Namu Ramen & Rolls Opens in Clarksville Commons

Clarksville, MD – Namu Ramen & Rolls has officially moved into the space previously occupied by Genova il Sapore d’Italia at Clarksville Commons. Beginning April 25th and for the first two weeks, the Korean restaurant will be limited to carry-out and delivery only as final touches on the new interior are made.

Jini and Yeong Chea, who are new owners and residents of Ellicott City, have brought their extensive restaurant experience to Howard County. The Cheas previously owned the popular Red Kimono in Fairfax, VA, and will be offering much of the same menu from their previous venture. With 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, Yeong Chea and his wife Jini turned Red Kimono into a destination spot in Fairfax during their six years of ownership. Recently, they moved to Howard County, which led to the sale of Red Kimono, and they now have the opportunity to bring their culinary creations to their new community.

Namu’s menu is focused heavily on ramen and rolls, as the name suggests, but it also includes some delightful surprises. Namu’s Korean version of ramen differs slightly from the more familiar Japanese style, as it is made with chicken-based broth instead of beef. Vegetable, miso, and shoyu broth are available on select dishes. The restaurant has over a dozen different versions of the popular and flavorful noodle, including chicken, shrimp, bulgogi, tofu, and vegetable ramen. Typically, these ramen dishes come with egg, dried seaweed, and assorted vegetables.

In addition to ramen, the restaurant offers a wide variety of sushi rolls. There are over 40 different types of rolls available, including both simple maki and specialty rolls. Some of the popular favorites include Dragon, Miss Spicy, Tiger, and Volcano, as well as local twists like Maryland Vegas. The restaurant also offers several vegetarian and vegan options, such as TCAS (tofu, cucumber, avocado, scallion) and Oshinko (pickled Daikon radish).

Two standouts on the new menu include four options for a Korean-style paella that is sure to intrigue and a kimchi that has been developed to perfection. The seafood paella is a robust selection of shrimp, scallops, salmon, baby octopus, crab stick, mussels, and white tuna that is sure to turn heads. A napa cabbage base enhanced with traditional Korean spices, the Namu Kimchi is destined to be a popular appetizer on its own or paired as a side dish for any selection on the menu.

Interior renovations should be complete within a few weeks, providing comfortable seating for fifty people and service for an additional thirty-plus patrons on the outdoor patio. Namu Ramen & Rolls is now open daily from 11 am-9 pm for carryout and delivery with online ordering available at namuramenrolls.com.

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s first sustainable mixed-use commercial center, features environmentally sustainable architectural design and a focus on environmental stewardship and community impact. Every business at Clarksville Commons is encouraged to embrace sustainability and use environmentally conscious
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For additional information contact Jini Chea at tnt6622@gmail.com or 201.989.5880.

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Bushel and a Peck Now Open for Lunch and Happy Hour

Clarksville, MD – Howard County residents will have a new lunchtime gathering spot as Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar opens for lunch and happy hour service beginning Wednesday, April 10.

Owner and Chef Joe Krywucki is looking forward to offering the community a selection of his popular recipes featuring the very best of the Chesapeake. Bushel and a Peck favorites such as the house made soft pretzel, BP Crab Dip, and roasted beet & spinach salad will be offered along with a few signature sandwiches including the mouth-watering slow roasted rib eye dip.

In addition to the new lunch menu, guests will be able to enjoy happy hour specials designed to pair well with their selection of handmade cocktails. Whether you prefer yours shaken or on tap, big and bold, or perhaps a little lighter, there is a deliciously unique cocktail waiting for you at Bushel and a Peck.

Krywucki recently commented on the changes, noting “We have taken the time to establish an excellent reputation for food, service, and ambiance at Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar, and we feel confident expanding our service. Whether our customers want to grab a quick bite at the bar, soak up the sunshine on the patio, or gather for a work lunch, they know that they can always find a welcoming, approachable dining experience here.”

“I am especially excited to introduce some new dishes to our menus,” stated Krywucki, “I love the flavors that come from the Chesapeake, and I’m continually inspired by them.”

Working with and supporting family farmers is a hallmark of the team and they include many locally sourced items on the menu. Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar offers seating for over 200, including the outdoor patio space.

