Smart Growth Maryland is a campaign of Preservation Maryland which advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns. A major component of this campaign is focused on implementing smart growth policies at the local level across Maryland.
The Bel-Loc Diner opened in 1964 at the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Joppa Road. The diner zig-zag roof, which lends a space-age look, is known in the business as a folded plate. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
The Bel-Loc Diner Matters
07/07/2016 By Preservation Maryland
Advocacy matters, and your advocacy is helping us make the case for saving the iconic Bel-Loc Diner!
Since announcing our concern regarding Starbucks plans to demolish the iconic Bel-Loc Diner, the response from Marylanders of all stripes has been fast and very positive. In less than a week, the petition to ask Starbucks to consider alternatives to demolition has been signed over one-thousand times and gains several hundred signatures each day.
We appreciate your support of our advocacy — it’s often the only difference between saving an important building and losing yet another. This is what Preservation Maryland does — we help communities save places that matter to them. Nicholas Redding, Executive Director of Preservation Maryland, took this opportunity to thank those who have supported this effort and explain why advocacy matters.
Thank You & Update From Preservation Maryland Executive Director