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M&T Bank Stadium Opens Today as a COVID-19 Vaccination Site

M&T Bank Stadium Opens Today as a COVID-19 Vaccination Site

| February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

In a span of just 18 days, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), working in close collaboration with state and private partners, transformed the Club Level of M&T Bank Stadium into a 55,000 square-foot COVID-19 vaccination site that will begin providing vaccinations on Thursday.

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BMI’s Annual Bull & Oyster Roast: A Virtual Evening of History on the Half Shell on March 6th

BMI’s Annual Bull & Oyster Roast: A Virtual Evening of History on the Half Shell on March 6th

| February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Join emcee Tom Hall, host of WYPR’s Midday, for an evening of all things oyster, including trivia, cooking demonstrations, an oyster farm tour, and an action-packed tale of the Chesapeake Bay oyster wars.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new spa opens in Federal Hill, a Federal Hill shop upgrades to a bigger space, a restaurant leaves Pigtown, and two local restaurants close out-of-town locations.

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European Wine Importer ‘Wide Roots’ Launched in South Baltimore

European Wine Importer ‘Wide Roots’ Launched in South Baltimore

| February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riverside resident Russ Lorber launched his wine import company Wide Roots late-last year. Wide Roots, which has an office at Spaces in Stadium Square and has a warehouse in Upper Marlboro, has a small portfolio of boutique Italian wines it is selling to restaurants and liquor stores around Maryland.

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Federal Hill and Pigtown Main Streets Receive Grants for Small Businesses from the State of Maryland

Federal Hill and Pigtown Main Streets Receive Grants for Small Businesses from the State of Maryland

| February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Federal Hill Main Street and Pigtown Main Street are among the 41 main street programs across the state that will receive funding from the State of Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan today announced $7 million in awards for these programs.

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Physical Therapy Practice Specializing in Pelvic Health Opens in Federal Hill

Physical Therapy Practice Specializing in Pelvic Health Opens in Federal Hill

| February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Joy Noble DPT opened a physical therapy practice in recent months at the Vision complex at 12 W. Montgomery St. in Federal Hill/Otterbein. Noble specializes in pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum recovery, dry needling, orthopedic rehabilitation, and transgender care.

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TWISB Podcast, Episode 10: Discussing the Restaurant Industry During COVID-19 with Dave Rather of Mother’s

TWISB Podcast, Episode 10: Discussing the Restaurant Industry During COVID-19 with Dave Rather of Mother’s

| February 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Episode 10 of This Week in South Baltimore, Nate and Kevin chat with Mother’s Federal Hill Grille owner Dave Rather about the 24-year history of his popular restaurant, how restaurants are handling COVID-19 and recent setbacks in the city, and his plans for the future.

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Serenity Wine Cafe Receives Donation from The Famous Fund

Serenity Wine Cafe Receives Donation from The Famous Fund

| February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Serenity Wine Cafe in Locust Point is the latest South Baltimore restaurant to receive a donation from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s The Famous Fund. Jimmy’s started the fund on GoFundMe to support local restaurants that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and dining shutdowns.

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COVID-19 Restrictions, Including One-Hour Dining Limit, Loosened in Baltimore City

COVID-19 Restrictions, Including One-Hour Dining Limit, Loosened in Baltimore City

| February 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

The one-hour dining limit has been lifted, the indoor gatherings cap of 10 people has been removed, live music can return, and more. Get the details!

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Recycling Collection is Cancelled Today

Recycling Collection is Cancelled Today

| February 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Trash and recycling collections will be cancelled on Friday, February 19, due to icy alleys and roadways, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark has announced.

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Baltimore to Provide Free Recycling Carts to All Households

Baltimore to Provide Free Recycling Carts to All Households

| February 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Baltimore City, in collaboration with The Recycling Partnership and the Baltimore Civic Fund, will distribute free recycling carts to every eligible City household this spring.

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‘European Wax Center’ and ‘Mr. Lee’s Dry Cleaning’ Opening at McHenry Row

‘European Wax Center’ and ‘Mr. Lee’s Dry Cleaning’ Opening at McHenry Row

| February 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

McHenry Row in Locust Point is adding two tenants as European Wax Center and Mr. Lee’s Dry Cleaning are opening at the shopping center. European Wax Center is filling a space previously occupied by Massage Envy and Mr. Lee’s is taking over a space vacated by Fresh Cleaners.

