This is a few answers to questions that people seem to have:
- Is Desi Bazaar in Columbia still open? Yes. I called today, and they're open and selling Indian and Pakistani foods.
- Did La Palapa open a branch in Burtonsville? Almost. The Howard County chain opened La Palapa Three in Silver Spring near the intersection of Rte 29 and Briggs Chaney Road.
- Did the Fractured Prune in Ellicott City close? I don't know, but it appears that it might have. (I'm in Florida so I can't confirm.) The location isn't listed on the corporate Web site, and the phone number that I had for the store (410-203-2992) has been disconnected. This follows the closing of the Columbia store, which closed in September although it was still full of equipment and supplies a few weeks ago.
- Is someone opening a "coal fired pizza" off Rte 108 in Ellicott City? I don't know, but I'd love information if you know anything.