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Free Waterfront Fitness Classes Return to the Inner Harbor

Free Waterfront Fitness Classes Return to the Inner Harbor

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

“In this current climate, we think the Waterfront Wellness program carries even more meaning now as a free and accessible way for the Baltimore community to care for their health and wellness. Our staff is taking necessary precautions and implementing new safety features to help Baltimoreans comfortably enjoy their outdoor workouts,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership.

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DPW Urges Residents to Prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias

DPW Urges Residents to Prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark asks residents to prepare now for the heavy rains and potential flooding associated with Tropical Storm Isaias that is expected to hit the Baltimore area early Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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The Orioles Will Play a Reschedule Four-Game Series vs. the Marlins This Week

The Orioles Will Play a Reschedule Four-Game Series vs. the Marlins This Week

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

he four-game series was originally scheduled from July 27-28 in Miami and July 29-30 in Baltimore, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A salon and real estate office in Federal Hill closes, a Pigtown bar becomes office space, a former Light St. bar is under renovation, a hotel is sold, and Fort Ave. has a new soccer supporters club.

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Baltimore Sports Super Fan Mo Gaba Dies From Cancer at the Age of 14

Baltimore Sports Super Fan Mo Gaba Dies From Cancer at the Age of 14

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Orioles and Ravens super fan and Orioles Hall of Famer Mossila “Mo” Gaba died yesterday at the age of 14 after a life-long battle with cancer. Gaba became well known from his calls into The Scott & Jeremy Show on 105.7 The Fan and went on to become a fixture in Baltimore sports. He got to know countless players and staff from the Orioles and Ravens organizations as well as fans, business owners, and media personalities around Baltimore.

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Governor Hogan Orders Masks to be Worn in Public, Issues Travel Advisory to Certain States

Governor Hogan Orders Masks to be Worn in Public, Issues Travel Advisory to Certain States

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced, based on the state’s data-driven approach, the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two burglaries in Ridgely’s Delight; an armed robbery and aggravated assault in Sharp-Leadenhall; a burglary in Federal Hill; a cutting, armed robbery, and two burglaries in Pigtown; and an aggravated assault in Carroll-Camden.

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The Baltimore Running Festival Will Be Virtual This Year

The Baltimore Running Festival Will Be Virtual This Year

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

“This year countless heroes have helped the city and our great state battle the COVID 19 pandemic. After assessing the current status of the novel virus both at a local and national level, it’s apparent the situation remains fluid and a potential safety threat… we will run this year, but it will have to be apart.”

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Orioles Schedule Reshuffled as Miami Marlins Face COVID-19 Outbreak

Orioles Schedule Reshuffled as Miami Marlins Face COVID-19 Outbreak

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Miami Marlins, who the Orioles were supposed to play this Monday through Thursday, are facing a COVID-19 outbreak as there are 17 positive cases on the team, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. All four games of the Marlins vs. Orioles series were postponed, and now the Orioles will instead play the New York Yankees on Wednesday and Thursday.

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World of Beer Closes at McHenry Row in Locust Point

World of Beer Closes at McHenry Row in Locust Point

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

After six years of business at McHenry Row in Locust Point, World of Beer is closing. World of Beer vacates a large corner suite with an outdoor patio on the southern end of the mixed-use development.

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BMORE LICKS Opening a Federal Hill Location

BMORE LICKS Opening a Federal Hill Location

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Popular Canton ice cream shop BMORE LICKS is opening a second location at 901 Light St. in Federal Hill. The business owners and married couple Barbara Maloney and Kimberly Proctor bought the three-story building, which also includes three apartments, earlier this year. The 1,000 sq. ft. storefront was the former home of Pitilis Cleaners which closed in recent months.

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Atlas Restaurant Group Breaks Ground on Seafood Concepts at Cross Street Market

Atlas Restaurant Group Breaks Ground on Seafood Concepts at Cross Street Market

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlas Restaurant Group announced today the company’s two concepts at Cross Street Market—Watershed and Atlas Fish Market—are now under construction. Watershed is a Maryland seafood restaurant taking over the 5,200 sq. ft. space on the west side of the market that was once Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood. Atlas Fish Market will be an adjacent oyster bar and retail seafood market situated across the interior walkway from Pizza di Joey.

