🍦What's replacing Pusser's?

Naval Bagels location #3, Always Ice Cream in Severna Park, easing bridge traffic...


Good morning, Annapolis. To borrow a word from our friends down under (🇦🇺 🐨 ), today’s Local Business section is an absolute ripper. Four HUGE announcements!

I’m so excited let’s just get right to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


Introducing the Ultimate Skin-Firming Duo: Sculptra + Sofwave!

Sofwave and Sculptra are the incredible, summer-safe treatment pair you’ve been looking for when it comes to lifting, tightening, and firming the skin- anywhere on the body!

Sculptra is an injectable “biostimuator” that helps restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles and folds. It works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra works gradually over several months, producing longer-lasting effects.

Sofwave is the newest, non-invasive, FDA-cleared skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. It’s designed to improve skin laxity, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin texture and tightness.  

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are offering a FREE vial of Sculptra (worth $900) with any Sofwave treatment at Current Dermatology! Call 410-384-3045 to book your complimentary treatment consult today!


Route 50 summer ramp closures

This update hits hard since yesterday’s Bay Bridge traffic was so bad I missed Mother’s Day dinner. But Route 50 is designed for traffic. Local access side roads are not. So the SHA is stepping in with a few changes. To reduce congestion along residential back roads, they’re closing Exit 32 (Oceanic Drive) off eastbound Route 50 every Friday at 10 AM until Saturday at 6 PM. The closures start this week and go through Labor Day 🚗

Paperbacks & Pints with Kate Myers 📖 🍻

If you haven’t gotten your hands on Annapolitan Kate Myers’ first novel, now’s the time. It’s also time to settle the age-old bookworm debate: paperback or hardback? Neither btw #teamKindle. Anyhow, head to Maryland Hall from 6–8 PM Wednesday (5/15) to toast Kate with local Forward beer and celebrate the paperback release of Excavations. Amy Poehler called it “funny, smart, and deeply delicious” so that’s good enough for us.

P.S. Kate’s not just a creative author. She’s also behind this whimsical Instagram account.

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Mother’s Day ride

📸 @life_ofbert | 📍Downtown Annapolis

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What’s going in after Pusser’s leaves?

Well, it’s finally time to know. After Pusser’s leaves Annapolis’ iconic Ego Alley this November, Atlas Restaurant Group will be hard at work. Because they’re opening two restaurants where there’s now just one. On the first floor, they’re opening Armada, a tequila bar and cantina with 200 seats (100 outside). And on the second, Marmo, an Italian chophouse with 350 seats (including 150 outside).

Armada rendering

Marmo rendering

Armada is a brand new name for Choptank, although they operate a Mexican restaurant with a massive tequila selection at the bottom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. Italian chophouses are an Atlas favorite. Tagliata is one of their most popular spots in Baltimore and they opened the first Marmo in Houston two years ago.

Atlas expects to open both restaurants in the summer of 2025.

New Naval Bagels

Good mooooooorning, Edgewater! You’re about to have a new breakfast option. Naval Bagels just revealed that they are opening store #3 at 3139 Solomons Island Road. They didn’t say when but don’t worry bagel lovers. We’ll keep you in the thick doughy loop 🥯

I’ve Always loved Severna Park

And apparently Always Ice Cream Company has too. Because they dropped a surprise announcement on Friday that they’re opening a store there later this summer! The cold creamy confectionery will open at 600 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Conveniently, that’s right where the famous Severna Park Fourth of July Parade finishes. No word if it will be open for this year’s parade but our fingers are crossed.

P.S. To the Severna Park Barber Shop customers who recognize that address, don’t fret. Your favorite shear shop is just moving around the corner.

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Breath new life 🧘

Do you ever feel like yoga class moves a little too fast? Me too. That’s why I’m glad Yoga Factory created a new workshop – Breath New Life into your Bikram Practice. It’s an extended Bikram Yoga class taught by Katy Johnston and Sarah Kaitz, with lots of extra trips, tricks, and assists.

Get ready to breathe new life into your routine with a fresh look at 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises! Plus, you'll have plenty of time for questions and personal tips along with group guidance.

Breath New Life is June 2, from 1–5 pm at Yoga Factory’s Crofton studio. Sign up in the Yoga Factory app under ‘Workshops’.


Musical Monday 🎶

It’s just another manic . . . JK, Musical Monday!

