Chris Sparks • Surelocked In Escape Games

Once upon a time, there was a family that moved to a tiny town called Ijamsville, MD. We Sparks are happy to call Frederick home and excited to be operate “the family business” in our hometown! Surelocked In Escape Games was born on a family vacation in the summer of 2015 when, while looking for […]

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Marien Hornyak • The Kitchenette

I am not a professionally-trained chef, but I have always enjoyed cooking and baking. When my grant-funded position at an area high school was eliminated, it was time to turn that love of cooking and baking into a business. On September 1st, 2016, The Kitchenette opened its doors for the first time, offering downtown residents […]

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Staci and Bill McLauchlan • DISTRICT Arts

While living on a boat for 12 years, we participated in several hundred outdoor art festivals around the country, including the Frederick Festival of the Arts. After getting weary of setting up and tearing down a tent 25 weekends a year, we decided to sell the boat, move ashore and open a contemporary art gallery. […]

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