Crime Glade Valley headline 

Theft at Walkers Village Center

Maryland State Police seek the help of the public to identify a suspect in a string of thefts that occured last week. During the week of March 16, 2015, employees of Safeway in the Walker’s Village Center experienced theft from their vehicles. In the two reported cases, the suspect, a woman shown in the pictures below, stole keys from the employees coats or purses and accessed their vehicles. She stole wallets and attempted to use credit cards for purchases in the shopping center and online. The Town of Walkersville posted…

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Business headline 

Progress on Blight?

The Town of Walkersville’s Burgess, Town Commissioners, Economic Development Commission, and Planning Commission quickly began discussions about blighted commercial properties over the past several weeks. Since published articles highlighting the extent of problems on commercial properties in town, one property owner appears to be joining town officials in addressing some of the problems. Recently, Walkers Village Center’s long-vacant “Medical Center” had its windows blocked with craft paper. The units were filled with black mold and moisture clung to the windows and doors. The light fixtures still have no bulbs…

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Vacant Commercial Properties and Blight in Walkers Village Center

Walkersville continues to endure vacant commercial properties, and the problems associated with those properties. The concentration of the problems lies on the western end of Walkersville’s commercial districts. Some of these properties have sat vacant for decades. Most have sat vacant for more than a decade, and most are owned by one company. The majority of the properties are part of Walkers Village Center, an 86,231 square foot shopping center. ¬†Anchored by Safeway, the shopping center provides a dry-cleaner, a veterinarian’s office, a Chinese restaurant, a flooring store, Subway, Dollar…

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