Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here's a quick look back at some of the most popular Annapolis headlines of the week.
New Annapolis Library Would Triple Current Size The current Annapolis library was built in 1965—before man walked on the moon. Speed Cameras Coming Soon to Annapolis The city says speed cameras will be installed by March 1 near Mills Parole and Germantown elementary schools. 'A History of the Navy in 100 Objects' Premieres Check out the series about the Navy that details its history and heritage: The first installment is about the crypt of John Paul Jones located on the campus of the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Annapolis Crime: Police Report More Thefts from Cars Police report more than a dozen incidents the last two weeks with items taken ranging from an iPhone to subwoofers removed from a trunk—and someone even took a pizza. Market House…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The opening date was pushed back from March so Patch asked the city of Annapolis for an update.
The Market House remains shut, but exactly when it will reopen remains a mystery. The building has been closed for more than a year while the city made changes to the building, including installation of a new, geothermal HVAC system. The last we had heard, from Alderman Ross Arnett (D-Ward 8), the opening of the Market House would likely be pushed from March to May. After we had some questions from our readers about opening day on the Annapolis Patch Facebook page, we thought we'd check with the city. "The Market House is on schedule to open in spring of 2013," wrote Rhonda Wardlaw, public information officer for the city of Annapolis, in an email. We asked for more of a definitive date—apparently, there isn't one yet. Wardlaw wrote, "…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Contract negotiations with vendors may again delay the reopening of the downtown Annapolis icon.
UPDATE: (9:10 a.m.)—Residents waiting for the Market House to reopen in March may have to wait a while longer. "It's beginning with an 'm'. It might be May," Alderman Ross Arnett (D-Ward 8) said at a town hall meeting on Thursday night. "There are a number of reasons for it, but we are having a devil of a time negotiating all the contracts with the vendors." The contract for each of the six vendors has ballooned to more than 60 pages a piece, and Arnett said that has slowed the process. Arnett and Alderman Ian Pfeiffer (D-Ward) noted that these are five-year contracts, and the city wants to make sure this iteration of the Market House is successful. Annapolis has struggled for years with the City Dock landmark: In 2005, Dean & DeLuca …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Here's a look back at some of the biggest stories to hit Annapolis this year.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Annapolis Business Association says the move goes against the mission of encouraging customers to patronize downtown businesses.
The Annapolis Business Association (ABA) is crying foul over the city's decision to allow a nonprofit to sell crafts inside the Market House during Thursday's Midnight Madness event. "The whole intent of Midnight Madness is to fill the stores of our merchants," ABA President Sean O'Neill said. "By doing this, the city has completely missed the mission of Midnight Madness." Stepping Out for Breast Cancer, an Annapolis-based nonprofit, has sold crafts during Midnight Madness inside Maryland State Education Association building at 140 Main St. for years, City Manager Mike Mallinoff said. This year, the group can't use that space for their fundraiser so they called the city looking for help. "We’re just opening it up and allowing them to use …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Parking on Market Space will be limited or non existent during the week of Oct. 22 as Annapolis workers repave the street.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Annapolis is going to mill and repave Market Space during the week of Oct. 22.
Parking on Market Space will be limited or non existent during the week of Oct. 22 because Annapolis workers are repaving the street. "We cannot tell you in advance what parking or loading zones may be available," stated a notice delivered to downtown residents on Monday. "It may be possible that there will be no parking or loading/unloading available at certain times during construction." The noticed called the repaving a "continually moving operation" and stated that access to Market Space could change on an hourly basis. Vendors who service area businesses will have a new, designated space on Dock Street to load and unload their goods from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day during construction. Flagmen will also be out directing traffic. The …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—City Pays $82,500 to Former Market House Vendor The city agreed to pay $82,500 to Vaccaro's—a former Market House vendor—in a lawsuit settlement reached Thursday afternoon. The Baltimore-based Italian pastry shop run by Nick Vaccaro had a stall inside the Market House from 2006 until Dec. 31, 2010. The settlement—which is $50,000 for Vaccaro's and $32,500 for attorney's fees—will be broken up into three equal payments of $27,500. No. 2—UPDATE: SUV Overturns Sending 7 People to Hospital Seven people were transported to area hospitals when an SUV pulling a trailer overturned at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 665 on Wednesday. Three people suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries and the other four were treated for …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The city of Annapolis and Vaccaro's, an Italian pastry shop, have reached a settlement after more than a year of litigation.
The city agreed to pay $82,500 to Vaccaro's—a former Market House vendor—in a lawsuit settlement reached Thursday afternoon. "The settlement is the last step in closing the disappointing Site Realty chapter of the Market House and allows the city to continue to move forward with a new beginning," according to a joint statement. "Both the city and Vaccaro’s are pleased to resolve the litigation in a financially responsible and practical manner." The Baltimore-based Italian pastry shop run by Nick Vaccaro had a stall inside the Market House from 2006 until Dec. 31, 2010 when the City Dock icon shuttered its doors. For all the latest updates follow Annapolis Patch on Facebook and Twitter. In Jan. 2011, Patch reported that the city announced …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen promises to take a plunge into Spa Creek when the Market House finally reopens downtown.
UPDATE (7:30 p.m. October 2)—Mayor Josh Cohen intends to keep his promise to "walk the plank" for failing to reopen the Market House by Oct. 1 and will take the plunge as part of its grand reopening. He made the promise to jump into Spa Creek in May when he announced an Oct. 1 deadline for reopening the Market House—which has been closed since January. "The Oct. 1 date was my decision," Cohen said. "I set the date despite recommendations to the contrary from city staff who knew the Market House was just so complicated." In July, Cohen anticipated a delay of about about four weeks, but The Capital Gazette reported on Wednesday a confirmed opening of the iconic building on City Dock in the spring of 2013. Cohen wouldn't confirm a set date …