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Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Great plates include a Tuscan-style pizza, a falafel pita from a new restaurant, a huge corned beef sandwich, Mardi Gras eats, and a salad with grilled chicken.

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‘Chalk It Up SoBo 2’ Taking Place April 23rd to 25th

‘Chalk It Up SoBo 2’ Taking Place April 23rd to 25th

| April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last spring, the residents of South Baltimore – from Sharp-Leadenhall to Locust Point – took to their sidewalks in an explosion of color and creativity during the “Chalk It Up SoBo Sidewalk Chalk Challenge.”

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

An update on Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood, a boutique opens in Federal Hill, a boutique closes in Federal Hill, a salon opens in Federal Hill, a Fort Ave. business celebrates 50 years, and a local restaurant is certified Kosher.

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Baltimore City and Maryland Health Department Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Baltimore City and Maryland Health Department Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, to look into the possibility of blood clots forming in an extremely small number of younger patients. Accordingly, the Baltimore City Health Department is pausing the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine until we receive further information from our federal and state partners.

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500-Unit ExtraSpace Storage Facility Opening Next to Topgolf Site

500-Unit ExtraSpace Storage Facility Opening Next to Topgolf Site

| April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Himmelrich Associates is currently under construction on a 500-unit ExtraSpace Storage facility at 211 Stockholm St. in Stadium Area. Himmelrich is converting a 36,287 sq. ft. warehouse, which was built in 1986, into the new storage facility. Himmelrich purchased the building in 2006 and owns three other adjacent properties at the intersection of Ostend St. and Sharp St.

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Afro-Latin Fusion Restaurant ‘Papi Cuisine’ Opens at 2 East Wells

Afro-Latin Fusion Restaurant ‘Papi Cuisine’ Opens at 2 East Wells

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Afro-Latin fusion restaurant Papi Cuisine has opened at 2 East Wells in South Baltimore. Papi Cuisine is currently in a soft opening with just carry-out at the moment, but plans to open its dining room in the next few weeks. Papi Cuisine, which is relocating from Fells Point, is moving into a 3,600 sq. ft. space vacated by Minnow and The Hot Dry.

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‘Black Girl Market’ Taking Place This Sunday at Baltimore Museum of Industry

‘Black Girl Market’ Taking Place This Sunday at Baltimore Museum of Industry

| April 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Riverside-based Codetta Bake Shop is hosting an event, called Black Girl Market, this Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. There will be approximately 20 Black women vendors selling a range of items and services including food, desserts, bottled lemonade, handmade jewelry, custom clothing and accessories, financial services, personal and family therapy, skin and body care, home goods, and more. There will also be a DJ, performers, and panelists.

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Hand-Painted Skateboard Decks Now Being Auctioned to Benefit Jake’s Skate Park

Hand-Painted Skateboard Decks Now Being Auctioned to Benefit Jake’s Skate Park

| April 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

To support Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Waterfront Partnership announced today it is hosting a virtual fundraiser and online auction running from April 8 at 9:00 a.m. to April 9 at 9:00 p.m. featuring hand-painted skateboard decks from 50 professional and amateur artists from the Baltimore community including Robert McClintock, Crystal Moll, Baltimore skateboard professional Joey Jett, and others.

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Light Industrial Development Proposed for Former Seton Keough High School

Light Industrial Development Proposed for Former Seton Keough High School

| April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

A bill is currently moving through the Baltimore City Council to convert the former Seton Keough High School campus at 1201 Caton Ave., which is also currently the home of Pre-K to 8th grade Holy Angels Catholic School, to a I-1 light industrial zoning. Seton Keough closed in 2017, and Holy Angels students will be able to transfer next year to Mother Mary Lange Catholic School which is under construction in Poppleton.

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Carroll Park Community Vision Meeting Scheduled for April 28th

Carroll Park Community Vision Meeting Scheduled for April 28th

| April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Please join Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Community Engagement Team for a community vision meeting to discuss future park improvements and programming at Carroll Park.”

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| April 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

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13,000 Sq. Ft. Pigtown Warehouse Under Renovation After Changing Hands

13,000 Sq. Ft. Pigtown Warehouse Under Renovation After Changing Hands

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

One tenant has already signed a lease for a portion of the building, and and 6,500 sq. ft. of warehouse space and a 3,000 sq. ft. loft space is currently available.

