The site where the former Haussner’s was located is now a 65-unit modern apartment complex. The restaurant, which closed in 1999, was “basically a mess” said developer Peter Garver, who wanted to try to keep pieces of the restaurant alive in the new building. They did manage to save pieces of art that were painted and engraved on stone, which now hang in the complex’s fifth-floor rooftop lounge. There are also stained-glass “H” windows that once sat at the main entrance of Haussner’s.
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There has been a lot of talk of where Amazon.com Inc is going to set up its second headquarters. With Maryland still in the running, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) says it’s $1 billion mixed use development project would “unquestionably” jumpstart if Amazon chooses the state for HQ2. (via Baltimore Business Journal)
COPT’s 10 acre plan includes 1.1 million SF of Class A offices, retail and restaurants, a 400 ft apartment tower, a 300 room hotel and a 200 slip marina. COPT’s CEO Stephen E. Budorick says the growth in workforce HQ2 could bring would be “great for our residential development community and be great for the ancillary businesses that want to be nearby to be a part of the economic benefit of having secondary campuses.”
Baltimore’s latest up-and-coming apartment complex, 414 Light Street, will have a “unique mix of modern, rustic, artistic chic and urban cutting edge” says interior designer Kari Whitman. Whitman, whose clients range from Jessica Alba and Kristen Bell to the royal family of Saudi Arabia, thinks the apartment complex will help “change Baltimore a lot, boasting timeless, modern, green and artistic building elements.”
With the first tenants set to move in in March, the leasing office is feeling enthusiastic. The complex will offer features such as a saltwater pool, two outdoor chef’s kitchens and a large outdoor movie screen all overlooking the waterfront on one end and Camden Yards on the other end.
Bygone, the latest restaurant from the Atlas Restaurant Group, will be opening this winter on the rooftop of the Four Seasons in Harbor East.
“It will truly be a unique property not only to Baltimore, but to the entire East Coast,” said owner Alex Smith. The restaurant will offer expansive views of Baltimore and nationally renowned DJ’s with a Gatsby-era feel. The decor will will pull from the “bygone” era of America, which includes the 1920s and 30s, and featuring classing upscale American grill cuisine.
Every year, LinkedIn releases it’s Top 50 Companies where the world wants to work. LinkedIn bases this list off the “billions of actions taken by it’s 500+ millions of members and looks at three main pillars: interest in a company’s job, interest in a company’s brand and employees, and employee retention.” (To learn more about their methodology, click here)
Baltimore’s own Under Armor found itself at number 16 this year, the only Maryland based company to make this list. From it’s long list of celebrities on UA’s payroll, free tickets to sporting events and concerts, and the upcoming MLB sponsorship in 2020, it’s no surprise many people would consider working at Under Armor a dream job. To read more on LinkedIn’s list click here.
A part of Baltimore for 157 years, the Sellers Mansion of 801 N. Arlington Avenue will be revitalized in the coming months. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the deteriorating building will be renovated to act as the entrance to a new apartment building slated to be built as an addition to the rear of the mansion.