House hunting? Eli Jacobs has just the estate on the block today

SYLVIA BADGER

February 26, 1993|By SYLVIA BADGER

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow should be a factor today, when the Greenspring Valley estate of Orioles owner Eli Jacobs hits the auction block at 11 a.m. The lenders hired Raymond C. Nichols, president of Atlantic Auctions, commercial auctioneers and appraisers, to conduct a public auction of the property.

In case you're curious, Jacobs paid $2.25 million for the 6-acre property at 10605 Brooklawn Road in Owings Mills. It's a brick house with 4,000 square feet of living space and a 1,200-square-foot basement that sits in the midst of trees and landscaping. There are five bedrooms, a new kitchen, swimming pool and three-car garage.

The auction is being held in accordance with the rules of judicial foreclosure, which means that the lenders have the option to withdraw, buy or sell the property to a third party if they are not satisfied with the bidding. If interested, call the auctioneers at (410) 752-5300.

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A dream came true last night for 82-year-old Raphael Nini, whe Raphael's Cucina Italiana, at 411 S. High St., opened its doors for business.

The last time Raphael felt this happy, he says, was in 1946, when he and his wife, Marie, opened Raphael's Restaurant at the same address. He closed the restaurant in 1977 but continued to operate a neighborhood pub.

Now his granddaughters and their husbands, Michele and Rob Spector and Debbie and Luigi DiFolco, have made Raphael's dream come true by opening this delightful restaurant in the heart of Little Italy.

It's a full-service restaurant open for dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight weekdays and until 2 a.m. weekends. Chef Ed Rogers, former executive chef at Gianni's Inner Harbor, will be dishing up Italian favorites. Call (410) 727-4235 for reservations.

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Former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro Ed "Too Tall" Jones was in our area last week for a 100th anniversary celebration of black college football and found time to boogie at Christopher's nightclub in Cockeysville.

He and a friend marked his 42nd birthday by dancing the night away to the music of Jr. Cline and the Recliners with Alana Shor.

Christopher's General Manager Walter Adranovic said that Jones, who works for Miller Lite in Dallas, is one of the most gracious stars to visit the club, signing dozens of autographs and having his picture taken.

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More than 300 guests attended the National Ceramic Museum's gala fund-raiser at the HarborView Marina Wednesday night.

Tom Cruise-like bartenders Blaine Lipski, Gerald Bodner and Bill Stern helped keep the spirits flowing and the bidding going during the evening. Auctioneer Jon Levinson of Alex Cooper had fun auctioning a dinner cruise and managed to get bids for the dinner and other items from Kathy Hillman, Sandra Pinkney, Stephani Lewis, Colette Cutrone, Mandy Spicer, Ed Kirby, Dr. Bruce Taylor, and Beverly and Richard Falconer.

L The money goes toward education and exhibits for the museum.

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