H&H Outdoors plans move from downtown Baltimore
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.