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Beacon Square, Melting Pot Reno, The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim


Good morning, Annapolis. This is Naptown Scoop, where we have more hot tips than your favorite nail salon 💅

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Beacon Square development update

  • Melting Pot Renovation

  • The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Come visit Michael Kors in the Annapolis Mall on June 15th for their monthly Sip N’ Shop Series! This month in recognition of Pride Michael Kors has partnered with The LGBTQ+ Center for Health Equity at the Chase Braxton Clinic in Baltimore. Thanks to the partnership with the clinic they are providing goodie bags with health and wellness resources in the DMV area for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Come sip and shop with a personal stylist on June 15th from 11–5 PM to enjoy and learn about your resources! Furthermore, they will be hosting their $50 off $200 promotion for you to enjoy shopping even more! Click here to learn more.


The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 🌊

A lot of folks are not too keen on driving across the Chesapeake Bay, but what about swimming across? This Sunday (6/9), a bunch of elite swimmers will attempt the 4.4 mile journey from Annapolis to Kent Island. The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim starts at 9:30 AM, when swimmers will depart Sandy Point and head for Libbey’s Coastal Kitchen on the other side of the Bay. Although registration is closed for the main swim, there are still spots open for the 1-mile challenge beginning at 8:30 AM. The event benefits March of Dimes, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the US Coast Guard, and other local charities.

Register of Wills pleads guilty

Erica Griswold, Anne Arundel County’s Register of Wills, pleaded guilty this week to cashing a check intended to pay a citizen’s inheritance tax. When an heir or creditor receives an inheritance after someone dies, they owe inheritance tax. This tax is collected by the Register of Wills’ office for the state. But when Griswold received an inheritance tax check made out to her $6,645, she allegedly cashed it and didn’t repay it for months. As a condition of her guilty plea, Griswold will avoid prison time but will do 50 hours of community service and may have a probation period. ($)

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Fondue you like our new look? 🧀 

Melting Pot in Annapolis is the latest of the famous fondue franchise’s locations to get a makeover. The redesign gives the restaurant — which has operated in Annapolis since 2002 — an open floor plan, plus new finishes on everything from seating upholstery to artwork on the wall. Stop by 2348 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis, MD to see for yourself. Scoop Intern Ella went to the redesign reveal party Tuesday night and couldn’t stop talking about the Ultimate Five-Course Experience in the office yesterday.

StretchMed opens in Annapolis 💪 

It’s easier to reach your full potential when you’re flexible, and StretchMed is here to help you do just that. The latest business to open near the Annapolis Town Center, StretchMed employs certified stretch therapists who can show you the techniques you need to improve mobility and flexibility, reduce chronic joint and muscle pain, and alleviate tension and stress.

Owner Colin Gibbons chose to open in Annapolis because he loves living here and knows that health and wellness are an important part of the Annapolitan lifestyle. Colin’s even offering Scoop readers a free first stretch so we can see what it’s all about. Thanks, Colin! Sign up here 2101 Somerville Road, Suite 140, Annapolis, MD.

Beacon Square: What’s the deal? 🛒

Any of you who drive on Riva Road even occasionally have noticed something big happening. How big? Well, Beacon Square is a 13-acre mixed-use property with plans for lots of great retail and a 93,000-square-foot grocery store, 428 retail parking spaces, 508 apartments, and a huge outdoor space. Not much has been released about the project. But that’s where John Rosso, principal of Rosso Commercial Real Estate Services and friend of the Scoop and owner of an immaculate head of hair, came in. He gave us the full scoop on what to expect. Click for some juicy and FRESH tea. ☕️

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Timber Pizza Co. is coming to Annapolis 🍕

Chris Brady, co-founder and president of Timber Pizza Co., announced yesterday that a new location of the popular DC-based pizza chain will be coming to Annapolis at 192 West Street. This is the space between Sailor Oyster Bar and the Hilton Garden Inn.

Chris is as local as they come. He lives here, he went to St. Mary’s High School, and had his first job at the Market House. Ten years after opening Timber’s first DC location, he’s excited to sling Timber’s famous pies in his hometown. Timber will be at Bands in the Sand again this year if you want a sneak peek and are lucky enough to have tickets. They haven’t announced an official opening date yet, but we heard it could be as early as this summer.

