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Speaking of which what is that hideous rundown factory off of 2nd Avenue next to the train tracks? Why hasn’t it been torn down?
That rundown-looking factory is part of the Clark Grave Vault Company, a privately-held company founded in 1898, that has facilities running from E2nd Ave northward to E5th Ave on the west side of the railroad tracks.
I’ve been to Dada more than a half-dozen times now. Rather than being fried, which is the typical way to make them, they bake their empanadas. I think they are better that way. Very nice people run the place too! In addition to the mofongo, try the black & blue and the Argentinean.
K2U was way ahead of today’s trends in food. I miss their pork chops!
I agree. I’m all for another K2U-like concept; I loved that place. But name it K3U
Cardale can use the reps.
I have some nice old barn siding I can sell you. It’s left over from a large project I’ve been working on.
Please PM if interested. Thanks!
< There are normally a few on Neil between 3rd ave and 670. I haven’t noticed if they are set up this year or not. >
I think they’re in the process of getting set up. Last year, the owners of 802 Neil (think that’s the right address… a few lots south of Hubbard) went ALL OUT on their set up… it was GREAT! I’m pretty sure they’ll be back again this year with even more, as yesterday I noticed they’ve just added a motion-activated caged bird skeleton display (hehe) over their garage door on Highland alley (just down from Basi Italia). In addition to Neil, the owners of the Sells Mansion had a nice display last year. The new owners of Pat Collins’ house on Buttles are already up & running this year, with lots of cool tombstones in their front yard and lots of ghoulish lighting.
There does seem to be a decent market for these.
Driving southward on Summit at E.5th Ave yesterday, I noticed they were installing a few design rendering signs at the edge of the the old gas station/taxi stand/cross-training lot on the SW corner of Summit & 5th Ave. So it appears they’ll likely break ground on that large project pretty soon.September 26, 2015 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm in reply to: Condo & Townhouse Development at 4th & 6th in Italian Village #1094713
Joe Aremeni does own this church and the adjacent lots. As reported earlier here in CU, he has plans to convert the church to apartments and to add new-build townhouses on land adjacent to it. Until more info comes out, it’s hard to know if this fire will result in the church needing to be demolished.
There’s a guy that lives on Indianola between E6th & E7th Aves that seems to consistently maintain a pick-up truck stacked very high with pallets. While I don’t believe he gives them away, I think you can buy them at a very affordable price. If you want to follow up on this, you’d have to visit the area and either directly find him or perhaps leave a note on his truck, when you locate it, to contact you.
Let’s hope that an 11 story design will be approved the VV Commission.
Since we have a lengthy, albeit dated thread on Skyview Towers… figured it worth mentioning they are now being offered for sale. Selling agents are providing tours starting next week.
Don’t panhandlers tend to hang out where there are a lot of people traffic, or near food pantries or carryouts? As it presently is, the cap area is pretty devoid of foot traffic much of the time, so not many people to panhandle. I suppose bums might try to sleep there if benches were added, but it’s pretty exposed to the elements, not shaded and concealed, as preferred. Could always install a few tables & benches and see how it goes.
^LoL! …well, I suppose they could install a very tall fence to keep the ball action up on the Cap!
How about a community garden and reading area… using recycled old half bourbon barrels for planters?
Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Baltimore, both for work and to visit family that moved and has lived there for many decades. It’s an older, more blue collar, east coast city, which sets it apart from Columbus in lots of ways. Many of it’s more historically appealing inner city neighborhoods have been redeveloped and gentrified. There are also many lower income inner city neighborhoods that are crime ridden and less attractive. Towson is a nice area, with a walkable core, but as implied by Analogue, it’s not really a part of Baltimore City.
It’s probably fair to assume that Baltimore City’s school system shares problems similar to our city school system or any big city school system. If it is viewed to lag Columbus by “decades in some areas”, I assume that’s probably because Baltimore City faced much bigger challenges earlier on (say from the 60s thru 80s) that Columbus faced. Even today, Baltimore probably continues to face larger problems. But the nice historic areas are very nice! I’ve always enjoyed visiting there. It has great culture, history, academics, sports, food, and natural settings. It’s also within striking distance to nearly all other major east coast cities, by rail, air, and auto.
If you have questions about specific neighborhoods, or wonder about where to locate, PM me and I’ll try to help.