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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | March 14, 1995
A Baltimore restaurant owner plans to reopen Havilah Inn, the 20-year-old Taneytown restaurant that has been closed for more than a year because of financial problems.Qayum Karzai, owner of The Helmand restaurant in Baltimore, says he hopes to be in the restaurant business in Carroll County by the end of April."My wife and I fell in love with the character of the building when we saw it," Mr. Karzai said of Havilah Inn. "It's a piece of art."Mr. Karzai has an agreement to lease the Havilah Inn building from its new owner, Garnet Bean, who bought the property March 1 from Taneytown Bank and Trust.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | March 14, 1995
A Baltimore restaurant owner plans to reopen Havilah Inn, the 20-year-old Taneytown restaurant that has been closed for more than a year because of financial problems.Qayum Karzai, owner of The Helmand restaurant in Baltimore, says he hopes to be in the restaurant business in Carroll County by the end of April."My wife and I fell in love with the character of the building when we saw it," Mr. Karzai said of Havilah Inn. "It's a piece of art."Mr. Karzai has an agreement to lease the Havilah Inn building from its new owner, Garnet Bean, who bought the property March 1 from Taneytown Bank and Trust.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Darren M. Allen and Amy L. Miller contributed to this article | March 8, 1994
Financial woes follow R. Leon Rebert, owner of the Havilah Inn in Taneytown, as several area businesses claim that he bounced checks, reneged on contracts and failed to pay for goods and services in the past few years.According to records in Carroll District Court, companies including Carroll County Foods Inc. in New Windsor and Cranberry Graphics in Westminster have filed suits seeking reimbursement.Mr. Rebert also faces the foreclosure of his restaurant by the Taneytown Bank, which plans to auction the Havilah Inn on March 28, and accusations by former employees that their paychecks bounced.
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November 1, 1994
Two Mount St. Mary's College students have been arrested and charged in the attempted burglary of the closed Havilah Inn in Taneytown.Taneytown police said yesterday that intruders used a crowbar in an attempt to break into the Taneytown Pike restaurant Sunday afternoon. An alarm was tripped, and Taneytown Sgt. Gregory Woelfel went to the scene. Minimal damage was reported.Charged with attempted burglary are Robert C. O'Connell of Runnymede, N.J., and Brendan Patrick Flynn of Potomac. Both are 20 and students at the Emmitsburg college.
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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 Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Amy L. Miller contributed to this story | March 25, 1994
The Taneytown Bank and Trust Company bought the Havilah Inn yesterday.The bank was trying to auction the Taneytown restaurant to pay off the mortgage the bank holds on the property.About 30 people watched as the 15-year-old establishment was sold for $340,000 to the bank -- the only bidder."The bank bid $200,000, then we took a recess to discuss how we were going to proceed with the auction," said Charles E. Stoner, the bank's attorney, who acted as a substitute trustee for the bank during the sale.
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February 2, 1994
Last week's frigid temperatures took their toll on the Havilah Inn over the weekend, the inn's owner said yesterday.The popular restaurant and bar west of Taneytown was forced to close Friday afternoon because pipes in the building had frozen, said owner R. Leon Rebert."
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November 1, 1994
Two Mount St. Mary's College students have been arrested and charged in the attempted burglary of the closed Havilah Inn in Taneytown.Taneytown police said yesterday that intruders used a crowbar in an attempt to break into the Taneytown Pike restaurant Sunday afternoon. An alarm was tripped, and Taneytown Sgt. Gregory Woelfel went to the scene. Minimal damage was reported.Charged with attempted burglary are Robert C. O'Connell of Runnymede, N.J., and Brendan Patrick Flynn of Potomac. Both are 20 and students at the Emmitsburg college.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | April 7, 1994
And now we come to Havilah Inn -- Joe has found his place!He's proud as is his right to be -- He's earned his happy face!Come sit by the fire in the Trophy Room. Come have a little cheer.Hospitality and good friends are on the menu here. Bonnie Fitzgerald remembered the poem -- written by a friend of her mother-in-law's -- that hung on the wall to greet guests of the Havilah Inn during the 15 years she and her husband, Joe, owned the restaurant.While she has only happy memories of the place, Mrs. Fitzgerald feels that recent events involving the Havilah Inn -- its closing and sale by a bank -- have written a sad chapter to what the Fitzgeralds heralded as their fairy tale come true.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
Taneytown may have lost a popular entertainment spot when the Havilah Inn closed, but the city is gaining a nightclub that one Frederick County man hopes can fill the void for those in search of a good night out.Treasure's, a 3-year-old Christian nightclub, is relocating from Frederick to the former Havilah-Hayes Dinner Theater building in Big Pipe Creek Park, southeast of Taneytown.The club, which will be open next month, will operate Fridays from 8 p.m. until midnight."It's a 1990s version of a 1960s coffeehouse," said Edward S. Kurz, who manages the club and is director of Treasure's Civic Club Inc., the Mount Airy-based, nonprofit religious corporation that operates it.Mr.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | June 22, 1994
Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. did not rule yesterday on a sentence modification request by Robert Steven Baker, who was sentenced to three years in jail for his part in stealing more than $200 designated for a children's charity from the former Havilah Inn.Assistant State's Attorney Eileen McInerney said the judge will not hear the case before September.Brothers Robert Baker, 42, of Virginia and Brian Keith Baker, 27, of Taneytown were convicted of breaking and entering into the Taneytown restaurant in late March.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | April 7, 1994
And now we come to Havilah Inn -- Joe has found his place!He's proud as is his right to be -- He's earned his happy face!Come sit by the fire in the Trophy Room. Come have a little cheer.Hospitality and good friends are on the menu here. Bonnie Fitzgerald remembered the poem -- written by a friend of her mother-in-law's -- that hung on the wall to greet guests of the Havilah Inn during the 15 years she and her husband, Joe, owned the restaurant.While she has only happy memories of the place, Mrs. Fitzgerald feels that recent events involving the Havilah Inn -- its closing and sale by a bank -- have written a sad chapter to what the Fitzgeralds heralded as their fairy tale come true.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Amy L. Miller contributed to this story | March 25, 1994
The Taneytown Bank and Trust Company bought the Havilah Inn yesterday.The bank was trying to auction the Taneytown restaurant to pay off the mortgage the bank holds on the property.About 30 people watched as the 15-year-old establishment was sold for $340,000 to the bank -- the only bidder."The bank bid $200,000, then we took a recess to discuss how we were going to proceed with the auction," said Charles E. Stoner, the bank's attorney, who acted as a substitute trustee for the bank during the sale.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
Taneytown may have lost a popular entertainment spot when the Havilah Inn closed, but the city is gaining a nightclub that one Frederick County man hopes can fill the void for those in search of a good night out.Treasure's, a 3-year-old Christian nightclub, is relocating from Frederick to the former Havilah-Hayes Dinner Theater building in Big Pipe Creek Park, southeast of Taneytown.The club, which will be open next month, will operate Fridays from 8 p.m. until midnight."It's a 1990s version of a 1960s coffeehouse," said Edward S. Kurz, who manages the club and is director of Treasure's Civic Club Inc., the Mount Airy-based, nonprofit religious corporation that operates it.Mr.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Darren M. Allen and Amy L. Miller contributed to this article | March 8, 1994
Financial woes follow R. Leon Rebert, owner of the Havilah Inn in Taneytown, as several area businesses claim that he bounced checks, reneged on contracts and failed to pay for goods and services in the past few years.According to records in Carroll District Court, companies including Carroll County Foods Inc. in New Windsor and Cranberry Graphics in Westminster have filed suits seeking reimbursement.Mr. Rebert also faces the foreclosure of his restaurant by the Taneytown Bank, which plans to auction the Havilah Inn on March 28, and accusations by former employees that their paychecks bounced.
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February 2, 1994
Last week's frigid temperatures took their toll on the Havilah Inn over the weekend, the inn's owner said yesterday.The popular restaurant and bar west of Taneytown was forced to close Friday afternoon because pipes in the building had frozen, said owner R. Leon Rebert."
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 3, 1993
Two brothers, arrested inside a Taneytown restaurant about 1:20 a.m. yesterday, were being held on a total of $75,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center.Robert Steven Baker, 42, of Fairfax, Va., and Brian Keith Baker, 26, of Taneytown were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering at the Havilah Inn, theft, assault and battery, resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property. Robert Baker faces an additional charge of assault with a deadly weapon -- a large screwdriver.
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May 12, 1991
Employees at Random House Inc. on Hahn Road will be taking voluntaryweeklong layoffs during May and June, the personnel director said.Every year at this time, the work load for warehouse employees slows down, said William Gavin. It picks up again after July 4, he said."The Christmas rush begins in July," Gavin said.Random House stores books and distributes them around the world. The company has about 1,200 workers.During May, about 80 employees will be laid off each week, he said. The number of employees to be laid off in June has not been determined yet, he said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 3, 1993
Two brothers, arrested inside a Taneytown restaurant about 1:20 a.m. yesterday, were being held on a total of $75,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center.Robert Steven Baker, 42, of Fairfax, Va., and Brian Keith Baker, 26, of Taneytown were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering at the Havilah Inn, theft, assault and battery, resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property. Robert Baker faces an additional charge of assault with a deadly weapon -- a large screwdriver.
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May 12, 1991
Employees at Random House Inc. on Hahn Road will be taking voluntaryweeklong layoffs during May and June, the personnel director said.Every year at this time, the work load for warehouse employees slows down, said William Gavin. It picks up again after July 4, he said."The Christmas rush begins in July," Gavin said.Random House stores books and distributes them around the world. The company has about 1,200 workers.During May, about 80 employees will be laid off each week, he said. The number of employees to be laid off in June has not been determined yet, he said.
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