CITY OF FREDERICK Department of Economic Development
Want to start or grow a business in Frederick? Contact the City of Frederick's Department of Economic Development for free assistance and information regarding: permitting, licensing, site selection, marketing, finance programs, talent acquisitions, grants and incentives, training and education, press release services, and community connections. 101 N C OUR T ST Äą 301.600.6360 Äą BUSINE SSINFREDERIC K.C OM 2 GET IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
FREDERICK COUNTY BANK MARTY LAPERA, PRESIDENT & CEO
More than a bank! Frederick County Bank proudly supports Frederick businesses, families, events, and community organizations. From providing financial solutions to grow your business, purchase a home, prepare for the future, or reach your goals, FCB is in your corner! MEMBER FDIC.
"We’re committed to remaining a strong and independent community bank. We are advocates, supporters, business partners, and cheerleaders for our Frederick community." 2 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.620.1 400 ı FCBMD.C OM GET IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 3
GET IT DOWNTOWN
has it all... DOWNTOWN FREDERICK
...locally owned restaurants, specialty boutiques, entertainment venues, art galleries, beautiful parks and more. Our walkable, scenic streets appeal to history buffs and Instagrammers alike, and our historic downtown features the offerings of a large metropolis with the personable quaintness of a small town. You’ll find chic boutiques steps away from Civil War landmarks, and whether you’re a foodie or a craft beer lover, you’re always right around the corner from something delicious. Our work is Downtown Frederick’s vitality. Downtown Frederick Partnership is responsible for some of Frederick’s most well-loved traditions: First Saturday, Alive @ Five and Movie Nights on the Creek come to mind. While we love our events, the work of the Partnership is bigger than great fun. We offer both façade and interior improvement grant programs to ensure our downtown businesses are updated and fresh. We hold an annual downtown wide cleanup event powered by wonderful volunteers. Our Competitive Edge series features workshops aimed at improving existing businesses and growing their success, bringing dynamic speakers and great information to the business community. They say that the people make the place, and we believe that is true in Downtown Frederick. Behind our more than 800 businesses here in the Main Street area are people with the passion, creativity and heart that help make our community thrive. As a part of our Get It Downtown initiative, the Partnership publishes this magazine to highlight the business owners behind Frederick’s vibrant downtown. These owners truly make Downtown Frederick great. Inside, you’ll learn more about these wonderful people and their businesses in colorful photos and brief overviews of the galleries (Art It), retailers (Get It), specialty stores (Shop It), restaurants (Taste It), boutiques and jewelers (Wear It) found in Downtown Frederick. Produced by The Frederick News-Post ı 301.662.1163 ı FrederickNewsPost.com 351 Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick, MD 21703 Photography by Turner Photography Studio ı Graphic Design by Samantha Bangh Geordie Wilson, Publisher ı Connie Hastings, Revenue Director Kevin Berrier, Terri Davis & Debra Tyson, Multimedia Marketing Consultants
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FREDERICK COFFEE CO. & CAFE
FREDERICK FUDGE & ICE CREAM
Daily brews featuring mild, bold, flavored and decaf options available hot or iced to suit every palate. Varied menu of breakfast and lunch as well as an eye-popping pastry case featuring our signature milehigh carrot cake. Enjoy live music on the weekends, indoor/outdoor seating and free on-site parking.
Premium hand-dipped ice cream in more than 20 flavors. Milkshakes, parfaits, house-made waffle cones, and over 15 flavors of housemade fudge. Seasonal soft-serve available in dozens of flavor combinations and handsqueezed lemonade during the summer. Even ice cream for your furry friend! Shaded outdoor patio and free on-site parking.
100 N EAST ST ı 301.698.0039
TERRI & MIKE WINDER OWNERS
From our first venture, Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream, to our most recent, GOOD juju, we have appreciated the support of Downtown Frederick and a growing, loyal customer base. We are truly energized by and thrilled to grow within this community.
253 E CHURCH ST ı 301.631.5333
SHAB ROW TEA EMPORIUM
THE PASTA PALETTE
A fully-vegan eatery featuring breakfast and lunch served all day, every day with glutenfree options. Our specialties have become acai bowls, vegan shakes, made-to-order juices, smoothies and wheatgrass shots! Cheerful indoor dining, private outdoor patio, and free on-site parking.
A rainbow of gourmet pasta in over 100 delectable flavors including lo-carb/hi-protein, gluten-free and vegan options as well as a large selection of frozen ravioli, gnocchi, sauces and pesto for a restaurant-quality meal made at home! Spices, gift baskets, custom-made, kitchen accessories and seasonal gifts. Metered/ garage parking.
Quality loose leaf teas and botanicals in over 300 varieties, blended and brewed, served hot or iced by the cup or pot. Tea brewing accoutrements, new/vintage teapots, gifts and unique seasonal teas. Escape to the upstairs parlor or the outdoor patio under a pergola of wisteria. Free on-site parking.
300 E 2ND S T ı 301.378.0042
121 N MARKE T ST ı 301.682.2706
11 2 N EAST ST ı 3 01. 378. 85 37
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SHOP IT downtown
ALCHEMY NO. 119 Unique products and tools dedicated to personal growth and transformation.
