What's Open? Few Perry Hall Businesses Battle Hurricane Sandy

Most local businesses appeared not to have opened on Monday morning.

Ask Leo Kapetanakos why he opened up DeNiro's Pizzeria & Subs on Belair Road on Monday morning—he laughs and says, "It's fun."

The manager and Perry Hall resident then becomes serious while speaking about Hurricane Sandy.

"I live only about two miles from here. The other two guys live about two and a half miles away. I didn't ask anyone to come in who wasn't comfortable driving," Kapetanakos said, adding that the restaurant would likely close by the mid-afternoon.

Ace Hardware on Ebenezer Road also opened on Monday, but was expected to close by the evening.

General manager Greg Dopkowski stated in an email that the store would stay open to sell gas cans, batteries, flashlights and extension cords as long as possible.

While most of the community's grocery stores and gas stations remained open into the afternoon, many area shops, restaurants and banks appeared not to have opened at all on Monday morning.

All Baltimore County schools were called off on Monday and Tuesday, as well as local private schools, including Perry Hall Christian School and St. Joseph School.

Tell us which local businesses are open during the storm.

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John October 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM
We at Ridgelys Choice have ICE for Sale 20lb Bags $1.50
Joe Carolan October 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Casa Mias's will be open normal business hours today. 7:00am-10:00pm
Little Dave October 30, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Deniros has awesome pizza! Leo was Bay Cafe's best bar back ever. Yeah Leo! Goose and Marty would be so proud of you for opening. Leo's the man! Buy Deniros pizza today!
Jeanne October 30, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I would like to thank all the businesses that closed early so their employees could get home safe. It was nice to see people putting safety ahead of money. To the places that stayed open I hope you all got home safe.
kl October 31, 2012 at 07:30 PM
The Post Office never closed, and made 100 percent deliveries !! Except the boxes that blew away :(


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