Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Good News on Main Street

When I wrote this post back in September, things were looking pretty bleak on Main Street in old Ellicott City. Now, six months later, the situation has noticeably improved with the openings of the Diamondback Tavern and the Wine Bin.

In my Scene This Week post from Sunday I commented about visiting yet another new store owner on Sunday. That wasn’t quite accurate. The Little Sunshine Trading Company isn’t actually a new store on Main Street, it is a relocated store. They were formerly located at 8202 Main Street and now they occupy a space at 8129 Main Street, right next to my favorite toy store, Mumbles and Squeaks.
It makes sense for them to be next to the toy store since they sell baby stuff, unique baby stuff.

We had a chance to chat briefly with one of the owners, Marissa Jonner. She likes the synergy of being located next to the toy store and is optimistic about their prospects in the new location. I applaud that attitude and wish them and the other new merchants success.

Things are looking up on Main Street these days.