Baltimore County Now
Baltimore County Office of Tourism & Promotion
Move over SEC country, Baltimore County, new football powerhouse is coming through. Not only is Baltimore County home to the Super Bowl Champion Ravens, but two NCAA college programs as well.
The Towson University Tigers are sitting pretty at 5-0 as they head into the thick of their CAA matchups. After a playoff snub by last year’s selection committee the tigers have routed four of their opponents, including a 33-18 win over the University of Connecticut (a BCS program). The Tigers came from behind in the second half on Saturday to remain undefeated, and among the contenders for the CAA crown.
The Stevenson University Mustangs took their first loss of the season this past Saturday. This feat is especially impressive considering the program is only in its third year, playing their first competitive game in September of 2011. Stevenson is also home to the newly built, 3,500-seat Mustang Stadium.
If Saturday football is what you’re craving, it’s not necessary to drive down to College Park or Annapolis, quality games are happening every week in your own backyard. With plenty of exciting matchups still on the slate, make sure to support these two great local teams!
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
‘Dinner and a movie’ will soon have a whole new meaning in downtown Towson. I was excited to announce that three restaurants – all new to Baltimore County – are the first of eight best-in-class restaurants joining Cinemark Theatres in the new Towson Square entertainment center coming to downtown Towson. Towson Square is an expansion of the successful Towson Circle development which features Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe’s and Pier 1 Imports.
La Tagliatella, with restaurants throughout Europe, features generous portions of northern Italian cuisine. Towson will be one of their first U.S. restaurants. Nando’s Peri-Peri, a South African-owned restaurant with locations in 34 countries on five continents, specializes in Portuguese flame-grilled chicken. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is known for its mesquite-grilled cuisine and lively outdoor patio.
Cinemark Theatres also is bringing their new VIP-level seating concept to Towson, featuring full bar service and premium food choices for over-21 movie patrons. There will be a total of 15 state-of-the-art screens with 3,400 stadium-style seats, bringing the latest films and theatre experiences to downtown Towson.
We expect Towson Square to draw people from throughout the Baltimore area, so we’re getting ready right now. Construction is underway on a new 650-space underground parking garage to be operated by the Baltimore County Revenue Authority. The movie theatres and restaurants will be open in 2014.
Stay tuned – there’s more coming soon to a downtown near you.
by Fronda Cohen
Baltimore County Office of Communications
The first thing you notice about the 12-story building at the Towson roundabout is the glass façade that brightens the Towson skyline, but what’s really great about the building is what’s inside.
Now 100% leased, the new $27 million Towson City Center has brought new businesses and their workers to the heart of downtown Towson. There’s corporate headquarters for MileOne Automotive, one of the largest automotive groups in the country, with 35 dealerships in the Mid Atlantic region. Towson University has a major presence in the building with the Institute for Well-Being and WTMD Radio. Business Suites, WMS Partners, Remedi, and Cunningham, a new farm-to-kitchen restaurant from the Bagby Restaurant Group, are among the newest business residents.
Towson City Center tenants are expected to bring 500 new jobs to downtown Towson. While employees are still moving in, restaurants in the area already are noticing new customers for lunch and dinner.
Caves Valley Partners purchased and completely revitalized the building, reusing the existing structure, replacing the façade and all building systems to create what is effectively a new building designed to meet LEED Silver environmental standards.
And yes, on a clear day from the 11th floor, you really can see Towson University, the gold dome of the historic Towson Courthouse, and Harbor East.