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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

A bar honors its longtime owner, a bank opens at a prominent corner in Federal Hill, a beer garden opens, an office space is leased, and a building at a busy intersection is painted.

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Real Estate Brokerage ‘Compass’ Opening Office in Locust Point

Real Estate Brokerage ‘Compass’ Opening Office in Locust Point

| November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Real estate brokerage Compass is under construction on a new office at Suite 104 and 108 at the Foundry on Fort Avenue in Locust Point. The approximately 4,000 sq. ft. space in the office complex was the former home of Studio 921 before the hair salon relocated to McHenry Row.

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$150-Million Renovation of Royal Farms Arena Aims to Begin This Spring

$150-Million Renovation of Royal Farms Arena Aims to Begin This Spring

| November 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is in an Exclusive Negotiating Privilege (ENP) and Right of Entry agreement with Oak View Group (OVG) for the Royal Farms Arena located at 201 W. Baltimore St. A $150-plus million renovation plan and management agreement for the City-owned arena was approved today by the Baltimore City Board of Estimates (BOE).

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Chabad of South Baltimore Announces Chanukah Festivities

Chabad of South Baltimore Announces Chanukah Festivities

| November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Chabad of South Baltimore is hosting its “Light Up SoBo” Public Menorah lighting and a Chanukah party at Little Havana.

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“90%” of Banner Row Townhome Buyers Already Locust Point Residents

“90%” of Banner Row Townhome Buyers Already Locust Point Residents

| November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sales for Locust Point’s new Banner Row townhomes by 28 Walker and Ryan Homes are off to a hot start in large part because of buyers looking to stay in Locust Point. According to 28 Walker Owner Mark Sapperstein, “25 percent” of the 108 townhomes planned have been sold and “90 percent” of the buyers are coming from within the neighborhood.

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McHenry Row Retail Nearing Return to 100% Leased

McHenry Row Retail Nearing Return to 100% Leased

| November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The retail at mixed-used development McHenry Row in Locust Point took a substantial hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the complex is nearing a return to 100 percent leased according to Owner Mark Sapperstein of 28 Walker. Several new businesses opened this fall and two others are in the works.

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Search Underway As Two Stowaways Jumped from a Ship Docked in Locust Point

Search Underway As Two Stowaways Jumped from a Ship Docked in Locust Point

| November 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

A search is underway in Baltimore as two stowaways jumped from the Flying Duchess cargo shipped docked in front of Domino Sugar in Locust Point.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| November 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Whitman Expo, Zoo Lights, Dvořák Symphony, The Polar Express, Sebastian Maniscolco, Mary J. Blige, Maryland Bridal Expo, Made in Baltimore Grand Opening, and more.

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Bourbon-Focused Restaurant ‘Copper Shark’ Coming to Locust Point

Bourbon-Focused Restaurant ‘Copper Shark’ Coming to Locust Point

| November 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

A bourbon-focused restaurant with a seasonal menu is coming to the Foundry on Fort Avenue complex at 921 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point. Copper Shark will be filling a space that was occupied by Wine Market and then Ludlow Market for many years.

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Developer Mark Sapperstein Planning 25-Acre Residential Development in Port Covington

Developer Mark Sapperstein Planning 25-Acre Residential Development in Port Covington

| November 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Developer Mark Sapperstein and his company 28 Walker are planning a 25-acre residential development at the former Locke Insulators campus at 2525 Insulator Dr. in Port Covington.

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Co-Op Bakery and Coffee Shop, Plus Apartments, Coming to Hollins Market

Co-Op Bakery and Coffee Shop, Plus Apartments, Coming to Hollins Market

| November 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A property that was once a bakery dating back to 1869 is coming back to life in Hollins Market. Developer Noble Baier and her development company CityWorks are renovating 46 and 48 S. Carrollton Ave. to become a bakery in addition to five apartments.

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Trial By Fire Candle Co. Opens Production Space in Federal Hill

Trial By Fire Candle Co. Opens Production Space in Federal Hill

| November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Trial by Fire was started by Federal Hill resident Mike Hoffman in April 2020. Hoffman has been the singing piano player at Ropewalk Tavern and its other locations at the beach since 2014.

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New Ownership at City Garage in Port Covington to Focus Leasing on Life Sciences

New Ownership at City Garage in Port Covington to Focus Leasing on Life Sciences

| November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Commercial real estate investment firm South Duvall has bought into the City Garage building at 101 W. Dickman St. in Port Covington. South Duvall is now the managing partner of the building while Sagamore Ventures, which renovated the former 141,036 sq. ft. warehouse into an office building in 2016, also remains on as a partner.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| November 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Inner Harbor Ice Rink opens, Peabody Heights 9th Anniversary, Champions of Magic, Truck Touch in Port Covington, Oyfest, Elf on the Shelf musical, BSO, Baltimore Whiskey & Boots Crawl, Fall Fling at Old Line, and more!

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Barracuda’s Opens Weekly Pop-Up Restaurant at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church

Barracuda’s Opens Weekly Pop-Up Restaurant at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church

| November 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

While Barracuda’s Locust Point Tavern is still trying to get its building at 1230 E. Fort Ave. back in operation after a July 4th fire, its drinks and dishes are now available four days a week at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church at 1532 E. Fort Ave.

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The Inner Harbor Ice Rink Opens Today

The Inner Harbor Ice Rink Opens Today

| November 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Inner Harbor Ice Rink opens today at 5pm at the top of the amphitheater at 201 E. Pratt St.

