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December 19, 2008

Blob's Park to reopen

blob's parkThis blurb about Blob's was today's paper. It was written by stellar Sun scribe Julie Scharper:

Blob's Park, a German beer garden in Jessup where generations gathered to dance the polka and enjoy traditional food and brews, will soon reopen under new management. The building's exterior and interior have been renovated, said new owner Max Eggrel, who hopes to open as soon as New Year's Eve.

The hall, which first opened in 1933, closed about a year ago after the owner, John Eggrel, Max Eggrel's older brother, decided to retire. About 1,000 condominiums and townhouses are planned for construction on the 268-acre parcel of land that surrounds Blob's Park in a partnership with the family and a developer.

Max Eggrel, the great-nephew of founder Max Blob, has leased the beer garden property from a family trust and hopes to run the beer garden for at least three years until the land is developed. Blob's Park is one of four sites in Anne Arundel County that could eligible to be built as a slots parlor, but Eggrel said there are currently no plans for slots.

Do you know what this means, gang? It means ...

come on gang! let's polka at blobs!IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

IT'S POLKA TIME!

(Photos by Sun photographers Gene Sweeney Jr. and Doug Kapustin)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:52 PM | | Comments (6)
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JAWOHL!

YEA!!!
I only recently discovered Blobs last year at Octoberfest and was able to go back 2 more times and then for NYE before it closed. I felt robbed. I'm glad I can get a few more years out of it. This place really is a walk back into time.
Ein Prosit!!

In 1963, when we where first stationed in Fort Meade, my husband drove me out to Blobs Park on a Wednesday, after we had heard about the German Beergarten. Blobs was closed on Wednesdays, but Max came out to talk to us and took us inside. To me, it was like heaven, since I was from Germany and Blobs was the only place that looked like something familiar to me then. Since then we had many fun evenings and Sunday afternoons, there. When Blobs closed, I was so surprised and dissapointed, as where many of my friends. I am so looking forward to Blobs Parks reopening. Thanks to Max Eggerl for the courage to taking on a big job like this and I wish you lots of success.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I have somewhere to go for Fasching again!

i can only hope the sign wont be fixed and it will still say "blobspa"

It was in 1947 at uncle max(BLOBS PARK)When I met my very first boyfriend.What happy years we had together.But it did not work out.He broke my heart.I am now 74 and I still think about him.Blobs park will always live in my heart.God Bless All of you wonderful guys.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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