The ‘Here To Stay’ project is a way to shine a spotlight on the long term OEC family members that have been here over three years, many much longer than that.  These amazing friends have been here through the adversities our town has faced and come out EC Stronger. It is their uniqueness and spirit that make up the foundation of this irreplaceable gem that we call home.  They inspire all of us and help make our town the one-of-a-kind destination that it is. 

Join us as we celebrate them in these video shorts.  We are so grateful they have chosen to be ‘Here To Stay’.

Little Market Cafe'

We are unveiling the “Here to Stay” project. The variety of featured small businesses we will cover not only have a special place in our hearts, but also in our town. Each business presented has been part of the OEC community for over three years. These videos will help tell their story and why they’re truly, here to stay.  Kicking off, we have Jeni Porter, owner of Little Market Café .

3731 Hamilton Street, Ellicott City MD 21043

Park Ridge Trading Co.

On our third installment of the ECP’s “Here to Stay” project, we are highlighting Park Ridge Trading Co. owned by Donna and Julia Sanger. Park Ridge Trading Co., has been providing those who visit Old Ellicott City with extra virgin olive oils, infused balsamics, specialty foods and kitchen gadgets. For years, their products have been filling the homes of many; we’re all happy that they are here to stay.

8080 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043

On this week’s “Here to Stay” project, we’re highlighting Georgia Grace Cafe. Located on Main Street in Old Ellicott City, Georgia Grace Cafe features an upscale European-inspired menu with Greek influences.
They have been an amazing addition to our OEC community, and we are so happy to say that Georgia Grace Cafe is here to stay!

Su Casa

On this week’s “Here to Stay” project we are highlighting Su Casa. Located in the heart of Ellicott City since April 2000, Su Casa has been designing, decorating and furnishing the homes of many. Defining all odds it’s safe to say that Su Casa is here to stay.  Su Casa is owned and operated by Nick Johnson.

8307 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043

Main Street Oriental Rugs

Main Street Oriental Rugs made its home in Old Ellicott City in 1997. For the past 22 years, they have been providing one-of-a-kind Oriental area rugs imported from all over the world, including but not limited to India, Turkey, Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. Main Street Oriental Rugs specializes in all things related to rugs, including award-winning, expert rug cleaning, rug repair services, as well as beautiful stair runner installations.

Main Street Oriental Rugs is owned and operated by Mr. Mojan Bagha. Born in Iran, Mr. Bagha was first introduced to the handmade rug business by his family. After graduating college he worked in the home décor industry professionally. Soon he mastered his craft and in the early 1980s, he began selling rugs throughout the west coast where he worked with many established businesses and designers.

According to Mr. Bagha, “My interest and love for beautiful rugs are what drives me every day”. One of his favorite aspects of the business is that he gets to share his love of rugs with his customers. Being able to make a customer happy and help them find that special rug that will impress anyone who sees it, is Mr. Bagha’s passion. He is a firm believer in service and strives to go above and beyond for his customers every single day.

Main Street Oriental Rugs owned by Mojan Bagha
8290 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
410-313-9090 • mainstreetrugs@gmail.com

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