Great Baltimore comebacks [Pictures]
Everybody loves a comeback. And we've had quite a few in the past year or so. Against all odds, the Grand Prix is back with new owners and a major sponsor. Denise Whiting, whose trademark of the word "hon" cost her dearly, managed a total turnaround, thanks in no small part to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Even Power Plant Live, long a punch line for serious Baltimore drinkers, has a new look and a fresh lease on life.
Here are seven of the more spectacular turnarounds of the past 12-odd months, as well as things we wish would come back, and a few items we'd never like to see again.
-- By Sam Sessa, Jordan Bartel, Wesley Case and Brandon Weigel
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We never want to see come back: Senator Theatre drama( Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun )
Tom Kiefaber, the former owner of the Senator Theatre, was arrested for allegedly trespassing and harassing workers who were renovating the old movie house. The drama surrounding the 2009 foreclosure of the theater, the city's purchase and transfer of operations to James "Buzz" Cusack and his daughter Kathleen, (who operate the Charles Theatre) and Kiefaber's repeated protests has become its own sad saga. It would be nice to focus on the silver screen instead of the drama that surrounds it. That said, we certainly hope Kiefaber is able to make peace with the changes at the theater he loves so dearly, and perhaps someday mount a comeback of his own.