Rip­ken’s Reis­ter­stown es­tate goes on the mar­ket

Baltimore Sun - - BUSINESS MARYLAND - — The Bal­ti­more Sun — Natalie Sher­man — Lor­raine Mirabella

Cal Rip­ken Jr. has put his 25-acre es­tate in Reis­ter­stown on the mar­ket for $12.5 mil­lion, nearly five months af­ter his di­vorce from his wife, Kelly, was fi­nal­ized. The for­mer Bal­ti­more Ori­oles iron man now lives in An­napo­lis. The 25,000-square-foot home, nes­tled into a ridge near Dover Road and Tufton Av­enue, dates to 1985. A 1991 ren­o­va­tion added a gym with a full-size bas­ket­ball court, bat­ting cage, train­ing room and locker room. The home fea­tures six bed­rooms, 10 full bath­rooms and five half baths. There’s a home the­ater with a box of­fice, stage, candy counter and seat­ing for 11, and a kitchen de­signed to feed 100 guests. There are two four-car garages. An out­door en­ter­tain­ing area in­cludes a heated pool, 10-per­son spa, kitchen and pic­nic area. Rip­ken also de­signed and built a full-size base­ball field on the prop­erty, which also fea­tures a 1-acre pond with a fish­ing pier and a bik­ing and run­ning trail. Mon­u­ment Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Re­alty is the bro­ker list­ing the prop­erty for Rip­ken. Rip­ken pur­chased the land in 1984 for $215,000. The prop­erty is now val­ued by the state for tax pur­poses at just over $2 mil­lion. that in 2014 spun off its news­pa­pers, in­clud­ing The Bal­ti­more Sun, Chicago Tri­bune and Los An­ge­les Times, and started sell­ing the real es­tate as­so­ci­ated with those busi­nesses. It sold a Port Cov­ing­ton par­cel, where The Sun’s print­ing press is lo­cated, to Kevin Plank’s Sag­amore De­vel­op­ment in 2014. The Sun has a long-term lease on the prop­erty. Sap­per­stein, who has worked on the Shops at Can­ton Cross­ing and McHenry Row, emerged as a lead bid­der for the Calvert Street prop­er­ties this sum­mer, af­ter about six firms sub­mit­ted bids. Rus­sel Pow­ell, vice pres­i­dent of ac­qui­si­tions for Bal­ti­more-based Atapco Prop­er­ties, said it is one of the other firms in­ter­ested in the site. in quar­terly bonus pay earned by more than 932,000 of its full- and part-time work­ers na­tion­wide, were based on stores’ per­for­mances from May though July. The mass mer­chant said 99 per­cent of stores met per­for­mance goals. El­i­gi­ble work­ers can earn the awards four times a year. In Mary­land, this quar­ter’s bonus amounts to av­er­age of about $180 each. “We are work­ing to make Wal­mart a bet­ter place to work for our as­so­ciates and a bet­ter place to shop for our val­ued cus­tomers, and we be­lieve in­vest­ments like this will help us achieve those goals,” said Michael Col­lis­chan, Wal­mart’s re­gional gen­eral man­ager, in the an­nounce­ment. But, a work­ers’ union coun­tered, many of the re­tailer’s work­ers still make less than $10 an hour. “Wal­mart does not de­serve credit for giv­ing some work­ers a very small share of one of the world’s rich­est com­pany’s earn­ings,” said Jess Levin, a spokes­woman for Mak­ing Change at Wal­mart, a cam­paign led by the United Food & Com­mer­cial Work­ers.

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