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  • Best Use of a Silver Spoon

    Pabu had always been loved by the foodie and restaurant community, so when Four Seasons, the Mina Group, and the Harbor East Development Group suddenly announced they were closing it back in June, we were surprised. That is, until we found out that it’s being taken over by Ouzo Bay owners Alex Smith and George Aligeorgas. While that may not seem like a big deal, the plot thickens when you consider that Smith is the grandson of John Paterakis Sr., owner of H&S Bakery, and, more importantly, owner of H&S Properties Development, the company who bankrolled the development of Harbor East and owns the Four Seasons’ building. While we don’t doubt Smith’s ability to open good restaurants (Ouzo Bay has received stellar reviews), we can’t help but think he has a slight leg up on the moms and pops looking to open a joint with just their life savings and a dream.
  • Putting the art back in street art

    Putting the art back in street art
    I’ve recently spent some time planning a trip to Berlin and I’ve noticed that, on sites like Airbnb, “graffiti” and “street art” function almost as code. On reviews of apartments, the obviously bougie people complain...

    News & Media

    News & Media
    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...

    Two for Two: One Democrat Steps Up To Challenge 2nd District's Self-Proclaimed "Old School" Councilman Nick D'Adamo

    Nicholas D'Adamo Jr. is still doing things the old way--answering constituent calls (up to 60 each day, he says), fighting for money for his district, trying to get a handle on crime. "I'm a nuts and bolts councilperson from the old school," says D'...

    Help People, Not Corporations

    In Baltimore, 2013 was a banner year for the kind of redevelopment that turns mayors into governors and millionaires into billionaires. And that's great for John Paterakis and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Michael Beatty and Brenda McKenzie, the...