Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published November 19, 2013

Reminder: Media Advisory: Comptroller Recognizes Longtime Canton Eatery; Tours Towson Family Center YMCA

Comptroller Recognizes Longtime Canton Eatery;


Tours Towson Family Center YMCA


- Sip and Bite Celebrating 66 Years; New Towson “Y” Built with Public, Private

Funds -



WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Sip and Bite owners

                        Towson  Family Center YMCA officials

                        State and local officials




WHAT:          Comptroller Peter Franchot will present a proclamation to Antonios “Tony” and Sophia Vasiliades, honoring them and their staff at the Sip and Bite for the business’ 66 years of operation. Located in the Canton community, the Sip and Bite opened its doors in 1948 when Tony’s father, George Vasiliades, began ladling out homemade specials to waterfront regulars. The restaurant is known for its wide-range of Greek classic cuisine.


Later that afternoon, the Comptroller will tour the new Towson Family Center YMCA, which opened Nov. 11. The $12 million complex, built with donations, state financing and Y funds, offers a new take on exercising and community space. The 48,000-square-foot facility, located where the former Towson YMCA was at 600 W. Chesapeake Ave., offers members two salt water pools (one with swimming lap lanes and the other for children with a slide and a squirting crab fountain), a climbing wall, an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, indoor cycling and spacious locker rooms.



WHEN           Today, November 19, 2013


WHERE:       12:30 p.m.                                                      3:15 p.m.         

Sip and Bite                                                   Towson Family Center YMCA

2200 Boston St.                                              600 West Chesapeake Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21231                                     Towson, MD 21204



CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, (410) 260-7438 (office), (410) 212-9414 (cell)