Franchot to Break Ground at Sagamore; Honor Baltimore Eatery; and Tour Exhibit at Lewis Museum

– Comptroller to See Ruth Starr Rose Exhibit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will join Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other elected, community and business leaders in a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for the five-acre Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore, which is part of a 280-acre waterfront redevelopment project. The distillery plans to open in 2016 and will include a 22,000-square-foot distillery building, a 27,000-square-foot processing center and a 120-foot Sagamore Farm water tower. More than 100,000 people are expected to visit the distillery annually.

The Comptroller then will present a proclamation to Steve’s Lunch at Cross Street Market, recognizing the eatery for its hot-off-the-grill breakfast sandwiches and lunchtime fare.

Mr. Franchot will end his day in Baltimore with a tour of the “Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World” exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Leading the tour will be guest curator Barbara Paca. Artist Ruth Starr Rose offers a rare glimpse into African American life at the turn of the 20th century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

WHEN            Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WHERE:        10:30 a.m.                                                       Noon

                        Sagamore Groundbreaking                               Steve’s Lunch at Cross Street Market

301 E. Cromwell St.                                         1065 S. Charles St.

Baltimore, MD 21230                                      Baltimore, MD 21230

2 p.m.

Ruth Starr Rose Exhibit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

CONTACT:    Barbara Sauers (410-260-7438) office or (410-212-9414) cell