Recently, the Arbutus Business & Professional Association celebrated the completion of the Leeds Avenue and the beginning of the East Drive resurfacing projects with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, many elected officials, and community leaders.
I love Arbutus! It’s full of hard working people, entrepreneurs and businesses. We have elected officials, and their behind-the-scenes people, who work tirelessly for us, and community associations who support us. We have an Ice Cream Cottage, a Town Hall, lots fun eateries, and our very own Neighborhood movie theater. Who wouldn’t want to live, work, and play here?
You all know about shop local. You go to Mike’s Antiques and Collectibles and buy a nice bobble. Adam, the owner, can then go to Buckingham Automotive to get his car fixed, and Jim Buckingham’s employees can then go to buy bread from the local bakery, Art and Cake. The money stays in the Arbutus Community, and our strong community is our foundation.
Like almost every community, we have had our own tough times in the last few years. But the people of Arbutus are resilient and we are on our way back. In the next few months you will see a bike path from UMBC leading into the heart of our business district, complete with wayfinding signs. The new MARC Halethorpe/UMBC train station will also have signage directing potential customersinto our business district. Yes, Arbutus has a vision. We thank our County Executive Kaminetz, Senator Kasemeyer, Delegates DeBoy and Malone, and Councilman Quirk for sharing and supporting our vision for the future.