Products dedicated to intentional living, self-love and heightened Emotional Intelligence. Gifts, books, crystals, chakra stones, tarot cards, soaps, candles, jewelry, decor, journals, cards.
PATTEE BROWN, OWNER
Alchemy No. 119 offers the unique products and tools we all need to grow and transform into the best version of ourselves. Whatever your journey… welcome.
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THE FREDERICK BASKET COMPANY Gourmet custom gift baskets and so much more. Unique Frederick and Maryland gifts, gourmet foods, craft beer and regional wines. Design your own gift, or let one of our gift professionals pick the perfect items to create your one of a kind gift. Shop in store or online. Next Day delivery. 12 N EAST ST 301.696.9345 FREDERIC KBASKE T.C OM LOIS PRUITT & KAYLEY PRIES, OWNERS
HUNTING CREEK OUTFITTERS TRADITIONS BEGIN HERE. We embody the sporting life, specializing in iconic heritage brands for men and women. We offer the highest quality clothing and gear from the world's finest manufacturers. Fly fishing specialists, premier equipment, expert advice and instruction. Whether traveling the world or around the block. Serving Frederick for over 17 years. 29 N MARKE T ST 301.668.4333 HUNTINGC REEK OUTFI TTER S.C OM MURRAY FRIEDMAN, PARTNER
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Get to know your world at Curious Iguana, Frederick's independent bookstore and benefit corporation. Explore our globally diverse collection of new books for all ages. Meet authors, join a book club, and celebrate the love of reading.
12 N MARKE T ST 301.695.2500 CURIOUSIGUANA.C OM MARLENE ENGLAND, OWNER
DANCING BEAR TOYS & GIFTS Frederick's independent toy store.
Put some play in your day at Dancing Bear. You'll find plenty of fun and games for the whole family, plus a full calendar of kid-friendly programs and events.
15 E PATRIC K ST 301.631.9300 DBEAR TOYS.C OM TOM ENGLAND, OWNER
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JAMES KELLY, DIRECTOR
PUBLIC LIBRARIES We believe in a community that is free to explore, invent and transform. With eight libraries across Frederick County, we provide books, audio books and access to digital content, including magazines, music and movies. Our Downtown Frederick location offers passport services and features an early literacy play and learning space.
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SHERRI JOHNSON, OWNER
A bit of everything for everyone. We search high and low for the coolest gifts, novelties and toys money can buy, while keeping your budget in mind. You never know what you'll find here, but once you find it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
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UNIQUE STUDIO HAIR SALON The Unique team collectively has over 15 years of experience. Unique Studio is Downtown Frederick's one stop shop for hair, nails, and brows. We're known for our family-like customer service and unique designs. LAUREN NICHOLSON, OWNER
1 8A N EAST ST ı 301.471.5751 UNIQUE ST UD I OHAIR SA LON.C OM
EDGEWORKS KNIFE & SUPPLY
Edgeworks Knife & Supply has been Maryland's source for fine cutlery, knives and darts since 1993. We will guide you in choosing the proper tool for your needs, while also offering professional sharpening services for all sorts of knives. 200 N MA RKE T ST 301.620.0 321 ı EDGE WORKSONLINE.C OM
APPLE PRODUCTS, INC. Specializing in producing delicious home-style products right in historic Downtown Frederick, we use only the finest ingredients in our apple cider, apple butter, preserves, relishes, sauces and more. Our famous old-fashioned products are sold in our factory store, at farm markets and small privately-owned retailers across the country. 1 3 S WI SNER ST 301.662.3261 ı MCC UTC HEON S.C OM SHOP IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 11
DOWNTOWN FREDERICK PARTNERSHIP Working to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, a national Main Street community. Our programs include downtown events, workshops and grant programs to support the downtown businesses, design projects to improve downtown spaces and advocacy for downtown as an even better place to live, work, stay, play and connect. KARA NORMAN, EXECUTIVE DANIELLE DOLL, ASSOCIATE LEEANN DICKERSON, MARKETING & PROMOTION CECYLIA MORRISON, PROMOTION & EVENTS
DIRECTOR DIRECTOR MANAGER MANAGER
1 9 E C HURC H ST ı 301.698.811 8 D OWNTOWNFREDERIC K.ORG
SAVAGE SOAPS Savage Soaps® are handcrafted olive oil soaps made on premise with local brews, spirits and other organic ingredients. Gourmet salt scrubs, body butters, gels, massage oils and parfum are made fresh daily. Helps many skin issues! Get wet with Savage! Vegan. Palm Oil free. Color free. 10 E C HURC H ST 301.694.880 5 ı SAVAGE SOAPS.C OM 12 SHOP IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
As seen on
TV Steve Harvey's Funderdome
Always searching for the unique ... our collections evolve with the seasons and holidays so there is always something new to see!