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Federal Hill Prep Hosting Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, February 26th

Federal Hill Prep Hosting Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, February 26th

| February 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

PREPwinterFest, Federal Hill Prep’s annual adults-only fundraiser, is getting a virtual—and competitive—makeover for 2021. Gather your friends for PREPwinterFest Virtual Trivia Night on Friday, February 26 and test your knowledge across a wide range of topics such as movies, music, history, sports, and more as you vie for the PREPwinterFest Trivia Crown. 

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SOBO Strength and Performance to Open on Hull Street in Locust Point

SOBO Strength and Performance to Open on Hull Street in Locust Point

| February 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new gym called SOBO Strength and Performance will open at 1104 Hull St. in Locust Point. The 4,500 sq. ft., two-story brick building was previously the home of the International Longshoremen’s Association AFL-CIO which relocated to Dundalk.

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Commercial Spotlight: Cold Storage/Refrigerated Space Building Available for Sale

Commercial Spotlight: Cold Storage/Refrigerated Space Building Available for Sale

| February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

This property in Carroll-Camden has a 2,000 sq. ft. walk-in cooler and refrigerated space, a second-floor office space, and fenced-in parking. It’s located near the stadiums and Baltimore’s new “entertainment district.”

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Barracudas and Pickles Pub Get Donations from The Famous Fund

Barracudas and Pickles Pub Get Donations from The Famous Fund

| February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

South Baltimore restaurants Barracudas and Pickles Pub are the latest businesses to receive donations from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s The Famous Fund. Jimmy’s started the fund on GoFundMe to support local restaurants that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and dining shutdowns.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| February 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD)  Crime Map, the following crimes were reported in South Baltimore in the last 30 days.

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Commercial Spotlight: 1,700 Sq. Ft. Retail Space Across From Camden Yards Available for $750/Month

Commercial Spotlight: 1,700 Sq. Ft. Retail Space Across From Camden Yards Available for $750/Month

| February 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

This first-floor retail space is located across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood. It features an open floor plan, hardwood ceilings, wood beams, and large windows. It has a showroom, storage room, and an adjacent bathroom. There is no HVAC built in, but Zahlco can provide space heaters and portable AC units as needed. 

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1,575 Housing Units Proposed for Mixed-Use Westport Waterfront Development

1,575 Housing Units Proposed for Mixed-Use Westport Waterfront Development

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The master plan has 275 garage townhomes; an affordable housing development with 300 multi-family units; three market-rate apartment buildings totaling 1,000 units and 40,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space; and an 100,000 sq. ft. innovation center/office building.

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Morning Mugs Coffee Opening This Weekend in Otterbein

Morning Mugs Coffee Opening This Weekend in Otterbein

| February 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Morning Mugs Coffee will open this Saturday at 15 W. Hughe’s St. in Otterbein. Morning Mugs replaces a shop called Hughes and Hanover that closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic and never reopened. The retail space is located in the Vision complex which has offices, coworking spaces, and apartments.

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96-Acre Logistics Center with Up to 900,000 Sq. Ft. of Warehouse Space Planned for Curtis Bay

96-Acre Logistics Center with Up to 900,000 Sq. Ft. of Warehouse Space Planned for Curtis Bay

| February 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kansas City’s NorthPoint Development is planning a 96-acre logistics center with up to 900,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office space at 1701 E. Patapsco St. in Curtis Bay. NorthPoint acquired an assemblage of former industrial properties that are on the Patapsco River and Stonehouse Cove adjacent to CSX train tracks.

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Portion of Cross Street in Federal Hill to Close Again in the Spring for Outdoor Dining

Portion of Cross Street in Federal Hill to Close Again in the Spring for Outdoor Dining

| February 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Federal Hill Main Street told SouthBMore.com that the north side of the unit block of E. Cross St. will once again close for outdoor dining this spring, likely in March. This first started in July of last year, but was removed in December when Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott implemented a temporary ban on indoor and outdoor dining in the city.

