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Friday, September 30, 2016

English's 'famous fried chicken' property sells in Ocean City for $1.8M

English's Family Restaurant, an Ocean City landmark known for its "famous fried chicken", has sold the property where it served locals and beach-goers for more than 50 years.

Harrison 1500 Philadelphia Avenue, LLC, an affiliate of the Harrison Hotel Group, acquired the property at the northeast corner of Philadelphia Avenue and 15th Street for $1.8 million in an auction on Wednesday. Harrison Hotel Group is a big player in the Eastern Shore resort. The company owns 11 hotels and 12 restaurants in Ocean City.

A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers, a Baltimore company, represented the seller, the English Co. The property consists of two contiguous parcels, comprising 0.53 acre just west of the boardwalk. The sale included a one-story, 5,730-square-foot restaurant building, restaurant equipment and paved parking lot. The trade name “English’s” was not included in the auction.



Anonymous said...

Im glad it is not going to be another Royal Farms.

Anonymous said...

Changes just continue!

Any more rumblings about Phillips on 141st street up for sale? That's a very large property plus the parking lot across the street (Farmer's market area).

Anonymous said...

I am glad it's the other guy and not me to have bought the properties.

I saw the property tax bill that English was paying and there is no way in sam's hell that I would want to have that 'Ball and Chain' wrapped strapped around my neck.

The Harrison group can have it!!!

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if they sold Englishs chicken.

Anonymous said...

Who owned it?

Anonymous said...

English Company

Anonymous said...

Royal farms has the best fried chicken on the eastern shore hands down.