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s first sustainable mixed-use commercial center, features environmentally sustainable architectural design and a focus on environmental stewardship and community impact. Every business at Clarksville Commons is encouraged to embrace sustainability and use environmentally conscious products.

For additional information contact Joe Krywucki at joe@bushelandapeck.com or 410.531.1809

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Annual Electric Car Show at Clarksville Commons

Clarksville, MD – Calling all electric vehicle enthusiasts and those eager to delve into the world of EVs! Join us at Clarksville Commons’ Annual Electric Car Show, a must-attend event coinciding with National Drive Electric Week. This is your chance to get an up-close and personal look at an exciting array of electric vehicles, engage in meaningful conversations with their proud owners, and exchange electrifying EV stories.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 30, from 3-6pm, and best of all, this event is entirely free! Whether you’re a seasoned EV enthusiast or simply curious about the electric vehicle industry, we welcome you to be a part of this informative and engaging gathering.

The event features representative vehicles of many EV models and welcomes private owners as well as local automotive dealers and organizations. Vehicle participants for this year’s event include the Maryland Tesla Owners Club, MD Volt—a passionate group of EV enthusiasts— and the team from BMW of Silver Spring. Several local community organizations who support green initiatives will be on site as well including Neighborhood Sun, and Columbia Association. Look out for Neighborhood Sun and the Columbia Association, who are dedicated to making our communities more sustainable and eco-friendlier. Join us for an enlightening and engaging event where innovation meets environmental consciousness!

The Electric Car Show is a highlight among Clarksville Commons’ largest annual gatherings, and a cherished event for George and Holly Stone, the visionary minds behind Clarksville Commons. Their unwavering commitment to sustainability naturally extends to the electrifying world of electric vehicles. As devoted car enthusiasts, the Electric Car Show ranks high among their favorite days of the year. George Stone shares, “It’s truly heartwarming to witness the remarkable growth of this event and the increasing enthusiasm from individuals who join us year after year, eager to delve deeper into the exciting world of electric vehicles.”

Clarksville Commons is Howard County’s pioneering sustainable mixed-use commercial center. The complex boasts environmentally sustainable architectural design and a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement.

For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Anastasia MacDonald at amacdonald@clarksvillecommons.com or call 301.854.2090

Website: https://clarksvillecommons.com/

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Clarksville Commons and The Common Kitchen

Clarksville, MD – A community celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month will be held at Clarksville Commons and The Common Kitchen from September 15 – October 15. Several free events showcasing the culture and accomplishments of Hispanic communities will be featured.

  • Call for Artists featuring Hispanic artists or Hispanic-inspired artwork.
  • Latin dance group fitness classes Wed evenings: Sep 20 & 27; Oct 4 & 11. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Ballet Folklórico Ko’eti USA and Ballet Folcklorico Anga Rory: Sep 23, 5 p.m.
  • Hispanic Business Networking Event: Tues Oct 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A call for artists has been announced for artwork to be displayed in The Common Kitchen from October 1 – December 1. Hispanic artists, or those inspired by Hispanic culture, can submit photographs of their artwork for consideration by emailing Call4ArtistsCK@gmail.com. Artwork exhibited can be made available for sale by the artist. Submission deadline is Sept. 15.

Get ready to sizzle this fall as Latin dance-inspired group fitness classes set the stage for unforgettable Wednesday evenings! Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on September 20 & 27, and October 4 & 11 for an electrifying experience. Wendy Robinson, a dynamic local fitness instructor, will be your guide on the plaza, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age or experience level, can groove to the beat and get moving. This vibrant collaboration between Clarksville Commons and Anytime Fitness is unstoppable and will happen rain or shine, with indoor options available as needed.

Join us for a cultural extravaganza on Saturday, September 23 at 5 p.m., brought to you by the dynamic collaboration of Clarksville Commons and Tasty Empanadas. Get ready to be enchanted as we present not one, but two nationally acclaimed Paraguayan dance groups. First up, Ballet Folklórico Ko’eti USA will dazzle the audience with their authentic and spirited renditions of traditional Paraguayan folk dances, including the breathtaking bottle dance. Then prepare to be captivated by the Elenco International Anga Rory troupe, as they grace the stage with a mesmerizing array of traditional dances, featuring a multi-generational cast guaranteed to leave you inspired and enthralled.

