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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 2004
WASHINGTON - It's best to have a few hours to spend when visiting Eastern Market. That's because this historic nugget, located just blocks from the Capitol, is the sort of place where time flies. The market is not geared toward rushing, mall-style. It's for strolling, meandering, a perfect spot to lose oneself on a leisurely Saturday. Built in 1873, Eastern Market is touted as the city's last 19th-century market to remain in continuous operation. Today, some 130 years after architect Adolf Cluss designed the sprawling structure, the market's old-fashioned look and feel remain intact.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
The Annapolis Market House might not be confined to its four walls. Plans to revitalize the historic market call for a farmers' market just outside its doors, in addition to a new layout inside that will include vendors such as a French bakery and an oyster bar. New, bigger doors and an emphasis on highlighting merchandise in the windows will give the relatively small market an expansive feeling. "We want to open it up and go back to the heyday of the market and really reimagine it," said Baltimore-based developer Lehr Jackson, who presented his vision last week to the Economic Matter Committee of the Annapolis city council.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
Two well-established East Coast food merchants -- Eastern Market, based in Washington, and Dean & DeLuca in New York -- submitted the only bids to take over and revamp the battered but historic Market House by City Dock as yesterday's deadline for bids came and went. Each would bring a distinct new look and style to Annapolis and to the Market House, a plain structure with a shingle roof built in 1858. It was the third city marketplace on the waterfront site where a farmers' market stood more than two centuries ago. The Eastern Market management company operates a food, clothes and crafts market on Capitol Hill, while Dean & DeLuca, which originated in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, is more upscale.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
Perched on the waterfront in the heart of a historic downtown, the centuries-old public market in Maryland's capital city has perhaps the most important ingredient for success: location. But Annapolis Market House, a developer's and a retailer's dream because of its visibility, has hit a nadir. Once a center of civic engagement where crowds gathered for a fill of town gossip, the wood-frame building with a view of a world-renowned harbor now sits nearly empty. Just three tenants remain in the 220-year-old building, which not too long ago buzzed with local residents buying fresh produce and flowers and has been described as "the cafeteria of Annapolis.
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | October 16, 2005
WASHINGTON - At Eastern Market on Capitol Hill, Ed Wizniak sits down at the no-frills lunch counter Thursday, surrounded by produce, meat, flowers, fruit and bakery bread under a soaring ceiling. And he is right at home, even though he is sitting alone. "I've been coming here since 1976. I report in for crabs, fish, oysters," said the retired National Transportation Safety Board official. "You can call this one of the gems of Washington." Annapolis city officials hope that the same will be true of its weathered Market House once a company is approved to manage the renovated, 147-year-old building near City Dock.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | November 29, 2005
After more than a year of intense debate, the Annapolis city council voted, 9-0, last night to approve a lease turning over the historic Market House to the operator of Washington's Eastern Market. The collapse of a deal to bring specialty grocer Dean & DeLuca to the renovated 19th-century structure became a major issue in the fall mayoral campaign, but city officials now are optimistic the market can be reopened by spring. The meeting was the council's last before five new members are seated Dec. 5. In 2003, city officials announced a $1 million renovation for the 5,000-square-foot facility, a task that would begin once the leases for the seven active merchants expired at the end of 2004.
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May 27, 1991
Restaurateur robbed, found in trunk of carA Delaware restaurant owner was robbed and then stuffed into the trunk of her car, where she languished for more than four hours, police said.Avon Lestardo, owner of Lestardos Crab House in Glasgow, Del., left her establishment early Saturday and drove home with the previous night's receipts. As she pulled her car into the garage a man in a Halloween mask suddenly appeared with a knife.He robbed her and forced her into the trunk of her car. New Castle County police said the robber fled with a "substantial" amount of money.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
The Annapolis Market House might not be confined to its four walls. Plans to revitalize the historic market call for a farmers' market just outside its doors, in addition to a new layout inside that will include vendors such as a French bakery and an oyster bar. New, bigger doors and an emphasis on highlighting merchandise in the windows will give the relatively small market an expansive feeling. "We want to open it up and go back to the heyday of the market and really reimagine it," said Baltimore-based developer Lehr Jackson, who presented his vision last week to the Economic Matter Committee of the Annapolis city council.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
Perched on the waterfront in the heart of a historic downtown, the centuries-old public market in Maryland's capital city has perhaps the most important ingredient for success: location. But Annapolis Market House, a developer's and a retailer's dream because of its visibility, has hit a nadir. Once a center of civic engagement where crowds gathered for a fill of town gossip, the wood-frame building with a view of a world-renowned harbor now sits nearly empty. Just three tenants remain in the 220-year-old building, which not too long ago buzzed with local residents buying fresh produce and flowers and has been described as "the cafeteria of Annapolis.
