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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | July 21, 2010
Two office buildings in downtown Baltimore, both of which had been undergoing conversion to hotels, are scheduled to be sold at back-to-back foreclosure auctions next month. According to the website for Alex Cooper auctioneers, which is handling both sales, the first involves the former Keyser Building at 201-207 E. Redwood St., a 10-story structure that was being renovated to reopen as a 130-room Hotel Indigo. It will be offered for sale at an auction on the premises at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 12. The Hotel Indigo was expected to open by early fall of 2009, but the work was never completed.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Prime pieces of farmland like this one on the auction block in northern Baltimore County are few and far between. Ideally situated among the rolling hills of Maryland's horse country, 4101 Butler Road in Glyndon is a 189-acre, horseshoe-shaped estate adjacent to Sagamore Farm, the well-known thoroughbred horse breeding center. A completely renovated, 304-year-old farmhouse, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is nestled on the property. The current owners farm out portions of the land for soybean and hay. There is also a one-bedroom cottage on a 1-plus-acre building site.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
A large chunk of waterfront property in Port Covington is set to go on the auction block in June after its previous owner, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, defaulted on a multimillion-dollar mortgage. The now-defunct developer owed BB&T Bank more than $10.7 million for the roughly 10-acre parcel in South Baltimore off East Cromwell Street. A trustee-ordered sale is scheduled June 14. The foreclosure sale brings new hope to an area filled with weedy lots — an area where developers have struggled for decades to get a foothold.
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By Jake Nevins, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
You could call it the house that canned spaghetti built, but the Penderyn Estate in Queenstown is grander than that. The 22,500-square-foot mansion was built in 1989 for Mario Boiardi, a Mid-Atlantic businessman and son of Hector Boiardi, the New York City chef who created the Chef Boyardee brand of products. The property, originally listed for $29 million, will be auctioned July 19 by DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions. Mario Boiardi, who died in 2007, and his wife, Maureen, sold the home to Morgan O'Brien , the former CEO of Nextel.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | March 17, 1993
Washington.--The only thing more aggravating than a good idea completely ignored is a good idea taken to a foolish extreme. Take, for example, campus recruitment of minorities.Energized by the noble goal of diversity, some colleges have taken the easy and reckless road, creaming off the brightest black high school graduates in a wild competition that increasingly brings to mind another grim moment in African-American history: the auction block.A recent report by Fox Butterfield in the New York Times describes major colleges and universities exerting the sort of wild bribing and cajoling that give athletic scouting a bad name.
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By Jake Nevins, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
You could call it the house that canned spaghetti built, but the Penderyn Estate in Queenstown is grander than that. The 22,500-square-foot mansion was built in 1989 for Mario Boiardi, a Mid-Atlantic businessman and son of Hector Boiardi, the New York City chef who created the Chef Boyardee brand of products. The property, originally listed for $29 million, will be auctioned July 19 by DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions. Mario Boiardi, who died in 2007, and his wife, Maureen, sold the home to Morgan O'Brien , the former CEO of Nextel.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
It's the typo that gives it away. The two 13-by-9.5-inch pieces of paper that will go up for auction at Christie's on Friday spell out in big, bold, black letters, "The Star Spangled Banner. " Underneath this heading is written, much smaller, these words of explanation: "A Pariotic Song. " Thomas Carr, a 19th century music publisher who operated a store at 36 Baltimore St., intended to print "A Patriotic Song. " But he was rushing to capitalize on the popularity of the little ditty that Francis Scott Key penned while watching the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, and lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | November 11, 1990
TANEYTOWN - Come Nov. 26, Joseph E. Fitzgerald may be raising a glass to toast the new owner of his restaurant and bar."May you live long and prosper with this business my family and I have built over the past 15 years," Fitzgerald might say in his best Irish way to the new owner of Fitzgerald's Havilah Inn.The inn, on Route 140 outside this North Carroll town, will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. that Monday, because Fitzgerald is plagued by health problems...
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By Peter H. Frank | March 23, 1991
The on-again, off-again plans for the historic Southern Hotel have changed once more, with the downtown property being scheduled to return to the auction block next month.The latest attempt to purchase the 14-story building at the corner of Light and Redwood streets had been made by the Trammell Crow Co. as part of its plan to build the tallest office tower in Baltimore on the site.But after trying for nearly 2 1/2 years to line up enough tenants to lease more than half the planned 750,000-square-foot building, Trammell Crow was unable to meet the latest deadline set by Signet Bank/Maryland, the property's mortgage holder, for closing on the purchase.
