February 28, 2013
The ink on their contract was barely dry and the moving van just out of sight, when Richard and Key-Key von Lange prepared to flip the first-floor interior layout of the six-year-old home they bought in Federal Hill three years ago. "We looked at the house and were sold," Richard von Lange recalled of the rowhouse he and his wife purchased for $395,000. "We wanted parking, we wanted a yard and we liked the location. " The only problem with the three-story, end-of-group home with a rooftop deck was the kitchen just inside the front door.
February 1, 2013
Weis Markets will unveil a remodeled store in Woodstock on Sunday. The store in the Waverly Woods development in Howard County has remained open during the course of the $3 million project. It will have larger produce and service seafood departments, an expanded deli, larger frozen and dairy sections, a bigger pharmacy and more self-scan lanes. Weis is also finishing work on two new stores that will open in Woodlawn and Towson. The grocery chain has 163 stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.
January 3, 2013
Jack's Bistro is on its annual January break. The hiatus began right after New Year's Eve service and continues through Jan. 11. The gang returns on Saturday, Jan. 12. Mekong Delta is on a really long break. It started Dec. 12 and continues through Feb. 25. The Vietnamese restaurant will reopen on Saturday, Feb. 26. Beginning this Sunday, Talara in Harbor East will close for 11 days of remodeling. The restaurant will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 16. But before it closes down, Talara will be depleting its inventory with discounted menu drinks and menu items.
November 16, 2012
The Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland handed out its annual awards Thursday night at the Towson Golf and Country Club. "This program serves to recognize excellence in remodeling design and craftsmanship, to create a greater public interest in the remodeling industry and to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and companies in the remodeling industry," the HBAM Remodelers said in a statement. It was the group's 22nd annual competition honoring remodeling projects in the metro Baltimore area.
April 26, 2012
New furniture, a flat-screen television, decorative light fixtures, interactive white boards - these are among amenities the city school system bought during $500,000 in renovations to the central office, even as administrators decried the state of crumbling school buildings and sought funding to fix them. The biggest project was a $250,000 face lift of an executive suite for the district's chief of information technology, who said the remodeling work was done in part to impress job candidates and repair unsafe conditions.
February 26, 2010
John Leo Knott, the retired owner of a remodeling business and a benefactor to a home for the aged, died of heart failure Feb. 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The former Guilford resident was 94. Born in East Baltimore, he was the second-youngest of the six sons of Henry Aden and Martha Doyle Knott. He attended Cathedral School and was a 1934 graduate of Loyola High School, where he ran track. Family members said he practiced by walking to Clifton Park and running on its grounds.