Tuesday, March 28, 2017

27 New Businesses in Downtown Frederick - March 2017

Whether you are a visitor, new to Frederick, or have lived here for years, the downtown is always changing.  A steady stream of new shops, new restaurants, and new services await you. Here is a list of 26 businesses that have opened in the last year and the month in which they opened. Links are provided if I could find them. This list was provided by Leeann Dickerson of the Downtown Frederick Partnership. You can read more about the Partnership below the list.

 NEW FREDERICK BUSINESSES
  1. Opa, 50 Carroll Creek Way (March 2016) Facebook | Website
  2. GOOD juju Juice Bar, 310 E 2nd St (April 2016) Facebook
  3. Frederick County Bank, 2 N Market St (April 2016) Facebook| Website
  4. Tenth Ward Distilling, 508 E Church St (July 2016) Facebook | Website
  5. Sados, 501 N Market St (September 2016) Facebook | Website
  6. Creme de la Creme, 207 N Market St (Septber 2016) Facebook | Website
  7. The Kitchenette, 217 N Market St (September 2016) Facebook | Website
  8. Quality Shoe Service and Repair, 319 N Market St (October 2016) Facebook
  9. Bailey's Treasures, 419 N Market St (November 2016) Facebook | Website
  10. Pearl Clothing, 230 E Patrick St (November 2016) Facebook | Website
  11. Elegant Forever, 31 E Patrick St (November 2016) Facebook | Website
  12. Ascension Healing Studio, 147 W Patrick St (November 2016) Facebook | Website
  13. Fred & Co. 1745, 308 N Market St (November 2016) Facebook | Website
  14. Authentic Barber, 308 N Market St (November 2016) Facebook | Website
  15. McClintock Distilling Co., 35 S Carroll St (December 2016) Facebook | Website
  16. Downtown Lash Co., 113 E Patrick St (December 2016) Facebook | Website
  17. Christin Lewin Photography, 106 N Market St (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  18. Moxie & Momentum, 263 W Patrick St (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  19. GWC-Artwork, 328 E Patrick St (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  20. Princess Parties & Boutique, 115 W Patrick St (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  21. Surelocked In, 220 N Market St (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  22. Windy City Red Hots, 50 Carroll Creek Way (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  23. Attaboy Beer Co., 400 Sagner Ave (January 2017) Facebook | Website
  24. Indellibelle, 23 E Patrick St (February 2017) Facebook | Twitter
  25. New Market Hãnai Ohana, 30 S Court St (March 2017) Facebook | Website
  26. Hippy Chicks Hummus, 239 N Market St (March 2017) Facebook | Website


Contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership Staff:  

Kara Norman
Executive Director
kara@downtownfrederick.org

Danielle Doll
Development Associate
danielle@downtownfrederick.org


Cecylia Morrison
Promotion and Events Manager
cecylia@downtownfrederick.org


Leeann Dickerson
Marketing & Promotion M
anager
leeann@downtownfrederick.org





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Friday, March 24, 2017

Upcoming April 2017 events in Frederick Maryland

Here are some upcoming events in Frederick Maryland, for April 2017.  For more details about the upcoming events go to the websites for the Downtown Frederick Partnership, Celebrate Frederick, or the Tourism calendar.
  • April First Saturday  - April 1 • 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Explore Downtown’s Hidden Spaces  Free
  • Civil War Walking Tour - April 1 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Heritage Frederick, 24 E Church St. $
  • Frederick Keys Baseball starts Thursday April 6. Nymeo Field. $
  • Bell and History Day, Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St. By donation
  • Meeting of the Minds, Artists Coffee Sunday, April 9,  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, The ArtistAngle Gallery , 124 S Carroll St, Coffee and conversation with other artists: visual, performance, and musicians. Free
  • Frederick Speaker Series, Bill Nye, Thursday, April 20 & 21, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.  Weinberg,  20 W Patrick St. $
  • Frederick Craft Spirits Festival – Noon – 6:30 PM, 200 East Art Haus, 200 E Patrick St. $
  • Bulk Trash – City of Frederick Freecycle Roundup, April 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m, at the Public Works facility, 111, Airport Drive East where bulk trash and reusable goods are collected and separated.
  • 28th Annual Children’s Festival - April 29, 2017 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Free
  • Bring A Broom Saturday, Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Help downtown get ready for spring. Free
  • Bike to Work Day – May 19 – see biketoworkmetrodc.org for details throughout DC and Maryland.
  • Beyond the Garden Gates Tour -  May 20 -21 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm,  Downtown Frederick. $
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Meeting To Discuss The East Street Corridor Small Area Plan (ESCAP)

