Reflecting on Two Amazing Years at SouthBMore.com

| February 10, 2014 | 6 Comments

Back CameraWhen I came up with the idea for a hyper-local website covering South Baltimore news in early 2012, I wasn’t sure how it would be received, but I knew I would get the chance to talk – and learn more – about the community I love. As SouthBMore.com turns two years old today, I have to say it has been an experience beyond all expectations.

I always like to tell people that I knew how much I loved South Baltimore, but that I definitely underestimated the love so many other people have for this community as well. I’ve been involved in a lot of media projects over the last ten years including television shows, radio shows, webcasts, high school sports websites and more. But, SouthBMore.com has been by far the most rewarding thing I’ve had the chance to be a part of professionally.

Through the website I have had the chance to meet so many great neighbors and members of the business community. And, all of the positive feedback from these individuals just makes me want to work harder to cover more news, write more articles and tell more great stories. I, along with everyone else at SouthBMore.com, are appreciative of all the interactions we’ve had in person and online with so many great members of this community.

The first two years of SouthBMore.com have been amazing and we look forward to many more to come.

Looking back, here are a few events that shaped the last two years in South Baltimore.

The economy in South Baltimore is surging back as new businesses are opening on just about every block, long-delayed real estate projects are no longer delayed, new homes and rehab crews are everywhere you look, a new shopping center opened, a once-neglected Wells St. is seeing millions in investment, and new projects are presented at just about every neighborhood meeting.

A casino long delayed by litigation will be opening this fall propelling rejuvenated interest in a once-neglected area of the city. Port Covington has a new owner, exciting locals that it will soon reach its potential, and crime has decreased by double digits. The population continues to grow, which shows more and more people want to be a part of all the great things going on here. The Orioles are a winning baseball team again and the Ravens added another Lombardi Trophy to their collection Рcheers to that!

It was an eventful two years and we are confident the future will be just as exciting. We can’t wait!

About the Author:

Founder and Publisher of SouthBmore.com, longtime resident of South Baltimore, and a graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O's fan, father of three, amateur pizza chef, skateboarder, and "bar food" foodie. Email me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.
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