Comptroller to Visit Museum, Jeweler and  Eatery; Attend Towson Office Re-Opening   

-Comptroller to Present Proclamations to Jeweler and Seafood Restaurant –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:           On Tuesday, Comptroller Franchot will tour Port Discovery Children’s Museum – one of the top five children’s museum s in the United States. He then will join in the grand re-opening celebration at his agency’s Towson Branch Office. The Towson branch  underwent extensive renovations with painting and new carpeting in July and also expanded with two new offices, a conference room and  clearer signage to better serve taxpayers.

Mr. Franchot then will recognize the rich, 140-year-plus history of Nelson Coleman Jewelers, owned by Chris and Mark Coleman. He will end his day by presenting a proclamation to Paul “Neil” Smith, owner of the Crackpot Seafood  Restaurant. Mr. Smith, a former social studies teacher and guidance counselor, bought the business from  his uncle in 1979. He and Chef Tom Lyons introduced the largest crab cake in the world – the 20-ounce Pounder Plus.

WHEN           Tuesday, October 21, 2013


WHERE:       12:30 p.m.                                                      2 p.m.

                        Port Discovery Children’s Museum                 Towson Office-Hampton Place

35 Market Place                                             300 E. Joppa Road, PL-1A

Baltimore, MD 21201                                     Towson, MD 21286

                        3:15 p.m.                                                        4 p.m.

Nelson Coleman  Jewelers                               The Crackpot Seafood Restaurant

307 E. Joppa Road                                          8102 Loch Raven Blvd.

Towson, MD 21286                                        Baltimore,  MD 21286

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