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Bill McLennan to Retire as Paul’s Place Executive Director Next Year

Bill McLennan to Retire as Paul’s Place Executive Director Next Year

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

“It has been an incredible journey, during which Paul’s Place has grown to help so many people in the community. I’m proud to have played a role in that and excited to watch the organization continue to bring much-needed support services to City residents,” said McLennan

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All Marylanders 16 and Older Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine

All Marylanders 16 and Older Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine

| April 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

“We are pleased to announce another acceleration of vaccine eligibility phases much earlier than we anticipated,” said Governor Hogan. “Getting more people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can is our absolute best defense against these variants, and it is the best way to win the long war against this deadly virus.”

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Brooklyn Industrial Property Sells for $2 Million

Brooklyn Industrial Property Sells for $2 Million

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

A 4.5-acre industrial property located at 901 Baltic Ave. in Brooklyn recently sold for $2,000,000. The site, which features a 38,000 sq. ft. building, is occupied by industrial Container Service (ICS-MD), a company corporately owned by Mauser Packaging Solutions. The company will remain a long-term tenant.

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Tinybrickoven in Federal Hill Hosting its Second Easter Soup Kitchen

Tinybrickoven in Federal Hill Hosting its Second Easter Soup Kitchen

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Federal Hill’s Tinybrickoven is transforming its pizza shop into a soup kitchen for the second straight Easter. It will serving a hot meal to anyone in need from 1pm to 6pm.

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Fast-Casual Mediterranean Restaurant Pitamore Opens in Ridgely’s Delight

Fast-Casual Mediterranean Restaurant Pitamore Opens in Ridgely’s Delight

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Pitamore opened yesterday at 519 W. Pratt St. in Ridgely’s Delight. This is the second location for Pitamore, which got its start in 2017 at 30 Light St. Downtown. The Ridgely’s Delight location is in The Greenhouse Apartments building fronting Greene St.

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Gothic, Raiders-Themed Brooklyn Home Featured on Zillow Gone Wild

Gothic, Raiders-Themed Brooklyn Home Featured on Zillow Gone Wild

| March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

A gothic Brooklyn home, which is a shrine to the NFL Raiders franchise and horror movies, has hit the market. It was featured on the popular social media page Zillow Gone Wild which led to an article on Slate. The 1,540 sq. ft. home located at 228 Townsend Ave. has one bedroom, one bathroom, a garage, and a large yard.

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TWISB Podcast, Episode 11: Discussing Restaurants and Real Estate Development in South Baltimore

TWISB Podcast, Episode 11: Discussing Restaurants and Real Estate Development in South Baltimore

| March 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Episode 11 of This Week in South Baltimore, Nate and Kevin discuss a ton of real estate development news, including the start of vertical construction in Port Covington, a big new tenant for Pigtown, and a large townhome development in Westport. They also discuss a lot of restaurant news, including closings and openings, dining options coming soon, and a new water cruise.

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Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Reopens Next Weekend

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Reopens Next Weekend

| March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Returning in time to kick off the spring season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar welcomes back beloved elements like hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans in limited capacity, after offering a food-only market throughout the 2020 season.

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South Point Unlikely to Open its Waterfront Bar this Summer

South Point Unlikely to Open its Waterfront Bar this Summer

| March 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is unlikely South Point, Port Covington’s seasonal outdoor pop-up bar at West Covington Park, will open for the second straight year. South Point, which was open in 2018 and 2019, halted its bar and event operations last year because of COVID-19.

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McDonald’s in Brooklyn Closes

McDonald’s in Brooklyn Closes

| March 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

The McDonald’s at 101 W. Patapsco Ave. closed in recent months. The McDonald’s was located in a BP Gas Station that also fronts Rt. 2/Potee St.

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Mindgrub Cafe Opening on Fort Avenue in May

Mindgrub Cafe Opening on Fort Avenue in May

| March 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

MindGrub President and CEO Todd Marks and wife Nikki Marks, who owns Mindgrub Cafe and ShareKitchen, purchased the three-story, 3,792 sq. ft. building at 554 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside in November 2019. The duo had intended on using the building for additional workspace for Mindgrub, as well as for a pub-style co-working space. However, with all the changes in the past year that has led to expanded virtual work, they will now open a cafe on the first floor of the building.

