Main Street Ellicott City, MD was devastated by the rain and flash flood July 30. Homes and businesses were completely destroyed as torrential floods tossed pieces of sidewalk and cars down the hill. It has been a few months since the initial impact, but the damage is extensive and rebuilding will take time. Despite the tragedy, Ellicott City and the surrounding communities have shown an amazing amount of resolve and resilience.

We know how special Main Street truly is. Edwards has reached out to Howard County Executives, offering to provide business consulting and project management support to affected business owners. There are many other businesses and restaurants hosting events or benefit days to raise funds for relief efforts or supporting volunteers. Below is a list of many upcoming events supporting the Main Street efforts.

All events are linked to their Facebook event or GoFundMe page. You can view the event details, even if you do not have a Facebook account. You can also offer to volunteer. For additional community updates, please visit The Baltimore Sun’s site.


Main Street is open for foot and car traffic. Some sidewalks and alleys will be closed as construction continues.

Many stores are OPEN on Main Street, Old Columbia Pike, and Maryland Avenue. Please stop by and show your support. For a full list of open stores and stores yet to open, click here.

The Ellicott City Old Town Market has also returned to it’s home in the Wine Bin parking lot every Saturday from 9am-1pm. Turf Valley Resort will continue to host certain Main Street stops every weekend through Christmas.

“On the Road” Auto Relief Grant Program

Heritage Toyota Catonsville and the Ellicott City Partnership have joined to support those who lost their vehicles during the July 30 flood. If you are eligible, please complete the On the Road Application by Friday, October 28.


10/22 | 12-2pm
Grand Re Opening Party – Little French Market Ellicott City, MD

10/29 | 1-5pm
EC Strong Chili Cook-Off Laurel, MD

Recovery Funds

In Memoriam

Businesses & Restaurants