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Best Antique Furniture in Ellicott City and Tips for Buying

Historic Ellicott City is full of shops where you can find antique, vintage and collectible one-of-a-kind items. We’ve rounded up four of the best antique shops in Ellicott City for buying furniture, as well as some tried and true tips for finding that perfect piece. Antique Depot 3720 Maryland Avenue | Ellicott City, MD 21043 The Antique Depot is an antiques, vintage, and collectibles mall housing about 70 different small businesses. New items come in almost every day so you never know what you are going to find! Cottage Antiques 8181 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD 21043-4929 Cottage Antiques [...]

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Howard County

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite romantic restaurants near our new homes in Howard County. Don’t want to wait until Valentine’s Day to enjoy all that these restaurants have to offer? Lucky for you, Howard County Restaurant Week is January 22nd – February 5th and some of the below are participating. Pure Wine Cafe 8210 Main St. Ellicott City. MD 21043 Pure Wine Cafe offers small plates of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with a wine list that represents a wide variety of tastes [...]

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Our Favorite Howard County Breweries

In recent years, Howard County has come a growing local craft beer destination. Learn more about Howard County’s craft brew trail and then keep reading to see a few of our of favorite Howard County breweries near our new homes in Ellicott City. HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail The HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail features 11 destinations, including established brewpubs, up-and-coming farm breweries and exciting start-ups getting creative with their ingredients. A trip to the trail is the perfect holiday gift for the craft beer lover in your life. Receive swag when you visit four or all stops on the trail, and [...]

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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

In between the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. First recognized in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate the Shop Small movement, driving shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Just minutes from our new home communities in the charming downtown areas of Westminster and Ellicott City, you’ll find plenty of local shops where you can find unique, one-of-a-kind items for this holiday season. Main Street Ellicott City near Montclair The Antique Depot 3720 Maryland Avenue | Ellicott City, MD The Antique Depot is an antiques, vintage, and collectibles mall [...]

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Pet-Friendly Ellicott City

October is Adopt-A-Dog Month, dedicated to giving a loving home to the millions of dogs waiting in shelters. When you’re ready to bring home your new four-legged family member, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pet-friendly Howard County businesses near our new homes in Ellicott City. Dog Adoption: Animal Advocates of Howard County PO Box 1403 | Ellicott City, MD 21041 Animal Advocates of Howard County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing the suffering of animals, through the promotion of adoption of pets from Howard County Animal Control, securing shelter for animals in trouble, providing free [...]

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