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The Book Escape Relocating to Charles Street in Federal Hill

The Book Escape Relocating to Charles Street in Federal Hill

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today on Facebook, The Book Escape announced it is moving, but only a few blocks away. The bookstore, which has been in Federal Hill for 17 years, is relocating from 805 Light St. to 925 S. Charles St.

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Podcast: This Week in South Baltimore Episode 3

Podcast: This Week in South Baltimore Episode 3

| July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Episode 3 of This Week in South Baltimore, Nate and Kevin discuss some business openings and closings around South Baltimore, including two new vacancies at McHenry Row; expanded outdoor dining in Federal Hill; new COVID-19 restrictions in the area which include schools going virtual and dining rooms shutting down; and the restart of sports news as the O’s and Ravens are facing a reality without fans in the stands, and the Blue Jays could potentially move to Baltimore temporarily.

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Baltimore Makes Its Pitch to FIFA to Host 2026 World Cup

Baltimore Makes Its Pitch to FIFA to Host 2026 World Cup

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Led by Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and Maryland Sports Executive Director Terry Hasseltine, the Baltimore-Maryland 2026 World Cup Host Destination Delegation met virtually with representatives from FIFA and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Monday, July 20, to present their plans to secure and execute the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore

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The Urban Oyster is Closing at McHenry Row

The Urban Oyster is Closing at McHenry Row

| July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Urban Oyster has announced it is closing its 1,400 sq. ft. restaurant at McHenry Row in Locust Point. The fast-casual seafood restaurant opened in 2019.

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Toronto Blue Jays Hoping to Play Home Games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this Year

Toronto Blue Jays Hoping to Play Home Games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this Year

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Orioles have granted the Blue Jays permission to play at Oriole Park, but both teams are waiting on a decision from the Maryland government.

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New Outdoor Dining in Federal Hill, Including a Partially-Closed Cross Street

New Outdoor Dining in Federal Hill, Including a Partially-Closed Cross Street

| July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increased demand for outdoor dining, Federal Hill has rolled out a lot of new spaces for patrons to dine al fresco. In the last couple of weeks the north side of the unit block of E. Cross St. has been closed to vehicular traffic for expanded outdoor dining, and parklets, which are outdoor dining spaces in place of on-street parking, have been added to Cross St., Charles St., and Light St.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A burglary in Ridgely’s Delight; a stolen auto in Federal Hill; a robbery at the Inner Harbor; an aggravated assault, three burglaries, and a stolen auto in Pigtown; and an aggravated assault in Union Square.

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Union Square Hosting Sunday Sounds in the Park This Weekend

Union Square Hosting Sunday Sounds in the Park This Weekend

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Our 2 and 1/2 half-acre park will allow for social distancing. Please bring a blanket or chair and enjoy your beverage of choice while listening to this amazing, local band. This is a kid-friendly, free concert.”

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Baltimore City Shuts Down Indoor Dining at Bars and Restaurants

Baltimore City Shuts Down Indoor Dining at Bars and Restaurants

| July 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today, Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced he signed an executive order suspending indoor dining at bars and restaurants in Baltimore City. The decision was made in consultation with Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa after looking at recent data. The order takes effect Friday at 5pm.

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Bullhead Pit Beef Opens at Cross Street Market

Bullhead Pit Beef Opens at Cross Street Market

| July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bullhead Pit Beef opened its stall today at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. Bullhead is the first business to occupy its stall which is located on the western side of the newly-renovated market between Old Line Cocktail and Wine Bar and Phubs.

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Baltimore City Public Schools to Start School Year Virtually, Archdiocese to Start In-Person

Baltimore City Public Schools to Start School Year Virtually, Archdiocese to Start In-Person

| July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) announced today that it will start the 2020-2021 school year virtually. This comes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the United States and countries around the world.

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Ravens to Limit Attendance to 14,000 if Fans are Allowed to Attend Games

Ravens to Limit Attendance to 14,000 if Fans are Allowed to Attend Games

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Based on the social distancing guidelines and fan safety protocols developed by health experts, governmental officials and the NFL, it is expected that the stadium capacity – if fans are allowed – would be fewer than 14,000 seats per game.

