“We’re always evolving and trying to stay ahead of the curve,” says Green Spring Station owner Ted Peddy. Established in 1978, the upscale retail destination at the corner of Falls and Joppa Roads is sporting a contemporary renewed appearance, designed to offer customers an even more pleasant shopping, dining, and gathering experience.

Unlike many other retail centers, Green Spring Station is “alive and kicking,” says Peddy, in large part because both the management and the boutique owners keep an eye on what appeals to their clientele.

“By presenting ourselves well and catering to the tastes of our customers who are looking for the finest in retail and dining opportunities, we have not only survived but thrived,” he says.

Peddy is proud of the fact that Green Spring Station and its boutiques and restaurants are locally owned. He’s also proud to say that the majority of shop owners are women.

Kohli Flick, owner of Becket Hitch, is one of those owners. For those not nautically inclined, Becket Hitch is a type of nautical knot. “I wanted to reference the fact that Maryland is a coastal state and Baltimore a port city, without hitting people over the head with it,” says Flick, who opened the shop in 2014.

Flick recently expanded the store and now boasts 2,100 square feet, with an expanded line of home goods, apparel, and giftware. “We have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for something for yourself, your mother-in-law, or your husband’s best friend. We carry a wide variety of items you won’t find elsewhere.”

The changes in both the interior and exterior spaces throughout Green Spring Station have been “dynamic,” says Flick. “This is such a unique environment, and I love how supportive and welcoming everyone has been. I couldn’t have asked for a better location.”

Lynn Fram Polashuk, who co-owns Necessary Secrets with her sister, Mindi Leikin, is also pleased with Green Spring Station’s new look. “It feels like you’re in a park,” she says. “It’s open and airy.”

Necessary Secrets has been located at Green Spring Station for the past 35 years. The convenience of the location, between Pikesville and Towson, is attractive to customers, as is the shop’s attention to customer service.

“We want to help women look good and feel good about themselves,” says Fram, adding that the store specializes in custom-fitting bras in all sizes. Swimsuits are sold year-round, and there is also a wide selection of sleepwear and loungewear.

“We’re proud that we’re now serving our fourth generation,” says Fram.

Green Spring Station is also a host and producer to many charitable and fun initiatives, such as Tunes at Tark’s, a weekly outdoor live music event in the courtyard every Thursday from April – October; The Fall Fête annual fashion show supporting Kennedy Krieger Institute; and Boutiques & Bevies, a wine spirits and shopping event, benefitting the Claire Marie Foundation, to name just a few.

If you haven’t visited Green Spring Station lately, Ted Peddy invites you to come for a look.

“Our recent construction is fresh and modern,” he says. “The coming updates are super exciting. We are confident that these improvements will only make our clientele happier.”