Originally posted 9/16/16 by Baltimore Business Journal.
Turf Valley Resort has been named the third largest woman-owned business in the Baltimore-area by Baltimore Business Journal. Turf Valley Resort is owned by Mary Mangione and has 380 local employees.
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Like a lot of men going to a spa for the first time, Nate Anderson booked a massage."I kept hearing how good they were, and they really are," said Anderson, a 39-year-old Baltimore disc jockey.
But when a staff person at The Spa at Turf Valley in Ellicott City recommended that he try a Vichy shower body treatment, Anderson was game. "I'll try anything once," he said.
Pete Mangione, whose family has owned and operated the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City for the past 37 years, cannot imagine what it would be like to wake up and realize his business was gone.
So opening up five conference rooms at the resort to Main Street business owners abruptly displaced by the July 30 flash flood in Ellicott City was the least that his family could do, he said.
Ten merchants have taken up the offer and are selling their merchandise at "Main Street at Turf Valley" every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the holidays.
It has been a rough almost two months for many businesses in downtown Ellicott City, but now there's a lifeline of sorts from Turf Valley Resort.
The resort is creating a mini-bazaar inside its convention center, where some of those businesses can set up shop.
It may not look like much, but a stretch of conference rooms at the resort is slowly transforming into a portion of downtown.
On Thursday, 11 downtown merchants, who have been unable to reopen so far, set up shop after the resort made the overture.
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