  • 2024 Gala: Rock Around the Clock!: Live Arts Maryland is celebrating 50 years on May 18 from 7–10 PM with an approachable, casual gathering! You’ve got 2 choices for your outfit: snappy casual or relive your favorite decade. Enter by The Container Store to access the Live Arts Studio at Westfield Mall. Grab tickets.

  • 2 events at Maryland Hall – 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401:

    • Londontowne Symphony Orchestra: The Wild, Wild, West!: Listen to violinist Laura Colgate playing works by Copland, Grofe, and more on May 18 from 7:30–9:30 PM. Tickets.

    • ASA Day: Annapolis Symphony Academy hosts two free concerts and several activities on May 19 at Maryland Hall. RSVP and see what’s planned.

We’re gonna eat it all 🍨

So our Annapolis Hope fundraiser with Always Ice Cream Company is Wednesday (5/15) and we have a new goal. I want to eat all of the ice cream they have. Well, I don’t want to eat it all. That’d be a terrific stomachache. I need your help. The Cohen family, stewards of the Always brand, were kind enough to pledge 20% of sales in Annapolis (196 Main St) and West Annapolis (116 Annapolis St) for the fundraiser. So I want to make this the biggest Wednesday in Always history. — Ryan

P.S. I’ll be at the Main Street store 2:30–3:30 PM and Annapolis Street from 5:30–7:30 PM if you want to learn more about Annapolis Hope.

The week ahead


  • Catch the MIAA A conference lacrosse semifinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium with games at 5 PM and 7:30 PM. One ticket gets you into both games.


  • Watch the soon-to-be “plebes no more” climb the Herndon monument at 8 AM. Here’s a video from last year to amp you up.

  • Annapolis Blues take the field for their Community Shield preseason game at 7 PM. The charity game benefits Warrior Events, Walk the Walk Foundation, Every Child 365, and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Click here for tickets.


  • Cruiser, mountain, tandem. . . No matter your favorite two-wheeler, hop on for the 27th Annual Bike to Work Day from 7–9 AM at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock.

  • GiGi's Playhouse ‘i Have A Voice’ Gala supports children and adults with Down syndrome. Enjoy a gourmet dinner, drinks, dancing, and music at The Atreeum at Soaring Timbers. Tickets here.

  • Catch the MIAA A & B conference lacrosse championships at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. B comes first at 5 PM. A follows at 7:30 PM. One ticket gets you into both games.


  • This isn’t a commercial with sad Sarah McLachlan music. But the animals do need our help. Walk for the Animals begins at 8 AM followed by a Car Show at Quiet Waters Park. Details here.

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⚖️ City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting:

  • Plastic Bag Reduction Act

  • Annual Budget and Appropriate and Property Tax Levy

  • FY2025 Changes in Exempt Service Job Classifications

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM in City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online. 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

What’s up with City Dock?

Got questions about the City Dock revitalization plans? You’re not alone. The Historic Preservation Commission has a public meeting/work session tomorrow at 7 PM (5/14) in City Hall. The agenda includes a review of the current plans and the proposal for the much-debated maritime welcome center. Cards will be available for questions but there will be no public testimony. 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Finally. . . my white car is white again

Confused? Let me explain. Pollen season is finally over. The pollen’s out of the air, but it’s still on the homes and cars that haven’t been cleaned yet. Blue Heron Property Services can’t help with your car, but they’re total pros when it comes to homes. They’ve cleaned hundreds of local homes with their special Soft Wash method. Still have pollen on your home? Call Blue Heron for a free estimate today.*

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73 🌡️ 62 | ⛅ | 8% | 💨 S 13 mph (11 knots)


69 🌡️ 64 | 🌧️ | 56% | 💨 S 13 mph (11 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 64ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Songwriters Showcase | 7:30–10:30 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Joe Hickey | 5:30–8:30 PM
The Point | Skribe | 5–8 PM

Baseball (27-21)
5/11 vs. Holy Cross | Patriot League semifinal | L 10–5
5/12 vs. Holy Cross | Patriot League semifinal | W 7–3
5/12 vs. Holy Cross | Patriot League semifinal | W 6–2

Women’s Track & Field
5/11–12 @ IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Championship | 3rd of 38 Teams

Men's Track & Field
5/11–12 @ IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Championship | 1st of 36 Teams

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