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Urban Landscape: Kevin Spacey Identified as Buyer of $5.65 Million Inner Harbor Pier Home; Demolition in Mount Vernon; Baltimore Clayworks Agrees to ‘Dialogue’ with Opponents

Kevin Spacey at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Actor Kevin Spacey has been identified as the mystery buyer of the $5.65 million Pier Home at Harborview that sold earlier this year, according to local real estate agents and others familiar with the transaction.

Top Stories: The Sandlot to Open at Harbor Point, Bacon Hall Farm for Sale, Under Armour CFO Leaves After Firm Misses its Mark


The most popular story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ weekly column that led with an announcement about the Sandlot, a 12,000-square-foot space set to open on the southernmost tip of Harbor Point this April. The waterfront park will feature volleyball and bocce courts, a family-friendly park and an otherwise unspecified venture collaboration between Beatty Development and Foodshed with locally sourced fare. It’s envisioned as a temporary use for the space that will last four to five years.

State Wildlife Officials Save Harford County Deer from Pretzel Jar

“Jughead” being set free, Courtesy Maryland DNR

A Harford County deer has at once shed both a plastic jar from its face and an embarrassing nickname from its reputation, thanks to help from Maryland wildlife officials.

Blue Agave Owner to Open Restaurant at a “Space That Can’t Succeed”

Photo via Tripadvisor.com
Photo via Tripadvisor.com

Blue Agave owner Brian Acquavella told the Baltimore Sun he’s game for the challenge of opening a restaurant at 119 S. Main St. in Bel Air, despite “people saying it’s a space that can’t succeed.”



Spa Gift Card

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that’s sure to knock your sweetie’s socks off? Look no further than Salon by Debbie Spas, Baltimore’s award-winning, luxury beauty and wellness destinations.

This month, the Spas are offering an array of creative gift ideas that are sure to please that special someone. Visit Spa in The Valley in Hunt Valley, Spa on The Avenue in White Marsh, or Spa on The Boulevard in Abingdon to check out these amazing offers and more:

Valentine’s Day Spa Packages

Treat your sweetheart to a day of head-to-toe pampering (at a smaller price tag for you!) with a Spa package. This year, Salon by Debbie Spas are offering a variety of romance-themed packages, like the “Forget the Roses, Give Her the Sweet Life!” package, which includes a 60-minute strawberry and chocolate facial, a 60-minute chocolate warm candle massage, and a chocolate brownie a la mode deluxe pedicure. There are even packages for men. And if you don’t see the perfect package for your Valentine, the Spa will gladly custom-create a package for you.

Couples Treatments

Dinner and a movie? How about dinner and a Spa date! Spa on The Boulevard’s private couples treatment rooms have everything you need for the ultimate romantic experience. Start with an aromatherapy soak in the rooms’ luxurious tubs, then move to side-by-side treatment tables for a massage, mud masque, or body scrub treatment. There are a variety of couples packages to choose from, and every package includes a catered lunch for two. (Couples treatments available exclusively at Abingdon location.)

Gift Cards + FREE Chocolates

Let your Valentine pick out his or her favorite Spa services with a gift card to Salon by Debbie Spas. Gift cards are available online, and are accepted at all three Spa locations. Special in-store bonus: Purchase a gift card valued at $25 or more, and the Spas will package it in a beautiful box of gourmet chocolates, absolutely free! (Offer not available with online purchases.)

To learn more about these ideas and more, visit the Spas online at SpaInTheValley.com, SpaOnTheAve.com, or SpaOnTheBoulevard.net.

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White House Fence Jumper From Bel Air Removed from Court After Outburst

White House Fence Jumper Dominic Adesanya
Via Dominic Adesanya’s Instagram account

Last week, Dominic Adesanya was dragged from the White House lawn after jumping the fence. On Monday, the Bel Air man once again had to be removed from federal property after an outburst in court.

House of Cards Casting Call in Bel Air



Think you’ve got what it takes to wander around in the background while Congressmembers plot and scheme? Then ready yourself for the next casting call for the Netflix original series House of Cards:  Saturday, May 18 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Bel Air Reckord Armory.

Flavor Cupcakery— Winner of Fox 45’s Cupcake Battle!



catch of the day fish (2)Attention all lovers of cupcakes, pastries, and epic battles: Flavor Cupcakery has yet another feather in their spun-sugar cap. This past week, Flavor trounced the competition in Fox45’s Cupcake Battle. We’re not sure who makes these things official, or how one gets appointed to the high court of buttercream evaluators, but it certainly seems clear that whatever honors one can bestow upon a cupcake (or its creator) are well deserved by Flavor and its owner Shelley Stannard.Flavor2

Chocolate Chipotle Stout Wins DuClaw’s H.E.R.O. 2012 Homebrew Contest

The label from last year's winner, A Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

You may never have had a hankering for a Chocolate Chipotle Stout, but you’ll soon have the opportunity to try it. The DuClaw Brewing Company, of Bel Air, has chosen just such a beer as the winner of its second annual H.E.R.O. Homebrew Contest, which means that it will be on tap at DuClaw restaurants in Bel Air, Bowie, and Arundel Mills and sold in kegs and 22-ounce bottles this fall. And given that it beat out 54 other craft beer recipes, it should be worthy of your attention.

The beer, created by Vincent and Suzanne Powers of Nottingham, is described by DuClaw as a “silky-bodied stout boasting a spicy chipotle pepper bite perfectly balanced by smooth, sweet chocolate.”

But the other half of the H.E.R.O. contest has yet to be determined. One hundred percent of the profits of the Chocolate Chipotle Stout will go to charity. From now until June 30, 2012, DuClaw is accepting suggestions.  Email your organization or individual’s story to [email protected]