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CRB2 Ushered In

Held on a bright, bone-chilling afternoon in early March, it was a tented affair, at which trustees, Hopkins leaders and state and city elected officials gathered to usher in a second cancer research building, currently dubbed CRB2. The 10-story, $80 million edifice will be identical to its adjoining neighbor, the first cancer research building, Bunting © Blaustein.

Dignitaries hailed the promise of cancer research and extolled Johns Hopkins for being a good citizen of Baltimore and of Maryland. "Johns Hopkins doesn't just change medicine, it changes communities," said Mayor Martin O'Malley. The mayor praised Hopkins for "moving forward" not just in East Baltimore, but also in Charles Village and Mount Washington, site of a 68-acre corporate campus the institution plans to purchase. "Today we thank Hopkins for caring about the city, believing in themselves and in their neighbors."

Harborside Seafood

A bit of Harborplace will come to Hopkins Hospital when Harborside Seafood & Chicken opens its doors in the restaurant space near the Monument Street entrance. Harborside Seafood is also located in downtown Baltimore in the Light Street Pavillion at Haborplace, where it has been the number one eatery for some 20 years.

On the menu will be crab cakes, fish and fries, chicken breast sandwiches, chicken strips, Maryland crab soup, New England clam chowder and more. Daily specials will include a drink. Kids' meals will be extensive.

All will be reasonably priced. "Most people spend no more than $5 for lunch," Leo Dorsey, nutrition director, made clear during negotiations. Thus, prices will range from $4 to $5. The crab cakes, at $6.49, will be the highest-priced items.

Harborside Seafood & Chicken replaces the popular Asian Café, which closed because cooking odors permeated portions of surrounding buildings.
When will Harborside Seafood open its doors? Dorsey is making no promises. "Soon," is all he'll say.




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