The Common Kitchen, in collaboration with esteemed partners M&T Bank, SECU Credit Union, and Howard County Economic Development Authority, proudly presents a Hispanic Business Networking Event, on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is a golden opportunity for community members and professionals alike to forge meaningful connections with local business owners and organizations. While free registration is encouraged, it’s not mandatory, ensuring accessibility for all. Don’t miss this chance to expand your horizons and strengthen your community ties while enjoying light refreshments from Taco Joint and Tasty Empanadas in a casual atmosphere.

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s first sustainable mixed-use commercial center, features environmentally sustainable architectural design and a focus on environmental stewardship and community impact.

The Common Kitchen consists of eleven independent counters and space for shelf-stable merchandise. The food hall includes a commercial kitchen shared by the tenant businesses.

For further information, contact Anastasia MacDonald at amacdonald@clarksvillecommons.comor call 301.854.2090.

Adora Aesthetics Hosts its Grand Opening on September 9th at Clarksville Commons

Clarksville, MD – A sparkling addition to Maryland’s wellness landscape, Adora Aesthetics, will host a grand opening event on Saturday, September 9, 2023, starting at 10:30 a.m. Nestled within the eco-conscious enclave of Clarksville Commons, this event promises an unforgettable celebration of beauty and rejuvenation.

The Grand Opening will include a ribbon cutting featuring Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball at precisely 10:30 a.m. Adora Aesthetics will open its doors for an exclusive open house, offering guided tours of its state-of-the-art facility and giveaways for attendees.

At Adora Aesthetics, the focus is on enhancing natural beauty. Their suite of services includes injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Juveau, fillers, Kybella, QWO, PRP/PRF treatments, rejuvenating facials, microneedling, advanced laser hair removal, and skin revitalization procedures. The team at Adora is comprised of highly trained, board-certified medical providers who are passionate about helping clients look and feel their best. They will be readily available during the event to answer any queries and provide insights into the latest beauty trends.

Owner Heather Zade, a board-certified nurse practitioner, embarked on this journey during the challenging days of the pandemic. Her home-based practice quickly evolved into a thriving enterprise, earning her the moniker “Lip Queen” and recognition as one of the Top 100 injectors in the United States. Zade shares her story, stating, “Being at home during the pandemic gave me time to consider what I wanted to do next with my career. As a nurse, I knew that I wanted to do something to help people, and the more I studied anti-aging and non-surgical cosmetics, I realized it was the perfect fit for me. The positive response that I have received has been incredible, and opening my first storefront in Clarksville Commons is a dream come true.”

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s pioneering sustainable mixed-use commercial center, sets the backdrop for this exciting endeavor. The complex boasts environmentally sustainable architectural design and a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement. Adora Aesthetics is proud to align with this ethos, embracing sustainability and environmentally conscious products in its operations.

Adora Aesthetics officially opened its doors in mid-August and is thrilled to welcome new clients for appointments or video consultations, catering to individual preferences and comfort.

For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Heather Zade at heatherzadellc@gmail.com or call 443.323.1100.

Website: https://adoraaestheticsmd.com/

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You Pizza Reimagined as Upscale Dining Restaurant, Genova il Sapore d’Italia

Clarksville, MD – You Pizza, the popular pizza and pasta restaurant at Clarksville Commons, is being reimagined as an upscale dining experience, Genova il Sapore d’Italia.

Owner Roberto Bernades is thrilled to be bringing his vision of Italian Spanish cuisine to the Howard County community. Born in Barcelona, Spain and raised in Genova, Italy, Bernades experienced the delicious culinary influences of the Mediterranean region firsthand. “There are many similarities between the two countries and yet a truly exquisite flavor profile when the two come together,” states Bernades. “It’s the taste of home to me and I cannot wait to share it with everyone.”

The new menu will feature a variety of antipasta/soups/salads, pasta, pizza, formaggio e salumi (meats and cheeses) along with both traditional and original desserts. Standouts like Filet Mignon with Rigatoni Tartuffata, Ossobuco con Risotto Verde, and honey-roasted salmon nestled in a bed of crab mash, will set new expectations for the kitchen at Genova. Chef Nikolas will be overseeing creations from Cippino Soup, Linguini Fradiavolo, and Margarita Pizza to seafood risotto. A children’s menu will feature pizza, pasta, and chicken for the restaurant’s youngest guests.

