After three years of controversy, the Towson Commons mixed-use complex in Towson made its debut quietly yesterday, as a seafood restaurant opened its doors. Meanwhile, the project's developers continued to fight a weak market in trying to lease the eight stories of office space.
L&N Seafood, a division of Mobile, Ala.-based Morrison Inc., opened a 162-seat restaurant that Morrison executives say will be ready to compete with local restaurants in a seafood-loving town.
"We want to be the seafood experts," said Peter J. Donovan, regional director for L&N, a 10-year-old chain known for mesquite-grilling its fish. "We're an upscale yet casual seafood grill. We're certainly not white-tablecloth . . . but you probably won't come in straight off the tennis court either."