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Baltimore Clayworks Has Dodged Bankruptcy and is Reopening, Community Organizers Say

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Mount Washington’s 37-year-old ceramic arts nonprofit is back from the dead.

Baltimore Clayworks to File for Bankruptcy, Shut Down

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Baltimore Clayworks is calling it quits.

Nonprofit Itineris Pulls Out of $3.7 Million Deal to Buy Baltimore Clayworks’ Buildings in Mount Washington

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The controversial sale of Baltimore Clayworks’ two Mount Washington properties appears to be off.

Mystery Buyer Revealed for Baltimore Clayworks Buildings, as Community Group Still Works to Block the Sale

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The mystery buyer of two Mount Washington buildings owned by Baltimore Clayworks revealed its identity yesterday, even as a community group continued its efforts to delay or cancel the sale.

Opponents of Clayworks Sale: ‘Our Campaign is Continuing’

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Protesters outside Baltimore Clayworks in April.

Community members petitioning for Baltimore Clayworks to forego selling its two historic Mount Washington buildings say they’re not done fighting.

Baltimore Clayworks to Sell Both of its Mount Washington Properties for $3.7 Million

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Four months after Baltimore Clayworks leaders announced plans to sell one or both of their buildings, the organization says it has found a buyer.

Top Stories: Kevin Spacey’s Manager Buys Inner Harbor Condo, State Authorizes Big Expenses to Cover Metallica Show, Woodland-Bordered Victorian for Sale in Mount Washington

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Out top story this week was the subject (and result) of much speculation: Who bought that $6.25 million Inner Harbor condo at 622 Ponte Villas North this past February?

Speaking with local real estate agents and others with knowledge of the transaction, Ed Gunts got word that actor Kevin Spacey, known most recently for his starring role as Frank Underwood on “House of Cards,” had purchased the property.

Those sources were close. It was actually Spacey’s manager, Evan Lowenstein, who reportedly bought the property. A search of local tax records also revealed the purchase price was $5.65 million – lower than previously reported – and that Lowestein had bought it undercover by putting a company dubbed Clear Toaster LLC on the deed.

This doesn’t mean Spacey won’t be appearing around the harbor, though. As we wrote:

It’s not uncommon for talent managers and agents to purchase properties for famous clients, as noted previously by real estate site Zillow and The New York Times.

Here were the other most popular stories on the Fishbowl this week:

Baltimore Clayworks Rejects Sale-Leaseback Offer for its Gallery Building

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Photo via Mount Washington Village Association

The trustees of Baltimore Clayworks have turned down a purchase offer from a businessman who wants to help the art organization retain at least one of its two buildings in Mount Washington.

Blue Ocean Realty Plans to Convert Mount Washington Church to its New Headquarters

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An architect’s rendering of the converted church, via Gabriel Kroiz.

A vacant church in Mount Washington may be reborn as the corporate headquarters for Blue Ocean Realty under plans approved yesterday by Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

Baltimore Clayworks Executive Director Sarah McCann Resigns

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Sarah McCann, executive director of Baltimore Clayworks since late 2013, has left her job.