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Local Baseball Coach Bernie Walter Dies of Cancer at the Age of 78

Local Baseball Coach Bernie Walter Dies of Cancer at the Age of 78

| February 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Legendary local baseball coach Bernie Walter died from Leukemia on Friday night. Walter was the longtime coach of Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County, as well as a coach and player with the 19u amateur baseball team that was based at Swann Park in Port Covington.

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Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority Agree to Two-Year Lease Extension at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority Agree to Two-Year Lease Extension at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

| February 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Through this Amendment, the MSA and the Baltimore Orioles (Orioles) established that the Term of Lease now extends through December 31, 2023, with the Orioles right to exercise a one-time, five-year extension by February 1, 2023.

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Program Launched to Support Five New Black-Owned Retail Businesses in Downtown Neighborhoods

Program Launched to Support Five New Black-Owned Retail Businesses in Downtown Neighborhoods

| February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Downtown BOOST (Black-Owned & Occupied Storefront Tenancy) Program: Presented by Fearless, will identify five Black-owned retail businesses and provide up to $50,000 in grant funding for capital and operating expenses. It is unique in that it benefits the new businesses it supports, and will fill retail space vacancies in Downtown, which have increased during COVID.

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Domino Sugar to Replace its Neon Sign with a New LED Sign

Domino Sugar to Replace its Neon Sign with a New LED Sign

| February 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Domino Sugar announced this week that it is replacing its nearly 70-year-old neon sign that lights up the Inner Harbor with a new LED version. Preliminary work on the approximately $2-million project is underway. The current lights will turn off on March 1st and the new sign will be lit for the first time on the 4th of July.

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New Phase of the BGE Gas Main Replacement in South Baltimore Begins Today

New Phase of the BGE Gas Main Replacement in South Baltimore Begins Today

| February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

UPDATE – MyBGE Gas Main Replacement and Resurfacing – South Baltimore Operation Pipeline Phase 4

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Pet Grooming Salon ‘Groom Haven’ Opening Today in Federal Hill

Pet Grooming Salon ‘Groom Haven’ Opening Today in Federal Hill

| February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Pet grooming salon Groom Haven is opening today at 41 E. Fort Ave. in Federal Hill. Groom Haven takes over a first-floor retail space that was Custom Touch Cleaners before it closed last year.

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Rental Spotlight: Charming Three-Bedroom South Baltimore Rowhome with a Finished Basement, Rooftop Deck, and Garage

Rental Spotlight: Charming Three-Bedroom South Baltimore Rowhome with a Finished Basement, Rooftop Deck, and Garage

| February 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

City charm at its finest with this three-bedroom home with a finished basement in South Baltimore! The home features reclaimed hardwood floors, exposed brick, reclaimed wood shelves, a built-in desk made of an old beam from the house, a custom dining set made of reclaimed wood, concrete countertops, stainless steel appliances, subway tile, tons of storage, and more.

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Diablo Doughnuts Closes Federal Hill Shop, Relocating to Brooklyn and Launching Food Truck

Diablo Doughnuts Closes Federal Hill Shop, Relocating to Brooklyn and Launching Food Truck

| February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Diablo Doughnuts announced this week it has closed its Federal Hill shop at 1035 Light St. in Federal Hill and will be relocating its operations to 3432 S. Hanover St. in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn location is also the home of The Smoking Swine, and Dizzy Cow Pizzeria. 

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10pm Dining Curfew Lifted in Baltimore

10pm Dining Curfew Lifted in Baltimore

| February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced bars and restaurants in Maryland will no longer be required to close at 10pm due to improving COVID-19 metrics in the state.

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New Tech and Venture Capital Companies Move to Port Covington

New Tech and Venture Capital Companies Move to Port Covington

| February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Port Covington Development Team announced last week that four additional companies have joined the roster of businesses located at office buildings City Garage and Impact Village.

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395 “Post COVID-19 Engineered” Apartments Coming to Former Office Building Downtown

395 “Post COVID-19 Engineered” Apartments Coming to Former Office Building Downtown

| January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Metropolitan, a real estate development company which has developed several other apartment and office buildings Downtown, is under construction on a conversion of the former City Crescent Building at 300 W. Redwood St. into 395 apartments. The project is being called “one of the country’s first post COVID-19 engineered residential projects.”

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