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 come back: Highways to nowhere( Algerina Perna, The Baltimore Sun )
It looked like something out of a doomsday scenario: This summer, the pavement of Saint Paul Street cracked and upended, with water gushing out and flowing like a concrete jungle creek. This water main break shut down one of the city's busiest streets. Crushed pipes made commuting on I-83 a nightmare earlier this year. And, in East Baltimore, a massive sinkhole opened on East Monument Street. It grew even bigger after last weekend's heavy rains. Will someone stop this madness?!?