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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.

Bin 604 in Harbor East plans move, expansion

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A rendering of the new signage for Bin 604 at Liberty Harbor East. Courtesy of Harbor East Management Group.

Since the early 2000s, Bin 604 Wine Sellers and Whole Foods Markets have been neighbors in Harbor East, some of the first retail establishments to open in the neighborhood.

So now that Whole Foods is nearing the opening date for its new, bigger location in the Liberty Harbor East building just down the street, it’s only fitting Bin 604 is following the grocer over.

Roland Park Country School Gifted $1.75 Million to Support STEAM/STEM Education

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Alumna gift will establish three separate endowments at the all-girls school

Roland Park Country School (RPCS) has received a $1,750,000 pledge from alumna Holliday “Holly” Cross Heine, 1962 and her husband John “Jack” C. Heine of Santa Barbara, California. The pledge will be split to create three separate endowments that will fund in perpetuity a new K-8 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Director role, the existing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Director role and the School’s signature STEM Institute.

“I am profoundly grateful to Holly and Jack for their generosity and enthusiastic support of our comprehensive STEM and STEAM curricula, which span every grade level and department,” said Caroline Blatti, Head of School. “I am also so honored that as an alumna who has built such a successful career in this field, Holly shares our purpose of intentionally harnessing our students’ boundless imaginations and curiosity to give them the confidence, knowledge and tools they need to build a solid foundation and deep understanding of these concepts.”

Enjoy Winter Restaurant Week In Harbor East – Running through 1/19

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Shake off those winter blues and make a date (or two) in Harbor East for the Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week. Baltimore Restaurant Week runs January 10 – 19, featuring specially priced 2-course lunches and brunches ($15, $20) and 3-course dinners ($25, $35, $45) at participating restaurants. Reserve your table in Harbor East and take advantage of the most delicious week of winter.

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.

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.

Judge rules the controversial Overlook at Roland Park apartment project can’t be built

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

A controversial apartment project planned for North Roland Park will not be able to move to the construction phase, after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled that Mayor Catherine Pugh and the Baltimore City Council improperly approved the project in 2017.

The Overlook at Roland Park, a $40 million, 148-unit apartment building planned for a 12-acre site near Falls Road and Northern Parkway, is the development that can’t be built as planned by developer Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty LLC.

The Elephant building expected to change owners this week

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

The former home of The Elephant restaurant is expected to change owners this week, clearing the way for The Manor, a restaurant and ultra-lounge, to open in the building next month.

The Elephant closed in June and its N. Charles Street home was listed for sale for $1.2 million by MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate.

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