H&H Out­doors plans move from down­town Bal­ti­more

Baltimore Sun - - NHL - — Natalie Sher­man — As­so­ci­ated Press

H&H Out­doors, down­town Bal­ti­more’s long­stand­ing mil­i­tary sur­plus and camp­ing shop, has pur­chased a prop­erty on Har­ford Road and is gear­ing up to re­lo­cate, the owner of the fam­ily-owned busi­ness said. H&H Pres­i­dent Ken Rosen­blatt, whose fa­ther started the store more than 40 years ago, said he wanted to move be­cause the cur­rent lo­ca­tion lacks park­ing and has seen busi­ness slow amid sewer and road work. H&H, which has four em­ploy­ees, also rents its space in the 400 block of N. Eutaw St. The deal for 5406 Har­ford Road, the for­mer Hop­kins Beauty Sup­ply, closed at the end of Septem­ber. Rosen­blatt, who de­clined to name the sale price, said he ex­pects to move to the new build­ing in North­east Bal­ti­more in the next year or so. H&H is lo­cated at the cor­ner of Franklin and Eutaw streets, a part of the city that is see­ing a resur­gence of ac­tiv­ity as devel­op­ers open new apart­ment build­ings and an­nounce plans for oth­ers. But Rosen­blatt said he didn’t think the new life would im­prove his sales. “They are projects, which is all to the good, but that doesn’t trans­fer nec­es­sar­ily into my busi­ness,” he said. “It’s not com­mer­cial.” The store sells a range of out­doors gear, with cloth­ing for work­ers such as in­su­lated wear, fa­tigues and work boots rep­re­sent­ing its strong­est sales cat­e­gory in re­cent years, Rosen­blatt said. pre­pared to close the casino. Just be­fore 6 a.m. Mon­day, the Taj Ma­hal shut­tered its doors amid a strike by union mem­bers that lasted more than 100 days. It is the fifth At­lantic City casino to close since 2014. Trump said both sides should have been able to work out a deal to keep the casino open. The union’s pres­i­dent, Bob McDe­vitt, said “there’s a strong pos­si­bil­ity” that Ic­ahn will keep the casino closed while con­duct­ing ren­o­va­tions, then at­tempt to re­open it in the spring as a nonunion fa­cil­ity. The clo­sure of the sprawl­ing board­walk casino cost nearly 3,000 work­ers their jobs, bring­ing the to­tal jobs lost by At­lantic City casino clos­ings to 11,000 since 2014.

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