Tonight, March 22, the City of Frederick's  Planning Department will host a public meeting to discuss the draft plan for the East Street Corridor Small Area Plan (ESCAP). Time:  6:00PM at the Frederick Visitor Center located at 151 S. East Street.  The purpose of this plan is to further the efforts of East Frederick Rising and the Vision Plan that group has created as well as build upon the recommendations of past studies and plans in this area. A workshop with the Planning Commission will be held on April 17th with a public hearing at a later date where the Commission will make a recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. To see the plan, go to: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/6872

To read the plan go to http://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/6872




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Monday, March 20, 2017

Getting Ready to Move in or Out of Frederick, MD? Packing Tips

I asked Rick Rehling, from JK Moving Company to give Frederick homeowners some tips on packing and getting ready to move so that blog readers can have a better moving experience.  Rick's advice comes from JK Moving and is shown below. For additional information or tips, contact Rick directly at Richard.Rehling@JKmoving.com.

For anyone moving this year or share with any friends or family that may be moving. Here are 10 Moving Tips to Make your Move Worry Free.
  1. When packing your things, label each box with what the contents are, and what room it will be going into.  a) Instruct your movers to place each box in its designated room so when you are ready, you can start unpacking room-by-room. This will make the moving process more manage able and organized. b) Label on the side of the box, as opposed to the top, to ensure visibility even when the boxes are stacked on top of each other.
  2. Wrap breakable items in clothing. a) Instead of buying endless rolls of bubble wrap, use what you already have to wrap breakable items. b) Not only are you saving money, but you end up saving time by packing both clothes and items simultaneously. 
  3. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected before disconnecting the wires. a) Nothing is more time consuming and frustrating than having 100 different wires that go in the back of your computer and having to remember how they were connected. b) Before packing your electronics, take a photo of how all the cords are connected. When you get to your new home, you can then pull up your photo and quickly reconnect and power things up without having to spend hours trying to remember which cord plugs-in where.
  4. Vacuum seal your clothing a) To save on space in boxes, it’s often a good idea to vacuum seal your clothing grouped by season. b) Out of season clothing can remain sealed and in storage until you are ready to take them out months down the line.
  5. Start getting rid of items weeks in advance.  a) Moving is the perfect time to categorize unwanted objects as either an item “to sell,” “to throw away,” or “to give away.”
    b) Organization is the best way to give yourself a discount on your Move – Why incur the cost of moving unused/unwanted items.
  6.  Change your address at least two weeks before moving. a) You will want to ensure you get all your important statements and letters on time and in the right location, so changing your address ahead of the move is extremely important. b) You no longer have to go straight to the post office to change your address; people can now go online to the U.S. Postal Service website and do it directly from there.
  7. Use laundry baskets and suit cases for packing personal or immediate need items. Moving trucks only have so much space; it’s important you use space wisely. Laundry baskets and suitcases are, more likely than not, coming with you to your new home. Instead of sending them off empty, you can use them to pack the things you deem necessary for immediate use in your new home; things like shampoo, paper towels, soap, toilet paper, sleeping clothes, etc.
  8. Don’t buy groceries in the two weeks prior to moving. a) Make sure that your last trip to the grocery store is at least two weeks prior to moving. This will give you a chance to gradually empty out your fridge and you will end up wasting a lot less food. b) If it’s moving with you, remember to defrost and clean your refrigerator at least two days before moving.
  9. Put tape or plastic wrap around the openings of toiletries so it doesn’t make a mess. Avoid accidental messes by covering the opening of your toiletries with plastic wrap and then putting the tops back on.
  10. Take measurements a) All the furniture you currently own may fit beautifully in your current home, but it may not be such a good fit in your new one. b) It’s important you take measurements of your big furniture items to make sure the transfer of your belongings is a smooth transition

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Frederick city housing inventory is ZIP code 21701 is the lowest in 10 years

What's new in downtown housing in Frederick?   Sellers needed!  Frederick city housing active inventory in ZIP code 21701 is the lowest in 10 years. As of 10 am today 3-17-17  there are only 118 homes for sale.  53 are detached.  Data is from RBI.  



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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Compare Average Home Prices Over 5 Years For Frederick, Montgomery, Washington and Carroll Counties in Maryland

Check out where average home prices have gone over the past five years for Frederick, Montgomery, Washington and Carroll Counties. For several years in a row, prices had their usual seasonal rise and fall but overall stayed flat. Last year that changed. Prices began inching up.  Comparing February data alone, this year to last year (2016) for Mont Co +4.6%, Fred Co -.6 %, Carroll Co  +8.6%, and Washington Co +17.9%. Click on the graphic for a larger image.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Donate Your Earrings and Support The Frederick Art Club Scholarship

