Roland Park

Miss Shirley’s Café releases specialty vegan menu in celebration of Maryland Vegan Restaurant Month

Miss Shirley’s restaurant in Roland Park, one of several locations.

In honor of Maryland Vegan Restaurant Month, Miss Shirley’s Cafe has released a specialty vegan menu to be served in their Roland Park, Inner Harbor, and Annapolis locations.

The speciality menu features three sections: ‘Wake Up Your Tastebuds,’ which is a selection of starters, ‘Gluten-Free Griddle Cakes,’ and ‘House Specialties.’

Redeeming stormwater: A North Baltimore church sees Chesapeake protection as part of its mission


A bioretention area in the parking lot of the Church of Redeemer in North Baltimore is part of a $700,000 project that will prevent the flow of nutrients into the Chesapeake Bay.

When the Church of the Redeemer in North Baltimore needed its parking lot repaved, members convinced the rector and groundskeepers that the project could be an opportunity for the church to live out its values.

Happy Hills: A writerly family preserves a history of caring, and shares a story


A home on Poplar Hills Road in North Roland Park once served as the Happy Hills Children’s Convalescent Home, which later became Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.

Right off Falls Road in Baltimore’s North Roland Park, between an auto mechanic and a chiropractor’s office, sits Poplar Hill Road, a narrow, serpentine stretch of pavement barely wide enough for two side-by-side cars.

Roland Park Community Foundation prevails in effort to buy country club land for park


The Roland Park Community Foundation has purchased Baltimore Country Club land to become Hillside Park.

A new 20-acre park is coming to North Baltimore after a neighborhood group successfully negotiated the purchase of land belonging to the historic Baltimore Country Club.

Roland Park and other communities celebrate $1.5 million stabilization of the Roland Water Tower


Community members on Sunday celebrated the completion of the $1.5 million stabilization and restoration of the Roland Water Tower. Photo by Ed Gunts.

For more than 10 years, the area around the Roland Water Tower has been fenced off because pieces of the building were falling off and it was unsafe to stand too close.

But on Sunday more than 200 people gathered at the tower’s base to celebrate completion of a $1.5 million stabilization and restoration that not only made it safe again but underscored its significance as a symbol of pride and unity for the North Baltimore neighborhoods around it.

Deadline arrives for Roland Park foundation seeking to turn country club into park


A group of Roland Park residents is hoping to buy a portion of Baltimore Country Club and create a park.

Proposals are due Thursday from interested buyers of 20 acres of country club land in North Baltimore, and a community foundation is marshalling its strongest arguments — and thinking like the home developers they may be bidding against.

Along with a firm cash offer, the Roland Park Community Foundation plans to submit a slew of letters from community groups and organizations that support its bid to turn the land into a park.

It has also developed a list of reasons why the seller — the Baltimore Country Club — should chose the foundation’s proposal.

Turn a country club into a city park? Yes, say Roland Park residents. And they’re willing to pay.


A group of Roland Park residents is hoping to buy a portion of Baltimore Country Club and create a park that is open to all.

A group of Roland Park neighbors is raising millions to buy and preserve land being sold by the Baltimore Country Club, hoping that their offer staves off developer interest in the valuable North Baltimore property.

The effort to turn 20 acres of historic country-club land into a community park is being led by the Roland Park Community Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1986 that supports green space in the area.

Liza Hathaway Matthews Art Show: Monument Sotheby’s International Realty


An Open House for this event is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the beautiful Roland Park Gallery at 4800 Roland Avenue. Please register here for a spot at the Open House as spaces will be limited due to the COVID regulations.

Stop by for a sneak peak TODAY, 8/27, from 9:30am – 5:30pm or TOMORROW, 8/28, from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Email Noelle or Liza to schedule an appointment before next week’s opening reception.

The Village of Cross Keys is officially back under local ownership


Courtesy of Caves Valley Partners.

After 16 years of out-of-town ownership, The Village of Cross Keys is back in local hands.

“Time to Unlock the Potential,” says a blue and white sign next to the front gatehouse, bearing a giant key similar to ones on the Cross Keys logo. “Now Under Local Ownership. Caves Valley Partners.”

More than two years after it first expressed interest, Caves Valley Partners completed its acquisition of the commercial assets of Cross Keys yesterday and immediately disclosed plans to upgrade and expand the mixed-use community at 5100 Falls Road.

Village of Cross Keys sale to local owners set for July 21


The highly anticipated sale of the Village of Cross Keys to local owners is expected to be final on July 21.

Robert Connors, president of the Roland Park Civic League, disclosed at the organization’s monthly meeting yesterday that a date has been set for the property to be sold to an affiliate of Caves Valley Partners, the local developer that began negotiating last year with the current owner, New York City-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.

Chef Bledsoe is leaving Miss Shirley’s Cafe to helm Towson restaurant group


Courtesy: Fallston Group

Chef Brigitte O. Bledsoe, a mainstay in the kitchen of Miss Shirley’s Cafe for years, has left to lead Towson Tavern and sister operations The Rec Room and Torrent Lounge.

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


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.

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


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.