Demo approved for old C.M. Tugs
Port Deposit's 10 South Main Street has been a car dealership, general store, private home, and housed multiple restaurants over the years.
Now it's coming down.
Last week, the Town of Port Deposit's Historic Areas Commissioner approved the demolition of 10 South Main Street.
The property, which was most recently C.M. Tugs restaurant, is dilapidated and plans to restore it in its existing condition have been futile.
Martha Barchowsky is the partner of Lee Banks who owns the property. She and Banks have worked to restore Port Deposit properties including the Jacob Tome carriage house on Port Deposit's South Main Street. That building, built in approximately the 1850s, is now a gathering venue for parties and events.
Now they are taking on 10 South Main.
"The building was in terrible shape due to neglect," said Barchowsky.
It was in foreclosure when Banks bought it.
She said the intent after demolition and construction will be to build a restaurant. She said it will compliment the town's historic atmosphere and will incorporate the garages at the rear of 10 South Main which are also owned by Banks.
"We want something that will appeal to locals and visitors. It won't be huge but it will have outdoor space and indoor (seating)," said Barchowsky.
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