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June 9, 2010

Clock running out on ESPN Zone

ESPN ZoneHate to break your hearts, foodies, but it looks like ESPN Zone in the Inner Harbor is closing.

At least that's what an unidentified source tells the LA Times. 

The source tells the Times that Walt Disney Co., which owns the chain, is shutting seven of the sports-themed restaurants.

The only ones to remain open are those located in Disney properties, such as the Downtown Disney shopping district in Anaheim, Calif.

 

Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor

 

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 10:45 AM | | Comments (17)
        

Comments

As a former employee, I'm not surprised because the food isn't all that great and it's expensive.

wondering if they will sell any of the games cheap?

Very curious to see who ends up in that space.

Exploravore -- I'm guessing slots

I'm guessing a locally owned restaurant serving authentic regional cuisine made with quality ingredients.

Just kidding! Another chain.

A Green Turtle perhaps?

Let's just hope it's not another Mickey Mouse operation.

Nope. The Greene Turtle is coming to Locust Point in the supposed Harris Teeter shopping center

Sunrise, sunset. I never once went there because i didn't much enjoy the look of the place. Not much of a sportsfan, and not big on loud environments. Sorry that people are losing their jobs, but maybe something that will turn a profit will appear.
Dave and Busters sounds like a viable option, with the closest one being in Annapolis, and something to entertain the counter surfers whilst Mummy and Daddy eat in peace.

A Green Turtle is about to open in Owings Mills next to the Red Robin. There is a Dave and Busters in the Arundel Mills Mall.

Have been there maybe twice many years ago. To me it was the type of place that you can take or leave. OK on some levels. My concern is that they find something really viable and quickly fill this spot. The Inner Harbor area needs some freshening up anyway. Locals basically take it for granted and this area needs some new and different venues to entice returning visits.

ruth, I couldn't agree more. The Inner Harbor needs a makeover.

Wat will the employes do now,,r they going to be sports reporters,,,???

Meekrat, I think you mean Anne Arundle, not Annapolis. Arundel Mills Malls is actually closer to Baltimore than Annapolis.

Okay, I spelled Arundel wrong the first time. But it looks like Chucky doll was typing from inside a washing machine...

Greene Turtle's food is nothing to write home about at all! Can you anyone name a unique item from this place? Can you say wannabe TGIG!

Thank God It's Griday?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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