Downtown Towson: What’s New in 2022
Out with the old and in with the new – it’s a new year and time for a fresh start in downtown Towson. The year is already looking like a fun and busy one for residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments, with plenty of events planned and good news on the horizon.
Whole Foods Opens
After years of anticipation, the opening of the new Whole Foods Market in Towson is finally here. The popular grocery store opens its Towson outpost on January 14.
The store is located at 300 Towson Row and is visible from York Road. In addition to a wide selection of high quality foods and beverages – including many local products – the new Whole Foods will include a full-service coffee bar and an upstairs mezzanine with a lounge, arcade and local seating. There will also be a community room available for meetings.
The Towson Loop, the new circulator bus that debuted last year, is still going strong in the downtown Towson area.
The Loop has two routes, both of which are convenient for residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments.
The Purple line, which runs north to south, travels through GBMC and St. Joseph Medical Center on the south side, to just past Fairmount Ave. to the north.
The east-west Orange line stretches from The Exchange on Kenilworth Drive in the east all the way to Towson Place, where Target and Walmart are located, in the west.
Both lines have stops along Joppa Road, near Hampton Plaza
National Bagel Day
January 15 is National Bagel Day and Towson Hot Bagel has big plans to help locals celebrate. All THB guests will receive a free bagel and cream cheese on the 15th. Plus, a portion of all proceeds from the day will be donated to the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.
For a limited time, you can also wash that down with an Old Bay hot chocolate. THB has partnered with the crew at McCormick to create a spicy-sweet seasonal beverage designed to keep you warm.
What’s Happening at The Recher
The Recher Theater has been a busy spot for live music for the past few months – and that will continue moving forward. However, given the current rise in COVID cases, some shows may be rescheduled or cancelled.
The theater has several shows scheduled during January, including Relentless Souls, Echo 2 Locate, The Stifled, KOTWT and No Promises on January 14, local favorites Crack the Sky on January 15 and Yutzie with The Luvable Idiots and Jordan Gillis Band on January 21.
However, they have also announced that the Grateful Dead tribute show by the Dancing Bears will no longer take place on January 8. The show has been rescheduled for May.
Downtown Towson bars and restaurants are kicking off the new year with fun activities.
On January 15, The Point in Towson will honor America’s beloved, recently departed sweetheart, Betty White, with a brunch celebration. The event will feature food and drink brunch specials inspired by White and proceeds will be donated to two local animal rescues, in honor of her commitment to similar causes.
Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro
Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro is planning a Lunar New Year celebration featuring members of the Beauty of Beijing Opera Company and members of the Traditional Chinese Orchestra of DC, along with dancers from the Dongfang Dance Group.
Dine & Delight at the Mall
Mark Your Calendars
It’s never too early to start thinking about the Towson Town Spring Festival. This year’s festival will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2022, with Gardens Day on April 28.
Applications to be a festival vendor are now available on the organization’s website.