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Commercial Spotlight: Creative Open Spaces for Lease on Fort Avenue in Federal Hill

Commercial Spotlight: Creative Open Spaces for Lease on Fort Avenue in Federal Hill

| January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

The building is located on the corner of Fort Ave and Battery Ave and is one block from Riverside Park. There is 4,400 SF available on the first floor and 3,300 SF available on the Third Floor, both available for immediate occupancy. The First Floor features high ceilings and was formerly a commercial kitchen

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Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Great plates around South Baltimore including pizza, nachos, short rib, burritos, and tacos.

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Diamondback Brewery Places Bet with Buffalo Brewery in Anticipation of the Ravens/Bills Playoff Game

Diamondback Brewery Places Bet with Buffalo Brewery in Anticipation of the Ravens/Bills Playoff Game

| January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

In anticipation of this Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round game between the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, Diamondback Brewery has placed a friendly wager with Buffalo’s Thin Man Brewery.

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MindGrub Purchases 8,000 Sq. Ft. of Warehouse and Office Space in Pigtown

MindGrub Purchases 8,000 Sq. Ft. of Warehouse and Office Space in Pigtown

| January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Locust Point digital agency MindGrub recently purchased 8,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space at 1412-1418 S. Carey St. in Pigtown. The company plans to use the space for its robotics business and movie car rental business, as well as for other uses such as warehouse space for its apparel.

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Baltimore City Sees Surge in Home Sales and Median Purchase Price in 2020

Baltimore City Sees Surge in Home Sales and Median Purchase Price in 2020

| January 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic hurt a large number of businesses and sectors of the economy in 2020, many real estate markets around the country had a banner year. Baltimore City was one of those markets as it had more home sales than at any point in the last 10 years. There was also a large increase in the median purchase price of homes in the city.

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522,675 Sq. Ft. of New Warehouse Space and 58,075 Sq. Ft. of Office Space Planned for Curtis Bay

522,675 Sq. Ft. of New Warehouse Space and 58,075 Sq. Ft. of Office Space Planned for Curtis Bay

| January 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

The project is by Indianapolis-based Scannell Properties, which has built many distribution, warehousing, transportation, and logistics centers around the county. It has done build-to-suit projects for companies such as Amazon, FedEx, GE, and Best Buy.

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Abbey Burger Bistro Receives Aid from Barstool Sports

Abbey Burger Bistro Receives Aid from Barstool Sports

| January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Abbey Burger Bistro will be the second business from Federal Hill to receive aid from Barstool Sports’ The Barstool Fund, which was started with a $500,000 donation by Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy and now has raised more than $22.4 million. The fund has received donations from celebrities such as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Guy Fieri, Dana White, and Kid Rock.

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Updated Plans Presented for the Westport Waterfront Redevelopment

Updated Plans Presented for the Westport Waterfront Redevelopment

| January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stonewall Capital made changes to the master plan from the feedback of the panelists and comments from the Westport community. The plan still includes 1,575 housing units, retail, innovation/office space, parks, trails, and green spaces.

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Don’t Know Tavern Receives Aid From Barstool Sports

Don’t Know Tavern Receives Aid From Barstool Sports

| January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Barstool Sports and its founder Dave Portnoy recently started The Barstool Fund to support small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was started with a $500,000 donation by Portnoy and it has now raised more than $20 million with donations from celebrities such as Tom Brady, Guy Fieri, and Kid Rock.

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Work Resumes at Port Covington, Construction Slated to Begin on Five Buildings

Work Resumes at Port Covington, Construction Slated to Begin on Five Buildings

| January 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Construction crews are back at Port Covington doing prep work for the first phase of vertical construction on the 235-acre, $5.5-billion, multi-decade development in South Baltimore. Construction on five new buildings totaling 1.1 million sq. ft. is expected to begin in the next three weeks.

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Port Covington Development Team Controls the Former Gould Street Generating Station, Demolition Underway

Port Covington Development Team Controls the Former Gould Street Generating Station, Demolition Underway

| January 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

While Greenspring Realty Partner (GRP) purchased the former Gould Street Generating Station at 2105 Gould St. in Port Covington in December 2019 for $3.525 million, Weller Development Partner Steve Siegel confirmed yesterday The Port Covington Development Team does “control the site.”

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Riverside Bar ‘Idle Hour’ Featured in New York Times Article about Chartreuse

Riverside Bar ‘Idle Hour’ Featured in New York Times Article about Chartreuse

| January 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

New York Times recently published a profile on the French liqueur Chartreuse which has been made by monks for more than 400 years. Riverside bar Idle Hour has become well known as a place to get this unique spirit that is prominently displayed behind the bar. Idle Hour owners Randal Etheridge and Brendan Finnerty were quoted in the article.

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New Video Shows Scenes of Baltimore Restaurants After Dining Shutdown

New Video Shows Scenes of Baltimore Restaurants After Dining Shutdown

| January 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

South Baltimore resident Joel Anderson of Anderson Strategy and Canton resident Jimmy Richards of Bay Central Media produced a video to show the sights and scenes at Baltimore restaurants in the two days after the new dining ban went into effect on December 11th.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| January 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

A roundup of crime in South Baltimore over the past 30 days. Crimes include a double homicide in Hollins Market, robberies, aggravated assaults, and stolen autos around the area.

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Longtime South Baltimore Resident and Bartender Dies After Car Crashes Into Parkville Crabs

Longtime South Baltimore Resident and Bartender Dies After Car Crashes Into Parkville Crabs

| December 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Deanna Jean Allik, who was previously a longtime South Baltimore resident and bartender at MaGerks Pub, died last Friday when a vehicle crashed into Parkville Crabs in Parkville, MD. Allik, who was 35, was a co-owner of the business.

