- Photo: Frank Hebbert
Organic grocer MOM’s opened its seventh store this weekend. The high-minded retailer unveiled the Baltimore-area store with a variety of festivities, including samples, demos, and face painting. Also: two electric-car-charging stations, powered by wind and free to customers.
Currently, just 40,000 electric cars are estimated to be on U.S. roads, with an untold number roaming the streets of the mid-Atlantic. Will MOM’s feel a huge surge in traffic from dozens of local electric-car drivers flocking to the store? Maybe not. Manager Damean Ritter says, “I think we’ve had two people charge there.” He adds that the store has only been open for a few days.