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July 21, 2011
Part of a longtime bronze statue at Friends School has been stolen, Nothern District police said. The statue sits on the upper school plaza on the campus at 5114 N. Charles St. Made by the noted local sculptor Bart Walter, 53, a Friends graduate whose studio is located in Westminster, the statue is called "Friends. " It shows a boy reading to a girl — both sitting on stacks of books — and includes a lacrosse stick among other sports items. Someone stole the lacrosse stick between 10:30 p.m. July 14 and 6:30 a.m. July 15, police said.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
The Snyder family considers itself pretty good at "whipping restaurants back into shape. " They've done it several times in recent years when flooding caused temporary closures of the family's Snyder's Willow Grove restaurant, and they're planning to do it when they reopen late next month. But when Snyder's Willow Grove opens this time, it won't be at the familiar Hammonds Ferry Road location in Linthicum Heights but at a new one about a mile and a half away. "The family doesn't want to give up the restaurant business," said manager Kim Snyder, daughter of owner Vernon Snyder.
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By Jacques Kelly | October 14, 1991
An elaborate makeover has transformed something called the Towson Town Center into a merchandising Xanadu, but I'll always call it Towson Plaza.Towson Plaza was just another regional shopping center when it opened May 13, 1959. It was one of a long line of these roadside bazaars. Baltimore's oldest is a Department of the Interior official landmark, the Roland Park Shopping Center, in the 4800 block of Roland Ave. The long line of shopping centers includes Edmondson Village, Mondawmin, Eastpoint, Northwood, Westview, Eudowood and Harundale, plus those that have proliferated in the last 20 years.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A second newly constructed travel plaza along Interstate 95 in Maryland opened early Tuesday morning, about six weeks ahead of schedule, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The opening of the new $26 million, 30,000-square-foot Chesapeake House in Cecil County follows the January opening of the new Maryland House in Harford County. The state redesigned and rebuilt both travel plazas under a public-private partnership with Areas USA, which invested $56 million in the projects in exchange for operating rights through 2047.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
The second bank robbery in less than a month at Pastore's Plaza has some merchants worried about safety, although others at the Pasadena shopping center point to quick police action in making arrests.Two men were arrested after Wednesday's robbery of the Atlantic Federal Savings Bank in the 3800 block of Mountain Road. A third suspect remains at large."When I actually heard the shot of a gun, I though about getting another job. I mean, I've got a baby to think about," said Christina Fremd, who works at Cleaning by Chris, a dry cleaner in the plaza.
FEATURES
By Randi Kest | March 31, 1999
She looks harmless in her knee socks, Mary Janes and hair ribbons. She is six, quite proud of it, and lives in The Plaza hotel in New York City with her nanny. She taunts and torments incoming guests and braids her pet turtle's ears. She is Eloise, the creation of children's author Kay Thompson, and she lets everyone know it.Other people's annoyance is her amusement. She speaks in run-on sentences, mostly about herself, and she loves to order "one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons" from room service.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | April 23, 1992
An article in Thursday's Business section of The Sun incorrectly stated that Perring Liquors moved from Perring Plaza to a neighboring property in January. In fact, the store relocated to another site within Perring Plaza.The Sun regrets the error.Perring Plaza, a long-stagnant underachiever among Baltimore County shopping centers, will soon receive a big infusion of retailing power.Home Depot, the nation's largest operator of home improvement warehouse stores, will open its fourth Baltimore-area store at the old center at Perring Parkway and East Joppa Road by the spring of 1993, a spokeswoman for the landlord said yesterday.
FEATURES
By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2005
Last week, the new owner of New York City's Plaza Hotel announced plans to convert the historic building into condominiums, retail space and a much smaller hotel. Inevitably, the news alarmed devotees of Eloise, the children's literary heroine who happens to have lived at the Plaza for five decades. How will she handle condo life? Not well, we suspect. We wouldn't be surprised if one day soon we saw a missive very much like this (with apologies to Kay Thompson): Iam Eloise I am fifty-six I am an urban lady I live in a condo Ooooooooooooooo I absolutely loathe the condo I had a temper fit when Bill the busboy left and when Johanna the day maid took early retirement I scuffed and slomped and made a really terrible racket Now I have simply nothing to do You can't just skidder around anymore If there is a door open you must knock on it anyway and you can't say charge it please if the neighbor gives you a cookie and you must not pour a pitcher of water in the mail slot or the neighbor will call the police Oh my Lord it's boring I'm getting addicted to C-SPAN Nanny says The Plaza's gone to pot pot pot My mother e-mailed from Paris and rawther agreed The new kitchen has put Nanny out of her head She sklonks with the pots and pans and there is smoke and a smell Enough is enough is enough she says Eloise we're ordering out Here's what I like Planked Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Vegetables Maison Here's what I get Lo mein I miss Rene with Room...