Quick Tip: When they do open, Timber’s Michelin Guide review advises, “Those in the know order a half and half to explore the wide variety of pizzas, available in red, white or green sauce pies.” We can’t wait!

Weekend Preview


🖼️ Art on the Avenue: A highly-anticipated event during Arts Week. Artists display their paintings for public viewing and sales. Maryland Ave is closed to traffic from 4–7:30 PM.

🍻 Forward Brewing Tasting Cruise: Come aboard the historic skipjack, Wilma Lee, for a special sunset two-hour cruise while sipping selections from Eastport’s favorite brewery. Starts at 6:30 PM at Horn Point Marina. Ages 21 and up.


💙 ⚽️ Annapolis Blues Home Soccer Game: The Blues take on the Alexandria Rough Diamonds FC at 7 PM. It’s Youth Soccer Night with a mini soccer ball giveaway. Everything else you need to know for having the best time (especially with kiddos) is here. Buy tickets here.


🚶🚶‍♀️Every Step Counts: What’s a great way to start your Saturday? The annual Walk & Bike Ride to benefit people with developmental disabilities. Begins at 8:30 AM at Anne Arundel Community College.

🍳 ☕️ Wildberry Opening Day: Enjoy farm-to-table offerings and fresh eggs from 9 AM–1 PM while exploring 60+ local small businesses. Opening day will have FREE Goodie Bags for the first 50 guests and FREE Balloon Creations by Clementine the Clown! — 1047 St Stephens Church Rd, Crownsville, MD

Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo from 1–2:30 PM. Meet on top of the Green Garage at Westfield Annapolis. Learn about safe biking and participate in a bike rodeo! BYOB (chill, the second B’s for bikes) and safety equipment. And speaking of rodeos. . . .

🤠 Anne Arundel County Fair Rodeo: Yeehaw! Gates open at 5 PM and the (non-bike) rodeo begins at 7 PM at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Kids 5 & under are free. Get tickets.

 Dinner Under the Stars: West Street shuts down from 6–10 PM for delicious dining, drinks, and dancing. Bayside Big Band will play. Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs at 7 PM.


🎶 2024 Summer Concerts at City Dock: Next up is Hotel Paradise Orchestra from 6:30–8:30 PM at Susan Campbell Park. Free to attend.

🗓 Juneteenth Concerts & Celebrations

We’re counting down to Juneteenth festivities in two weeks. And the latest celebration added to the calendar? Two concerts by Annapolis Rec & Parks. The concerts will be on June 19, from 3–7 PM at Carr’s/Elktonia Heritage Park on Bembe Beach Road and the Annapolis Maritime Museum Park and Pavilion at Ellen O. Moyer Park on Edgewood Road. They’re free and open to the public.

Make sure your calendar is up to date with all the Juneteenth celebrations:

  • Juneteenth parade — June 22 at noon in downtown Annapolis.

  • Juneteenth Festival — June 22 from 1 PM to 9 PM at Bates Athletic Complex — 935 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD

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84 🌡️ 68 | ⛈️ | 55% | 💨 SW 12 mph (10 knots)


82 🌡️ 65 | 🌤️ | 4% | 💨 W 12 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 74ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



Brian Boru | Ted Garber | 6:30–9:30 PM
Killarney House | Chris Drum | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Kevin Koa | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Dan Haas | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Chris Smither & Peter Mulvey | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | PJ & Neal | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Victoria & Steve | 4:30 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Dave Tieff | 5 PM


49 West | Tom Mitchell | 8–10:30 PM
Annapolis Town Center Summer Concert | Got Yacht? | 6–8 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Mike Henry Tribe | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Loose Cannons | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Shelby Blondell | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Brandon & Thordis | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Facedown | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Alexander Peters | 4:30–7:30 PM
Killarney House | Jeremy Gilless | 8–11 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | The Shatners | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Mike Tony Scoglio | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Scythian | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Mike Miller | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Jack Rimel | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Shawn Owens | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Shift Work | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Poppy Blue Eyes | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Ryan Keith Band | 9:45 PM
Vibe | Rick & The Revolving Doors & ONO | 8 PM


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