Monthly Archives: February 2017

Holiday Inn at FSK, Frederick’s lead conference center hotel going a bit up-market to Clarion brand

March 1st onward the Holiday Inn Frederick at FSK Mall will be the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. The rebranding from Holiday Inn to Clarion Inn is apparently the marketing part of a program to go upmarket, the more physical … Continue reading

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Mechelle Kerns not to complete archeology submission to state Historical Trust

Mechelle Kerns the developer’s archeology consultant on the downtown hotel project will not complete the submission to the Maryland Historical Trust that is needed for any state money to flow to the project. She told the Frederick News-Post that following … Continue reading

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City continues lobbying for DH&CC, $10,750 being spent this session in Annapolis

The City continues to support a Frederick County Chamber of Commerce lobbying effort in Annapolis on behalf of state funding for the Downtown Hotel and Conference Center (DH&CC) project. In the 2017 legislative session $10,750 of City money will go … Continue reading

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State’s Attorney drops hotel archeologist Mechelle Kerns case against Patrick Allen

Downtown Hotel archeologist Mechelle Kerns’ complaint against hotel critic Patrick Allen has been dropped by the state.  The state’s attorney in Anne Arundel County on February 10th filed a ‘Notice to Nolle Pros/Stet’ which in english is a Notice of … Continue reading

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Maryland Historical Trust rejects hotel submission, says Birely Tannery of national historic importance, site a rich archeological resource

Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the state’s historic preservation agency has forcefully rejected submissions by historic consultants of the developer and the City of Frederick on behalf of proposals for the City sponsored downtown hotel complex. The rejections are contained in … Continue reading

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Word is Birely Tannery building declared Eligible for National Register, no demo allowed

Word in the historic preservation community is that the Birely Tannery building has been found Eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic places. Confirmation should come on Monday from the Maryland Historical Trust which has been studying the … Continue reading

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Anti-boondoggle pact proposed for DC, MD, VA to halt taxpayer funding of new Redskins stadium

Two legislators in the greater Washington area are proposing an anti-boondoggle pact to thwart sports teams ripping off taxpayers by playing one jurisdiction against another. They want the governments of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to come together … Continue reading

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Developer’s archeologist Mechelle Kerns lodges complaint of harassment against downtown hotel opponent Patrick Allen

Mechelle Kerns, archeologist on the hotel project, has sworn an official complaint against hotel critic and cartoonist Patrick Allen with the District Court of Maryland alleging criminal harassment. A preliminary inquiry into Kerns complaint is scheduled for February 24th in … Continue reading

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