Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Market for All Seasons

The Good Life Market

Just look at the masthead of this series of features on Ellicott City Historic District and you will see Tongue Row. As it was then, it is now.

Such is the continuity of architecture, streetscape, and spirit in Ellicott City Historic District. The Good Life Market is one of the shops on Tongue Row; there are, of course, other fine shops as well. The Market is accessed off Parking Lot D, not on Main Street, but still easy to find.

Yesterday, on April 25th, the Market was particularly busy, with a variety of antique furniture on the lawn, and a cooking demonstration about to begin. I did not stay to watch, but instead, went inside to look around.

A good example of this community "spirit" in Historic Ellicott City is evidenced by the friendly ownership of The Good Life Market, that is, Randy Neely and Steve Archuleta. There is always a hustle and bustle about the market, as one season turns into another. Here is Randy at the cash register with a happy customer.

Each floor features a variety of gifts for the home and garden. In addition to the quality products, you will be amazed at the interior of the cottage and views out the windows. This blogger even purchased a lime-green beach hoodie. You would do yourself a favor to visit The Good Life Market the next time you are in Ellicott City. It's fun and just part of the adventure of this charming historic district. Located at 3752 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Tel: 410.480.4324 Fax: 410.480.4325

Feature and photos by Kay Weeks

1 comment:

Denee Barr Art News and More said...

Yes I've purchased items from the Good Life Market and I like what they have to offer. Pleasure to chat with the friendly and personable owners everytime I stop by!