(March 1, 2010) Olney, MD – Carl M. Freeman Companies, a diverse company focusing on high quality retail, residential and golf projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated opening of The Blue Scoop in May 2010 at Bayside Marketplace. The Blue Scoop will feature distinctively delicious ice creams and flavorful desserts provided by local suppliers and farmers; ensuring quality and freshness.

The Blue Scoop is committed to the community and operates on the premise that buying from locally owned businesses and farmers, begets additional purchases from local providers – strengthening the economic base of our community. The store has been outfitted using ‘green’ design and environmentally friendly materials which include cups, spoons, napkins and other items that limit their impact on our environment.

“Our love for this quiet, laid back, coastal community has grown over the past 20 years. When the opportunity to open our own business here in Fenwick Island presented itself, we saw it as a way to give back to a community that has given our family so much joy over the years” said Barbara Schuckman, Owner of The Blue Scoop. “The Blue Scoop will be the perfect neighborhood spot where families, kids, and ice cream lovers can gather and enjoy their favorite desserts provided by local suppliers. We hope The Blue Scoop will be a gathering place for vacationers and full time residents alike for years to come.”

The Blue Scoop will join Harris Teeter, PNC Bank, Slàinte Pub & Restaurant and Subway at Bayside Marketplace; a Carl M. Freeman Company owned shopping center, located less than 10 minutes from Fenwick Island and Ocean City in the heart of the award winning waterfront community of Bayside. For more information on The Blue Scoop, visit www.thebluescoop.com.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Blue Scoop to Bayside Marketplace.” Patti Grimes, Vice President of Outreach and Programming at Carl M. Freeman Companies said. “It’s refreshing to work with a business that offers such a great commitment to the community, environment and local economy.”

The Bayside Community, a Carl M. Freeman Company owned development, features more than 1600 residential units and offers resort amenities including a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, The Freeman Stage for performing arts, a community pool, a carousel park, recreational trails, tennis and more. For more information, visit livebayside.com.

About Carl M. Freeman Companies
The Carl M. Freeman Companies, established in 1947, is a diverse company focusing on high quality retail, residential, golf and office projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Retail Division includes over 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space throughout Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. For more information about Carl M. Freeman Companies and their diverse interests, visit www.freemancompanies.com or call (240) 779-8000.