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Public Storage Adding Second Facility Near Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Public Storage Adding Second Facility Near Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

| March 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Public Storage is doubling down on its offerings in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area as it is building a five-story, 940-unit storage facility on the 1500 block of Ridgely St. The project, which has been under construction since the fall, was initially supposed to be a Beyond Self Storage facility, but Public Storage has taken over the project, as well as acquired Beyond Self Storage’s Woodlawn location.

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Construction on New Buildings Underway at Port Covington Development

Construction on New Buildings Underway at Port Covington Development

| March 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

New buildings are now rising out of the ground on the first major phase of construction at the 235-acre, $5.5-billion, multi-decade Port Covington development. Construction on five new buildings totaling 1.1 million sq. ft. is underway with a tower crane currently on the site. The Port Covington Development Team held a groundbreaking today to celebrate the start of vertical construction.

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South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces $455,000+ in Community Grants

South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces $455,000+ in Community Grants

| March 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last month, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) announced $455,326 in community grants to support 16 community projects in South Baltimore. This is the sixth round of community grant funding for SBPG.

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State Allocates Funds To Prevent Downtown’s Bard Building from Becoming a Parking Lot

State Allocates Funds To Prevent Downtown’s Bard Building from Becoming a Parking Lot

| March 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) recently put out a request for expressions of interest (REOI) to partner with the school to turn the vacant Bard Building at 600 E. Lombard St. into a surface parking lot. However, the State of Maryland has stepped in with $7.4 million in supplemental funding to pay for the demolition and convert the site into a temporary green space.

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Bookmakers Cocktail Club Closed, Listed for Sale

Bookmakers Cocktail Club Closed, Listed for Sale

| March 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Bookmakers Cocktail Club opened in 2014 and won SouthBMore’s Best Drink Selection all three years of the competition. The team at Bookmakers also ran Boiler Room in Federal Hill for the two years it was open.

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Royal Farms Permanently Closes Its Stall at Cross Street Market

Royal Farms Permanently Closes Its Stall at Cross Street Market

| March 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Royal Farms Chicken, the first-of-its-kind chicken stall for the popular Baltimore-based convenience store and gas station, permanently closed at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill in recent months. It first opened in July of 2019. Royal Farms has removed all of its equipment and branding from the 590 sq. ft. stall, which also has a carryout window facing E. Cross St. The space is now available for lease.

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Retail Collective Featuring Little Miner Taco, FEEL GOOD Cafe, and an Art Gallery Coming to Pigtown

Retail Collective Featuring Little Miner Taco, FEEL GOOD Cafe, and an Art Gallery Coming to Pigtown

| March 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Washington, D.C.-based developer Mike Azimi has purchased 1009 W. Barre and 1011 W. Barre St. in Pigtown/Barre Circle and is planning a retail collective with Little Miner Taco, FEEL GOOD Cafe, and an art gallery selling Baltimore-made crafts. The one-story buildings, which total 6,751 sq. ft., were formerly the home of Total A-V Systems.

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Ryan Homes to Build 275 Townhomes at the ‘ONE Westport’ Waterfront Development

Ryan Homes to Build 275 Townhomes at the ‘ONE Westport’ Waterfront Development

| March 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

ONE Westport developer Stonewall Capital has partnered with Ryan Homes of NVR, Inc. to build 275 townhomes at the waterfront development. ONE Westport is a mixed-use development on a 43-acre parcel that will have townhomes, multi-family affordable housing, market rate apartment buildings, office, retail, and green spaces.

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Baltimore City to Loosen COVID Restrictions, Indoor Dining To Resume at 50%

Baltimore City to Loosen COVID Restrictions, Indoor Dining To Resume at 50%

| March 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

This afternoon, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa announced that Baltimore City will further ease its COVID-19 mandates following consultation with public health partners and sustained improvements in public health data.

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Vegan Taco Carry-out and Delivery Business ‘Mez’ Opens at McHenry Row

Vegan Taco Carry-out and Delivery Business ‘Mez’ Opens at McHenry Row

| March 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Vegan taco carry-out and delivery business Mez launched in January out of ShareKitchen at McHenry Row in Locust Point. ShareKitchen is at the back of the Banner Building at McHenry Row, adjacent to Diamondback Brewing Company’s outdoor dining patio.

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