Franchot to Visit Little Italy Restaurant and
Tour Maryland Rye Whiskey Exhibit

Comptroller to Present Proclamation, See Distillery Artifacts

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present a proclamation Friday to Nino Germano, owner of La Scala restaurant, for the local eatery’s 21 years of success in Little Italy. Germano moved from Sicily to Baltimore with his family at age nine. In 1995, he opened La Scala, a 13-table restaurant that grew and now has an indoor bocce court, two private dining rooms and a wine room.

Mr. Franchot then will tour the Maryland Rye Whiskey exhibit at Case Showroom & Gallery. The Maryland State Archives, in collaboration with Case LLC of Baltimore, are presenting the exhibit on the state’s  rye whiskey industry that thrived for centuries until the early 20th century. The collection features interesting names, labels and bottles from the state’s distilleries.

WHEN           Friday, February 12, 2016

WHERE:       Noon                                                              1:45 p.m.

La Scala                                                          Case Showroom & Gallery

1012 Eastern Avenue                                      1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116

Baltimore, MD 21202                                     Baltimore, MD 21202

CONTACT:  Vicki Fisher 410-260-7816 (office), 443-534-6259 (cell)