at The Shops at Kenilworth. Max mentions to also look out for a special lacrosse section, “Just the Lax!”

Holiday train, Santa roll into Shops at Kenilworth

Tuesday, December 3

The Baltimore Sun

With their eyes all aglow, dozens of youngsters and adults descended upon the Shops at Kenilworth to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season on Friday.

The year marks the 25th for the holiday train garden, which stretches in the center of the first floor of the mall for more than 60 feet and features more than 200 feet of track with five trains running simultaneously, including commuter and freight trains and passenger sets.

With nine bridges, more than 150 animations, a circus carnival, an interactive car wash, a coal mining operation, spooky Halloween village, Thomas the Tank, the Ravens, Orioles, Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat, Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, the Grinch, Scrooge, Santa and more — the display has become a traditional holiday stop for thousands of visitors annually. This year, the train garden will be on display through Jan. 10.

Santa, accompanied by his elves at the Santa Experience on the second floor of the mall, were also on hand to listen to the gift wish lists of dozens of boys and girls, as he will continue to do in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

And, as there has been in the last few weeks, there will be one more chance on Dec. 10 for owners to bring their dogs and cats to sit on Santa’s lap for a portrait. Breakfast with Santa takes place Dec. 7, 14 and 21 and there will be a Night of Smart Shopping on Dec. 5, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

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Holiday Train Gardens Bring Out Their Inner Child

Monday, November 25

WBAL Radio

WBAL Holiday train story

LISTEN: As the trains rumble past, WBAL’s Bill Vanko talks to two of the men who labor for months to build the huge holiday train garden that’s been a fixture for the last 25 years at The Shops At Kenilworth.

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Cat flats and anniversary sale

Monday, September 23

The Baltimore Sun

Fashion 5: Ted Baker at Trillium, Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and more
See what’s hot in the Baltimore area this week as we showcase five fashionable events, items or places. — John-John Williams IV

Cat Flats

These smoking slippers by Jon Josef are a fantastic find at Collections at The Shops at Kenilworth. “It’s a great wardrobe addition for all the cat lovers out there, and you never need to clean a litter box,” said Bob Hammann, owner of the boutique, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. “They’re also perfect for fall leggings.” Purchase the slippers and return Oct. 18 through Oct. 31 for a special anniversary sale and a drawing for a $300 gift card.
Find these Jon Josef smoking slippers for $160 at Collections in The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive.


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Jos. A. Bank Clothiers promotion raised more than 5,000 suits for veterans

Thursday, August 1

The Baltimore Sun

We couldn’t be more proud to have Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. as one of our shops! Read this article from The Baltimore Sun about the promotion they ran to donate more than 5,000 suits to veterans.

Our stores are ‘Best of Baltimore’!

Tuesday, July 30

A super big congratulations goes out to the following shops who won Baltimore magazine’s Best of Baltimore Readers’ Choice in their respective categories!

Atwater’s: Best Bread & Best Soup
Su Casa: Best Home Goods
The Corduroy Button: Best Children’s Clothes
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers: Best Men’s Clothes
South Moon Under: Best Women’s Clothes

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Best of Baltomore Reader's Choice

Inaugural Charles Street 12 race will benefit University of Maryland Children’s Hospital

Thursday, July 11

Baltimore Business Journal
Almost 2,000 runners have signed up for a new 12-mile race from Towson to the Inner Harbor that will have its inaugural running in August.

The Charles Street 12 race, which organizers say they want to make an annual event, is expected to draw about 2,500 runners for the Aug. 10 race, said Kelly Dees, the race director. The event benefits the pediatric heart program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.

The Charles Street race joins a number of high-profile Baltimore-area running events, including the Baltimore Running Festival, which will be held this year on Oct. 12.

Race organizers hope the Charles Street 12 will draw attention from runners because of its unusual distance — longer than a 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer race and shorter than a marathon (26.2 miles) or half-marathon (13.1 miles).

The idea is to create a course that would take runners from Baltimore County to Baltimore City and down one of the area’s most picturesque streets, said Dees, director of event management at Charm City Run. She declined to forecast how much the event is expected to raise for the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, saying that would depend on factors such as turnout and expenses for the first-time event.

