This past winter, 2014, it was announced that actor Woody Harrelson and Baltimore’s own Jack Dwyer, founder of the Capital Funding Group, rescued the financially troubled Inn at the Black Olive from First Mariner Bank with a 4.5 million 50/50 co-owner purchase. Management of the hotel will remain under the original owners, the Spiliadis family, specifically Dimitris, who connected with Harrelson when he lived at the hotel while filming HBO’s Game Change.
As a means to introduce the partners and the revival of the Inn at the Black Olive they are inviting folks to the grand re-opening dinner on Sunday, July 27th at 6 p.m. where the Harrelson, Dwyer and Spildiadis share their revolutionary vision. “People Using Business as a Force for Good!” is the event theme and celebrating local corporate change-makers. Portions from the proceeds of the $250 per person dinner ticket will benefit Great Kid’s Farm, a living, working farm that educates students of all ages about healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and the natural sciences through hands-on experiences.
The health conscious Inn at the Black Olive states, “We take our organic cues from Mother Nature herself and have created our own standard of a green luxury hotel like no other in Maryland.”It was this commitment to living an organic, healthy and environmentally conscious life-style that created a bond between Spiliadis and Harrelson. Dwyer, who owns Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club connected with Dimitris who supplied health foods for the club.
The boutique Inn at the Black Olive is a 12 suite inn, market and restaurant located in Fells Point, 803 South Caroline Street. The Spiliadis ownership of their restaurant the Black Olive remains separate from this partnership.
The Inn At The Black Olive - 803 S. Caroline Street Baltimore, 21231 www.innattheblackolive.com @InnatBlackOlive