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August 17, 2005
THE ISSUE New York specialty grocer Dean & DeLuca will not be operating the historic Market House in Annapolis when it reopens, possibly in the fall. Instead, an Anne Arundel County seafood wholesaler plans to take over the space under the lease negotiated with Dean & DeLuca and sell the New York company's products. City officials say they plan to go ahead with plans to turn over the renovated, 146-year-old landmark near City Dock to Annapolis Seafood, but some say the city should reopen the bidding.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | November 29, 2005
After more than a year of intense debate, the Annapolis city council voted, 9-0, last night to approve a lease turning over the historic Market House to the operator of Washington's Eastern Market. The collapse of a deal to bring specialty grocer Dean & DeLuca to the renovated 19th-century structure became a major issue in the fall mayoral campaign, but city officials now are optimistic the market can be reopened by spring. The meeting was the council's last before five new members are seated Dec. 5. In 2003, city officials announced a $1 million renovation for the 5,000-square-foot facility, a task that would begin once the leases for the seven active merchants expired at the end of 2004.
NEWS
By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | October 16, 2005
WASHINGTON - At Eastern Market on Capitol Hill, Ed Wizniak sits down at the no-frills lunch counter Thursday, surrounded by produce, meat, flowers, fruit and bakery bread under a soaring ceiling. And he is right at home, even though he is sitting alone. "I've been coming here since 1976. I report in for crabs, fish, oysters," said the retired National Transportation Safety Board official. "You can call this one of the gems of Washington." Annapolis city officials hope that the same will be true of its weathered Market House once a company is approved to manage the renovated, 147-year-old building near City Dock.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
Two well-established East Coast food merchants -- Eastern Market, based in Washington, and Dean & DeLuca in New York -- submitted the only bids to take over and revamp the battered but historic Market House by City Dock as yesterday's deadline for bids came and went. Each would bring a distinct new look and style to Annapolis and to the Market House, a plain structure with a shingle roof built in 1858. It was the third city marketplace on the waterfront site where a farmers' market stood more than two centuries ago. The Eastern Market management company operates a food, clothes and crafts market on Capitol Hill, while Dean & DeLuca, which originated in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, is more upscale.
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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 2004
WASHINGTON - It's best to have a few hours to spend when visiting Eastern Market. That's because this historic nugget, located just blocks from the Capitol, is the sort of place where time flies. The market is not geared toward rushing, mall-style. It's for strolling, meandering, a perfect spot to lose oneself on a leisurely Saturday. Built in 1873, Eastern Market is touted as the city's last 19th-century market to remain in continuous operation. Today, some 130 years after architect Adolf Cluss designed the sprawling structure, the market's old-fashioned look and feel remain intact.
NEWS
May 27, 1991
Restaurateur robbed, found in trunk of carA Delaware restaurant owner was robbed and then stuffed into the trunk of her car, where she languished for more than four hours, police said.Avon Lestardo, owner of Lestardos Crab House in Glasgow, Del., left her establishment early Saturday and drove home with the previous night's receipts. As she pulled her car into the garage a man in a Halloween mask suddenly appeared with a knife.He robbed her and forced her into the trunk of her car. New Castle County police said the robber fled with a "substantial" amount of money.
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March 18, 2004
Family Annapolis celebrates Maryland Day (the state's 370th birthday) this weekend with events ranging from lessons on the state's symbols to visiting a real skipjack. page 30 Music The Vines' guitarist Patrick Matthews talks about the band's newest album, Winning Days, which was recorded at a studio called Bearsville, near Woodstock. page 23 Stage Silver Spring actor Justin Pereira's first starring role was in a local production of Oliver! Now the 12-year-old has the title role in the touring production of the show, which comes to the Lyric Wednesday.
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | October 7, 2005
The city of Annapolis said yesterday it has received seven proposals to redevelop the vacant Market House as a central gathering place for breakfast and lunch fare. City officials identified the bidders as the Site Realty Group, which operates Eastern Market in Washington; the New Market Group, led by Annapolis business partners Gavin Buckley and Jody Danek; H.B. Properties, led by Annapolis restaurateur Harvey Blonder; O'Leary's Seafood in Annapolis; Foundos Realty in Annapolis; Siganos Management of Northfield, N.J.; and Caribee Associates LLC of Ocean City.
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