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October 10, 2013
Developers Cordish Co. and Heritage Properties announced on Thursday the addition of four restaurants for the entertainment complex. Below are descriptions of the type of fare offered at each, as well as the names and fare of the three other restaruants announced prior. One more restaurant, as yet unamed, is planned for the complex. • Bobby's Burger Palace (new to Baltimore County) — Chef Bobby Flay's fast casual burger concept, "BBP" features 10 signature burgers inspired by the award-winning chef's extensive travels throughout America.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Oyster Bay Grille has closed. Sunday was the last night of operation for the restaurant, according to Christopher Vocci, the restaurant's chef, who confirmed the closing in an emailed message but offered no further details. The restaurant's team also included brothers Nick and John Daskalakis and their longtime friend   Spyros Stavrakas, who was a principal in the development of Taverna Athena, an original Harborplace tenant, and the well-remembered Fells Point restaurant Opa. The closing comes less than two months after the opening of Towson Square, a nearly adjacent $85-million entertainment complex on East Joppa Road anchored by the 15-screen Cinemark movie multiplex.
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NEWS
January 23, 2013
Although as a Towson resident I support redevelopment of the downtown, I hope the county will take measures so that weekend evenings at Towson Square do not resemble those outside the Towson Commons AMC ("Towson project building a buzz," Jan. 16). Large groups of noisy youths used to loiter outside the theater and play "chicken" with cars traveling along York Road long after the last movie ended. If the county executive doesn't recall what these activities were like on Fridays and Saturday nights, I am sure the police officers of Precinct 6 do. Should the former patrons of Towson Commons bring their unruly behavior to Towson Square, the county should be concerned that rather than bringing people to the county seat, some residents will choose to leave.
NEWS
By Will Fesperman and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Poet, an 8-year-old German shepherd, was training to be a drug-sniffing dog until he flunked his smell test. But his law enforcement career wasn't over. Through a dog rescue service, he was adopted by Walter McGuire, a Towson sales consultant for Coldwell Banker who is also a volunteer for the Towson Area Citizens on Patrol. Now Poet patrols the streets of Stoneleigh in a custom-made blue vest with "COP" in bright red letters: citizens, or perhaps canines, on patrol. The Towson Area COP recently began recruiting dogs and their masters to join a new Dog Walker Watch program, hoping that additional feet - and paws - on the street will help deter crime.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2014
Nando's Peri-Peri, the South African-Portugese restaurant chain, had its Towson grand opening today. Located next the the new Cinemark theater, it's the first restaurant to open in the new Towson Square development. Nancy Carr of Towson ate there on Tuesday -- a trial-run day to train staff -- and gave it a thumbs up. "I really enjoyed it. It's different from the usual grilled chicken place and the decor is very cool," she said in an email. "My son liked it, too, and he is very finicky.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich and Jon Meoli | January 16, 2013
Officials announced on Tuesday a trio of new restaurants and a VIP section for the 15-screen movie theater planned for the Towson Square project - an $85 million development seen as a key element in attracting more shoppers and visitors to the county seat. "We are going to make Towson a regional destination, even better than Bethesda, even better than Silver Spring," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said at a news conference Tuesday announcing the restaurants. Such hopes have long hovered over Towson.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Oyster Bay Grille has closed. Sunday was the last night of operation for the restaurant, according to Christopher Vocci, the restaurant's chef, who confirmed the closing in an emailed message but offered no further details. The restaurant's team also included brothers Nick and John Daskalakis and their longtime friend   Spyros Stavrakas, who was a principal in the development of Taverna Athena, an original Harborplace tenant, and the well-remembered Fells Point restaurant Opa. The closing comes less than two months after the opening of Towson Square, a nearly adjacent $85-million entertainment complex on East Joppa Road anchored by the 15-screen Cinemark movie multiplex.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Baltimore County is adding additional police officers and improving nighttime lighting as part of a public safety focus for new developments in Towson, including next month's opening of a 15-screen movie theater. With multiple projects sprouting in the county seat, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday that public safety is the priority. He sought to assure residents that the county can handle crowds expected to flock to downtown Towson for the new Cinemark theater and restaurants at Towson Square.
