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Hundreds of New Trees Planted at West Covington Park in Port Covington

Hundreds of New Trees Planted at West Covington Park in Port Covington

| January 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

In recent weeks, landscapers for The Port Covington Development team planted hundreds of trees at West Covington Park in Port Covington.

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Orioles Release Renderings of New Left Field Dimensions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles Release Renderings of New Left Field Dimensions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

| January 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Friday, the Orioles released renderings of the renovation project, and Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Elias and Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Analytics Sig Mejdal spoke about the decision to move the fence back.

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New Baltimore News Outlet ‘The Baltimore Banner’ Leases Inner Harbor Space

New Baltimore News Outlet ‘The Baltimore Banner’ Leases Inner Harbor Space

| January 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Banner, a Baltimore news website that will launch later this year, has signed a lease for a newsroom at the Pier IV office building at 621 E. Pratt St. at the Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Banner is part of newly-formed nonprofit organization The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism.

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Ravens Eye Additional Upgrades at M&T Bank Stadium, Better Connection to Casino District

Ravens Eye Additional Upgrades at M&T Bank Stadium, Better Connection to Casino District

| January 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Ravens are looking to make additional improvements to M&T Bank Stadium according to an article in the Baltimore Sun. The Ravens have played at M&T Bank Stadium in the Stadium Area of South Baltimore since 1998.

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Left Field Dimensions Changing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Additional Renovations Being Considered

Left Field Dimensions Changing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Additional Renovations Being Considered

| January 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Sun is reporting the Orioles are underway on a project to alter the left field dimensions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With its reputation as a hitters park, the team is hoping to keep more balls in the yard by moving the left field wall back and raising its height.

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Recycling Collection Moving to Every Other Week

Recycling Collection Moving to Every Other Week

| January 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced modifications to the City’s recycling collection operations designed to bring stability and predictability to routes impacted by delays in recent weeks.

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GoFundMe Launched for Garden American Eatery Following ‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft

GoFundMe Launched for Garden American Eatery Following ‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft

| January 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

To help the  Garden American Eatery, or the Garden Restaurant as it was known for many years, Riverside resident Larry Vogel and his wife Joanne started a GoFundMe to help the Lee family, who owns the restaurant and building.

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‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft Occurred Overnight at ‘Garden American Eatery’ in Federal Hill

‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft Occurred Overnight at ‘Garden American Eatery’ in Federal Hill

| January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

A “smash-and-grab” ATM theft occurred last night at approximately 321am at the Garden American Eatery at 1501 Light St. in Federal Hill.

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Heavy Traffic Expected Downtown Tuesday Morning During Officer Keona Holley’s Funeral

Heavy Traffic Expected Downtown Tuesday Morning During Officer Keona Holley’s Funeral

| January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that heavy traffic conditions are expected in the downtown area on Tuesday morning and early afternoon for the funeral service of Officer Keona Holley.

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Recycling Pickup Postponed to Saturday

Recycling Pickup Postponed to Saturday

| January 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Recycling will not be picked up today in South Baltimore. Councilman Eric Costello said this is due to “COVID staffing issues.” 

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Every New South Baltimore Retail Business Opened or Announced in 2021

Every New South Baltimore Retail Business Opened or Announced in 2021

| January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a busy year for business in South Baltimore. Below is a list of all 57 retail businesses that opened or were announced in 2021.

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Greek Restaurant ‘Yeeros’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

Greek Restaurant ‘Yeeros’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

| January 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Yeeros menu features appetizers and soups such as tzatziki, hummus, spanakopita, and Greek chicken soup. Meats at Yeeros include chicken gyro, pork gyro, lamb gyro, chicken souvlaki, pork souvlaki, lamb souvlaki, and bifteki. It also offers vegan proteins such as falafel, and vegan bifteki and keftedakia balls.

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Weekend Events Around Town

Weekend Events Around Town

| January 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Monster Jam, Shen Yun, Beethoven Smyphony, Ravens/Steelers, Winter Village, Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inner Harbor Ice Rink, farmers’ markets, and more. Have fun!

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Ekiben Opening Restaurant on Fort Avenue in Riverside

Ekiben Opening Restaurant on Fort Avenue in Riverside

| January 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ekiben has earned its share of media praise with a number of local dining awards, Travel + Leisure named it the best place to get a sandwich in Maryland, and Bon Appétit included Ekeben as one of its Best Restaurant Meals of 2021

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Korean Fried Chicken Stall ‘The Chicken Lab’ Opens at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill

Korean Fried Chicken Stall ‘The Chicken Lab’ Opens at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Chicken Lab was launched by husband and wife Daehee Wi and Hye Jeon. Wi was a chef in South Korea before moving to Baltimore two years ago to help his brother launch restaurant Kong Pocha in Charles North.

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Orioles Radio Network Returning to WBAL and 98 Rock in 2022

Orioles Radio Network Returning to WBAL and 98 Rock in 2022

| January 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Orioles today announced a multi-year partnership naming Hearst’s 98 Rock FM & WBAL NewsRadio AM/FM the new flagship stations of the Orioles Radio Network. The six-year deal also includes unique cross-promotion on WBAL-TV.