Interior renovations are underway and are expected to be completed in May for an anticipated re-opening in early June. A contrasting palette of black, white, and silver will dramatically upgrade the ambiance with multiple seating options throughout the intimate space. Black banquette seating paired with black wood chairs, tabletop and privacy wall will frame the dining area, while matching round drop leaf tables will occupy the main floor. The drop leaf tables will offer flexibility for seating allowing for tables of two to four with the ability to combine tables for larger parties. The Spanish influence can also be found in the new bar being added to the space at the front of the house that will feature a brilliant pop of color courtesy of a mosaic design. Outdoor seating is available with future renovations planned including an outdoor bar.

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s first sustainable mixed-use commercial center, features environmentally sustainable architectural design and a focus on environmental stewardship and community impact. Every business at Clarksville Commons is encouraged to embrace sustainability and use environmentally conscious products.

For additional information contact Roberto Bernades at rbernades@hotmail.com or at, 410.292.5458.

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Clarksville Commons Farmers Market & Live Music Kick Off Outdoor Events for 2023

Clarksville, MD – The outdoor events season kicks off in May with live music every Friday night and a weekly farmers market each Saturday on the plaza.

This year’s market will feature several local farmers including Hensing’s Hilltop Acres; Clark’s Farm; One Rock Farm (formerly Kindread Hill Farm), and Blue Gables Farm. New weekly additions this year include Sharrah Orchards, a fifth-generation farm located in Pennsylvania, and Tasty Empanadas from The Common Kitchen. Dimitri Greek Olives, Great Harvest Bread Co., Metro Microgreens, and new vendors Setas Mushrooms and Yorktown Spice will also be at the market on a weekly basis. In addition to the regular weekly vendors, Clarksville Commons Farmer Market will feature more than a dozen half-time and monthly local food and craft vendors including Raw Blossom, The Salvaged Stitch, Twin Valley Distillers, Apricity Flowers, The Urban Winery, and more! New vendors joining in the rotation this year include Deelightfully Soft, Haven Oak Garden Bakery, Heka Saucery, Kora Lee’s Café, Organically Herbal, Wilde Lake Botanicals, and Waredaca Brewery.

Live music is back on the plaza every Friday with several new bands including Automatic Slim & His Sensational Band, who will lead the festivities beginning May 5 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Miss Moon Rising, The B-Sides, The and The Viper Brothers are new to the line-up this year and will be appearing throughout the May-September season. Popular favorites including The Soul Magnets, Liberty Road Band, Out of Order, and The Moxie Blues will be returning for the season. The free live music will continue every Friday evening throughout the spring and summer and will feature a wide mix of genres including jazz, rock, and folk.

Clarksville Commons’ popular free outdoor movie series will return this summer with an entirely new selection of films for the whole family to enjoy. Movies will be on Wednesdays in July and August, and announcements on the exact movies to be shown will be coming soon.

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s first sustainable mixed-use commercial center, features environmentally sustainable architectural design and a focus on environmental stewardship and community impact. Every business at Clarksville Commons is encouraged to embrace sustainability and use environmentally conscious products.

For additional information contact Anastasia MacDonald at amacdonald@clarksvillecommons.com or 410-854-2090.

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Barber Shop Opens Inside Victoria & Albert Hair

Clarksville, MD – The men of Howard County have a new place to go for a relaxing shave and haircut with the opening of an old-fashioned barber shop inside Victoria & Albert Hair. Master Barber, Rob Humienny, and Level 1 Barber, Parker Warner are the newest members of the level structure salon located at Clarksville Commons.

Occupying its own space within the shop, the barber area features traditional-style leather barber chairs, a whiskey barrel sink, and shiplap accents helping to create a unique and distinctly masculine design. Barbers Rob and Parker offer classic services including straight razor shave, haircut, beard trims, and head shaves. Serving clients of all ages, V&A Barbers offer styles from traditional executive contours to the precision of razor fades and creative sculpting.

The resurgence of men seeking professional barber experience has increased over the years and more shops are opting to provide a luxury experience. Victoria & Albert Hair has catered to both men and women at their salon since its opening in 1974, and with available space in the salon, they saw an opportunity. “Men have finally caught on to what women have known for years: a professional barber experience doesn’t just make you look good on the outside, it lets you feel good about yourself,” shared co-owner and stylist, Scott Schmidt. “Professional barbers are artists and providing our clients with close shaves and clean cuts is about combining that artistry with the established stylists we built our reputation on.”

