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Blob's Park to close... yet again

Is there a German word for the final closure of a place that has threatened to close before?


Blob's Park, the Anne Arundel beer garden where generations have danced the polka, is about to close.

Monday, March 31, will mark the last day for the local institution, according to its website.

It appears unlikely that Blob's will reopen.  It is scheduled to be demolished later this year, according to the site.  The land has long been slated for development.

Max Eggerl, Blob's most recent owner, did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.  No one answered the phone at the Blob's.

Blob's briefly closed in 2007, about 70 years after the original owner, Max Blob, installed a bowling alley on his farm. 

A massive dance hall was later added and for decades families came to Blob's to dance, eat schnitzel, sauerbraten and other German specialities and drink German beers.

John Eggerl, a nephew of Max Blob, decided to close the hall in 2007 and sell the land to developers.  John's younger brother, Max Eggerl, reopened it the following year.

Blob's is celebrating with a party Sunday afternoon called "The Last Polka," which also happened to be the headline of the story I wrote about Blob's in 2007. 

If you'd like to own a little piece of Blob's, Eggerl is selling dance floor tiles for $10 with proceeds going to Sarah's House, a shelter for homeless families.



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