Former Black Hole building and land to go to auction
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 15:12

Auction to be held on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.

by Ben Boehl

    It has been over 18 months since the Black Hole Rock Club in the 200 block of German Hill Road closed after seven people were arrested on drug charges. The building has remained vacant for the past year-and-a-half, but it will be placed on the auction block by the Ashland Auction Group on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.
    One person who will be watching the auction on the 24th is the building’s next-door neighbor, Ed Lambdin of the Del Capri.
    Lambdin and the residents on German Hill Road were happy to see the end of the noise and commotion of a rock club.
    Since the club was stripped of its liquor license, it is doubtful that a new owner would turn the site into a bar or nightclub.
    “I’m not sure what to expect,” Lambdin said.  “Everything has been peaceful for the past year and a half, but we are always looking for new businesses in the neighborhood.”
    According to the Ashland website, the auction will be a foreclosure sale of the 1.6-acre commercial property with a parking lot.

According to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation  (MDAT), the building is owned by Monkton Realty, LLC, and Monkton bought the company from Gus Glava for $450,000 in February 2005.
    MDAT records also show that there is a road between the properties of the Del Capri and the Black Hole building called White Avenue. Lambdin confirmed this road exists.
    MDAT records show there are six plots of property listed on the unmarked White Avenue, which is why the property on German Hill Road is listed at 1.6 acres.
    With the large land and the individual plots, Lambdin has heard about the possibility of each plot being sold to create a housing community, a strip retail center, an auto mechanic garage or even a church over the past year, but he is looking forward to the auction to see what the property becomes.    
    The property is currently zoned as B-L, which means “Business Local — small scale commercial” according to the Baltimore County Zoning Classifications.
    Since the amendments to the zoning process took place last summer, zoning changes can’t be requested or made until 2016 so it appears the property would be a good fit for a business and not for residential use.        
    Lambdin looks forward to the auction just to see the future of the property.
“It will be a good initiator of how the Dundalk economy is doing.”
    According to SDAT records, Joyce Trikeriotis was listed as the owner of Monkton Realty, LLC. Her husband Chris Trikeriotis was the club’s manager and one of the seven people arrested when Baltimore County Police executed  a search warrant on Aug. 11, 2011, and said they found marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, ketamine, and psilocybin mushrooms being distributed at the club.