Frederick Ladies – we all have extra pairs of earrings we don't wear anymore. Did you know they can be turned into $$ to support a Frederick Art Club fundraiser.  Now is the perfect time to clean out your jewelry boxes,  and gather together those earrings you don’t wear anymore and donate them to the Frederick Art Club (TFAC). The club will then hold two Earring Bonanzas (hundreds of earrings at affordable prices!) in downtown Frederick on May 6th and May 20th. All proceeds go to the Frederick Community Foundation to continue an art student scholarship that TFAC provides each year.  See flyer for details, or contact me directly.  We will need your donation sometime in the next few weeks to process the earrings and get them ready for the Earring Bonanza.  Then, come shop at the Earring Bonanza in May! The sales event will be held on two dates, May 6 and May 20 from Noon to 6 pm., downtown, outside, at 30 N Market Street in Frederick MD.  Rain or Shine!
Help the Frederick Art Club fund Frederick County art student's scholarship. We need your tax deductible donation of earrings to make this event a success!  Search your jewelry boxes for gently used earrings you no longer wear - from pierced to clips-ons, costume, sterling, gold, etc.  #TheFrederickArtClub, #EarringBonanza




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Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Write Directions Institute Offers Writers Classes in Frederick, MD

Write Directions Institute helps aspiring writers achieve their dreams. Want to write a book but can’t get started?  Help is on the way thanks to the  recently launched Write Directions Institute.  The Institute’s spring classes are tailored for aspiring authors who want to write, publish and  promote their books.  WDI’s March-June classes include:
  1. Become a better writer
  2. Copyright law - what all writers must know
  3. Facebook for writers
  4. I have a great idea for a book - now what?
  5. Introduction to technical writing
  6. Self-publishing 101
  7. Write a book, build a business
Classes start March 24, so sign up soon! Each class costs $75; early bird registration is $65. Classes are held at Cowork Frederick, 122 E. Patrick St., Frederick MD 21701. Learn more at Writedirections.com. Click on the graphic below for a full sized image.


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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Housing Market Report for February 2017: Frederick County and Washington County, MD

There were some interesting changes in the Frederick County and Washington County, MD housing market this February.

FREDERICK COUNTY  Overall, the same number of units were sold in both years, but when looked at by type of home, there were some significant changes. Compared to last year, Frederick county detached housing units sold dropped over last year by 14%, while attached units sold rose by 22%!  Average prices for both types of homes rose.  Attached units rose 1.6% and detached units rose 4.4%. See  dollar amounts below.  The number of days on market continues to fall, going from 97 days last February to 77 days this February.

WASHINGTON COUNTY  The overall number of units sold this year was up 8% over last  year. When looked at by type of home, there were some dramatic changes. Compared to last year, Frederick county detached housing units sold dropped over last year by 16%, while attached units sold rose by 17%.  Average prices for both types of homes rose.  Attached units rose 14 % and detached units rose 16%. See dollar amounts below.  The number of days on market rose somewhat, going from 98 days last February to 107 days this February.


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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Looking to Buy A Home in New Market & Lake Linganore, Maryland?

If you are looking to buy a home in the New Market, Maryland, and Lake Linganore,  OR if you are getting ready to sell your home there, check out the comparables shown below.  Click below to see the current listings. Learn more about New Market.
http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3694358815-10




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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Frederick County, MD Housing Indicators January 2017

Frederick County, MD housing indicators all types of homes for the month of January 2017:
1) Average home price: $ 317,661 compared to last January $305,514
2) Average days on market: 61 compared to 84 last year
3) Number of homes sold 279 compared to 209
4) Percentage of the homes sold that were short sales and foreclosures 14%. Last year’s percentage was 23%.
See below for a chart that breaks down the total sales by type of home.




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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.


Frederick, MD March Events 2017

Here are just of few of the many events in Frederick in March 2017. For more details about the upcoming events go to the websites for the Downtown Partnership, Celebrate Frederick, or the Tourism calendar.
  • March 4th, First Saturday, Hidden Spaces and Cool Places,   3:00pm – 9:00 pm downtown Frederick.
  • Women's History Month at National Museum of Civil War Medicine,  Saturday, March 4, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Frederick Reads, author Bill Bryson, Sunday, March 5, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.  At the Weinberg,  20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701.
  • Frederick Restaurant Week,  Monday, March 6,  10:00 AM – Sunday, March 12,  11:00 PM.  A seven day event. Restaurants  offer multi-course meals at pre-fixe prices.
  • Carillon Recitals – March 6 & 20. Twice monthly concerts  Sunday 12:30-1:00 pm, Baker Park Carillon.
  • Meeting of the Minds, Artists Coffee  Sunday, March 12,  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, The ArtistAngle Gallery , 124 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701, Coffee and conversation with other artists: visual, performance, and musicians.
  • Saint Patrick's Day Beer Tour, March 17 - 18, Frederick, MD,  5230 Westview Dr.  21703, 301-698-2650


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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

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