Sheila Dixon Leads Democratic Primary Mayor Race for Baltimore City

Sheila Dixon Leads Democratic Primary Mayor Race for Baltimore City

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.

| June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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.

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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. 

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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.

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

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

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

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.

| June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

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.

| June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Photo Tour of Vitamin’s New Federal Hill Headquarters

Photo Tour of Vitamin’s New Federal Hill Headquarters

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.

| May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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.

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Police Officer Shot in Federal Hill After Car Pursuit

Baltimore Police Officer Shot in Federal Hill After Car Pursuit

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.

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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.

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Starbucks Opens New Store in Federal Hill

Starbucks Opens New Store in Federal Hill

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.

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Snowball Shop ‘Ice Queens’ Opening This Weekend in Locust Point

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

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.

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Former Episcopal School in Pigtown to Become 30 Apartments

Former Episcopal School in Pigtown to Become 30 Apartments

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.

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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President Trump to Visit Fort McHenry for Memorial Day

President Trump to Visit Fort McHenry for Memorial Day

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

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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.

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
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