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Taproom Trailers is shortly changing into fashionable for personal, public and company events. Zach Ross lately added to the road of party trailers by including one for Cecil County and surrounding areas.

“We’re already booked solid in September,” Ross mentioned.

The concept for Taproom Trailers got here from his sister-in-law, Katie Ross.

“She wanted to make a bar out of her horse trailer,” he mentioned.

The unique concept was to present a central location for beer to be poured from the faucet at weddings. However, Ross mentioned he noticed the bigger image.

“Why limit yourself to just weddings?” he mentioned, including Taproom Trailers aren’t only for beer. He lately was employed by Amazon for an occasion in Baltimore and the Taproom Trailer distributed water.

Look for the Taproom Trailer on the biergarten at Elk River Brewery in Elkton.

Ross delivers the trailer to your occasion. Running off its personal generator, the shopper also can use the 32-inch LED tv for promotional movies, to run photograph collages or current different viewing. Lighting will be custom-made for the occasion or venue, similar to the colours of the bridal party. It’s additionally outfitted with a cooler and a freezer.

Ross can also be prepared to assist his clients discover somebody to work the trailer.

“We have a list of certified bartenders you can hire,” he mentioned, noting that certification is the coaching required for many who serve alcohol.

The buyer offers no matter is served from the two-tap system.

To learn the way to deliver Taproom Trailer to your occasion, name Ross at 443-907-5696 or take a look at the Facebook web page.


Bomba’s Restaurant in North East was bought for $1.three million to an undisclosed purchaser, in accordance to R.C. Burkheimer, auctioneer.

The July 12 public sale drew a pleasant crowd, Burkheimer mentioned, however added a number of of his huge bidders withdrew when Cecil County officers warned that the constructing would wish to be introduced up to code or torn down.

Burkheimer mentioned the truth that the enterprise closed over a 12 months in the past additionally damage gross sales.

”Now they’ve to undergo all of the allowing yet again,” he mentioned. The liquor license did go together with the sale and the property is now free and away from all liens.

What initially opened as The Madison House in North East, grew to become Poor Jimmy’s within the ‘90s to cater to tourists. Where Madison House was a coat-and-tie place, Poor Jimmy’s was informal. However by 2000, Jim Bomba Sr. stepped again and leased the institution to the Maryland Jockey Club for an off-track betting parlor. The OTB closed in 2015, which set the wheels in movement for a brand new Bomba’s eatery. That solely lasted 14 months.

Bomba got here earlier than the Cecil County Board of License Commissioners in June to ask that the license be prolonged to assist with the public sale.

The sale will develop into last Sept. 12.


Payless Shoe Source formally closed its Big Elk Mall location on July 6, as did all its shops within the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The North American arm of the worldwide footwear enterprise declared chapter in April 2017 and the closure of shops was a part of that safety course of.

Cordish, which owns and operates the mall on U.S. Route 40 in Elkton, is on the lookout for a brand new tenant for the shop.


You can play cardio drums and revel in a nutritious drink at Healthies of Perryville, situated at 1486 Perryville Road.

Chrissy Shepard is the proprietor of the store the place she sells wholesome smoothies, teas, vitality drinks and juices from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays by Fridays. She notes that these vitality drinks are protected and pure, and Shepard is a poster little one for the drinks.

”I’ve misplaced 98 kilos on this diet plan and I’ve stored it off,” Shepard mentioned.

Along with the selection of a whole lot of taste combos in a cup, Shepard additionally presents one-on-one teaching, private diet plans, weight reduction challenges and $5 drop-in health lessons. Cardio Drumming is each Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Cardio Dance is each Monday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.

”In the autumn I’m going to add extra actions,” she mentioned. “I want to make it a community spot.”

Check out Healthies of Perryville on Facebook or name 410-618-2085 with questions or to order your drink and have it prepared for pickup.


Melissa Tapp is on the lookout for companies and people desirous about serving to together with her fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals.

Prom of the Ages is a proper affair to be held in September. Tapp figures this may be an ideal occasion for , these wanting an excuse to costume up, and those that imagine in St. Jude’s.

Founded by the late Danny Thomas, St. Jude hospitals provide free care to kids and is devoted to discovering cures for childhood most cancers and different life-threatening sicknesses and ailments.

“St. Jude is my favorite charity. They help kids,” Tapp mentioned.

She already has a DJ and photographer donating their companies for Prom of the Ages to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21 at VFW Post 8185 in Port Deposit. Tapp is on the lookout for assist with meals and drinks.

You are anticipated to costume up for Prom of the Ages, Tapp mentioned.

“But there’s a catch. Your formal wear can come from any era,” she mentioned, noting she has already been trolling thrift shops looking for a 1960s-era robe for her mom and would love to see folks are available in one thing much more classic. “This will be a little bit more fun.”

Or possibly you simply desire a purpose to put on that mother-of-the-bride or bridesmaid costume yet another time.

Anyone desirous about donating companies or prizes can contact Tapp by the occasion web site at

Tickets may also be bought by the web site fro $30 per particular person or $50 a pair.


The University of Maryland Extension is conducting a research of the well-being of farmers and Cecil County farmers are invited to participate in a July 22 focus group on the Queen Anne’s County workplace in Centreville at 10 a.m.

Those who participate within the seminar, which is predicted to final about 90 minutes, can be compensated for his or her time.

Among the objectives of the research is to decide the stresses that farmers really feel and study the most effective methods to provide help.

Call 410-758-0166 to reply to the invitation.


Oxford (Pa.) Area Chamber of Commerce is internet hosting knowledgeable improvement workshop in September specializing in using video to finest promote what you are promoting throughout social media platforms and on-line. ”That Video VooDoo” runs from eight to 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Vista Ridge at Ware Presbyterian Village, 1163 Kensington Lane in Oxford, Pa. — lower than 10 miles from Rising Sun. The seminar is $10 for chamber members and $15 for everybody else. Register on-line at

Business Beat is a weekly column on enterprise happenings in and round Cecil County. If desirous about having what you are promoting featured on this column, contact Jane Bellmyer at or 443-245-5007.

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