January 27, 2012
For almost as long as the Senator Theatre has been in operation, so has Swallow at the Hollow. The bar/restaurant has been a holdout in Belvedere-Govans since the 1940s, when it was called the Hollow Bar and Grill. Little changed at the corner bar over the years, which prided itself on its modesty and approachability. Until last year, the interior still looked "very '70s," says Aaron Reinhart, a longtime customer. He bought it in February 2011 with the goal of refurbishing the old bar. He's succeeded in some respects: The restaurant does have a fresh coat of paint; there's even a new electronic jukebox.
April 4, 2012
The prospective new owners of the Baltimore Jewish Times took over Washington Jewish Week nearly two years ago and made an array of changes to the publication, which had just turned 80 years old. They redesigned the tabloid, revamped the website and launched an email newsletter. It's not yet clear if they contemplate similar changes to the Jewish Times, a weekly that has come out every Friday for 93 years. Craig Burke, the publisher of Washington Jewish Week, said he cannot discuss specific plans until he learns more about the Baltimore company, Alter Communications Inc., which also publishes Style magazine.
December 27, 2011
Don't call the Ivy Bookshop's new owners New Yorkers. Sure, Ed Berlin and his wife Ann have lived in the orbit of Manhattan for more than three decades, working in corporate careers. But they insist they love Baltimore — Ed was raised in Forest Park and the couple often visit friends and family here — and they started making plans to move here this year. Along the way, opportunity knocked. The Ivy in north Baltimore, a haven for literature lovers, was put up for sale in the summer by owner Darielle Linehan, who was ready to retire to spend more time with family.
June 29, 1991
The San Diego Sockers and the Dallas Sidekicks have come under new ownership and will be treated as new franchises in the 1991-92 season, Major Soccer League commissioner Earl Foreman announced yesterday.Foreman also said the Wichita Wings, who had to meet a 5,000 season ticket sale deadline by 5 p.m. yesterday, reached their goal and are ready to show a letter of credit. Foreman also said the Tacoma Stars are approximately 2,600 season tickets from their goal of 4,000, which they must meet by July 29."
April 25, 2000
Hoping to make the shopping center a focal point of the community, Cranberry Mall's new owners have given the facility a new name: Westminster Town Mall. "We have a major commitment to the people of Carroll County," said Abe Gelber of Strategic Resources Corp., the new owners. The 525,000-square-foot mall had been on the market about 18 months before it was sold this month by Shopco Regional Malls, the owner since 1988. "We want to make the mall a center of the community, strengthen the local ties to make the mall a focal point of the community and continue to grow the mall while keeping in mind the changing demographics of the community," Gelber said.
June 9, 2002
I recently got a note from the new owners of a townhouse in the Baltimore area. The house was built in the early 1950s with a slate roof. Before settlement, they said they had a home inspector check the roof and no problems were found. However, after living in the home for a week the new owners discovered a significant leak in the roof. They got an estimate from a slate roof company and learned it would cost about $5,000 to repair. The owners' question was who's responsible, the home inspector for missing the problem or the seller for not disclosing the problem.