Earlier this week I received a call from Darrell Nevin, a HoCo loco commercial real estate colleague. Darrel wanted to know if I had heard the rumor about The Corner Stable opening a second location in
. His information was that they were looking at the space formerly occupied by Michael's Pub in the Columbia Kings Contrivance Village Center in Columbia.
Not only had I not heard that, I had also never heard of The Corner Stable, but then again I’m not a northern
guy. The Corner Stable has been a mainstay in Baltimore Cockeysville since 1972. Their crab cakes were singled out for praise in this review by Karen Nitkin in The Sun six years ago.
“At 8 ounces, they're larger than hockey pucks and made with nothing but jumbo lumps of meat. The moist interior, gently tweaked with just a few spices to bring out the sweetness of the crab, is held together with a tender golden crust.”
I attempted to reach the owners through their Facebook page but have yet to get a response to my inquiry about Columbia. A representative of Kimco, the owners of the
told me that though there is no lease yet, I did get the impression that the two parties are talking. Kings Contrivance Village Center