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Cordish to present plans for Phillips Restaurant at Power Plant

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The Cordish Cos. and its architectural firm are scheduled to present their design plans for a Phillips Seafood restaurant in the Power Plant space formerly occupied by the ESPN Zone Thursday afternoon, hours after the Baltimore company plans a “major announcement” at the historic Inner Harbor building.

The Cordish Cos., Design Collective Inc. and Phillips Foods Inc. will provide plans for renovations and branding of the restaurant that will be reviewed by Baltimore City’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.

Meanwhile, Cordish Cos. President David S. Cordish will appear Thursday morning at the Power Plant to make an announcement, according to the company.

Cordish spokeswoman Megan Slattery declined to give further details.

Robert Quilter, UDARP coordinator, said he has only seen a basic rendering of plans for the Pratt Street side of the building. The drawing adds three windows on the street level part of the building. While Quilter said he doesn’t know if a lease has been signed yet, he said plans for the corner including branding it with canopies and signs, and possibly adding outdoor dining.

Quilter said he first received notice of the concept several weeks ago.

“[The renovations] are pretty minor,” Quilter said. “It’s still an important building, and we asked them to come in with all of their proposal for awnings, signage to brand Phillips coming to them.”

Officials from Phillips announced in June the restaurant would move out of its Harborplace location, effective Sept. 30. General Growth Properties Inc., which owns and operates Harborplace, announced that Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. would replace Phillips next summer.

The corner that once held the ESPN Zone restaurant and sports bar has been vacant for a year.

Phillips Foods officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

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