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Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar to Open June 14th for Vendors Selling “Essential Food”

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar to Open June 14th for Vendors Selling “Essential Food”

| June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Opening Day for the 43rd season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has been scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 7 am to 12 pm. Originally scheduled to open on Sunday, April 5, the market was postponed in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) crisis. The postponement has allowed for careful adaptation of the market to adhere to distancing recommendations and enforced restrictions.

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Sheila Dixon Leads Democratic Primary Mayor Race for Baltimore City

Sheila Dixon Leads Democratic Primary Mayor Race for Baltimore City

| June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

With 79,656 votes counted so far in the Democratic primary for Mayor of Baltimore, Sheila Dixon currently has a 5.8% lead over City Council President Brandon Scott. The Baltimore City Board of Elections is reporting 122,610 Democratic primary ballots have been received, so there are still 42,954 votes to be counted, which equates to 35% of the total ballots.

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Tinybrickoven Owner Will Fagg Invents Portable Hand Washing Sinks for the Public

Tinybrickoven Owner Will Fagg Invents Portable Hand Washing Sinks for the Public

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

When COVID-19 hit the United States, Tinybrickoven owner Will Fagg immediately began to think of ways he could use his skill set to help out. In addition to being a pizza maker and business owner, Fagg has worked in infection control as a petty officer with the United States Navy at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station hospital in Puerto Rico and was an operating room nurse at Johns Hopkins.

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Maryland Enters Stage Two of Reopening Allowing Nail Salons, Government Agencies, and Non-Essential Businesses to Reopen

Maryland Enters Stage Two of Reopening Allowing Nail Salons, Government Agencies, and Non-Essential Businesses to Reopen

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Larry Hogan has announced Maryland is entering Stage Two of Maryland’s COVID-19 recovery. Baltimore City’s implementation of Stage Two will depend on the decision of Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, who has not fully implemented aspects of Stage One in the city such as allowing all retail to open or personal services such as barbers and salons to open for non-essential works. 

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The Urban Oyster Owner Jasmine Norton Competes on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games

The Urban Oyster Owner Jasmine Norton Competes on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Urban Oyster owner and chef Jasmine Norton competed on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games (GGG) on May 27th. The Urban Oyster opened at McHenry Row in Locust Point in April 2019. The business has also been appearing at farmers’ markets for the past three years.

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Emergent BioSolultion’s Pigtown Facility to Take Part in $628-Million COVID-19 Vaccine Contract

Emergent BioSolultion’s Pigtown Facility to Take Part in $628-Million COVID-19 Vaccine Contract

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emergent announced this will result in an approximately $85.5-million investment into its Camden and Rockville facilities.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

A burglary in Federal Hill, two armed robberies in Carroll-Camden, and a robbery in Hollins Market.

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Baltimore Man Arrested in Shooting of Police Officer in Federal Hill

Baltimore Man Arrested in Shooting of Police Officer in Federal Hill

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

On June 1, 2020 at approximately 8:20 P.M., members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force along with Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Antonio Janifer in Prince Georges County, Maryland without incident.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

South Baltimore restaurants named in The Sun’s ‘Baltimore’s Best Food and Drinks 2020,’ a new restaurant opens in Brooklyn, a new barber shop opens in Federal Hill, a new salon opens in Riverside, and a local store celebrates 25 years.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A robbery and stolen auto in Ridgely’s Delight; a stolen auto in Barre Circle; a stolen auto in Sharp-Leadenhall; a stolen vehicle in Federal Hill; a cutting at a Pigtown grocery store; and an aggravated assault in Hollins Market.

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Two Shot, One Killed Saturday Morning on Key Highway

Two Shot, One Killed Saturday Morning on Key Highway

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 31 year-old male was pronounced dead by doctors. The female’s condition is unknown at this time.

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Photo Tour of Vitamin’s New Federal Hill Headquarters

Photo Tour of Vitamin’s New Federal Hill Headquarters

| May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Though it can’t fill the building with its staff at this time, the digital-first, integrated marketing agency Vitamin has completed the relocation of its headquarters from Highlandtown to 720 Light St. in Federal Hill. Vitamin co-owners and wife and husband Amanda Karfakis and Mike Karfakis purchased the 6,000 sq. ft. building in January 2019 and completed a full renovation of the space.

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Hanover Street Bridge to Close This Weekend for Repairs

Hanover Street Bridge to Close This Weekend for Repairs

| May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge will temporarily close this weekend for maintenance work. 

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Governor Hogan Eases Restrictions for Outdoor Restaurant Seating, Pools, and Youth Sports

Governor Hogan Eases Restrictions for Outdoor Restaurant Seating, Pools, and Youth Sports

| May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Youth Sports, Day Camps, Outdoor Pools Can Reopen Under Strict Protocols and Public Health Guidance. Maryland’s Positivity Rate Has Dropped By More Than Half Since Peaking on April 7; State Adds New Data to Public Dashboard

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BricknFire Pizza Company Gets a Boost After Appearing on Barstool Sports’ One Bite Pizza Review

BricknFire Pizza Company Gets a Boost After Appearing on Barstool Sports’ One Bite Pizza Review

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in BricknFire Pizza Company cancelling about 150 events and closing the dining room at its Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards restaurant, owner Megan Lanasa knew she had pivot to keep her business growing and keep her staff in place.

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Commercial Spotlight: Available Properties in South Baltimore

Commercial Spotlight: Available Properties in South Baltimore

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gold and Company is offering eight properties across South Baltimore including office, industrial, and flex spaces, as well as development parcels.