EC'CLECTIBLES PAUL THOMPSON, OWNER
Ec'clectibles strives to have something special for everyone! Gifts for a new born, home decor, exclusive quality fashion jewelry, unique gifts for men to gifts that celebrate our hometown, and the largest selection of Old World Christmas ornaments in town. We also create custom silk floral decor for your home. Open everyday!
1 3 E PATRIC K ST ı 301.662.7670 ı ECC LEC TIBLE S.C OM SHOP IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 13
SELECT SECONDS THRIFT STORE
Looking for a one-of-a-kind item or special gift? Select Seconds Thrift Store is run by Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. We sell gently used clothing, household decor, jewelry, collectibles, and so much more! Proceeds from sales at Select Seconds are donated back to FMH, including the James M Sockman Cancer Institute, directly benefiting the Frederick community.
8 E PATRICK ST 301.662.8280 FMH.ORG/VOLUNTEERING
VINTAGE MC Vintage MC is the area's only furniture store that specializes in vintage mid-century modern pieces. Our expansive, expertly curated inventory includes original Danish modern pieces from the best Scandinavian designers, American classics like Broyhill Brasilia, Lane, Eames, Knoll, and more. We have selections to fit every budget and our inventory changes weekly.
103 S CARROLL ST 240.514.8623 VINTAGE-MC.C OM MINDY CAWLEY, OWNER 14 SHOP IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
SimpLIVEfy SimpLIVEfy is an interior design boutique and design center. The boutique offers to-go custom furniture, window treatments, bedding, lighting, wallpaper and accessories. The design studio provides interior design services for both commercial and residential clients. We also offer trade professionals access to our exceptional line of products and use of the design center. 23 S MA RKE T ST ı 240.379.1 565 SIMPLIVEF Y@GMAIL.C OM
THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE Come in and smell the spices and teas! Guests are encouraged to open the jars and smell. The Spice & Tea Exchange features the freshest spices, infused sugars and salts, and a wide range of exotic teas. We make 70+ spice blends in house – blends for steak, fish, pasta, curries, you name it! 28 E PATRIC K ST 301.732.5707 ı SPIC EA NDTEA.C OM
KEITH CAMPBELL-ROSEN, OWNER
COLE'S PAWNBROKERS With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cole's has been serving Frederick County for over 60 years. We pay the highest prices in town for diamonds, scrap gold, silver, rifles, shotguns, electronics and instruments. 242 N MA RKE T ST 301.662.1 20 3 SHOP IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 15
Cassandra Vaira Mary Beutler Wendy Flynn
WHITNEY DAHLBERG, OWNER
A full-service furniture and interior design store. Dream House offers Interior Design services in addition to an eclectic mixture of furniture, rugs, lighting, art, accessories, and more.
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THE MUSE Your source for handmade, FUNctional and locally made gifts! Meet the artists, watch in-store demos, find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift or create your own at one of our craft parties. The Muse: Uniting people and art through inspiration.
19 N MARKE T ST 301.663.3632 ı SHOPTHEMUSE.C OM
THE TRAIL HOUSE We are an outdoor specialty shop focusing on gear and apparel for outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, and camping. We carry a wide range of footwear as well. So whether you are hitting the trail, walking around town, or traveling, we will have you covered.
GERRY HICKS, OWNER
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EMBARK SKATE SHOP
Embark Skate Shop is dedicated to serving the skate boarding community, providing decks, completes, shoes, clothing and components needed to get out and skate. We are owned and operated by a local skater who has been in the industry for over 20+ years. Specializing in hands on customer service and expert knowledge. BRENT PORTERFIELD OWNER
238-B N MA RKE T ST 301.693.2077 ı EMBA RKSKATE.C OM
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URBAN VAPE Urban Vape carries a variety of electronic cigarettes and accessories. Advice from experienced staff and a hip, stripped-down aesthetic.
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THE KITCHENETTE The Kitchenette offers a wide selection of kitchen gadgets, cookware, and bakeware for everyone from the novice to the expert cook. Many of our items are made in the US, including our unique and exclusive Frederick-made cutting boards. We have what you need for your kitchen...because cooking should be easy and fun! 217 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.360.5461 THEKI TC HE NE TTEFREDERIC K.C OM
SABOR DE CUBA Its authenticity unmatched, Sabor de Cuba crashes the emerging Frederick dining scene with aromas and flavors that evoke the island's rich culinary heritage. Dine in a family-friendly environment where the service is as first class as the meal itself. Simple food, complex flavors. Is such a thing even possible? At Sabor de Cuba, we think yes. 9 E PATRIC K ST ı 301.663.10 36 SAB ORDEC UBA RE STAURA NT.C OM 18 SHOP IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
TASTE IT downtown
2018 Diner's Choice Award
RESTAURANT & TAP HOUSE
JoJo’s provides a bit of a unique dining experience. We have a semi-private dining room that will appeal to those that want a nice, casual atmosphere without the noise and bustle of a bar right next to them. For those looking for a bit more in the way of live music, a great selection of craft beer and an evening out with friends, our Tap House side hits the mark. The great thing about having both is that we can appeal to all ages.
