Towson Gino’s prepares to open

Nearly two weeks shy of its grand opening on LaSalle Road in Towson, Gino’s Burgers & Chicken held a dress rehearsal Tuesday to the delight of dozens of former devotees of the legendary local chow. Former Baltimore Colts great Artie Donovan held court at tables in the restaurant located near the intersection of LaSalle and Joppa roads. Other happy guests sat before baskets of onion rings, fries, burgers and chicken. They were the invited guests of St. John Properties, manager of The Shops at Maryland Executive Park. “Every day people come up and ask when we are going to open – some take their picture outside,” said Laura Miller, a co-owner of the Gino’s along with her husband, Jared, and partners Scott and Leslie Autry. “Today, we had to turn 50 people away who saw the crowd and thought we were having our grand opening.” That is expected to take place on Aug. 19 or 20, Miller said.