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A. J. Billig In the News (From 2009 – 2021)

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What You Should Know About Real Estate Auctions – Sachs Realty Podcast –
July 27, 2021 – Charles Billig joined the Sachs Realty Podcast to talk about buying real estate at auction.

Jack F. Billig, auctioneer of well-known Baltimore restaurants and landmarks, dies –
November 1, 2020 – Jack F. Billig, a second generation auctioneer, sold countless landmarks over his 60 years as an auctioneer in Baltimore.

Row of downtown buildings near Lexington Market sells for nearly $1 million –
October 13, 2020, 2020 – An entire row of buildings in the 200 block of Park Avenue sold at the online auction with a flurry of last minute bids.

The One Sports Bar & Lounge heads to auction in Curtis Bay –
August 10, 2020 – A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers will handle the sale of The One Sports Bar & Lounge at 4314-16 Curtis Ave. A live, on-site auction of the 8,700-square-foot property is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.

Seven-building Maryland Brush Co. complex heads to auction –
August 4, 2020 – A. J. Billig & Co., Auctioneers will sell the seven building Maryland Brush Company complex at auction on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

A. J. Billig & Co., Auctioneers Celebrates 100th Anniversary –
September 26, 2018 – A. J. Billig & Co., Auctioneers is celebrating our 100th anniversary, continually based in Baltimore and serving Maryland since 1918. Daniel Billig recounts the company’s history and plans for the future.

New Townhomes Coming to a Mostly-Abandoned Area Near Carroll Park –
September 17, 2018 – A development team announces their plans for the redevelopment of 26 townhomes that they purchased at a recent Receiver’s Auction.

The Apple & The Tree: Chuck & Dan
June 18, 2017 – The spotlight turns on Daniel and Charles Billig as a father and son who work together, as part of SparkVision’s series called The Apple & The Tree. From the article: “My dad taught me that service is more than just something nice to do, it is an obligation we have as community members.”

This Baltimore mansion’s history is linked to a failed marriage –
May 4, 2016 – The Daily Record tells the tale of the mansion built by Capt. Isaac Emerson, of Bromo Seltzer fame. The Queen Anne Revival building will be sold at auction on June 9, 2016 as part of the a Receiver Auction of vacant buildings in Baltimore City.

United Way Emerging Leaders United: Spotlight on Charles Billig
August 20, 2015 – The United Way’s Emerging Leaders United featured Charles Billig on their web site. Charles is an active member of this committee, which helps create, plan and organize events and projects for United Way members. The committee is responsible for the strategic planning, financial accountability, recruitment and leadership of ELU.

Frederick Road commercial property in Catonsville on auction –
June 8, 2015 – The Baltimore Sun reports on our auction of 3 mixed-use buildings in the heart of Catonsville’s commercial district. The auction will be held on July 8, 2015.

Landmark crab house in Remington going to auction –
June 3, 2015 – The Baltimore Sun remembers Sterling’s Crab and Oyster House, established in 1949, a well known Remington seafood carry-out. The building, equipment, liquor license and adjoining house go to auction on July 7, 2015.

Hollow Creek Golf Club goes for $2.15 million at auction –
March 13, 2015 – The Frederick News Post reported on our auction of Hollow Creek Golf Course in Middletown, MD and the new owner’s plans for the property. The 174 acre golf course with clubhouse sold for $2,150,000 at our auction on March 13, 2015.

Hollow Creek Golf Club to be auctioned March 13 –
February 5, 2015 – The Frederick News Post describes Hollow Creek Golf Club and its potential buyers, as well as interviews local golfers who have played the course. The golf course, including restaurant, bar and banquet hall will be sold at auction on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12 noon.

Frederick County golf club to hit auction block –
February 4, 2015 – The Baltimore Business Journal announces our March 13 auction of Hollow Creek Golf Club. The 174± acre club will be sold to the highest bidder above $1,000,000.

English’s Family Restaurant to be auctioned in OC –
January 22, 2015 – Delmarvanow reports on our upcoming auction of English’s Chicken with details about the property and the surrounding area. The Ocean City property is to sold at auction on February 20 at 12:00 noon.

English’s Chicken, Ocean City landmark, headed for auction –
January 19, 2015 – Baltimore Sun’s Baltimore Diner article about the auction of English’s Chicken and its history going back to 1937. Auction to be held February 20 at 12:00 noon.