JEFF & JOANNA BUTTON OWNERS
1 6 E PATRIC K ST ı 301.732.51 97 ı JOJO SRE STAURA NTTAPHOUSE.C OM 20 TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
THE WINE KITCHEN
ON THE CREEK
At the Wine Kitchen, we focus on what local farms offer seasonally, while providing a relaxed and refined environment with the warm hospitality of a friend's kitchen. Our seasonally-inspired menu, along with our thoughtfully selected wine and spirits, offer a great setting for friendly gatherings, business lunches, romantic evenings, and private dining functions.
JEFF BEARD, EXECUTIVE CHEF
50 CARROLL CREEK WAY, SUITE 160 301.663.696 8 THE WINEKI TC HE N.C OM TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 21
MICHELLE SCHAFFER, OWNER
NORTH MARKET POP SHOP
With over 400 flavors of craft and retro soda pop, we strive to find your favorites. You can mix and match or pair with our award winning hot dogs made your way or a float creation with super premium local creamery ice cream all served with a smile in an environmentally friendly package! (Vegan, GF options)
241 N MARKE T ST ı 240.575.9070 NOR THMARKE TPOPSHOP.C OM 22 TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
DONNA ZUKUS, OWNER
VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe
Pour. Sip. Repeat. Home to the best wine selection in the Frederick area, both at the bar and through our unique self-serve wine dispensing machines, all in a friendly, modern atmosphere. Fresh ingredient menu including vegan/vegetarian options. Happy hour, patio dining, wine club memberships, live music and tastings on weekends.
20 N MARKE T ST ı 301.695.281 6 VINICULTUREWINEBAR.C OM
A place to gather with your friends and enjoy some of the best drinks around.
ANDREW POPPER, GENERAL MANAGER
CANTINA & TACO BAR At Taco Daddy, we keep in mind that nothing beats a fresh home-made meal. Aside from our great food, we offer the best Margaritas in town along with a huge selection of tequilas. Our Mexican ambiance makes us special and colorful, while adding to your dining experience. We invite you to come join us and have great time. See you after work! 1 37 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.228.9917 ı TAC ODA DDYCA NTINA.C OM TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 23
Bryan Voltaggio's modern take on the classic diner.
A modern American diner, Family Meal offers reasonably priced all-day meals inspired by comfort classics. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner by chef Bryan Voltaggio plus amazing happy hour specials during the week.
882 N EAST ST 301.378.2895 VOLTFAMILYMEAL.COM
Exceptional dining awaits you in historic Downtown Frederick. Exceptional dining awaits you at VOLT in historic Frederick, where Executive Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s seasonal entreés showcase classic flavor combinations prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
228 N MARKET ST 301.696.8658 VOLTRESTAURANT.COM 24 TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
GLORY DOUGHNUTS Hand Forged, Small Batch
From scratch, old fashioned dough baked fresh, overnight. We believe in yesteryear. Timeless recipes for the modern food lover. Hand made doughnuts with no machines or assembly lines. Fresh, organic food made to order. Friendly service, thoughtfully sourced coffee and music through the decades in our cozy, community driven digs.
KEIRSTEN & ALISSA STRAITER, OWNERS
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HIPPY CHICK HUMMUS Hippy Chick Hummus is a local vegan cafe + draft kombucha bar in the heart of Downtown Frederick. We believe in feeding the mind, body and soul with fresh, healthy foods including top-your-own acai bowls, falafel salads and more. Our new backyard patio is a great place to watch the world go by...
ERIKA BROWN, OWNER
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TENTH WARD DISTILLING Tenth Ward Distilling Company is a woman owned craft distillery. We pride ourselves on challenging the traditional style of distillation. Visit our Cocktail Lab, tour the Barrel Room and sample our unique spirits. A new location is opening at the end of 2019. For updates, please visit: www.tenthwarddistilling.com. 55 E PATRIC K ST ı 301.662.4090 TE NTHWA RDD I STILLING.C OM 26 TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
FIRESTONE'S CULINARY TAVERN CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!
Firestone's Culinary Tavern is a fixture in the neighborhood and a return destination for out-of-town visitors. Upscale dining experience in a lively tavern atmosphere. 105 N MARKE T ST ı 301.663.0330 F I R E STON E SR E STAUR A NT.C OM
FIRESTONE'S RAW BAR
NOT JUST A RAW BAR!
