Sparrows Point

Pop’s Tavern, a bastion of country music, heads to auction later this month

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The neon signs of Pop’s Tavern light up the night. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

Since 1928, Pop’s Tavern has served as a country music beacon in Sparrows Point, sitting at the corner of Wise Avenue and North Point Boulevard with multiple neon signs glowing late into the night.

The same lights could soon go out forever, as “Baltimore County’s Oldest Bar” heads to the auction block on May 28.

“It’s time,” said Deb Maxwell, manager and the daughter of the current owner, Patricia “Mom” Gawlik. “I can’t keep doing this seven days a week with no vacations.”

Tradepoint Atlantic buys 150-acre Sparrows Point Shipyard, completing hold on peninsula

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Image via JLL Property

Tradepoint Atlantic, the development entity behind the substantial ongoing overhaul of Sparrows Point in Southeast Baltimore County, has purchased the last remaining parcel on the peninsula: a shipyard once owned by the late, great Bethlehem Steel.

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