A started by the expansion of Wegmans in Columbia, met with a variety of response from local readers.
Here's a sampling of what people said on Facebook and in the comments section on Patch. You're welcome to add your own thoughts below.
Stacie C. Morris
"I'm looking forward to special trips to Wegmans, but for every day shopping, I will still go to Martins (in Eldersburg)."
"Lower the gas prices in Eburg and than the trip will make sense! Exxon at $3.95 ugh."
Rebecca Abresch Tees
"Love the Treehouse at Martin's."