Phillips Seafood and the Cordish Cos. announced today that Phillips will remain in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, moving into the former ESPN Zone space at the Power Plant. The Power Plant location is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2011.
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The new Phillips will include a crab deck on the floating barge that ESPN Zone used as an outdoor bar.
Here's what I wrote on June 14, few days after Phillips announced its separation from Harborplace and after chatter had begun about its relocation into ESPN Zone had:
"If that does happen, it could give Phillips something the Harborplace location never could — a waterside setting for outdoor crab feasting.
I'm thinking of the floating barge, one of three along Pier 4, that ESPN Zone used mostly for outdoor drinking. It's not a given that Phillips, even if it does move to Power Plant, would want to convert the barge into a crab deck.
But I like the crab deck idea, and so I'm planting it."
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