The course starts at the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson and finishes at Power Plant Live, where runners will enjoy live music and refreshments. For much of the course, runners will head south on Charles Street toward the Inner Harbor, where they will pass Loyola University Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and run through historic Mount Vernon.

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Shops donate to Erika Brannock fund

Thursday, May 16

abc2news.com
TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — The Shops at Kenilworth have joined forces with local volunteers to help raise funds for the Erika Brannock Fund.

Erika Brannock is a 29-year-old preschool teacher from Towson who was seriously injured during the Boston Marathon Bombings more than a month ago. As a result of the explosion, Erika had a portion of her leg amputated and suffered severe damage to her other leg.

Erika traveled with her family to cheer on her mother, who was running in the race when the bombings happened.

To help raise money for Erika’s expenses, the merchants at Kenilworth have joined together to donate prizes. More than 20 stores donated merchandise valued each from $100 – $200.

Every third Thursday of the months ladies, to to the shops to socialize, stroll, have a brownie, a glass of wine and of course shop.

But tonight’s Ladies Night Out features the benefit for Erika. Raffles will be sold for $5 a piece.

About Faces Day Spa and Salon has joined forces in a big way to help raise dollars. All About Faces Day Spa locations will support the Erika Brannock Fund by donating $10 to “Wear Your Running Shoes to Work” on May 16th.

Any employee who donates $10 can wear sneakers all day while they work. They will also offer during the Ladies Night out event ten minute seated massage, pink & green hair feathers and make up touch ups – each for a $10 donation. All proceeds from The About Faces Day Spa events will go to the Erika Brannock Fund.

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How we work out: Fit for Life at The Shops at Kenilworth

Wednesday, March 27

The Baltimore Sun
Seniors are moving to the lyrics, “Friday night I crashed your party, Saturday I said I’m sorry” from Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right.

With a song list that includes “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” the Greater Baltimore Medical Center-sponsored Fit for Life program prides itself on exercising and having fun.

“The class is a social outlet,” said Sally Ransom Knecht, a group coordinator. “Our purpose is getting fit but also developing relationships and caring for one another.”

In addition to an hourlong class led by aerobics instructor Denise Evans, members of Fit for Life gather for pool parties, holiday breakfasts and luncheons.

“The interaction is important, and so is the physical aspect,” said Audrey Vieser. “We have dedicated members.”

Some of those members have been with the group for over a decade.

Sponsored by GBMC for the last 16 years, Fit for Life previously was held at several locations including Towson Town Center. Those locations ended their partnership with the program because of financial reasons, leaving the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson as the group’s sole exercise space.

“This is the only free program of its kind that we know of,” Knecht said. “Some of our members went to the other locations, but we’re all one family now.”

Who’s in the group: About 30 men and women, ages 65-95.

A typical class: The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Following warm-ups, the group begins a fast-paced workout built on simple movements. Members side-step and circle their arms to Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” and do the Grapevine while listening to Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.”

“I keep up with the world of fitness and try to incorporate different aerobics,” Evans said. “But I stress to the group to do only what they can. It’s not a competition.”

To develop strength and balance, Evans has the group do a half-hour of stretching and weightlifting to finish the workout.

“It’s a comprehensive routine,” said Thomas Gigliotti. “It helps with flexibility, strength and form.”

Some members meet for coffee after each session, and mall manager Brenda Artis usually stops by to chat.

“The retailers and myself really enjoy having the GMBC participants at the center,” she said. “I enjoy all the friendly hellos in the morning, seeing them have coffee after their workout, and I love their holiday cards.”

Why people like it: “I see a physical difference when I come to class and when I don’t,” said Marty Strumm.

The seniors say the aerobics keep their motor skills sharp and their health intact.

“I like the class because it keeps me healthy and disease-free,” said Pearl Hsi, who attends the class with her husband.

If a member misses class because of illness or personal conflict, the group sends a sympathy card or note.

“This is a caring group,” Knecht said. “Many of our members live alone, so the exercise and the social activities are good for their age sustainability.”

How to join: Register by attending the free class, held by the first-floor entrance at the Shops at Kenilworth (800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson).

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Italian Gardens Named Best Pizza in Baltimore!