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Baltimore Police Officer Shot in Federal Hill After Car Pursuit

Baltimore Police Officer Shot in Federal Hill After Car Pursuit

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

On May 26, 2020 at approximately 9:25 P.M., an officer was on routine patrol when he spotted a vehicle that was driving erratic near the intersection of E. Pratt and Light Streets. The officer believed the driver of that vehicle was possibly driving under the influence.

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Waterfront Partnership’s Outdoor Fitness Series Turns to Virtual Online Library

Waterfront Partnership’s Outdoor Fitness Series Turns to Virtual Online Library

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The popular Waterfront Wellness fitness series presented by Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Medifast® has relaunched for the 2020 season, offering access to a free library of virtual classes offered by local gyms, fitness organizations and instructors.

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Baltimore City Prepares for Expanded Outdoor Restaurant Seating, Eases Some Business Restrictions

Baltimore City Prepares for Expanded Outdoor Restaurant Seating, Eases Some Business Restrictions

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today, Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young announced some easing of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes curbside retail and outdoor fitness classes with less than 10 people being allowed starting tomorrow. He also discussed preparation for expanded outdoor seating at restaurants when it is allowed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

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Starbucks Opens New Store in Federal Hill

Starbucks Opens New Store in Federal Hill

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Starbucks opened its new location at 1100 S. Charles St. at the Wheelhouse development in Federal Hill. The coffee chain is the first business to occupy the 2,200 sq. ft. retail space at the corner of W. Cross St.

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Snowball Shop ‘Ice Queens’ Opening This Weekend in Locust Point

Snowball Shop ‘Ice Queens’ Opening This Weekend in Locust Point

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Snow Queens will serve New Orleans-style snow balls. Kabia said that “it’s all about the ice.” Snow Queens has a New Orleans-style ice machine from the 1920s that makes a fluffy style of ice that can be filled with all the different flavors.

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Former Episcopal School in Pigtown to Become 30 Apartments

Former Episcopal School in Pigtown to Become 30 Apartments

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington, D.C.-based developers Mike Azimi and Amir Zare have purchased the former St. Paul Episcopal Church complex at 859-861 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown and will be turning the complex’s former school building into 30 market-rate apartments.

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President Trump to Visit Fort McHenry for Memorial Day

President Trump to Visit Fort McHenry for Memorial Day

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Fort McHenry in Locust Point this Monday for Memorial Day.

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Port Covington Outdoor Bar ‘South Point’ Not Planning to Open this Year

Port Covington Outdoor Bar ‘South Point’ Not Planning to Open this Year

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the event industry to a halt, Port Covington’s seasonal outdoor bar South Point at West Covington Park is not planning on opening this year. South Point, which first opened in 2018 and operates during warmer months, added a tent for private and public events last year.

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80,000 sq. ft. Office and Light Industrial Complex ‘Gaslight Square’ Hits the Market

80,000 sq. ft. Office and Light Industrial Complex ‘Gaslight Square’ Hits the Market

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gaslight Square, an 80,000 sq. ft. office, industrial, and flex complex at 1401 Severn St. in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area, has hit the market. Space is currently available for lease and the site is also available for sale.

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Orioles Hosting Blood Drive This Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles Hosting Blood Drive This Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

All fans who donate blood will receive two free ticket vouchers redeemable for a future Orioles home game in 2020 or 2021.

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Light Street Cafe Under New Ownership, Additional Locations Planned

Light Street Cafe Under New Ownership, Additional Locations Planned

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Light Street Cafe is under new ownership as Rikki and Ellen Vaughn took over the popular Federal Hill restaurant at the end of February. The Vaughns, who live in Baltimore, own the Vaughn Corporation which has 122 restaurants and 10 food trucks around the country.

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All Baltimore City Special Events Cancelled Through August 31st

All Baltimore City Special Events Cancelled Through August 31st

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced today that the City of Baltimore is cancelling all special events through August 31st due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five-Story Apartment Building Begins Construction in Sharp-Leadenhall

Five-Story Apartment Building Begins Construction in Sharp-Leadenhall

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Developer Alex Mandel has broken ground on a five-story apartment building with 33 units at 115 W. Hamburg St. in Sharp-Leadenhall. The building replaces an existing 8,000 sq. ft., one-story commercial building that was demolished last year on a .237 acre lot.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A burglary in Barre Circle, a robbery in Sharp-Leadenhall, a robbery and burglary in Federal Hill, a robbery and stolen auto in Pigtown, a cutting and stolen auto in Carroll-Camden, and a stolen auto in Union Square.

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Baby Goat Stolen From Filbert Street Garden in Curtis Bay

Baby Goat Stolen From Filbert Street Garden in Curtis Bay

| May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

At 12:13am on May 19th, 2020, two teenage boys broke into Filbert Street Garden and took Ed the baby Nigerian Dwarf Goat. They cut the lock off the barn and cut through the goat fencing.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive at Mother’s Federal Hill Grill This Week

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Mother’s Federal Hill Grill This Week

| May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Federal Hill Main Street and Mother’s Federal Hill Grille are hosting a three-day American Red Cross blood drive. The event will take place this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1pm to 630pm at Mother’s at 1113 S. Charles St.

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Work Underway on Ethiopian Restaurant and Apartment Building in Union Square

Work Underway on Ethiopian Restaurant and Apartment Building in Union Square

| May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Work is underway to convert three buildings at 1515 to 1519 W. Baltimore St. into an apartment building with first-floor retail. The retail space will include an Ethiopian restaurant and one additional suite.

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