1971: Schwaber Companies moves to Pikesville from North and Pennsylvania Avenues. Schwaber acquires a small retail strip in Pikesville, which is home to the Suburban House restaurant.
1973: Opens MiniFlick I and II, a neighborhood movie theater in the heart of Pikesville, with two, twin, 150 seat auditoriums, offering its patrons an “intimate” movie-going experience, mirroring its sister theater, The 7-East.
1976: Forms E&M Investments, which combines Mr. Schwabers’s initial gas station investments into a single holding company. E&M Investments is named after daughters Ellen Gaber and Myra Wagonheim.
1977-1979: Begins to divest some of the holdings as Mr. Schwaber’s health begins to decline.