Sunday, February 24

CBS Baltimore
Congrats to Italian Gardens Restaurant for being named Best Pizza in Baltimore!
“There is another reason to stop by Shops at Kenilworth besides shopping, and that reason is New York-style pizza. Italian Gardens fills the Kenilworth mall with the fresh smells of baking pizza. Whether by the slice or pie, an Italian Garden pizza will transform new customers into returning fans. A great restaurant for children, Italian Gardens offers both take-out and sit-down dinning. Enjoy a slice from Italian Gardens and you will understand why shoppers to the Kenilworth always have Italian Gardens on their shopping list.”

Fountain Pennies Helping to Support our Community

January 2013

Thank you for throwing your coins in the fountain at The Shops at Kenilworth

This month the change from the fountain will be donated to HopeWell Cancer Support.

For information on how your nonprofit can capture our pennies email jbdenen@aol.com.

Train garden at The Shops at Kenilworth [Pictures]

Friday, November 30

The Baltimore Sun
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The large holiday train garden at The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson was a big attraction to passersby, young and old, on Friday afternoon, Nov. 30.

Jean Hammond stayed with Towson Bootery for 50 years

August 10, 2012

The Baltimore Sun
Jean Hammond stayed with Towson Bootery for 50 years

Fifty years ago, a waitress at the County Coffee Shop in Towson was looking for a new gig. She asked the owner of a local shoe store, a frequent patron of the restaurant, if he needed any help around the shop.

As it turned out, R. Richard Rudolph, then-owner of the Towson Bootery, was looking to add to his staff. The waitress, Jean Hammond, began to work as a shoe saleswoman. She has been ever since.

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WBALTV’s Ava visits Kenilworth Farmers’ Market

June 25, 2012

WBALTV
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Ava Marie stops by the Kenilworth Farmers’ Market to get a preview of all the great local items available there, as well as to find out some great things people can make with the items. The farmers’ market is open 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

Kashmir owner Javid Mahajan interviewed in Wall Street Journal

May 18, 2012

The Wall Street Journal
The Fascinating Journey of a Kashmiri Moon Shawl

“…Inside Union Station, Washington’s busy train hub located just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol building, two mannequins displayed at a boutique’s storefront windows are draped in black and cream shawls bedecked with characteristic Kashmiri crewel work.

At the shop, named Kashmir, owner Javid Mahajan explains how he began importing shawls to the U.S. as a wholesaler more than a decade ago, supplying museum gift shops and other outlets, before opening this store and another in Baltimore, Maryland. His shawls range from about $120 to $1,400, depending on the amount of adornment. He says he keeps up with fashion preferences and caters to designs and colors in line with American aesthetics, such as most of his shawls having a black base, which buyers tend to prefer. …”

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Behind the Counter: The Bead

May 8, 2012

The Pikesville Patch
Behind the Counter: The Bead

“Two Pikesville sisters are marking 45 years in business with their fashion store, now located in Towson. …”

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The Shops at Kenilworth: One of the Best Shopping Malls In The Baltimore Area!

April 17, 2012

From WJZ CBS Baltimore, April 17

The Shops at Kenilworth may live in the shadow of the shopping juggernaut that is Towson Town Center, but it is not a mall to be overlooked. Kenilworth offers locations of the smaller specialty stores that can’t be found at a major mall. Check out Cloud 9 Clothing, South Moon Under and Fells Point Surf Co. Probably the biggest draw to The Shops at Kenilworth is About Faces Day Spa and Salon, arguably the best day spa in Maryland. Just outside the mall is Atwater’s, a small café that specializes in gourmet breads and cheeses made from scratch, exclusively from locally grown ingredients.

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Italian Gardens named BEST PIZZA by Baltimore Magazine

October 2011

Baltimore Magazine
This family-friendly neighborhood institution inside The Shops at Kenilworth mall is beloved for its New York-style, thin-crust pizza, which has just enough crunch to go with its minimal sauce and ample mozzarella. The pizzeria is also one of the few casual places in town that offers traditional, round, Chicago-style deep-dish pies (not Sicilian, which is more common in these parts). A plain Chicago-style ($12.95) comes in at a doughy two-plus inches. A specialty pie, like the ingredient-packed “Momma’s” (small, $15.95) with mushrooms, onions, black olives, pepperoni, and sausage, is over three inches, and a large slice is a delicious, filling meal.

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