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2004
In the midst of major new residential developments on Baltimore County's east side, the Martin Plaza shopping center is to undergo a $25 million private redevelopment, Baltimore County officials are to announce today. Plans call for a Target retail store, and smaller shops will be included in the future. County Executive James T. Smith Jr. said the Target development is a major sign of confidence in east side revitalization from the business community. The only economic incentive the county put forward for the developers was accelerating some previously planned work on a storm drain, he said.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2002
The Plaza Saloon does not stand out on downtown Baltimore's Block. It is sandwiched between the Pleasure Palace and another porn shop. A green awning hangs over a door leading down to its basement quarters. But it is a path well trod by police officers and liquor inspectors. Since February 2000, none of the Block strip clubs has been fined more by the city liquor board than the Plaza. Its tab: $22,125, according to records. In that span, the board also briefly pulled its adult entertainment and liquor licenses three times for a total of 25 days.
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July 14, 2014
While visiting our home state of Maryland in June, my husband and I were headed across the plaza near the USS Constellation in the Inner Harbor and had just checked the water taxi schedule. In a split second, I was on the ground with extreme pain radiating from my left foot and my right shoulder. One of the Inner Harbor "ambassadors" arrived to see what the issue was. At this point, I was unable to speak and my still stunned husband told him that I had fallen. As the ambassador began writing up the incident report he said, "People fall here all the time.
NEWS
By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | June 10, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Two people seated on a bench in the Loch Raven Plaza were robbed at gunpoint on June 4, police reports state. According to the report, the pair were approached at the shopping center in the 800 block of Tyalor Avenue by two armed men at about 11:30 p.m. and robbed of an iPhone and headphones.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is looking for money to fund the replacement of the deteriorating McKeldin Plaza fountain with trees and a grassy park by 2016. Downtown Partnership President Kirby Fowler said there is consensus among the city and other downtown stakeholders on designs, which show a trapezoid of green where the 1981 multi-level fountain currently stands.  The estimated cost of demolition and creation of the park, which would include trees and a “basic water feature” is about $3.5 million, he said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
OXFORD, OHIO -- As Kristen Visbal scanned the Internet looking for images of John Harbaugh, she kept encountering the Ravens' head coach in the same pose. Picture-after-picture, there was Harbaugh, wide-eyed and steel-jawed, standing on the sideline with his arm outstretched in the air. "Every person has a pose that they assume on a regular basis," Visbal said. "One of those for John was putting his fist in the air. It's a nice, strong position. " For Visbal, it's only fitting for Harbaugh to be immortalized in that way. The Delaware-based sculptor's bronze statue of the Super Bowl -winning head coach will be erected Saturday in the famed Cradle of Coaches at Miami University of Ohio, Harbaugh's alma mater.
NEWS
By David Anderson and Carrie Wells, Baltimore Sun Media Group | March 21, 2014
Police shot and killed a burglary suspect Friday morning at the Maryland House Travel Plaza after a high-speed chase along I-95. Police said officers shot Rajsaun A. McCray, 29, multiple times as he drove his vehicle toward police cars blocking the onramp to the travel plaza. "In fear for their lives and the lives of their fellow police officers, three state troopers and one Aberdeen officer fired their agency-issued pistols at the suspect," State Police Spokesman Greg Shipley said in a statement.
NEWS
Editorial from The Aegis | March 13, 2014
Your money is no good here, long an expression associated with hospitality spoken by gracious benefactors doing the buying at a bar or restaurant, increasingly has a new meaning in the United States. Though each banknote bears the familiar sentence, "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private," in recent years the operative words "all debts" has come to mean some debts. Once cash was king; lately it has been demoted. Part of it is a matter of convenience. Some form of plastic, be it credit or debit, is the most convenient way to buy gas. Some businesses, however, won't deal in paper money.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2000
At noon yesterday, Robert Marshall, a 52-year-old chess regular at City Hall plaza, gazed at the young trees and flowers swaying in the breeze, the sandbox and gazebo full of children and the jazz ensemble from Winston Middle School attracting a crowd. "I'm shocked and impressed to see people congregate," Marshall said as he waited to play a match. "It's a shame it's not like this all the time." The temporary garden park, created in the War Memorial plaza, was a fleeting vision designed for a parks and recreation rally led by Mayor Martin O'Malley.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Serving raw oysters on the half shell, classic cocktails and beer and wine, Dylan's Oyster Cellar has taken up a six-month residency in The Hatch, the incubator space in Mount Vernon's Park Plaza Building operated by Phil Han, the owner of Dooby's. The pop-up oyster bar is from Dylan Salmon, formerly of Woodberry Kitchen, who plans to operate at The Hatch for six months while he scouts out a permanent location.       #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | February 11, 2014
A Baltimore-based commercial property manager bought the Arundel Village Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn Park for $6.5 million last month. Baltimore-based Oak Tree Management was one of 12 bids for the 5501-5517 Ritchie Highway site, according to Gil Neuman of Greysteel Company, which represented the seller on the deal. The sale, announced Monday, closed Jan. 31, he said. The Anne Arundel County plaza is close to one of Oak Tree's other properties, Neuman said. “They figured there could be synergy between the two in terms of leasing and management,” he said, adding that the buyers, identified as Arundel Village LLC in records, could also make money by increasing occupancy.
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