Our newest addition to the Firestone family offers a beautiful event space for private parties. Small plates. Epic charcuterie boards, Chef's seafood tower. A celebration of food in all its purest forms. Fresh oysters, too. 109 N MARKE T ST ı 301.663.0330 F I R E STON E SR AW B A R.C OM
FIRESTONE'S A quick bite? MARKET A gourmet dinner? Offering made-to-order sandwiches salads, house-made soups, A great beverage? and fresh-baked breads and a selection of affordable wines and craft beer. We've got it all Also featuring some of the best in locally produced food and drink! for you! 113 N MARKE T ST ı 301.696.8586 F I R E STON E SM A R K E T.C OM
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AYSE MEZE LOUNGE Come to Ayse Meze Lounge for beautiful, delicious small plates that sample the best of Greek, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine. The hummus is scrumptious and the falafel is a favorite. 6 N EAST ST 240.651.51 55 ı AYSEMEZE.C OM
BELLA TRATTORIA Bella Trattoria features authentic, Northern Italian Cuisine. Our menu offers original, classically prepared, traditional recipes from the Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy. We utilize the highest quality, seasonally fresh ingredients served in a comfortable family style setting. 1 29 N MA RKE T ST 301.694.301 5 ı BELLAFREDERIC K.C OM
BREWER'S ALLEY Frederick's first brewpub, Brewer's Alley prides itself on delicious menu items accompanied by its own microbrews. Housed in an old opera house, the restaurant retains its historic charm. 1 24 N MA RKE T ST 301.631.0089 ı BRE WER S-A LLE Y.C OM
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TAVERNA & TAPAS BAR Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar dishes up delicious Spanish tapas in small plates. Located in the Hendrickson building, the restaurant boasts an exclusive wine list to complement its Mediterranean menu. 44 N MA RKE T ST 301.698.8922 ı I SABELLAS-TAVERN.C OM
PISTARRO'S Frederick’s first restaurant specializing in traditional Naples style wood fired pizza. Pistarro's oven was handmade in Naples with volcanic clay and cooks perfect Napoletana pizza in under two minutes. Featuring imported Italian tomatoes and flour, house-made mozzarella and more. 221 N EAST ST 301.378.9536 ı PI STA RRO.C OM
MONOCACY BREWING CO. Our focus is on crafting quality beer. We are proudly brewing our award-winning beers in the old Ebert's Ice Cream plant located in historic Downtown Frederick. We strive to be a great neighbor and representative of Frederick's local allure. Quality beer. It's in our nature. 1781 N MA RKE T ST 240.457.4232 ı MON OCACYBRE WING.C OM TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 29
OBED NOLASCO, OWNER
MARY JEAN CLARK, OWNER
IL PORTO RESTAURANT
Special Teas & Other Goodness
Feast on everything Italian from pasta to pizza! For 10 years, Il Porto has been serving Frederick delicious Italian cuisine. Owner Obed Nolasco stresses the consistently high quality of Il Porto's menu items. The restaurant offers a modern twist on traditional Italian recipes.
Downtown Frederick’s premier tea shop in their ninth year of operation offers only the finest, hand selected and quality sourced loose leaf teas at the most affordable pricing. With over 350 varieties to choose from...there is always something brewing! Come see and smell the difference for yourself!
200 S MARKE T ST 301.620.7480 ı ILPORTORESTAURANT.COM
10 N MARKE T ST ı 301.663.0704 VOILASPEC IALTEAS.C OM
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Named one of the "Best Breakfast/Brunch" places in Frederick according to the readers of The Frederick News-Post, continuing to serve both quality and classic dishes with organic and local produce.
CAFE NOLA Locally sourced and crafted with art, Cafe Nola serves up a variety of loose-leaf teas, Illy coffee and a menu of fair-trade fare. Nola's beautiful BRYAN NUCKOLS, GENERAL MANAGER plates complement the cafe's commitment to promoting local art. Live music most nights of the week, and art installations that change every month in partnership with Goodloe Byron.
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A casual seafood restaurant with top quality fresh food, affordable prices and unmatched service. Our menu features wicked mussels, lobster rolls, jambalaya, and crab 'no' cakes. We have a full service bar with craft beers, delicious wine by the glass and reasonably priced bottles, and of course some unique signature cocktails! Located in Downtown Frederick, only a few minute walk from Market Street. There is plenty of free parking so don't be afraid to drive either!
JONATHAN BOSTIN, OWNER
50 6 E C HURC H ST 240.81 5.5438 ı RAGINREEF.C OM
WINDY CITY RED HOTS Welcome to Windy City Red Hots – a local family-owned and operated eatery serving our childhood classic Chicago favorites right here in Frederick. We are blessed to have great customers that continue to support us and we look forward to continuing to serve Frederick with authentic Chicago favorites. 50 CA RROLL C REEK WAY, SUI TE 1 50 240.81 5.5558 ı WINDYC I T YREDHOTS.C OM 32 TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
ANGEL MIRANDA, OWNER
LUCKY CORNER RESTAURANT Best of Frederick 2017 Best Asian Restaurant in Town Zagat rated 2018 Lucky Corner is proud to be a local favorite for serving authentic Vietnamese cuisines in Frederick. Our friendly staff truly enjoys serving you refined Vietnamese classics, and are proud of our reputation for consistently high quality food and service dishes in a welcoming atmosphere with excellent service! PHA HUYNH, CHEF
700 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.624.100 5 LUC KYC ORNERRE STAURA NT.C OM
MCCLINTOCK DISTILLING Maryland's first organic certified distillery, producing award-winning spirits in the heart of Downtown Frederick. McClintock was named Maryland's Best Gin Distillery and was the highest rated gin in the world at the NYISC. McClintock Distilling uses 100 percent renewable energy and has reduced wastewater by 99%. 35 S CA RROLL ST ı 202.557.991 4 MCC LINTOC KD I STILLIN G.C OM TASTE IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 33
An authentic Irish pub and eatery in Downtown Frederick, Magoo's features traditional Irish fare as well as updated menu items with a modern twist. Try a Skinny Leprechaun if you're looking for good, healthful food.
