(Update: Sizar's moved and changed its name to Caezar International Market in early 2009.)
Look for Sizar's Food Mart to move from Columbia to Elkridge in mid-February -- maybe as early as 10 days from now.
I went by Howard County's largest Middle Eastern market Monday, and I heard that they're looking to move in 10-11 days. In January, I posted that Sizars -- which will be called Caezar International Market when it moves -- hadn't made the original November/December 2008 deadline. Construction is never predictable enough to depend on a new deadline, but mid-February is the current working guess.
Sizar's/Caezar will remain a great place for Middle Eastern and Indian groceries, along with a restaurant in the new Dorsey Commons location. However, the Columbia location will close.
For more information about Sizar's, check out all the posts. The pistachio nougat is worth a trip all on its own.
Ceazar International Market and Restaurant (to open in February 2009)
6801 Douglas Legum Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075
NEAR: Just off Rte 103 east of U.S. 1. This is just south of Rte 100.
Sizar's Food Mart (to close when the Elkridge location opens)
6955A Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21045
NEAR: Sizar's is in a shopping area off Snowden River Parkway just south of the Home Depot and movie theaters. The shopping center also has a Race Pace bike shop and a Let's Dish outlet. From Snowden River, turn north on Oakland Mills Road (right if you are coming from the Home Depot). Then turn immediately right into the shopping area. Look for Sizar's in the building to your right as you enter.