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Maryland Comptroller’s Office Seeks 43,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space

Maryland Comptroller’s Office Seeks 43,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space

| January 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) announced the department’s publication of the solicitation for the leasing of commercial office space for the Maryland Comptroller’s Office (Comptroller) in Baltimore City. The request for proposals (RFP) is seeking available commercial lease space in Baltimore City.

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Three New Townhomes Planned Next to The Hollins Market

Three New Townhomes Planned Next to The Hollins Market

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Development company In Habit is planning to build three new townhomes at 1101-1105 Hollins St. in Hollins Market. The property is at the corner of Hollins St. and Arlington Ave. and is across the street from the Hollins Market.

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DPW Offering Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

DPW Offering Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

| January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced today that residents will be able to recycle their Christmas trees by turning them into mulch. 

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Main Street Jeweler Opens in Federal Hill

Main Street Jeweler Opens in Federal Hill

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Longtime jeweler Tarek Ahmed has opened Main Street Jeweler at 1129 Light St. in Federal Hill. The storefront has been vacant in recent years.

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TWISB Podcast: 2021 in Review

TWISB Podcast: 2021 in Review

| December 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Episode 19 of This Week in South Baltimore Nate and Kevin take look back at 2021 in South Baltimore. The biggest stories were South Baltimore getting back to business with many new business openings including five new restaurants on Cross Street, changes at Cross Street Market, and new lineup at McHenry Row, plus we run down every new retail business in the area. We discuss the emergence of Port Covington with several stakeholders involved, the entertainment development planned around the casino, and additional real estate developments that have move forward over the past year.

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7-Eleven Closes in Federal Hill

7-Eleven Closes in Federal Hill

| December 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 7-Eleven at 1111 Light Street in Federal Hill has closed. This 7-Eleven franchise opened in a 2,700 sq. ft. space at 1111 Light Street in 2012. It was previously at 1024 Light St. for many years prior to the move.

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State of Maryland Seeks 340,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space for Department of Health

State of Maryland Seeks 340,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space for Department of Health

| December 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) announced the department’s publication of the solicitation for the leasing of commercial office space for the new headquarters of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking available commercial lease space in Baltimore’s Central Business District.  

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Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Townhomes in Pigtown

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Townhomes in Pigtown

| December 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a project it is undertaking on the 1100 block of Ward St. in Pigtown. The project includes three new-construction homes, two rowhome rehabs, a community green space, and some parking spaces for the adjacent Paul’s Place.

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Ships Diverted from Congested American Ports Arriving at the Port of Baltimore

Ships Diverted from Congested American Ports Arriving at the Port of Baltimore

| December 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Since July 2020, 26 ships have been diverted to the Port of Baltimore due to nationwide port congestion.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| December 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Holiday events including the Inner Harbor Ice Rink, Candy Lane, Christmas Village, Miracle on 34th Street, Winter Village, Santa Claus in the SoBo streets, Locust Point Holiday Parade, Very Merry Motorcoach, Mistletoe Mayhem, BSO Holiday Spectacular, Ravens/Packers, and more!

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Baltimore Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Curtis Bay

Baltimore Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Curtis Bay

| December 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Overnight at approximately 130am a Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Southern District officer was shot multiple times on the 4400 block of Pennington Ave. in Curtis Bay while sitting in a parked patrol car. After the shooting, the officer’s vehicle crashed.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| December 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Popeye’s returns to the area, a new name on the Baltimore skyline, new murals and paint jobs, two Pigtown businesses swap storefronts, and holiday tours.

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B&O Railroad Museum Unveils Model Train Exhibit Featuring Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor

B&O Railroad Museum Unveils Model Train Exhibit Featuring Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor

| December 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

The layout depicts a magical time in the city, where the Orioles won the American League Division Series against the Seattle Mariners on October 5, 1997

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The Baltimore Sun Considers Plan to Close its Port Covington Printing Press

The Baltimore Sun Considers Plan to Close its Port Covington Printing Press

| December 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Port Covington Master Plan shows the eventual elimination of Sun Park, replacing it with an oval park called Founder’s Park and new buildings and blocks.

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New Mural Added Near the Waterfront in Stadium Area

New Mural Added Near the Waterfront in Stadium Area

| December 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new Chesapeake Bay-themed mural has been added to the back of the new ExtraSpace Storage facility at 211 Stockholm St. in Stadium Area. The mural, called “Heron Blues,” is visible from the Light Rail tracks and I-395 heading north across Ridgely’s Cove of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

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Zeke’s Coffee Opening Shop in Pigtown

Zeke’s Coffee Opening Shop in Pigtown

| December 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Popular Baltimore coffee brand Zeke’s Coffee is opening a shop at 784 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. Zeke’s fills a space that has been vacant in recent years, but was once the longtime home of Café Jovial and then briefly Honey’s Café.

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Renderings Revealed for Royal Farms Arena Renovations

Renderings Revealed for Royal Farms Arena Renovations

| December 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Today, Oak View Group (OVG) and its design team unveiled renderings of its $150-plus million renovation plan for the Royal Farms Arena to the Baltimore City Planning Department’s Urban Design & Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP).

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