Three Delicious Ice Cream Destinations in Frederick

The Best Ice Cream is in Frederick, Maryland

Warm weather is on its way!  On a bright, sunny day, nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious ice cream cone.  But where in Frederick can you get a delicious scoop of ice cream?  Frederick is full of so many delicious restaurants and cafes, and ice cream shops are no exception!  Below are three, of the many, great places you can grab a delicious ice cream treat.

Pretzel and Pizza Creations: In addition to the pretzels, calzones, pizza, and sandwiches, Pretzel and Pizza in Downtown Frederick offers ice cream by the scoop.  For those who may not want ice cream, Pretzel and Pizza also offers a number of refreshing and delicious smoothie options as well.  Learn more about Pretzel and Pizza Creations online.

North Market Pop Shop: Located on Market Street of Downtown Frederick, North Market Pop Shop is the place to go for unique and tasty soda and it is also a destination for ice cream.  The shop offers more than ten flavors of ice cream in addition to ice cream floats in which patrons can choose any soda and any flavor ice cream to make a spectacular combination.  Learn more about North Market Pop Shop online.

Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream: Located in Everedy Square in Downtown Frederick, Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream offers more than 30 ice cream flavors, shakes, malts, and snow cones.  For those not in the mood for a frozen treat, the shop also offers fudge and a variety of candy.  Learn more about Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream online.

All of these shops are only a short drive or bike ride from the East of Market apartment community.  What other local ice cream shops should the East of Market team feature on our blog?  Reach out to us to let us know!

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Local Breweries Near East of Market

A List of Frederick, MD Breweries Near This Apartment Community

There is so much to love about Frederick, Maryland!  One great thing about Frederick is that there is so much to do.  No matter your interest, there is something in Frederick for you: whether it be theaters, sporting events, or museums.

Frederick is a great destination for beer enthusiasts with the numerous breweries available.  Below is a list of several of the many breweries located in Frederick, all only a short drive or bike ride from this apartment community!

Monocacy Brewing Company: This brewery, located in Downtown Frederick, offers tours every Saturday.  In addition to the tours, Monocacy Brewing Company offers a tasting room and growler fills.  The brewer also offers a variety of events: this Saturday, March 24, Fireside Pizza will be at Monocacy, and the Frederick County Public Library will offer board games the whole family can enjoy later in the month.  Learn more about Monocacy Brewing Company online.

Rockwell Brewery: Located on North East Street, adjacent to Family Meal and only a few blocks from the East of Market community is Rockwell Brewery.  The beer at Rockwell is brewed onsite and the brewery is family friendly.  Dog lovers can even bring their four-legged friends to Rockwell’s bear garden as long as the dogs are on a leash.  The brewery offers numerous monthly events, including a regular trivia night, and will host an anniversary party later in the month to celebrate two years of operation.  Learn more about Rockwell Brewery online.

Attaboy Beer: Located adjacent to the Carroll Creek promenade is Attaboy Beer.  Attaboy is a family and dog friendly establishment that sells beer and beer flights.  The Attaboy team will also fill growlers.  While Attaboy does not offer a food menu, the brewery hosts food trucks outside every day so patrons can enjoy local food vendors as well as local beer.  Attaboy also offers a free brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30 pm.  Learn more about Attaboy Beer online.

What other local breweries should the East of Market team feature on our blog?  Reach out to us to let us know!

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East of Market Apartments: “Love at First Sight”

A Letter About The East of Market Community and Our Charging Stations and Electric Vehicles

The East of Market team received the following letter from one of our residents.  The letter focuses on our community amenities, including those for electric vehicles:

Shane standing next to his electric vehicle by an East of Market charging station.

“My name is Shane; I live at the fabulous, East of Market Apartments with my angel of a husband Tyler, and our little chorkie Jaxwel. We are previous residents of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. East of Market has been home for us now since September of 2015. When we were searching for a place to call home, a local family member advised we check out East of Market. Love at first sight, as we toured the community it was very evident that EOM was not just going to be a home but an elevated level of living. From the stunning vistas, fit and finish to the LEED level of efficiency. We do not have children, but our little Jaxwel seems to have taken on the role. EOM welcomes our furry family members with open arms! The grounds are set up for you to tend to, tidy up after, and even a private wash station. Not to mention the ideal location if your commute involves any of the major highways going through Frederick. As my husband and myself both have offices in Rockville, with all things considered this was not a difficult decision to make.

