The Greene Turtle keeps reproducing. The McHenry Row location in Locust Point will be opening in a matter of weeks, and a Pasadena location opened quietly at the end of October on Magothy Beach Road. The Pasadena location is operated by James King, a former member of the Maryland General Assembly, who owns both Kaufmann's Tavern and King Catering in Gambrills.
Including McHenry Row, that makes, by my count, 30 Greene Turtles. Pretty impressive for the Md.-based sports-bar franchise, which first opened in Ocean City 1976.
The staff of several area Greene Turtle locations recently participated in their annual Tips for Tots fundraiser. The idea began at the Greene Turtle in 2006 with Corlie Brice, a bartender at the Salisbury location, and has since spread to at least eight other Greene Turtle locations. Staff at the restaurants pooled the tips from their Dec. 7 shifts, along with some matching funds from corporate, to purchase toys for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Greene Turtle staff raised nearly $19,000 this year, and the grandparents of Greene Turtle server Brye Marth, who couldn't make it to the restaurant on Dec. 7, phoned in a $100 tip.