Yesterday we took a casual stroll around downtown
Ellicott City and took note of a couple of changes in the
historic district retail scene.
The first thing that caught my attention was this small chalkboard sign at the former Yates Grocery Store on
Main Street. I’m assuming that Randy and
Steve are Steve Archuleta and Randy Neely, the owners of the Good Life Market which closed in December 2010.
A few doors down Retropolitan is having a moving sale. After nine years on
the store is relocating to West Annapolis.
Around corner, in Parking Lot D, we noticed a sign in the window of the former Man Cave space that read “Coming Soon Matcha Time Café.” When I got back home and did a search of the name I found that HowChow had already picked up on this back in June. His restaurant radar is much better than mine. According to this story by Brandi Jefferson in Patch, Matcha Time “will be a Japanese Tea House. Expect a selection of teas, pastries, a few coffee varieties and a retail section with Japanese crafts.”