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Blowfish Poke Opens at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill

Blowfish Poke Opens at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill

| November 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Blowfish Poke is owned by Na Yi and Jennie Kwon. Yi formerly owned two Hunan Taste locations and started the Jasmine Smoothie World and Bubble Tea franchise. Yi and Kwon took a trip to Hawaii to learn more about poke and Hawaiian food before launching Blowfish Poke

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Veteran-Owned Businesses You Can Support in South Baltimore

Veteran-Owned Businesses You Can Support in South Baltimore

| November 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Happy Veterans Day to all the veterans and active duty military members in South Baltimore and beyond. Here is a list of some of the veteran-owned businesses in the area.

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President Biden Landing at Fort McHenry This Afternoon, Traffic Delays Expected

President Biden Landing at Fort McHenry This Afternoon, Traffic Delays Expected

| November 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

President Joe Biden is coming to Baltimore today to visit the Port of Baltimore. He will be landing at Fort McHenry at 315pm, heading to the Dundalk-Marine Terminal at 340pm, going back to Fort McHenry, and then departing at 540pm.

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Cal Ripken Senior Foundation Opens New Field at Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill

Cal Ripken Senior Foundation Opens New Field at Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill

| November 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

BGE Field presented by Kelly Benefits is a $3 million, 83,000-square-foot waterfront field complex. Check out a photo tour!

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Studio 921 Relocates to McHenry Row in Locust Point

Studio 921 Relocates to McHenry Row in Locust Point

| November 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

After 18 years at the Foundry on Fort Avenue complex in Locust Point, Studio 921 has moved a block east to 1607 Whetstone Way in McHenry Row. Studio 921 is downsizing from a 5,000 sq. ft. space to a smaller space that was previously the Hair Cuttery before it closed last year.

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New Ownership for Harborplace “Hopefully by the End of the Year”

New Ownership for Harborplace “Hopefully by the End of the Year”

| November 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation took over ownership of the Light Street and Pratt Street Pavilions at Harborplace in 2013 and began renovations in 2017. But, the renovations dragged on and tenants began to leave the complex in recent years.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| November 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

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Photo Tour of the New Rash Field at the Inner Harbor

Photo Tour of the New Rash Field at the Inner Harbor

| November 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Phase one added two play areas – an adventure park with a pair of 30-ft. wooden towers and the BGE Nature Play area; Jake’s Skate Park named in memory of Jake Owen, an avid skater and sports lover who was killed when he was five years old by a cell phone-distracted driver in 2011; a shade lawn; a green overlook; and, the BGE Pavilion.

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Limoncello and Papi Cuisine Named One of the ‘100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America’

Limoncello and Papi Cuisine Named One of the ‘100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America’

| November 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Restaurant reservation website OpenTable and dating website Bumble teamed up to post a list of the ‘100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America in 2021.’ Locust Point’s Limoncello and South Baltimore’s Papi Cuisine made the list, and were the only two restaurants from Baltimore City selected.

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Neopol Savory Smokery Opens Deli in Hollins Market

Neopol Savory Smokery Opens Deli in Hollins Market

| November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Neopol Savory Smokery recently opened a deli at its production kitchen at 873 Hollins St. in the Lion Brothers Building of the UM BioPark in Hollins Market. Neopol has been running a commercial kitchen out of the approximately 3,300 sq. ft. space since 2018, but recently opened for retail deli hours this fall.

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Apartment Building and African Cafe Planned for Baltimore Street in Union Square

Apartment Building and African Cafe Planned for Baltimore Street in Union Square

| November 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Baltimore resident Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo is planning a five-story apartment building and African market at 1401 and 1403 W. Baltimore St. in Union Square.

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Juice Lab Now Open in Hollins Market

Juice Lab Now Open in Hollins Market

| November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Vegan juice and smoothie shop Juice Lab has opened at 40 S. Carrollton Ave. in Hollins Market. The retail space, which is at the corner of Hollins St. and S. Carrollton Ave., was previously a boutique and political office.

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Event Schedule for Rash Field’s Opening Weekend

Event Schedule for Rash Field’s Opening Weekend

| November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rash Field reopens this weekend. Events include Zumba, yoga, a skateboarding party and demo, a garden discovery, a bike ride, and more.

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Skateboard Party at New Rash Field on Saturday Morning

Skateboard Party at New Rash Field on Saturday Morning

| November 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Join Skatepark of Baltimore, Vu Skateboard Shop and Speedlab Wheels at 10am to celebrate the grand opening of Jake’s Skatepark this weekend at Rash Field.

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FSK’s Giving Campaign Kickoff Happy Hour this Thursday at Diamondback

FSK’s Giving Campaign Kickoff Happy Hour this Thursday at Diamondback

| November 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

FSK’s Annual Giving Campaign is back and to kick it off, Diamondback has generously agreed to donate 10% of gross sales from the entire evening to the campaign. Please note that the FSK portion of the event technically runs from 5 to 8 pm, but even if you come early or stay late, they will still contribute 10% to FSK.

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Federal Hill Prep’s School Cleanup and Restaurant Night at Cross Street Public House Happening This Week

Federal Hill Prep’s School Cleanup and Restaurant Night at Cross Street Public House Happening This Week

| November 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The new Cross Street Public House is partnering with Prep for a restaurant night, with 15% of proceeds going to the school. You can dine-in (with outside or inside options) or carry out.

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Papi Cuisine Featured on NBC’s ‘TODAY All Day’

Papi Cuisine Featured on NBC’s ‘TODAY All Day’

| November 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent episode of NBC’s ‘TODAY All Day’ spotlighted Maryland crab cuisine, including some Baltimore dining options. During the episode, host Al Roker covered Faidley’s of Lexington Market, the Black Jacks watermen, and South Baltimore’s Papi Cuisine.

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