JENNIFER DOUGHERTY OWNER
1-A W 2ND ST 301.378.2237 MAGOO SFREDERIC K.C OM
SOUTH MARKET SANDWICH CO. Fantastic-handcrafted premium sandwiches, gourmet specialty grilled cheese and craveable subs. We use the best ingredients and create unique sauces for all our sandwiches. Try our amazing potato salad and macaroni salad too! Free deliveries weekdays in downtown. Catering is a specialty of ours, big or small. 10 5 S MA RKE T ST ı 240.651.3797 SOUTH-MA RKE T-SA NDWIC H.C OM
SERENITY TEAROOM & FINE DINING Traditional Afternoon Tea and Dinner, Lunch and Saturday Brunch menu featuring upscale southern classics! Offering 70 high quality loose-leaf teas and accessories. Featuring Food Network competition winning chefs and Voted #1 tearoom in Maryland and #2 tearoom in the USA by TeaMap.com. 1 62 W PATRIC K ST 301.695.8327 ı SERE NI T YTEA ROOM.C OM
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CHRISTIAN BLOUIN, EXECUTIVE CHEF I JEFF NAYLOR, BARTENDER
HOOTCH & BANTER Modern American Fare with French Influence
Our dining room is lively and transports you from quaint historic Downtown Frederick to a metropolitan hot spot. Our newly renovated second floor lounge features an espresso bar with light fare during the day and a cocktail lounge at night. The lounge is available to reserve for private events. Our hospitality makes us a can’t miss experience!
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MARKET & MORE
We're bringing back the small-town general store to Downtown Frederick, with a modern yet comfortable atmosphere. We are focused on keeping our resources as local as possible, providing clean, natural and sustainable products, all while maintaining a budget-friendly selection for our customers. Guests will also be able to experience pieces from local artists and artisans in our community spaces. Community spaces are available for rent for meetings and special events with catering available. 14 E PATRIC K ST 301.360.5463 SERENDIPI T YMM.C OM DIANE BRANSON & BRITTANY GRIMM, OWNERS
BUSHWALLER'S Come in and enjoy the best of Ireland!
At Bushwaller's, we pride ourselves on serving fresh housemade cuisine in the warmth and comfort of an Irish pub. For over 36 years, we've specialized in serving savory Irish and American comfort dishes, such as fish ‘n chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers ‘n mash, and Guinness beef stew. Bushwaller's is a gathering place and a community living room. We strive to create a casual, inviting, flavorful dining experience with affordable prices. Drop by for our daily drink and food specials and live music five nights a week. 209 N MA RKE T ST 301.695.6988 BUSHWA LLER S.C OM AMBER DEMORETT, OWNER
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GRAHAM BAKER, OWNER
LA PAZ Delicious Mexican cuisine and American alternatives in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy our legendary margaritas and homemade sangria. Dine in or on our dog-friendly patio on Carroll Creek.
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SHUCKIN' SHACK OYSTER BAR
A relaxing atmosphere to grab fresh seafood, the sports game or a cold one with family and friends. We specialize in oysters, but we offer so much more, including shrimp, snow crab legs, clams, mussels, tacos and wings!
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ART IT downtown
GALLERIES OF NORTH MARKET Five great galleries. ONE SHORT WALK! 5 5TH STREET 4
TAG/THE ARTISTS GALLERY
TAG/The Artists Gallery celebrated its 25th year as a thriving gallery in Downtown Frederick. TAG exhibits a new show every month with an opening reception on the first Saturday of each month.
BRAVURA ARTS & FRAMING, LLC
Providing custom framing services for over 30 years. We believe that proper presentation can make any work of art a masterpiece, whether a family portrait or a 3D collage. We also feature works by up-and-coming local artists. 4 2 8 N MA RK E T S T 301.662.5400 ı BRAVURAAR TS.C OM
216 N MARKET ST ı 301.696.8187 THEARTISTSGALLERYFREDERICK.COM
Gallery 322 features contemporary paintings, drawings, assemblage art and sculpture by a select group of regional artists. Many of the works reflect the beauty of the Maryland landscape. Open weekends; weekdays by appointment. 322 N MARKET ST ı 240.815.7777 G A LLER Y -3 22.C OM
NOMA Gallery, short for North Market, is a collective of recognized and emerging regional artists working in fine art and fine craft mediums. New work is presented monthly, with First Saturday opening receptions and Third Thursday Talks.
Step outside of the box and into a place that makes art happen! Our monthly exhibits showcase different artists from MD/DC/VA and beyond. From public and private art classes to artist talks and salon meet ups, as well as music and literary events, treat yourself!
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ARTS CENTER Offering 8 galleries featuring more than 50 exhibits each year, more than 250 classes and workshops annually, and monthly programs for all ages. The Gift Gallery features a constantly changing selection of artwork, and Gardiner Hall offers the perfect venue for receptions, conferences and gatherings.