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Weekend Road Closures Around Baltimore

Weekend Road Closures Around Baltimore

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Road closures for outdoor dining, a road closure on the JFX, and additional road closures around town.

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Podcast: This Week in South Baltimore Episode 2

Podcast: This Week in South Baltimore Episode 2

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nate and Kevin discuss new construction projects underway in South Baltimore which will bring a music venue, townhomes, and apartments to the area; Baltimore Recreation and Park’s plan to reopen many of its amenities and facilities; the latest business openings and closings in SoBo; the start of Orioles baseball; the surprising amount of new businesses that have been added during the pandemic; and some listener questions from social media.

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SoBo Spotlight Podcast: Discussing Expanded Outdoor Seating and Street Closures with Federal Hill Main Street

SoBo Spotlight Podcast: Discussing Expanded Outdoor Seating and Street Closures with Federal Hill Main Street

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the first episode of SoBo Spotlight, a podcast featuring interviews with people in South Baltimore, Nate and Kevin talk with Federal Hill Main Street Executive Director Cathy Rosenbaum (taped last Friday). She discusses Federal Hill’s large expansion of outdoor seating that includes the closure of the north side of the unit block of E. Cross St. and parklet outdoor dining areas in place of street parking. She also talks about the work of the business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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54-Unit Apartment Building Begins Construction in Ridgely’s Delight

54-Unit Apartment Building Begins Construction in Ridgely’s Delight

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Zahlco Development started construction in recent weeks on a 54-unit apartment building at 719-725 W. Pratt St. in Ridgely’s Delight. The $12-million project incorporates several existing buildings along with a vacant lot that Zahlco is purchasing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland Medical Center. The properties have been vacant for more than 20 years.

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Mid-Week Listing: Four-Bedroom McHenry Point Townhome with a Large Rooftop Deck and Garage

Mid-Week Listing: Four-Bedroom McHenry Point Townhome with a Large Rooftop Deck and Garage

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fantastic opportunity to purchase into highly sought-after McHenry Pointe! Spacious 4bd/2.5ba home features a large two-car garage, hardwood floors throughout entirety of home, gourmet kitchen and massive rooftop deck. Guests are greeted by a large office/bedrooms on the lower level, featuring custom wood built-in shelving. Additionally, the lower level has a half bathroom, washer/dryer and 2 year old HVAC, plus access to the garage.

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Demolition Begins at Locust Point Plant, Will Become 112 Townhomes

Demolition Begins at Locust Point Plant, Will Become 112 Townhomes

| July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The former PQ Corporation plant at 1301 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point is now being demolished to make way for a 112-townhome development by Mark Sapperstein’s 28 Walker. The plant closed in January and Sapperstein first introduced this project to the Locust Point community in February.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

An aggravated assault in Otterbein; a robbery at the Light Rail Station; a burglary in Federal Hill; a robbery at HarborView; a robbery at University of Maryland; two robberies and a burglary in Pigtown; a stolen auto in Carroll-Camden; a stolen auto in Hollins Market; and a stolen auto and shooting in Union Square.

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Orioles Release 60-Game Schedule, No Fans at Home Games for Now

Orioles Release 60-Game Schedule, No Fans at Home Games for Now

| July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Orioles today announced that their updated 2020 season will open on Friday, July 24, at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, as part of a season-opening, five-game road trip against the Red Sox (three games) and Miami Marlins (two games).

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‘University of Maryland, Baltimore’ Opposes the Elimination of the Baltimore Police Mounted Unit

‘University of Maryland, Baltimore’ Opposes the Elimination of the Baltimore Police Mounted Unit

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month, the Baltimore City Council voted to strip Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Mounted Unit of its $533,735 yearly budget. This move was supported by City Council President Brandon Scott, who recently won the Democratic primary for mayor, and Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he would let the cuts stand. Opposition to this decision is growing in Southwest Baltimore where the Mounted Unit was slated to move into a new $3.5-million facility. The latest to voice its opposition is the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

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