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Parking garage dispute holds up work on Mechanic theater site

Parking garage dispute holds up work on Mechanic theater site

Crews started to rip up the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre more than two years ago, taking down the hulking concrete building in anticipation of two soaring apartment towers supporters said would strengthen downtown's renaissance.

Instead, amid a legal dispute over access to the entrance to an underground parking garage, the site has become an unsightly pit filled with construction rubble and trash.

As demolition started, the owner of the nearby Down Under Park Garage sued, saying the project would improperly cause it to lose its Charles Street entrance. The firm lost and appealed.

Maryland's Special Court of Appeals in Annapolis heard the case in early May. A decision is...

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