Wordbones had posted in June (and I had missed) that the Corner Stable was looking in Columbia and specifically the former site of Michael's Pub. He quotes a Karen Nitkin review of the Cockeysville place.
(Update: I fixed the spelling. Thanks.)
(Second update: Dslevay just emailed me with a rave about Corner Stable -- especially one favorite meal:
They apparently were going for their liquor license thing today and the preliminary move in date is this October, 2011. Let me be the first(?) to let you know that the Corner Stable is AMAZING! BEST baby back ribs I have EVER had.... SO good that I've never eaten ribs anyplace else. Seriously!
The original Corner Stable is up in Cockeysville (north Baltimore County), and we discovered it about 30 years ago and go back up there as often as possible. The sauce on the ribs is magnificent and the ribs just fall off the bone. Apparently there are other dishes as good as the ribs but aside from trying the Hot Turkey Sandwich (also very good), I just stick with the rib dinner. The crab cakes get rave reviews but seriously your first trip has to include at least one order of ribs.
I strongly suggest you put it high on your list of places to check out.... OR, if you find yourself in northern Baltimore County beforehand, stop by the original location on York Rd.... Anyway here's a couple links to check out: