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Morris A. Mechanic Theatre
Demolition to start on Mechanic Theatre
Demolition to start on Mechanic Theatre

Work has begun on the major mixed-use development downtown that is to replace the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre with two glassy apartment towers and four floors of shopping, said a spokesman for Owings Mills developer David S. Brown Enterprises LTD . The garage beneath the theater closed this month and a construction fence now surrounds the property, located at the intersection of Charles and Baltimore streets. Formal demolition could start "any day," said Larry Lichtenauer of Lawrence Howard & Associates. Current plans call for two towers of 33 and 19 stories each, with a total of 450 apartments on top of four floors of restaurants and shopping, Lichtenauer said. The project also...