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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 01:37:05 PM »
@PB so glad to hear things are moving along. It's gonna be a slog but one I am certain will be fairly quick (in getting its legs), incredibly interesting, fun and rewarding for you.

My fam loves Baltimore (dad was a Hopkins undergrad ages ago and lil sis recently got a master's there). Great town with lots of character and history.

With great anticipation,
JW

Thanks Johnny!

It's definitely going to be an interesting ride. A lot of hard work and a lot of fun.  :)  --K
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2013, 02:04:37 PM »
I'm pleased as can be, Kelly!  I can't wait to visit, and really looking forward to seeing build pics as your plans unfold!
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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2013, 06:29:48 PM »
Congrats, Kelly and Paulie!

I was thrilled to read about this on Slice! When Paulie was up here for a visit back in the Fall, you two were talking on the phone but of course Paulie was typically discreet, so we didn't know what was being planned...

This is very exciting, and we can't wait for the road trip!

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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2013, 12:29:41 AM »
Terry, are you are near University of Maryland Medical Center, or am I thinking of someone else?

Thanks. --K

That's me.  We spoke a long time ago when I was considering opening a place in Meadow Mill.  I own 2 small Coffee Shops on the UM Campus downtown.  I make pizzas on Thursdays at me UM Law School shop.  Cali-style, homemade toppings.  Let me know if you need a break and I'll get you my info.

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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2013, 01:20:42 PM »
The old brawd already has a lot of character that looks like an old pizzeria from the 50's (or a dance hall).

With the lights at the right level, even more so.

One of the last pics before some hammers start swinging. Taken the afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday.  :)
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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2013, 01:53:43 PM »
Kelly,

That is cool. Your space reminds me of this: and .

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« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2013, 03:59:17 PM »
Kelly,

That is cool. Your space reminds me of this: and .

Peter

Not too far off.

Maybe we should make the squares on the floor light up like that place in SNF.

Great movie by the way. Thanks for the links.  --K
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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 07:50:10 PM »
That place Rocks! Love, love the floors ( your not tearing those out are you?  :'()

You may have mentioned this before but where in Baltimore is your joint located?  Thanks

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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2013, 12:17:26 PM »
Looks like a cool old VFW hall or summ'in. I'm sure you're probably going to fancy it up but I can't help but picture a family style seating place....can almost picture the pinball machines lining one wall and hear the player piano rolling away in the background. Ah yes..... 8)
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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2013, 03:18:05 PM »
Looks like a cool old VFW hall or summ'in.

Bob, your English is confused again. "Summ'in" is what Kelly will be doing at the end of the night when he's counting all that money he'll be bringing in!  :-D
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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 03:43:01 PM »
That place Rocks! Love, love the floors ( your not tearing those out are you?  :'()

You may have mentioned this before but where in Baltimore is your joint located?  Thanks

Scot

Thanks Scot...I think it rocks too!  :)

I love the floors, but they have to go. Those are 9" VAT tiles. Not good.

They will be replaced with new green and white tile to match (as closely as possible) what is in there currently. They may be scuffed up a bit before installation. Time will tell.
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2013, 03:46:34 PM »
Looks like a cool old VFW hall or summ'in. I'm sure you're probably going to fancy it up but I can't help but picture a family style seating place....can almost picture the pinball machines lining one wall and hear the player piano rolling away in the background. Ah yes..... 8)

Very much like an old VFW hall. It started life as a grocery store and then was the Hampden Republican Club for many years before we signed the lease.

It ain't gonna be fancied up too much.

You may get your wish on the seating thing....dittos on a pinball or 80s "golden era" arcade game or two. You never know.....
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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 03:50:08 PM »
Sounds faaantastic Kelly!
Can I count the quarters while you stack da dollahs man?  ;D
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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2013, 11:47:21 AM »
How's it going??

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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2013, 01:40:03 PM »
How's it going??

For various reasons, several beyond my control, it's going much slower than anticipated.

Although it is always nice to get good news. Received these pics last week of the finished ovens at the Ferarra Workshop, just prior to being shipped from Naples. They have been on the sea for over a week now and just left port call in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Some final obstacles are being dealt with and the final dash should be occurring shortly. Exciting times.

Although, for me at least, probably the most anticipated night(s) in all of pizzadom just took place down in a garage in Texas this past weekend. --K   :)




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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2013, 05:28:36 PM »
Those are beautiful.

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« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2013, 06:41:37 PM »
Those look amazing. So you're going to have two beast in there huh. I hope you open soon, I'm going to be doing a trip some time in the near future and PG Hampden would definitely be a stop.


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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2013, 12:47:57 AM »
Wow, congrats Kelly!  So freaking awesome.  So much work though, but worth it!

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« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2013, 12:53:47 AM »
A look at the Hampden menu has been posted on the website.

Kelly has some very unique, inventive, and inspiring pies on there. Some really cool combinations I've never thought to try!

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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2013, 09:04:21 AM »
Very exciting. Quite a transformation of the front elevation.

The "Hampden Comes Alive" pie looks familiar  ;)
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« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2013, 09:26:18 AM »
Wonderful!  Of course, I very enthusiastically applaud the use of Aleppo on the "Hampden Comes Alive!" There also seems to be a lot of Aleppo oil on the vegetarian side, which is right up my alley. I see a road trip in the near future.   8)
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« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2013, 10:42:20 AM »
Very exciting. Quite a transformation of the front elevation.

The "Hampden Comes Alive" pie looks familiar  ;)

Yes, The Hampdenite from last summer's farmers market.  It was popular. The Aleppo Calabrian combo is great. 
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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2013, 11:20:50 AM »
Do you think you'll be up and running by this fall?  DMC and I are thinking about heading on a road trip sometime in September or October to visit Norma and maybe we'll swing down to Baltimore if you're open.

Diana

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Re: Baltimore: PG Hampden
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2013, 11:38:54 AM »
Kelly, will you be running your ovens at different temps or did you get 2 simply for volume/quick service?
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« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2013, 11:42:52 AM »
The Aleppo Calabrian combo is great.

I agree  ;D
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