Main Street in Laurel is an historic district, and as a result the people there can be... well, snooty. The surrounding neighborhood has a lot of houses that have very heavy regulations on what sort of improvements one can do on them and they're incredibly strict, even to the point of making rules on the type of paint used, not just the color.
Laurel is also a weird beast because it straddles four counties: Prince George's, Montgomery, Howard and Anne Arundel. So in one part of Laurel you have Main Street, but go a quarter mile north and you'll find a Korean massage parlor (read: brothel). Go a quarter mile south and you're in the shopping district with an amazingly cool hobby store. Go a quarter mile west and it's almost rural in nature, and go a quarter mile east and you start getting into what some folks would call a "white trash" area.
Main Street is a bizarre little island in a Maryland town that has precisely zero unifying theme to it other than its own police department that, I think, has some jurisdiction in all four counties Laurel occupies, but I'm not certain of that. There aren't many churches in the Main St section (go figure) but the area around it has churches all over.
On Main Street you'll find a variety of businesses and shops, including a little storefront where, if you're into Witchcraft, New Age religion or whatever, you'll find whatever you want. No problem. I don't think it's due to any bias on the part of the local town ordinances though. They're just purely retail so don't do anything to differentiate themselves from other shops. (I wouldn't want them to go away anyhow. Everybody's got a right to sell what they want, and they also sell some gaming stuff
I don't feel like I know enough to form an opinion about this business with the church that wants to set up there. It may be there's more to the story than we know at this point. Main Street is a bit elitist but as far as I know there's no particular angst against Christianity.
"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."