Ed Gunts

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Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.

Eddie’s of Roland Park unveils renovation plans for grocery store

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Renderings for the new Eddie’s canopy designed by Ziger/Snead Architects. Courtesy: Ziger/Snead Architects.

Roland Park residents will see a thoroughly remodeled Eddie’s of Roland Park grocery store over the next several years if the owners can obtain approval to build into and above the sidewalk leading to their Roland Avenue store.

Co-owner Michael Schaffer told a gathering of the Roland Park Civic League yesterday that he wants to renovate the interior of the store at 5113 Roland Avenue just as its sister location, Eddie’s at 6213 N. Charles St., was renovated three and a half years ago.

Apartments once again proposed to rise above Mount Vernon carriage houses

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A rendering of the apartments proposed for Mount Vernon. Credit: SM+P Architects.

One year after Baltimore’s preservation commission rejected a proposal by developer Howard Chambers to build 65 apartments above a row of Mount Vernon carriage houses, the developer has come back to the panel seeking approval of a scaled-down version of his project.

Community encouraged by $20 million sale of Mount Clare Junction shopping center

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

Are better days ahead for Southwest Baltimore’s Mount Clare Junction shopping center?

That’s the hope of community residents and business leaders after learning the 234,000-square-foot shopping center at W. Pratt and S. Carey streets was recently sold to Carlyle Development Group of Purchase, New York.

University of Maryland Medical Center moves closer to getting new ‘front door’

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A rendering of the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine.

The University of Maryland Medical Center has taken a big step closer to getting a new “front door” for its flagship hospital on S. Greene Street.

Architects and planners today unveiled the design they plan to develop to house the $185 million Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine, planned for the southwest corner of W. Baltimore and S. Greene streets.

Developer, residents both appeal ruling that halted Overlook at Roland Park project

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A rendering of the Overlook at Roland Park. Image via Blue Ocean.

One month after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled the City Council erred in approving legislation to permit construction of the $40 million Overlook at Roland Park apartment project, the developer has appealed the decision to Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals.

An appeal also was filed by attorneys representing community residents who oppose the six-level, 148-unit development, proposed for a 12-acre site near Northern Parkway and Falls Road, and took the case to court in 2017. One of the attorneys said residents hope the higher court will address parts of the lawsuit the circuit court judge did not rule on.

The Elephant’s replacement, The Manor, gets liquor license, plans early February opening

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

Six months after The Elephant restaurant closed in Mount Vernon, new operators are aiming to open its replacement in early February.

The liquor board voted 3 to 0 today to grant a new Class B license for The Manor, a restaurant and ultra-lounge planned for the four-story building previously occupied by The Elephant.

Collectors Corner closing Mount Vernon location

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

After four years on N. Charles Street, comic book shop Collectors Corner plans to close the doors of its Mount Vernon store permanently at the end of February, one year after owners mulled shutting down the location but ultimately decided to keep it open.

The company says its two other locations, in Parkville and Bel Air, will remain open.

Gilman School launches investigation into past sexual abuse

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More than 10 years after a teacher at Gilman School resigned following reports that he sexually abused students, the prestigious all-boys private school is launching a new investigation to see if there are any other victims of sexual abuse either in its current student body or among its alumni.

Apartments, office building, grocery store proposed for the Village of Cross Keys

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After living in Baltimore’s Village of Cross Keys for 30 years, Marjorie Goodman says, she was seriously considering moving out because she felt the community isn’t what it used to be.

But after hearing prospective buyer Arsh Mirmiran outline his vision for revitalizing the community with new apartments, offices, a grocery store and a gym, among other changes, she has decided to stay.

Work begins on $16.8 million reconstruction of Baltimore’s Rash Field Park

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Years after it was first proposed, the reconstruction of Baltimore’s Rash Field waterfront park has finally begun.

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