English’s Chicken auction in Ocean City includes rare Coastal Highway land –
January 20, 2015 – Baltimore Business Journal reports on our upcoming auction of English’s Chicken restaurant and land in the heart of Ocean City, MD. Auction to be held February 20 at 12:00 noon.

Building up for auction on Westminster’s Main Street has one of the wildest apartments you’ve ever seen –
October 7, 2014 – Baltimore Business Journal explores our auction of the converted “Opera House” also known as “Odd Fellows Hall” in Westminster.

Buildings owned by downtown law firm Callegary & Callegary head to auction –
September 10, 2014 – Baltimore Business Journal’s story about a family law office in Downtown Baltimore to be sold at auction.

Baltimore’s only porn theater sells to bidder who has no plans to change it –
October 11, 2013 – The Baltimore Business Journal attended our auction of the Apex Theater and talked the bidders about future plans for the building.

Last adult movie theater in Baltimore up for auction –
October 2, 2013 – The Baltimore Sun reports on our auction of the Apex Theater at 108 S. Broadway. The story includes the history of the theater and its connection to John Waters’ films.

Baltimore’s last porn theater to go the way of VHS –
October 2, 2013 – The Baltimore Business Journal chronicles past and future uses of The Apex Theater, which goes to auction on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Groups offer bids to purchase blighted properties –
July 30, 2013 – ABC2 News filmed our Receiver’s Auction of vacant Baltimore City properties. The report explains the how and why of the receivership auctions.

150 homes in ‘fringe’ Baltimore neighborhoods to be auctioned –
July 24, 2013 – The Baltimore Business Journal’s take on our Baltimore City Receiver Auctions and how this type of auction fits into the Baltimore housing market.

Milford Mill Swim Club
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Milford Mill Swim Club sold; owner plans mosque at site –
June 27, 2013 – The Baltimore Business Journal’s account of our auction sale of Milford Mill Swim Club for $775,000. The article reports on the new owner’s intended use for the property, as well as the history of the swim club.

Selling the Swim Club –
June 25, 2013 – WYPR’s Maryland Morning program chronicles the history and future of The Milford Mill Swim Club, opened in 1950 and run by three family generations.

Milford Mill Swim Club going to auction this month –
June 4, 2013 – The Baltimore Sun reported on our upcoming auction of the Milford Mill Swim Club and described past events at the swim club.
See also: Photo Gallery: Milford Mill Swim Club through the years

Milford Mill Swim Club to be auctioned June 27 –
June 3, 2013 – A Baltimore Business Journal article about our auction and the film history of the 18+ acre property which includes indoor and outdoor pools, pavilions and quarry lake.

A.J. Billig jumps on gallery auction bandwagon to sell 58 abandoned houses –
May 3, 2013 – The Baltimore Business Journal profiles our gallery-style Receiver Auction of 58 vacant Baltimore City properties.

J. Patrick’s Pub new owner to reopen Locust Point bar without change –
January 10, 2013 – A Baltimore Business Journal article about our estate auction of J. Patrick’s Pub, an Irish Pub on the south side of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, near Federal Hill and Riverside Park.

Downtown Baltimore office building fetches $900,000 at auction –
February 8, 2012 – A Baltimore Business Journal report from our auction of 6-14 S. Gay Street, a former firehouse in Downtown Baltimore near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Sold! A Step By Step Guide To Buying A House At Auction –
September 15, 2011 – A Baltimore Fishbowl article that describes the auction process.

Little Italy Landmark Auctioned For $1.5M –
February 17, 2010 – WBAL filmed our auction of Boccaccio’s restaurant in Little Italy. The well known restaurant sold for $1,450,000.

Boccaccio sold for $1.45M at auction –
February 17, 2010 – This article from The Daily Record chronicles the bidding “showdown” that resulted in the $1,450,000 winning bid for Boccaccio’s Restaurant in Little Italy.

Home Auctions: To Bid or Not To Bid –
November 2, 2009 – United Press International filmed one of our recent auctions and interviewed prospective bidders.

12 Patterson Park-area houses sold at auction –
August 28, 2009 – The Baltimore Sun reports on our day of “whirlwind back-to-back auctions” in East Baltimore.

Prime property, if you can reach it –
October 14, 2009 – Large concrete pier, one of the last undeveloped parcels on the Canton waterfront, goes to auction.