BUSINESS
By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
This week another piece of the redevelopment of downtown Towson falls into place as a 90,000-square-foot, 15-screen Cinemark theater ushers in its first moviegoers Thursday. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Towson Square and the theater are part of an estimated $800 million in private investment that is revitalizing Towson, including the new 52,000-square-foot LA Fitness facility that replaced the old eight-screen AMC theater in Towson Commons. The $20 million theater - the anchor of the 150,00-square-foot Towson Square development - is less than a quarter-mile from one of the region's largest malls, Towson Town Center.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Towson University student Mykeal Spivey was walking toward his off-campus apartment when three men came up from behind, demanded his cellphone and attacked him when he refused. Spivey noticed the blood as he collapsed against a light pole; he hadn't realized they had stabbed him. "I like to tell myself it was just odds. These things happen every now and then, unfortunately," said Spivey, 25. "Initially, everyone assumed that it happened downtown, not in Towson. " The attack was one of several violent incidents that have shaken the Baltimore County seat in recent months, and police and community groups have stepped up public safety campaigns in response.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: 15 tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the Cinemark theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an unexpected sight from another age: a single, grizzled headstone from 1834. As construction crews built Towson Square, a four-acre, $85 million entertainment complex anchored by the multiplex on East Joppa Road, they worked around a tiny cemetery that holds the remains of about 18 of the town's earliest settlers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2014
Nando's Peri-Peri, the South African-Portugese restaurant chain, had its Towson grand opening today. Located next the the new Cinemark theater, it's the first restaurant to open in the new Towson Square development. Nancy Carr of Towson ate there on Tuesday -- a trial-run day to train staff -- and gave it a thumbs up. "I really enjoyed it. It's different from the usual grilled chicken place and the decor is very cool," she said in an email. "My son liked it, too, and he is very finicky.
BUSINESS
By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
This week another piece of the redevelopment of downtown Towson falls into place as a 90,000-square-foot, 15-screen Cinemark theater ushers in its first moviegoers Thursday. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Towson Square and the theater are part of an estimated $800 million in private investment that is revitalizing Towson, including the new 52,000-square-foot LA Fitness facility that replaced the old eight-screen AMC theater in Towson Commons. The $20 million theater - the anchor of the 150,00-square-foot Towson Square development - is less than a quarter-mile from one of the region's largest malls, Towson Town Center.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Baltimore County is adding additional police officers and improving nighttime lighting as part of a public safety focus for new developments in Towson, including next month's opening of a 15-screen movie theater. With multiple projects sprouting in the county seat, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday that public safety is the priority. He sought to assure residents that the county can handle crowds expected to flock to downtown Towson for the new Cinemark theater and restaurants at Towson Square.
NEWS
By Barbara Pash | May 12, 2014
Evergreene Cos., a Chantilly, Va., developer, is debuting in the Baltimore metro market with its first-ever project, Towson Mews, located in East Towson. Josh Mastrangelo, Evergreene's president, coastal division, said the residential developer did a market survey of greater Baltimore before deciding on East Towson. "It was the right opportunity. A lot of exciting things are happening in Towson," he said. The project calls for 35 townhouses that will front onto East Pennsylvania, Jefferson and Virginia avenues and with a through-street from Jefferson to Virginia.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Towson University student Mykeal Spivey was walking toward his off-campus apartment when three men came up from behind, demanded his cellphone and attacked him when he refused. Spivey noticed the blood as he collapsed against a light pole; he hadn't realized they had stabbed him. "I like to tell myself it was just odds. These things happen every now and then, unfortunately," said Spivey, 25. "Initially, everyone assumed that it happened downtown, not in Towson. " The attack was one of several violent incidents that have shaken the Baltimore County seat in recent months, and police and community groups have stepped up public safety campaigns in response.
NEWS
By Barbara Pash | May 12, 2014
Evergreene Cos., a Chantilly, Va., developer, is debuting in the Baltimore metro market with its first-ever project, Towson Mews, located in East Towson. Josh Mastrangelo, Evergreene's president, coastal division, said the residential developer did a market survey of greater Baltimore before deciding on East Towson. "It was the right opportunity. A lot of exciting things are happening in Towson," he said. The project calls for 35 townhouses that will front onto East Pennsylvania, Jefferson and Virginia avenues and with a through-street from Jefferson to Virginia.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: 15 tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the Cinemark theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an unexpected sight from another age: a single, grizzled headstone from 1834. As construction crews built Towson Square, a four-acre, $85 million entertainment complex anchored by the multiplex on East Joppa Road, they worked around a tiny cemetery that holds the remains of about 18 of the town's earliest settlers.
NEWS
October 10, 2013
Developers Cordish Co. and Heritage Properties announced on Thursday the addition of four restaurants for the entertainment complex. Below are descriptions of the type of fare offered at each, as well as the names and fare of the three other restaruants announced prior. One more restaurant, as yet unamed, is planned for the complex. • Bobby's Burger Palace (new to Baltimore County) — Chef Bobby Flay's fast casual burger concept, "BBP" features 10 signature burgers inspired by the award-winning chef's extensive travels throughout America.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
A developer's plan to rebuild a large chunk of downtown Towson, adding office and retail space plus new residences and a hotel, won't swamp that suburban market with unneeded square footage, real estate insiders say. Optimism abounds for Caves Valley Partners' $300 million Towson Row, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use community off York Road near Towsontown Boulevard. There's demand for new construction and the walkable experience that the project aims to create, real estate experts say. "I've been in this market 25 years.
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