Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Eastport Cinemas closed eight years ago, and Annapolis Patch wants to know what kind of business you want to see in its place.
Every time I drive past the Eastport Shopping Center, I notice the abandoned movie theater. I've been posting a series of articles entitled Visions for Vacancies that highlight abandoned properties, and I thought this one would be perfect. The theater closed in May of 2004, and it was Annapolis' only local cinema dedicated to independent and foreign films, according to the Baltimore Sun. The two-screen theater also used to host the Annapolis Film Festival. Since it closed, the building has stood vacant. So, I want to know what you think should be done with the property. Do you miss the old theater? Should the property be converted into a restaurant or something else entirely? See also:
Monday, August 6, 2012
Adjoining storefronts at 47 Maryland Ave. both sit empty day after day, and Annapolis Patch wants to hear from you about what kind of business you want to see there.
Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis is home to a range of boutique shops, but it's also home to some empty storefronts. 47 Maryland Ave., which has adjoining first-floor shops that are both without tenants. One of those spaces was the former home of Huerosam Jewelry, which closed in November 2011, according to the company's Facebook page. The properties are sandwiched between another jewelry store called Augustine's Jewelry Boutique and Maria's Picture Place. The retail spaces are similar in size with prominent store front windows for displays, but they look too small to accommodate a restaurant or coffee shop. So Annapolis Patch wants to know, as part of its ongoing series entitled Visions for Vacancies, what kind of business you think …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The two-story building downtown used to be the home of Aqua Terra, but it's been sitting empty for months while its owner looks for a new tenant.
As most of you know, I recently moved to Annapolis. While exploring the downtown area, I've noticed a surprising number of empty storefronts and buildings. I've started posting a series of articles titled Visions for Vacancies that highlight these abandoned opportunities. I'll tell you where they're located and a little about the property. Then, I’ll leave it up to you to share your thoughts on what you’d like to see there. I want to know what types of businesses you think belong in Annapolis. This building is located at 164 Main St. It used to be the home of Aqua Terra, which closed this April after more than a decade at its downtown location, according to the Capital Gazette. Aqua Terra was known for its sushi, small plates and live jazz…
Monday, July 9, 2012
A closer look at one vacant store front or building in the city.
Drive or walk around downtown Annapolis, and you will notice a surprising number of empty storefronts and buildings. I've decided to post a series of articles entitled Visions for Vacancies that highlight these abandoned opportunities. I'll tell you where they're located and a little about the property. Then, I’ll leave it up to you to share your thoughts on what you’d like to see there. I want to know what types of businesses you think belong in Annapolis. This building is located at 8 Maryland Ave., and it sits just outside the U.S. Naval Academy's Gate 3 entrance. The three-story building was constructed in 1900 and boasts 13,926 square feet of unused space inside, according to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation website…