Most Read Articles in October (SoBo Cliff Notes!)

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the most-read headlines from October:

Beazer Launches Key’s Overlook, 53 New Townhomes in Locust Point, 10/3

October was filled with big real estate news, which is always a favorite among readers. At the beginning of October Beazer, a national home builder, launched Key’s Overlook, 53 new, 2-car garage luxury townhomes near Silo Point in Locust Point. The homes start in the upper $400,000s and several lots have already been reserved.

Townhomes Proposed for 1500 South Charles St., 10/10

With new townhome construction surging, Green Door Properties has proposed another new development in South Baltimore at 1500 S. Charles St. They are proposing four new townhomes at the site of a former church, as well as renovating two existing adjacent homes. They are still in the planning phases, but are hoping to break ground in 2014.

1377509_10153286600950716_121017910_nPlans for Development at 900 E. Fort Ave. Garner Rave Reviews, 9/27

This article was one of the most-read in September and its popularity continued into October. Solstice Partners is proposing a new $80 million mixed-use project at 900 E. Fort Ave. at a former GE site in Locust Point. The development will include 275 apartments, ground floor retail, ground floor and rooftop restaurants, and a large parking garage. The project has been well received by the Locust Point Civic Association and received rave reviews from the Urban Design & Architecture Review Panel (UDARP).

They are hoping to break ground in late 2014.

South Baltimore Business Roundup, 10/15’s mid-October roundup was filled with tech news as Parking Panda and Groove Commerce were chosen as two of the ‘15 Best Startups to Work for In America,’  by Business Insider. The roundup also included news of UM BioPark signing a large new tenant, Federal Hill Mortgage moving to Light St. and updates to Trinacria and CrossFit Federal Hill.

1701 Light Street Seized by State of Maryland, 8/29

As the most popular article in our 21-month existence, this piece covered the news of the state’s seizure of 1701 Light St., a ‘Drug Nuisance’ house, in August.

On October 4, 2013, the home was sold at auction for $153,000 to a developer.

Michael’s No Longer Pursuing Federal Hill Restaurant, 10/16

For the second time in the last five years a restaurant proposal at 1000 S. Charles St. has fallen through as Michael’s Cafe has withdrawn its plans for a 4,000+ sq. ft. restaurant after failing to reach an agreement with the surrounding communities.

South Baltimore Business Roundup, 10/2

This roundup covered a new restaurant coming to Locust Point by the owners of Salt, an office shakeup at 1111 Light Street, a new cell phone store coming to Pigtown, the opening of World of Beer and a distinction for Masonville Cove.

Kearns Family Back Home a Year After a Fire Displaced Them, 10/24

This piece covered the story of the Kearns Family, local residents who were able to finally move back into their home after they were displaced by a fire one year ago.

One thing the Kearns never doubted throughout the whole process was where they would return when the dust settled. “It was a really hard thing, but we love our house and we love our neighborhood. We knew we were coming back,” said Robert Kearns.

Tommy’s Downtown Tavern Up For Sale, 10/7

Popular Pigtown bar Tommy’s Downtown Tavern has been put up for sale after owner Tommy Fox decided to move to Tennessee. As far as selling Tommy’s Downtown Tavern, it is not available to just any buyer. “I’m looking to sell the place to someone who wants to serve good beer, cater to a good crowd and continue what we did, not someone coming in here just to make money,” said Fox.  Fox told that he is currently working with several interested buyers.

SoBo’s Ethan Giffin Making Moves at Groove Commerce, 10/27

Ethan Giffin’s e-Commerce company Groove Commerce, which started at his home in Riverside, moved into a dazzling new 10,000 sq. ft. office near Harbor East last month. Giffin told about his journey with Groove Commerce and about his great new office space.

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