When we first came to East of Market we had noticed something we hadn’t seen up to this point anywhere else, an electric vehicle level 2 charging station. We did not currently have an electric vehicle however, but became intrigued. After some time in the area, getting familiar with traffic and HOV lanes we started to take into consideration that this may not be such as scary thing to make the transition to an electric vehicle. With the level 2 accessible station outside at East of Market and level 2 capabilities in particular private garages, the decision was becoming even easier. With level 2 bringing the vehicle to a full charge would only take a few hours. The decision was becoming easier and easier. Now a few years later we are on our second electric car and the benefits are fantastic. Whether it is never having to stop at the gas pump, the maintenance, well there isn’t really any to speak of, just being able to use the HOV carpool lane easily will cut 20 minutes off my commute, and knowing that the trees might stay a little greener along my travels really allows it to come together nicely.

There is still some development needed for the infrastructure to support long range travel for electric vehicles but as fast charges become more popular along the highways and major shopping centers bringing your car to full charge in as little as 10 minutes, the option is becoming more and more approachable for people. Should you make the jump know that East of Market is there to help power you through it!

Sincerely,
Shane S., calling East of Market home since 2015″

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Winter Wonderland in Frederick, Maryland

Experience “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” Before February

East of Market residents and all those who live in or visit Frederick, Maryland can enjoy a winter wonderland with the Sailing Through the Winter Solstice boat launch currently located on Carroll Creek.

These boats, decorated with lights, are particularly dazzling in the evening.

Those interested in viewing the boats can enjoy the spectacle until the “Fire in Ice” First Saturday on February 2.

The boat launch is one of many interesting features located in Downtown Frederick.  Learn more about Sailing Through the Winter Solstice online.

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Holiday Gift Shopping in Downtown Frederick

Five Downtown Destinations for Holiday Shopping

Does the following schedule sound familiar?  There is the office holiday party next Thursday, a White Elephant gift exchange that weekend, and a family gathering the following week.  For those facing a similar schedule, it might be time to go holiday gift shopping!

Now that it is officially the 2018 holiday season, it may be a good time to focus on purchasing gifts for friends, family members, and beyond.  For East of Market and other Frederick residents, Downtown Frederick is a wonderful destination during the holidays for gift shopping.  Below, the East of Market team details five stores in Downtown Frederick that may contain the perfect holiday gift.

  1. Retro Metro: A gift shop located in the heart of Downtown Frederick, Retro Metro has such a wide variety of products that it would be easy to do most, if not all, holiday shopping at that one store.  Cards, wall decor, pop culture items, and more are all present at Retro Metro.  The shop is open every day of the week.  Learn more about this store on their official website: https://www.retro-metro.com/ .
  2. Curious Iguana: Opened in 2013, Curious Iguana is a bookstore that features a wide variety of books and book related memorabilia.  Books can be ordered from the Curious Iguana website, but the team in the bookstore is always happy to help find books in the store for patrons.  For any bookworms in your life, Curious Iguana is a must for holiday shopping.  Gift cards are also available for the store, in the event that it is hard to decide between the many books available.  In addition to a standard bookstore, Curious Iguana also hosts several book clubs!  Learn more about Curious Iguana here: https://curiousiguana.com/ .
  3. Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts: This toy shop is the “sister” store of Curious Iguana.  Dancing Bear originally opened in 2000 and remains a Downtown Frederick staple.  For those looking for toys and/ or gifts for children this holiday season, Dancing Bear needs to be a destination on the shopping list.  This store features toys and games that do not utilize batteries.  The focus of the store is “unplugged” play, so think of board games, puzzles, puppets, and more.  There are tons of unique gifts in Dancing Bear.  Learn more about this toy store here: https://dbeartoys.com/ .
  4. Brainstorm Comics and Gaming: For those looking for comic books, graphic novels, and/ or table top games to gift this holiday season, this store is the place to shop!  Located next to the C. Burr Artz Public Library, this comic book store features a wide variety of comics as well as novelty items and trading cards.  Learn more about Brainstorm on the official website: https://www.brainstormcomics.com/ .
  5. Record Exchange: As its name would suggest, the Record Exchange features records!  The shop is always well organized and records are divided by music genre.  Records can be the perfect holiday gift for those who love music.  In addition to records, the Record Exchange also repairs and sells cds, video games, videos, and video game systems.  It is important to note that Record Exchange also buys records, video games, and more.  After the holiday season, during spring cleaning, remember to bring any unwanted records to Record Exchange to see if they can be purchased and sold.  Learn more about Record Exchange online: http://www.recordexchangeofmd.com/.

All of the above stores, and many more, are located only a quick drive or bike ride away from this Frederick, Maryland apartment community.  With so many unique and wonderful shops located in Downtown Frederick, Frederick residents should have an easy time purchasing holiday gifts this season.

The East of Market team wishes Happy Holidays to all celebrating!

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