No longer must you journey to Towson, Perry Hall or Jessup to play mini golf – for this summer and early fall, at least. Station North is getting its very own putt-putt course, thanks to four teams of city students and artists, as well as some brilliant architects and the folks at OpenWorks.
Urban Landscape: Hopkins’ Shriver Hall Auditorium to Close for Renovations; Barnes & Noble Closing in Towson as Ukazoo is Set to Open New Store; First Office Tenant Announced for Stadium Square
Shriver Hall Auditorium, the largest performance and lecture space on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, will close for renovations this fall.
All-Star Design Team Selected to Study Expansion of Baltimore Convention Center, Replacement of Royal Farms Arena; Scope of State Center Study Increased
State officials have picked a team of top designers to study the possibility of expanding the Baltimore Convention Center and replacing Royal Farms Arena downtown, and have broadened the scope of a separate study regarding the future of State Center.
Hot House: 1817 South Road, Baltimore, 21209
Arts and Crafts style bungalow in cedar shake and stone, architect designed, circa 1979. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, with cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, landscaped garden, central air. 2,800 sq. ft. on two stories, .35 acre lot: $525,000
Five months ago, a multi-alarm fire destroyed the Mt. Washington Tavern, a long-time neighborhood staple. Today, owners Dave Lichty and Rob Frisch released the sketch, below, of the new and improved Tavern, to re-open in the late fall/early winter. Architect Walter Schamu of SMG Architects, whose portfolio includes the rebuild of the B&O Railroad Museum, the Hippodrome Performing Arts Center and the Bromo Seltzer Tower, and Jim Macko of Kodiak Construction whose resume includes Clipper City Brewery Company and Mustang Alley will re-build the restaurant.
“After the devastating loss we knew we wanted to go with an architect and builder who would not compromise the historic nature and personality of the tavern. This establishment has meant so much to so many for more than 30 years. We quickly recognized that the talent of Walter and his team along with Jim Macko are the perfect fit to accomplish this,” says Rob Frisch, co-owner, Mt. Washington Tavern.