Baltimore Sun photo
November 15, 1999
The owners of the original Chesapeake Restaurant say that the opening of Harborplace in 1980 was among the factors contributing to its decline in the years before it closed. The once-fashionable area around the restaurant would not be revived until years later, as Baltimoreans instead turned their attention toward the Inner Harbor.
Shown here, The Pride of Baltimore (I) arrives at the Inner Harbor to take part in the festivities at the July 2, 1980, grand opening of Harborplace as thousands line the shore and jam the pavilions.