40 S CA RROLL ST 301.698.0 656 Ä± DELAPLAINE.ORG
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MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE MET strives to create a positive environment where artists and audience share an exciting, emotional, thought provoking theatre experience for our times and our community. MET features an eclectic season of plays that are accessible; yet, challenge audiences.
31 W PATRICK ST 301.694.4744 MARYLANDENSEMBLE.ORG TAD JANES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
POTTERS' GUILD OF FREDERICK The Potters’ Guild Gallery, part of the Potters' Guild of Frederick, is a co-op of approximately 20 local artists offering a wide variety of unique handmade, functional and decorative pottery and ceramic art for purchase since 2007. 1 4 S MA RKE T ST ı 301.360.0 640 POTTER SGUILD OFFREDERIC K.C OM
I Y DOWNTOWN FREDERICK
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WEAR IT downtown
PEARL CLOTHING FLAX, Bryn Walker and more! Full of natural fabrics, unstructured styles and generous sizes, Pearl is Frederick's destination for uncomplicated clothing to energize your Free Spirit. You'll leave looking fabulous, but feeling ridiculously comfortable.
127 E PATRICK ST ı 240.405.4518 PEARLCLOTHINGMD.COM
POSH BOUTIQUE A women's boutique offering the trendiest styles in Frederick and surrounding areas. We not only focus on fashionable styles at accessible prices. We strive to deliver the best shopping experience for our customers.
35 N MA RKE T ST ı 240.81 5.6377
ZEBOP Zebop began in 1990 after its owner spent a summer selling t-shirts, Guatemalan bags and accessories and friendship bracelets to many happy Deadheads. We're still having fun meeting new people and introducing them to funky fun fashions.
9 S MA RKE T ST 301.694.8743
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Fashion should be fun, reflect your own personal style, and make you feel confident!
MOLLY'S MEANDERINGS LESLIE ATANASOFF, OWNER
The beauty of shopping at Molly's is the way each customer is treated. The personal attention from the staff lends a feeling of friendship in a relaxed shopping environment. The kind of feel good that online shopping can never replace. It's all about style and care. We love style and styling you!
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extraordinary eyewear, etc.
Since 1999 VISIONS has been a destination for artful eyewear lovers throughout the four-state area and beyond! You deserve our engaging expert service, premium lenses and distinctive frames, including many hand-made collections. And now there's our exciting new customizable frames from France to enjoy! See VISIONS and Experience The Art of Eyewear! 1 6 N MARKE T ST ı 301.631.1700 VISIONARYEYES.BIZ
MELINE BARON BROMWELL & KIM RUPPERT
PEAK SNEAKS We Buy-Sell-Trade New & lightly worn sneakers, Bape & Supreme clothing. We specialize in the newest streetwear styles including brands like, Adidas, Nike, Jordan, Supreme, Bape, FTP. We also carry throwback vintage sports jerseys, starter jackets and pullovers. Looking to fulfill your hypebeast needs, look no further. BRANDON BANE, OWNER
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GET IT downtown
Personalization, customization, and organization set us apart. MATT & NICOLE SHEW, OWNERS
WOW EVENT LIGHTING
With over 100 years and thousands of events worth of combined experience, Shew-sical Entertainment will bring more to the table than any other DJ. Hire the professionals, and make your event a Shew-sical masterpiece!
We will personally customize your lighting package to fit with your exact tastes and needs. Contact us today, and find out how we can "WoW" your next event.
LOC AT ED IN S HAB ROW , 11 6 N EAST ST
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SALLY ARNOLD & ASSOCIATES When you work with us at Sally Arnold & Associates, you’re a unique individual – never just a policy number. We take the time to get to know you, our valued client and offer you the right kinds of individual or business insurance protections you can always count on. 51 9 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.662.2246 SA LLYA RN OLD IN SURA NC E.C OM
INDELLIBELLE Your morning routine just got easier! Want fierce brows, stunning eyes, and the perfect pout, but have no time to paint it all on? Experience the latest trends in beauty for your busy life: microblading, eyelash extensions, and more. Finally say "I woke up like this" and mean it. Save time. Feel flawless. 43 E PATRIC K ST ı 301.51 8.1008 INDELLIBELLE.C OM
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NORTH END CLEANERS & TAILORING North End Cleaners & Tailoring offers affordable tailoring and dry-cleaning services. We also offer same-day service for some tailoring. If you're in town on business and you're looking to spruce up, North End Cleaners & Tailoring is conveniently located on North Market Street. 41 3 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.662.2280 GET IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick 49
THE LAW OFFICES OF
SCOTT A. MORRISON Dedicated to helping people build a more secure future for their families, we provide a full range of estate planning and elder law services that preserve assets and enable our clients to pass on their accumulated wealth to their family members.
