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Seeing Bagby in a different light Conversion: A new look ZTC and a second chance for the rundown former furniture showroom at Fleet and Exeter streets is in the making.

BYE, BYE, Bagby.

By year's end, if all goes according to plan, the old furniture company showroom at Fleet and Exeter streets will be transformed into downtown Baltimore's newest office complex.

The $12 million conversion is the latest project of Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, a local construction and development firm that has led the effort to recycle the American Can Co. complex on Boston Street and other city landmarks, and Sylvan Learning Systems.

"We've moving forward," developer C. William Struever said yesterday. "We expect to be finished by the last week in December."

Struever and Sylvan have a contract to purchase the four-story...