Who doesn’t love a heartwarming story? Homegirl or boy does good, reaches a pinnacle, falls from grace, rises again in triumph. That, in a nutshell, describes the return of a beloved department store to White Marsh—Boscov’s. When the store reopened in October, after a four-year, recession-driven absence, customers went wild. They not only thronged the store, they went up and hugged the sprightly, affable CEO, Albert R. Boscov, who was beaming in the aisles (Savvy wasn’t there, but she has it on good authority). Boscov’s is still a privately owned chain, and it’s a true department store—meaning one-stop shopping for everything from jeans to shoes to toys to vacuums to drapes. 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., 410-931-2005,

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