Meet Conor and Lucas Hopkins, the Five- and Seven-Year-Olds Who Started a Plant Watering Business in South Baltimore

Meet Conor and Lucas Hopkins, the Five- and Seven-Year-Olds Who Started a Plant Watering Business in South Baltimore

Last summer, Lucas Hopkins, who is now seven, told his mother Amber Hopkins that he wanted money and asked how he could get some. She told him to come up with some kind of simple job that people might want. Lucas Hopkins had watered plants for his Riverside neighbors in the past and thought he could do that same service for more people. He got his mother, who is a teacher in Howard County and off during the summer, and brother Conor Hopkins, who is now five, on board and they launched Green Thumbs Plant Care.

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Vietnamese Pho and Banh Mi Shop ‘Phubs’ Opens at Cross Street Market

Vietnamese Pho and Banh Mi Shop ‘Phubs’ Opens at Cross Street Market

Phubs focuses on Vietnamese street food favorites pho and banh mi. It also serves rice bowls, salads, sides, and specialty drinks. Chuong Nguyen said recipes come from his family’s take on pho from Northern Vietnam.

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

A suspect was arrested after firing a gun and committing a carjacking in Federal Hill before crashing the car near the Inner Harbor. Plus, a murder in Sharp-Leadenhall; robberies in SBNA and Locust Point; assaults at the Inner Harbor and Hollins Market; and several stolen autos.

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Ropewalk To Close for Renovations in July, Will Return as a More “Family-Friendly” Restaurant with Duckpin Bowling

Ropewalk To Close for Renovations in July, Will Return as a More “Family-Friendly” Restaurant with Duckpin Bowling

Ropewalk will close on July 1st to start a renovation project that will add mini duckpin bowling lanes and virtual reality, gaming, and arcade systems. It will also include a mostly cosmetic renovation of the existing spaces.

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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60,000 Sq. Ft. Office Building on Woodall Street in Locust Point Moves Forward with Community Approval

60,000 Sq. Ft. Office Building on Woodall Street in Locust Point Moves Forward with Community Approval

This Goodier Properties’ project was protested and heavily debated by the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) and Key Hwy. neighbor Domino Sugar for more than a year-and-half, but the three groups reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in recent months allowing Baltimore City Board of Municipal & Zoning Appeals (BMZA) to rezone the property.

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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New LED Lights Installed at M&T Bank Stadium

New LED Lights Installed at M&T Bank Stadium

“The new LED Sports Lights will provide improved efficiency, a brighter light with less glare, instant on/off capability and the ability to create dynamic light shows at M&T Bank Stadium,” said Ravens Senior Vice President of Stadium Operations Roy Sommerhof in a press release.

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A smoke shop opens in Federal Hill, a convenience store opens on S. Charles St., Tiki Barge is not opening this year, an Annapolis-born seafood restaurant opens on Pratt St., P.F. Chang’s is closing, Gap is closing, a restaurant changes its name in Federal Hill, and Sagamore Spirit teams up with Sierra Nevada.

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Big Lebowski to Play at Riverside Park on Wednesday

The Big Lebowski to Play at Riverside Park on Wednesday

As part of Baltimore City Recreation & Parks Rhythms & Reels lineup, The Big Lebowski will be played this Wednesday at Riverside Park. The movie is Rated R starts at “dusk.”

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Ceremony Coffee Roasters Opens at Cross Street Market

Ceremony Coffee Roasters Opens at Cross Street Market

Coffee drinks at Ceremony’s Cross Street Market location include espresso, Long Black, Cortado, Cappuccino, Flat White, Latte, Mocha, Americano, Black Shakerato, White Shakerato, nitro cold brew, pour over coffee, and regular coffee. Patrons can also get Ceremony’s canned cold brew to-go.

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Concert in Middle Branch Park, Fun on the Waterfront, O’s/Red Sox with fireworks and Field of Dreams, Pride, Flag Day at Fort McHenry, Pints in the Park, Summer Sounds, Polkapalooza, Twilight Swim, South Point Soiree, Whiskey on the Waterfront, Movie in the Park, outdoor fitness, and farmers’ markets.

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Ramen Utsuke Opens at 414 Light Street

Ramen Utsuke Opens at 414 Light Street

414 Light Street in Otterbein/Inner Harbor has its first retail business in operation as Ramen Utsuke opened last month in a 2,071 sq. ft. space. Ramen Utsuke is owned by Shigehiko “Jacky” Okiebisu and is a sister restaurant of Fell’s Point’s Kippo Ramen.

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Serenity Wine Bar Opens in Locust Point with Self-Serve Wine, Pizza, and Pasta

Serenity Wine Bar Opens in Locust Point with Self-Serve Wine, Pizza, and Pasta

Serenity Wine Bar opened this week in the 2,000 sq. ft. former home of Our House at 1121 Hull St. in Locust Point. Serenity is a new concept from Nneka Bilal, who has worked at Pizza Hut for 23 years.

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill to Open at Harborplace

Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill to Open at Harborplace

LandShark Bar & Grill’s menu includes a large selection of margaritas, tropical drinks, wine, and beers including its namesake LandShark Lager; and food offerings including seafood dishes, burgers, tacos, salads, and desserts.

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Baltimore Water Taxi Route Being Tested for Locust Point to Fell’s Point

Weekend Baltimore Water Taxi Route Being Tested for Locust Point to Fell’s Point

This new Locust Point to/from Fell’s Point route would operate Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm with departures every 15 minutes. Baltimore Water Taxi is testing out this route on weekends during the month of June as part of a feasibility study.

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

Two shootings and a homicide in Sharp-Leadenhall; two robberies and an aggravated assault in Otterbein; a robbery, aggravated assault, and stolen car in Federal Hill; a robbery in Carroll-Camden; and several stolen cars around the area.

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Federal Hill Main Street Launches Daily Street Cleaning, Adds Cross Street String Lighting, and Begins Sidewalk Repairs

Federal Hill Main Street Launches Daily Street Cleaning, Adds Cross Street String Lighting, and Begins Sidewalk Repairs

Federal Hill Main Street (FHMS) is taking on a number of new initiatives in the neighborhood that are mostly being funded by grants from the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP). These include a new five-day-a-week street cleaning crew, string lighting along the unit block of E. Cross St., sidewalk repairs and power washing, and new plantings around the business district.

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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M&T Bank Opens a Pop-Up Retail Space on Pratt Street for Baltimore Small Businesses

M&T Bank Opens a Pop-Up Retail Space on Pratt Street for Baltimore Small Businesses

M&T Bank has opened its M&T Spotlight Shop at 300 E. Pratt St. at the Inner Harbor. The outdoor pop-up shop, which is situated on a green space in front of a parking lot and closes up like a shipping container, is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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