Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson to close for Charles Village pub demolition

Owners plan to rebuild

February 25, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Demolition will begin next month at the Charles Village Pub & Patio, a popular hangout for Towson University students, which its owners say they plan to rebuild after it caught fire in January.

From 8 p.m. March 11 until 8 a.m. March 12, Pennsylvania Avenue, between York Road and Washington Avenue, will remain closed while the building is demolished, according to a statement from Councilman David Marks.

One of the bar's owners, Rick Bielski, said that the outpouring of support has prompted them to reopen.

The two-story brick pub on Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson caught fire last month, calling about 100 firefighters and 25 trucks to the two-alarm blaze. Employees and customers made it to safety, and the flames were under control within an hour, but the building was destroyed.

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