Join us Tuesday night at Harborplace for a toast to William Donald Schaefer

April 25, 2011 | Nestor Aparicio

As most of you know, I live near the Inner Harbor and have for almost a decade now. And I love Baltimore probably more than any man should. I also pass Gov. Schaefer’s statue every day, waving to the tourists and “welcoming” them to Baltimore, and I always seem to be drawn to it.

So on Tuesday night, we’re going to honor the late, great William Donald Schaefer with an old-fashioned gathering for happy hour drinks in his honor at the place he’s most famous for building, Harborplace. The party starts at the bar at Phillips Restaurant at 5 p.m. and we’ll stay until sunset.

Bring a rubber duck, wear some Baltimore sports paraphernalia, drink a $2 Natty Boh, have a crab cake and do it in the house that The Guv built – Harborplace — for a sunset tribute to the man himself.

We’ll be about 50 feet from the statue as we watch the sunset on the last night his body will be spent above the ground with us. If you’re coming downtown to City Hall to pay your respects to the man who gave us Camden Yards and the Baltimore Ravens, drop by and see us and share a laugh and a memory.

The folks at Phillips will have some half-price appetizer specials and I have no idea how many people will show up but I know that the Harbor could use the business and the Red Sox are in town so the place will be jumping with tourism and people with wicked, funny accents.

Come one, come all. And celebrate the life of Gov. Schaefer at the place he loved the most – Harborplace.

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