Under Armour at TPA: Now you see it, now you don’t
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 29th January 2019
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The Under Armor building at the TPA site, photographed on August 20, 2017. (Federal credit/Baltimore Post)

 

The same building at TPA, photographed on January 28, 2019. Where’s the UA sign??? (Photo credit/The Baltimore Post)

(Publisher’s note: The next scheduled Baltimore County Town Hall meeting will take place this Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Eastern Vocational HS, 1100 Mace Avenue, Essex, MD 21221. The Baltimore Post will live stream the event on our site.)

In the two photos above, what you see is what you get. There is no magic trick, sleight-of-hand, or airbrushing of this landscape.

The top picture features a huge warehouse, photographed by the Baltimore Post on August 20, 2017.

As you can see, that picture features the Under Armour company banner on the side of the building. We were all told that building would be the site of the new UA facility at TPA.

But wait…

The second photograph, also taken by The Baltimore Post, depicts the same building. What is missing is one crucial factor–no more UA banner.

One of our alert readers spotted the discrepancy and contacted the Post, so we went to the site to investigate for ourselves. Does the missing banner mean that the propaganda that has been shoved down our throats about the UA building is no longer applicable? Could it be that Tradepoint Atlantic has been misleading the public since the first announcement appeared in the Baltimore Sun regarding this Trojan horse?

The one thing we know for certain is that the banner is gone. This is definitely the same building, and the photo is taken from the same viewpoint. Anyone driving down Peninsula Expressway from Merritt Boulevard can see the building’s façade, so we’re not trying to pull a fast one in our reporting.

Remember, folks: UA and TPA both made a very pronounced statement regarding the signing of corporate leases at the site.

The Post began to suspect trouble for UA after numerous corporate executive changes, a lawsuit against CEO Kevin Plank, and the company’s collapsing value on Wall Street.

So, we are now left to question if the missing banner indicates that UA has pulled out of its plans for the TPA location. The Post has been digging for the truth for some time, and we have wondered if UA actuality can bring 1,000 new jobs to TPA when the company is faced with many problems.

We now wonder if covering the loss of UA is part of the $78 million infrastructure loan your council members voted to give TPA to upgrade the site’s infrastructure while ours continues to crumble.

Either way, The Post will find out shortly.

To continue our due diligence, we have filed a Public Information Act request in hopes of getting to the bottom of this very compelling story in which the taxpayers of Baltimore County, and the entire state of Maryland, are getting fleeced.

Out of fairness, prior to publishing this article, The Post again reached out to Mr. Aaron Tomarchio at TPA, as well as UA’s corporate office, to get some answers about the disappearing UA banner.

We will let you know if/when we get a response, but you should not hold your breath while waiting for one.

The red flags have been going up for us ever since we kept getting blocked every time we asked for the truth.

Our PIA is due on January 30, 2019. Hopefully we finally get the truth.

Until then, the Post will continue to dig deeper into TPA’s continued greed and influence.

Stay tuned, folks, because there is plenty more to come on this volatile issue.