Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's what local businesses and discounts retailers are offering and what times they will be opening their doors.
Plenty of local businesses are offering special discounts in honor of Black Friday. Here's a quick rundown of local deals, when businesses open, and also what large retail stores are offering in Annapolis. Kmart in Edgewater Offers big discounts on all items, opening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night and closing at 3 a.m. Friday morning. Kmart will reopen at 5 a.m. Friday. Parvilla Cycles Black Friday deals run all the way to Monday. Get 15-25 percent off on select in-store bikes, 15-20 percent off parts/accessories/clothing, and find clearance prices on other select items, including a $1,550 bike marked down to $800. Open normal hours. Homestead Gardens Discounted items are marked down during normal hours on Friday. Renegade Classics of …
Much has happened in the past year. What is our community most thankful for?
Over the last 11 months, I’ve learned a lot about our area’s deep heritage, its history, and the strong community connection that keeps Edgewater, Davidsonville and south county so unique. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let's reflect on a few things that we all can appreciate, including the unique characteristics of our town and what’s occurred throughout the year. New Eateries – When it comes to food, residents around town can’t seem to get enough dessert. New restaurants have come and gone, but the most consistent addition to the lunchtime landscape this past year has been after-meal treats. Whether it’s Sweet Frog frozen yogurt, LilyRose Cupcakes, people around here sure do have a sweet tooth to satisfy. Additionally, some new lunch …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend.
Hitting the road this Thanksgiving? You're not the only one. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend—less than a half-percent increase from last year. Over 90 percent of travelers will travel by automobile. And what do they plan to do after reaching their destination? You guessed it—visiting friends and family, eating and shopping, according to the AAA. This could add congestion to the major roadways serving Edgewater, Davidsonville and south county residents, namely Interstate 97 and Route 50. Check our commuter map on the Patch Commute page to track congestion as the hectic travel season progresses. The Maryland State Highway Administration urges …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Analysts say a strong Black Friday number could predict a big season for retailers.
Monday, November 19, 2012
During the holidays, financial analysts try to anticipate whether there will be a strong Christmas shopping season based on the amount of money people spend on Black Friday. As the retail frenzy approaches in just a few days, Patch wants to know if you plan on going out into the shopping madness to snag that "perfect gift." Business Insider produced an article last year that broke down the numbers, and how that correlated to overall holiday shopping. In 2009, the Black Friday numbers ($345 per person) showed a downturn in per-person spending over the previous year. That foreshadowed low numbers for retailers during the 2009 holiday season. The Business Insider article said that in 2010, a strong Black Friday showing (average $365 per …