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What happened? Does anyone know why it closed or when it will re-open?

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  1. I drove by and saw a sign that said it would reopen the 25th.

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    1. re: elhuevogrande

      I drove by on Rt.2 today. It did not look open. any updates?

    2. OK, I live in AA county (Hanover, SW side of the airport off of Dorsey). What is this Green Market that you speak of and where in Glen Burnie is it?

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      1. re: cbauer

        It is right across from Ann's Dairy Creme and Marley Station Mall.

        1. re: cbauer

          Used to be a Giant Food store.

        2. The sign on the window says temporarily closed. There was a security vehicle in the parking lot on Sunday, 9/11

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          1. re: mikesp

            I wish they would hurry up and re-open!

            1. re: nosey

              Well, unfortunately I feel like I've seen "temporarily closed" become just closed more often than not. It's ashame they never seemed to draw the large crowds that H-Mart did. While their produce remained great, there was definately a reduction in their selection over time, especially their meat selection.

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              H-Mart
              800 N Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD

          2. I was so bummed when I drove by and saw the place vacant. I have to say though the last couple times I went by, I found the produce failing--many almost rotten avocados, wilted napa cabbage, the ginger was strange in that it looked like pieces of it had been frozen then thawed. I saw a dying tilapia gasping for air lying on its side at the bottom the tank and I remember thinking, hmm, I'll never buy anything out of that tank. But I loved the red snapper whole and a I was able to pick up my Asian ingredients. I also noticed that some of the frozen foods had frosted over as well. Definitely could use some improvements. Maybe they were shut down because they failed on some food inspection level. I wouldn't be totally surprised. Well, I'm on my way to Catonsville to H Mart, they're a bit farther, but consistent quality control is a standard there you can count on. I'd rather go farther and be able to trust the food items rather than have the convenience of it being nearby if the fresh/frozen products are substandard.

            Just got back from HMart. You know, the quality is so much better, if AllGreen does reopen, their quality would have to equal that of Hmart for me to return. Maybe they will. After leaving Hmart, I thought, AllGreen is a Hmart wannabe, and hopefully it can happen--just for the convenience.

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            1. re: blossomthyme

              It's a real shame. I'm in Arnold, and was thrilled to have easy access to a lot of the asian ingredients. The produce used to be top notch and much less expensive than other area grocerys. Same with the meat. I loved the thin sliced ribeye they carried. Did a ton of Cheesesteaks last year with that.

              Looks like I need to join the crowd at Hmart.

            2. I drove by a few days ago, and there is signage up indicating a new "international market" to open soon.

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              1. re: laststandchili

                According to the banner that's up it will be Valu Food. International market was under that name in small print. I'll wait to see what it look's like before getting too excited...it's not like there was an H-Mart coming soon sign.

              2. Don't know about the Glen Burnie store, but the Parkville and 40th St stores in Baltimore were on a very low level and are now closed. No organic selection, fair at best produce and meat otherwise and limited sad looking prepared foods. They advertised themselves as high end with competitive prices. I'd say they were somewhere lower end than Shoppers with Shoppers having some organic and decent prepared foods.

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                1. re: jfish

                  You know, I feel like it's not related to those Value Food stores. I may have gotten the name wrong (actually my brain assembled it in the more logical way). I think that the store name may actually be Food Valu.

                2. It's open.

                  Haven't been in yet, but they were definitely doing business last weekend.

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                  1. re: laststandchili

                    We were there last Thursday night-opening day and were disappointed. It was good they finally opened but it was a little premature. There were many empty freezer and cold cases, empty shelves and others sparsely filled. There were two suits walking around and they asked me how I liked it. They said we have many American foods. I told them I was not there for American foods but Chinese, African and Indian Foods. I don't think they understood because they repeated they had American food. They had crullers eaten with soy milk but no soy milk. Oriental vegetables were limited as well as fruits from Asia. The fish section looked good and they had small lobsters for $4.99/lb. Time will tell if we still need to go to Kam Sam and Maxim Rockville or HMart in Catonsville.

                    This location has undergone so many different food stores and non seem to succeed. I hope they have good management for success. In the past I had suggested that they have samples to educate people about the food but they never followed through.

                  2. Another grocery store is now at that location. The name is Value Food or Food Value - sorry, dont quite remember. Went shopping there last evening and it is set up kinda the same.
                    It has the fresh international veggies and fruits and most of all the fresh fish section.

                    There are a few changes, looks like there will be other venders there also - maybe they will help them stay open.

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                    1. re: taylord

                      What international veggies and fruit do they have now?

                      1. re: zenim

                        can someone make a suggestion on which asian fruits i should try.. i am up for any taste and flavor.. hopefully someone out there with more knowledge than i can make some suggestions..
                        :-)

                        1. re: swanfrench

                          Starfruit! It's got a pretty mild flavor, and slices up into weird stars on your plate. Alternatively (not a fruit, but it's Asian and sweet) Okinawan sweet potato. They're purple on the inside, and delicious with cinnamon.

                          1. re: swanfrench

                            For starters... Rambutan, Passion Fruit, Fresh Lychees, Cherimoya, Guanabana and Mangosteen. Dragon Fruit good for flower arrangements. Starfruit can be used sliced very thin for a cocktail embellishment.

                            1. re: swanfrench

                              Mangosteen and fresh lychees are my favorites - but jackfruit and rambutan are interesting as well. Durian is the only one I don't care for, though it has its fans.

                              1. re: woodleyparkhound

                                thank you very much guys! heading out today to try and find the perfect maryland tomato, maryland corn.. and may stop to try and find these fruits you have suggested..

                                1. re: woodleyparkhound

                                  I've read the durian available here isn't indicative of how durian tastes in Southeast Asia (when allowed to tree ripen.) At the Songkran festival in Silver Spring I was told the frozen ones from Thailand have better flavor. Haven't gotten around to testing that theory yet.

                          2. Did our weekly shopping there on Saturday. The downside is that the overall selection of international foods isn't as broad as previous incarnations, but there is still plenty of good stuff available. Stocked up on dried chiles, my wife found a lot of spices she's been looking for, scored some pork belly, fresh ramen noodles, and some dumplings from the freezer case.

                            Plus side is we were able to do most of our regular weekly shopping there as well, aside from giant bags of dog food, and kept the trip under a hundred dollars. Overall I'd much rather shop here than local Safeways or Giants. Layout was pretty much the same as it was before, but there was an overall look of better organization. Hopefully they'll stick around a while.