When we walked inside the staff directed us to the bar right away--again, the red tipped them off. Huge bunches of red balloons adorned the bar area.
After awhile we decided to move on and have dinner at the Tomato Palace. This marks only the second time I have eaten there, the first time inside. We had excellent service and the food was delicious. As we left we noticed the inviting exterior of Le Comptoir. I felt a tingle of excitement. Imagine coming down to the Lakefront and having multiple to places to choose from.
This could be a place I want to go more than once or twice a year.
Some follow-up on The Second Chance Saloon situation from Bill Gray, chair of the Oakland Mills Board:
There has been some progress on keeping the Second Chance Saloon open and we hope to be able to retain this valuable asset for our community. We are in discussions with Cedar Properties, the owner of the Village Center, to work out the concerns. We have received substantial help from Calvin Ball and Howard County Economic Development Office in reaching solutions that will keep Second Chance here as a solid business. Cedar Properties agreed to extend the lease for Second Chance through the end of March to allow time to reach agreement. I hope that this will all be worked out soon.
Also, from The Second Chance:
Awesome news: We did not make fave bar/tavern of the year for the Restaurant Assc. of Maryland's nominations but Wendy & Declan Have been nominated for Restaurateur of the Year!!!!! So happy for them, they deserve it! We will keep you informed on how to vote!! ... We are honored to be nominated in this top category. We have our wonderful staff, community, and customers to thank!
Lastly, take a look at the obituary for Tyler Johnson. My husband knew him through community volunteer work. He was a beautiful young man.