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By EDWARD GUNTS and EDWARD GUNTS,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | December 5, 2005
One of Baltimore County's oldest "country estates" will go on the auction block this week, when James Keelty & Co. offers the former Henry Gwynn House at 6909 Bellona Ave. in Rodgers Forge. The large Italianate villa occupies a prominent corner of the tract where Keelty is building Rodgers Choice, a community of luxury town houses. It dates from 1864 and is one of 17 Towson-area properties that were added this fall to Baltimore County's preliminary landmarks list. The Gwynn house is one of the few remaining regional examples of the "great estates" built by prosperous 19th-century merchants.
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May 7, 2014
Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.) I learned the story just a week ago from a family member who went to Washington trying to make people aware of this horror. I've contacted my senator suggesting countries place sanctions on Nigeria until the girls are returned unharmed and proposed that the United Nations get involved.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
J. Patrick's Pub, the Locust Point Irish bar loved for its authentic feel and live music, will close after New Year's Eve, according to this Baltimore Business Journal report . The building, located at 1371 Andre St., will be placed on an auction block Jan. 10, according to the report. The bar's contents and liquor license, along with the building itself, will be open to bidding. The BBJ's Jack Lambert also writes that there are potential buyers along the East Coast, and they could be interested in keeping it an Irish pub. Joseph Patrick Byrne, who died in July, opened J. Patrick's Pub in 1987.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Hundreds of computers, monitors, pieces of office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC. Traces of a one-time creative environment remained on the fifth floor of a Timonium office building as people bid on hundreds of video games, game consoles, pingpong and pool tables, and stereo and audio equipment. "This was a great place to work," quipped Matt Greenberg, a Baltimore County resident who was looking to buy furniture.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2012
Teens at the Children's Home in Catonsville say they are recycling their lives and using art to illustrate their journey. After months of workshops where they turned the ordinary into objets d'art, they have put together an exhibit that will raise funds for the home's capital campaign. Faces - 2012, an evening of wine, art and jazz is set for Wednesday at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Organizers promise "a compelling display of resident artwork showcasing hopes, dreams and talents.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
A large chunk of waterfront property in Port Covington is set to go on the auction block in June after its previous owner, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, defaulted on a multimillion-dollar mortgage. The now-defunct developer owed BB&T Bank more than $10.7 million for the roughly 10-acre parcel in South Baltimore off East Cromwell Street. A trustee-ordered sale is scheduled June 14. The foreclosure sale brings new hope to an area filled with weedy lots — an area where developers have struggled for decades to get a foothold.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
Most of the artwork that will be displayed Sunday on the grounds of a restored 18th-century mansion on Back River began as debris retrieved from that beleaguered waterway. Students from Maryland Institute College of Art and several Baltimore County schools gave a second life to detritus that volunteers have pulled from the river. The blend of recycling and creativity produced some truly abstract results that will be auctioned at the first Trash Art show at Ballestone-Stansbury House in Essex.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
J. Patrick's Pub, the Locust Point Irish bar loved for its authentic feel and live music, will close after New Year's Eve, according to this Baltimore Business Journal report . The building, located at 1371 Andre St., will be placed on an auction block Jan. 10, according to the report. The bar's contents and liquor license, along with the building itself, will be open to bidding. The BBJ's Jack Lambert also writes that there are potential buyers along the East Coast, and they could be interested in keeping it an Irish pub. Joseph Patrick Byrne, who died in July, opened J. Patrick's Pub in 1987.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | December 27, 1990
The Belvedere Hotel moved closer to the auction block today after Florida developer Judah Hertz failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to complete his purchase of the historic midtown landmark.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James F. Schneider ordered Hertz a week ago to settle on the hotel by 10 a.m. today by posting the approximately $5 million needed to complete the sale.A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge granted a request from Meritor Bank of Philadelphia, which holds the first mortgage on the Belvedere, to schedule a foreclosure sale of the hotel at 1 p.m. today.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
On a late Tuesday morning this week, about two dozen mostly longtime residents of the South Baltimore area peered through the darkened rooms of Club 4100, its wood-paneled walls lit only by daylight streaming in from outside. The longtime Baltimore Colts hangout, frequented in its heyday by Johnny Unitas and other local sports stars as well as Brooklyn Park's middle-class families, was once again on the auction block, its most recent owners now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Clement Kusiak, a former president of the Brooklyn Lions Club, which held its meetings at Club 4100 for decades, said there were few bidders that day. The auction started at 11 a.m., and most people left by 11:30, Kusiak said.
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