SCOTT A. MORRISON, OWNER
1 41 W PATRIC K ST 301.694.6262 SAMLAWOFF IC E.C OM
WHITESELL PHARMACY Medicine, equipment and medical supplies with old fashioned customer service and generosity. This year marks our 65th year downtown and we are so proud to be serving such a friendly and caring community. Thank you to our patients, neighbors, fund raising partners and professional peers for all their support. 236 N MA RKE T ST Äą 301.662.4 84 8 WHI TE SELLS.C OM 50 GET IT DOWNTOWN | downtownfrederick.org | #DowntownFrederick
We KNOW Downtown Frederick! Located Downtown since 1980, continuing to serve all of your real estate needs in MD, PA & WV.
MACKINTOSH inc., REALTORS® facebook.com/mackintoshrealtors mackintoshrealtors mackintoshrltrs
Following a family tradition through four generations of real estate, Mackintosh Inc., Realtors continues to emphasize integrity, dedication and reliability. All of which have made us one of the most highly regarded real estate firms in the area. Located for nearly 40 years in historic Downtown Frederick, we have been THE source for local real estate. Give us a call, email or stop by and you will understand why we are the best professionals in the business.
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GET IT The Frederick Visitor Center is the ideal first stop to begin exploring Frederick and the surrounding area with easy access from I-70, US 15, and I-270. Illustrative exhibits, a multiscreen film, and a gift shop are all housed in a beautifully renovated historic building. VISITFREDERICK.ORG 800-999-3613
THE CITY OF FREDERICK
PARKING DEPARTMENT Downtown Frederick parking made easy.
ParkFrederick.org offers parking maps, information about the ParkMobile app, downtown parking garages and metered parking, the "Park and Shop" program, downtown resident parking, and transportation options.
2 S C OUR T ST 301.600.1 429 PA RKFREDERIC K.ORG
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BARRE EAST FITNESS STUDIO, LLC Barre Fitness is a fusion of ballet, Pilates, strength training, cardio and core work designed to sculpt bodies, burn fat, build lean muscles and improve endurance. Barre is fully expandable for all fitness levels. Located in Everedy Square in Downtown Frederick. What are you waiting for... See you at the Barre!
MEGAN ELLIS, OWNER
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QUALITY SHOE SERVICE & REPAIR Our name says it all. Frederick's oldest Shoe Repair Shop. Factory authorized repairs for all fine footwear, handbags and luggage. Orthopedic work. Authorized Birkenstock repair. Saddle and tack repair. We also offer a small selection of retail boots, shoes and purses. 31 9 N MA RKE T ST ı 301.695.9255 TAMMY & VITO LOIOLA, OWNERS
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SHOP IT IT GET
ALLWEIN TEAM CENTURY 21 REDWOOD
STACY ALLWEIN, TEAM LEADER
The Allwein Team at Century 21 Redwood Realty is well known throughout Frederick for being dedicated to helping clients achieve their real estate goals. Almost 100% of our team's business is done by referral from past clients, friends, family and business associates. Stop by and visit us. We'd love to meet you.
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RICK WELDON, PRESIDENT & CEO
We connect businesses and community through leadership, advocacy and education. We advocate for business and bring together the right people to solve common problems to ensure the economic and social vitality of Frederick County.
A private, nonprofit organization supported by the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick offers the community a shared experience. From Frederick’s 4th and In The Street, to the Summer Concert Series and the Kris Kringle Procession, there is something for everyone to Celebrate!
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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LOCAL EVENTS Downtown Frederick
With so much going on, there’s never a shortage of fun in Downtown Frederick! Enjoy these local events and find many more at downtownfrederick.org. FIRST SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICK Shop, Play & Eat in Downtown Frederick!
First Saturday means all-day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way until 9pm. Join us the first Saturday of each month! 2018 Dates: November 3 • December 1 December 8 • December 15 December 22 2019 Dates: January 5 • February 2 March 2 • April 6 • May 4 June 1 • July 6 • August 3 September 7 • October 5 November 2 • December 7
ALIVE @ FIVE 2019 SEASON
May 9 – Sept. 26, 2019 Every Thursday, 5-8PM at Carroll Creek Amphitheater 21+ only / $5 at the gate
MARYLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Annually in May
FREDERICK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS June 1-2, 2019
MOVIE NIGHT ON THE CREEK Carroll Creek Amphitheater Admission is FREE / shows start at dark
November 23, 2018 9AM – 9PM
2019 Season June 21 • July 19 • August 16 • September 20 • October 18
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
NATIONAL CLUSTERED SPIRES HIGH WHEEL RACE
KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION
IN THE STREET
FREDERICK RESTAURANT WEEK
HALLOWEEN IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICK
November 24, 2018 December 7, 2018
March 4 – March 10, 2019
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Annually in August
September 14, 2019
October 26, 2019
The Cellar Door's 10-year anniversary remodel is offering a modern industrial look to Downtown Frederick's restaurant and entertainment scene.
THE CELLAR DOOR Restaurant & Lounge
RIC HARD Z. BELLES OWNER
The Cellar Door offers American-Casual Cuisine featuring Maryland Seafood favorites, the best 8 oz. local beef burgers, creative cocktails,appetizers and desserts. Enjoy fantastic happy hour specials, weekly entertainment and Saturday/Sunday brunch. Areas are available for events and business parties.
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