Independent Brewing Company is a small batch, full production craft brewery located on the outskirts of old town Bel Air, Maryland. Since it’s opening in 2015, Independent has quickly become a hub-spot for business and community. One of the fan-favorites brews at Independent is the Blue Eyed Blonde. Phil Rhudy, Chief Fermentation Officer at Independent,…

Bel Air’s shopping grounds are growing with the opening of a new Downtown Bel Air retailer, Julie Ellyn Designs, at 18 S Main Street. Julie, a native of Bel Air, Maryland, is excited to bring her elegant jewelry and fine craftsmanship to her hometown! Since 2009, Julie Ellyn Designs has been creating handcrafted gemstone designs and received celebrity recognition on…

The Town of Bel Air Film Festival is celebrating the art of film-making by offering a time and place to explore our shared humanity through visual images and open discussion. The festival will feature fascinating, high caliber films that might not have been seen in the area. The Film Festival officially kicks off with the Dark Horse…

Bel Air’s restaurant portfolio, impressive as it is, is continuing to grow with the opening of a new Downtown Bel Air restaurant at 119 S Main Street. Owned and operated by Baltimore’s Blue Agave, Black Eyed Suzie’s offers an American cuisine with a focus on Maryland-influenced seafood and barbecue. The familiar location of 119 S Main Street has been a…

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance, in partnership with the Town of Bel Air, is excited to announce the coming of Downtown Bel Air Information Kiosks. Earlier this year, the Alliance was awarded a $10,458 grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to implement a wayfinding plan. In alignment with the Town of Bel…

Downtown Bel Air is Painting the Town Pink! In a partnership with The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation (UCHF), the Bel Air Downtown Alliance is supporting National Cancer Awareness Month and the Kaufman Cancer Center by Painting the Town Pink. The Kaufman Cancer Center on the campus of Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is fully funded through charitable gifts…

La Cakerie, an artisan bakery offering a wide variety of seasonal products, is scheduled to open their doors at 22 S Main Street in Downtown Bel Air in mid-November. Jason Hisley, Owner and Executive Chef, is a native of Bel Air who graduated Bel Air High School in 2006. He has been actively involved in the Bel Air community…

Downtown Bel Air welcomes a new boutique to Downtown Bel Air. Velvet Trunk, located at 6 Office Street, is a fashion boutique that focuses on a contemporary bohemian style for the everyday woman who desires style but insists on comfort! More about Velvet Trunk and the owner Marissa Drayton-Smalley: “A Velvet Trunk women knows trends but…

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is proud to announce and welcome Jenny Falcone as its new Project Coordinator. Jenny Falcone is a graduate of Bel Air High School (class of 2002) and has her B.A. in Psychology from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. Formerly employed at the John Carroll School and Johns Hopkins Hospital,…