Rob and Parker have already begun establishing a devoted clientele at V&A Barbers. Appointments are available Tuesday through Saturday and can be booked online at victoriaandalberthair.com or with the V&A app.

Clarksville Commons is a 40,000 sq ft sustainable, mixed-use commercial center, creating a sense of place on Route 108 in the center of Clarksville. The developers are GreenStone Ventures, LLC, whose principals, Holly and George Stone, have lived and raised their family for over 20 years in Clarksville.

The Common Kitchen Welcomes New General Manager

Clarksville, MD – The Common Kitchen in Clarksville, MD is pleased to announce the hiring of Leigha Steele as General Manager. A co-owner of Trifecto Bar located in The Common Kitchen; Ms. Steele has been a familiar and supportive presence at the establishment since the food hall’s opening in 2018.

In her most recent role, Ms. Steele was the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Laurel. Her responsibilities for the city included small business support, grant writing, grant program management, event management, and social media management. Her previous experience working in two different shared commercial kitchens in Washington, DC will be invaluable to the Howard County food hall.

Ms. Steele has already begun utilizing her experience in event management by bringing back the popular Trivia Night (now on Tuesday nights) and creating an Open Mic Night every Saturday to showcase local talent. On the retail side, an international marketplace featuring products selected by Common Kitchen vendors are displayed prominently on the shelves lining the walls of the establishment; a new vendor, Mo:Mo Hub featuring traditional Nepalese dumplings, has now opened; and Anh-mazing Banh Mi is under new ownership.

Celebrating four years in the local community, The Common Kitchen, under Ms. Steele’s guidance, looks forward to continuing to provide guests with a unique place to gather and dine with friends.

The Common Kitchen consists of eleven independent counters and space for shelf-stable merchandise. The food hall includes a commercial kitchen shared by the tenant businesses. The smaller retail footprint and shared kitchen spaces allow entrepreneurs to put more of their resources into production instead of overhead, which is vital to an emerging business.

For details visit https://thecommonkitchen.com/ or contact General Manger Leigha Steele, 443.942.2951. Lsteele@thecommonkitchen.com.

Farmers Market Spring Previews at Clarksville Commons

Clarksville, MD – Spring is just around the corner and that means the Clarksville Commons Farmers Market will soon be here! This year, the Commons will host two Spring Preview Markets on Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 10am-2pm.

This year’s market will feature several local farmers who are regulars at the Market including: Hensing’s Hilltop Acres; Clark’s Farm; Kindread Hill Farm; Pong’s Orchard; Blue Gables Farm and Mojo Mushroom Farms. Great Harvest Bread Co., Balti’Marons, and Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream Company will also be at the market on a weekly basis. In addition to the regular weekly vendors, Clarksville Commons Farmer Market will feature more than a dozen half-time and monthly local food and craft vendors including Chez Tania, Metro Microgreens, Ellicott Distilling Co., The Salvaged Stitch, Raw Blossom, Real Food Real Tasty and more throughout the season.

George and Holly Stone, principal developers of Clarksville Commons, are excited to announce that the farmers market will once again be participating in the Maryland Market Money program, with twelve vendors selling eligible foods. MMM is a matching program that allows community members receiving SNAP and FMNP benefits to stretch their dollars at farmers markets. MMM allows Clarksville Commons to match up to $10 per household, per market day, for SNAP and FMNP-eligible foods. “Clarksville Commons is still the only market in Howard County, to date, to offer Maryland Market Money,” stated Holly Stone. “The Commons’ market participating in the MMM program means more options for members of our community to have access to local, fresh, healthy food. We hope that being part of this program allows members of our community not just greater access to the food, but also connection with the farmers that grow it.”

Clarksville Commons, Howard County’s first sustainable mixed-use commercial center, features environmentally sustainable architectural design and a focus on environmental stewardship and community impact. Every business at Clarksville Commons is encouraged to embrace sustainability and use environmentally conscious products.

For additional information contact Anastasia MacDonald at amacdonald@clarksvillecommons.com or 301-854-2090.