Ellicott City, Maryland, 2017.

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local along Maryland’s Main Streets

By Preservation Maryland

When you spend money along Maryland’s Main Streets, you’re supporting local businesses and the historic properties that they steward. If you like window shopping by foot, trying new local restaurants, collecting art and antiques – and need to do some holiday shopping – then Small Business Saturday is for you!


Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day to promote, support, and enjoy local businesses across the country. Following behind, Black Friday, it’s a great way to invest back into your local economy. With 28 Main Street commercial communities in Maryland and Baltimore City, there are is no shortage of stores to explore, including Ellicott City in Howard County that suffered a devastating flood last year.


With the confluence of community and organizational support, the shops, restaurants, and businesses along Main Street in Ellicott City have re-opened in the year following the devastating flood in July 2017. As part of the response, Preservation Maryland established the Ellicott City Preservation Resource Center and has assisted property owners with preservation guidance to rebuild and restore their stores and storefronts using all the incentives available.



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