Glen Burnie

November 04, 1992

Cafe owners permitted to erect park sign

The county's Office of Urban Renewal will advise the new owners of Phinean's Courtyard Cafe that they may raise a temporary sign in the urban park -- but not the sign they chose.

Gary and Alberta Hall of Pasadena applied last month for permission to erect a temporary sign in the urban park on the corner of Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard announcing the ownership change.

Businesses and non-profit groups may put up free temporary signs in the park bearing messages for the community, but the signs must meet the urban renewal rules. Once approved, they appear on a first-come, first-up schedule.

Office of Urban Renewal Director Victor Sulin said the sign proposed by the Halls did not meet the strict guidelines for Glen Burnie. A sign must include mention of the urban renewal district, which many include by starting their message with "Urban Renewal welcomes," Mr. Sulin said.

Phinean's is on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, across from the Arundel Center North.

Man armed with knife robs teen at mall

A Glen Burnie man reported to police that he was robbed Monday in the parking lot of Glen Burnie Mall.

Investigators said the 18-year-old victim was walking in the parking lot at 11:31 a.m. when a man asked him for a quarter. When the victim reached into his pocket and pulled out his money, the robber took out a knife and demanded the cash.

The robber grabbed the money and ran toward Holsum Way.

Police described the robber as a white man in his mid-30s, 6 feet tall, with brown shoulder-length hair.

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