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Locust Point and Riverside Homes Listed with Key Group

Locust Point and Riverside Homes Listed with Key Group

| December 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this feature we’ll showcase three homes in Riverside and Locust Point listed with Key Group at Cummings & Co. Realtors.

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Gaslight Square in Carroll-Camden Sells for $3.875 Million, Will Be Renovated

Gaslight Square in Carroll-Camden Sells for $3.875 Million, Will Be Renovated

| December 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gaslight Square, a 100,000 sq. ft. mixed-use office and light industrial building in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area, sold last week for $3.875 million to Equity Warehouse, LLC.  It sits on its own 2.7-acre campus bounded by Bayard, Bush, and Severn St.

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Glen Burnie’s ‘Champs Pizza’ Taking Over Social Pub in Federal Hill

Glen Burnie’s ‘Champs Pizza’ Taking Over Social Pub in Federal Hill

| December 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sonny Rawal, owner of Champs Pizza in Glen Burnie, is taking over the former Social Pub at 25 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. The new concept, called ‘Last Call By Champs,’ will be more of a bar-themed spin-off of the popular Glen Burnie restaurant.

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Franklin’s Market and Mulberry’s Bar Open in Hollins Market

Franklin’s Market and Mulberry’s Bar Open in Hollins Market

| December 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two new businesses, Franklin’s Market and Mulberry’s Bar, have opened inside the newly-renovated Hollins Market at 26 Arlington Ave. Both concepts are from The Back Yard co-owners Lara Sumerson and Mike Cavanagh.

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Boutique ‘Dopeish’ Opens in Federal Hill

Boutique ‘Dopeish’ Opens in Federal Hill

| December 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Women’s boutique Dopeish recently opened at 1057 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. The first-floor retail space has been vacant in recent years but was previously a vintage shop.

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Baltimore Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Baltimore Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks

| December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the cancellation of Baltimore’s 2020 New Year’s Eve Spectacular, due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic and public health restrictions for gathering.

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Curbside Recycling Collection to Resume on January 19th

Curbside Recycling Collection to Resume on January 19th

| December 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Councilman Eric Costello announced today that Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume curbside recycling collection on January 19th. DPW suspended curbside recycling collection on August 31st due to its struggles with a reduced workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Orioles Announce Giveaways, Promotions, and Events for the 2021 Season at Oriole Park

Orioles Announce Giveaways, Promotions, and Events for the 2021 Season at Oriole Park

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Orioles have announced their promotional schedule and select ticket plans for the 2021 season, highlighted by returning fan-favorite giveaways, live music, and free tickets for kids under the age of 14.

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New Members Added to the ‘Middle Branch Master Plan’ Design Team to Strengthen Equity and Inclusion

New Members Added to the ‘Middle Branch Master Plan’ Design Team to Strengthen Equity and Inclusion

| December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Work is already in process on the master plan and an “intensive round” of public outreach is planned for early next year. A new website called Reimagine Middle Branch (reimaginemb.com) has been launched to bring project information and updates together under one umbrella.

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Lowe’s Announces $2 Million-Commitment to Southwest Baltimore for Repairs and Workforce Development

Lowe’s Announces $2 Million-Commitment to Southwest Baltimore for Repairs and Workforce Development

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The three-year project, which represents a commitment of more than $2 million,will include completing critical home repairs for 45 homeowners, increasing workforce development efforts and improving local recreation centers, parks and green areas.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| December 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

A new barbershop in Federal Hill, a new boutique in Carroll-Camden, a nail salon opens at Anthem House, a crab house is taking over a historic downtown building, and a new locally-based YouTube channel.

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How to Help Restaurants During the New Shutdowns

How to Help Restaurants During the New Shutdowns

| December 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The restaurant industry has already been through a difficult year because of restrictions and new protocols due to COVID-19, and many business owners have taken to social media to say this latest news could be the end of many restaurant establishments. Listed are some ways individuals can help restaurants during this time to ensure South Baltimore and the city still has a vibrant dining scene once restrictions are lifted.

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Mayor Brandon Scott Shuts Down Indoor and Outdoor Dining in Baltimore City

Mayor Brandon Scott Shuts Down Indoor and Outdoor Dining in Baltimore City

| December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott, who was sworn in yesterday as the 52nd Mayor of Baltimore, has increased COVID-19 restrictions in the city by shutting down indoor and outdoor dining effective this Friday at 5pm. Regarding the executive order, Mayor Scott said “this is about saving lives.” He also noted the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and daily deaths are at the highest levels since the spring.

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Compass Health Services Purchases 12,500 sq. ft. Building in Brooklyn for Its New Facility

Compass Health Services Purchases 12,500 sq. ft. Building in Brooklyn for Its New Facility

| December 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Compass Health Services recently purchased 3530 S. Hanover St. in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Brooklyn. The building will become the new facility for Compass Health Services, which is currently located at 100 E. Patapsco Ave.

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Nightly Menorah Lighting During Chanukah at the HarborView Promenade

Nightly Menorah Lighting During Chanukah at the HarborView Promenade

| December 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Chabad of South Baltimore is hosting nightly Menorah lightings over 8 nights of Chanukah at the HarborView promenade.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

A detailed crime report for the last 30 days in SoBo and SoWeBo.

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Sandtown Furniture Co. Opening a 24,000 Sq. Ft. Wood Shop and Showroom in Carroll-Camden

Sandtown Furniture Co. Opening a 24,000 Sq. Ft. Wood Shop and Showroom in Carroll-Camden

| December 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sandtown Furniture Co., which is currently leasing a space at 1830 Belt St. in Riverside, is under contract to purchase a 32,000 sq. ft. building next week at 1226 Wicomico St. in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area for its new woodshop and showroom, which will occupy 24,000 sq. ft. of the space.

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