New Baltimore News Outlet ‘The Baltimore Banner’ Leases Inner Harbor Space

New Baltimore News Outlet ‘The Baltimore Banner’ Leases Inner Harbor Space

The Baltimore Banner, a Baltimore news website that will launch later this year, has signed a lease for a newsroom at the Pier IV office building at 621 E. Pratt St. at the Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Banner is part of newly-formed nonprofit organization The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism.

| January 13, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Ravens Eye Additional Upgrades at M&T Bank Stadium, Better Connection to Casino District

Ravens Eye Additional Upgrades at M&T Bank Stadium, Better Connection to Casino District

The Ravens are looking to make additional improvements to M&T Bank Stadium according to an article in the Baltimore Sun. The Ravens have played at M&T Bank Stadium in the Stadium Area of South Baltimore since 1998.

| January 11, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Left Field Dimensions Changing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Additional Renovations Being Considered

Left Field Dimensions Changing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Additional Renovations Being Considered

The Baltimore Sun is reporting the Orioles are underway on a project to alter the left field dimensions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With its reputation as a hitters park, the team is hoping to keep more balls in the yard by moving the left field wall back and raising its height.

| January 12, 2022 | 0 Comments
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GoFundMe Launched for Garden American Eatery Following ‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft

GoFundMe Launched for Garden American Eatery Following ‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft

To help the  Garden American Eatery, or the Garden Restaurant as it was known for many years, Riverside resident Larry Vogel and his wife Joanne started a GoFundMe to help the Lee family, who owns the restaurant and building.

| January 11, 2022 | 0 Comments
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‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft Occurred Overnight at ‘Garden American Eatery’ in Federal Hill

‘Smash-and-Grab’ ATM Theft Occurred Overnight at ‘Garden American Eatery’ in Federal Hill

A “smash-and-grab” ATM theft occurred last night at approximately 321am at the Garden American Eatery at 1501 Light St. in Federal Hill.

| January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Every New South Baltimore Retail Business Opened or Announced in 2021

Every New South Baltimore Retail Business Opened or Announced in 2021

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a busy year for business in South Baltimore. Below is a list of all 57 retail businesses that opened or were announced in 2021.

| January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Greek Restaurant ‘Yeeros’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

Greek Restaurant ‘Yeeros’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

The Yeeros menu features appetizers and soups such as tzatziki, hummus, spanakopita, and Greek chicken soup. Meats at Yeeros include chicken gyro, pork gyro, lamb gyro, chicken souvlaki, pork souvlaki, lamb souvlaki, and bifteki. It also offers vegan proteins such as falafel, and vegan bifteki and keftedakia balls.

| January 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Events Around Town

Weekend Events Around Town

Monster Jam, Shen Yun, Beethoven Smyphony, Ravens/Steelers, Winter Village, Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inner Harbor Ice Rink, farmers’ markets, and more. Have fun!

| January 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Ekiben Opening Restaurant on Fort Avenue in Riverside

Ekiben Opening Restaurant on Fort Avenue in Riverside

Ekiben has earned its share of media praise with a number of local dining awards, Travel + Leisure named it the best place to get a sandwich in Maryland, and Bon Appétit included Ekeben as one of its Best Restaurant Meals of 2021

| January 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Korean Fried Chicken Stall ‘The Chicken Lab’ Opens at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill

Korean Fried Chicken Stall ‘The Chicken Lab’ Opens at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill

The Chicken Lab was launched by husband and wife Daehee Wi and Hye Jeon. Wi was a chef in South Korea before moving to Baltimore two years ago to help his brother launch restaurant Kong Pocha in Charles North.

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Three New Townhomes Planned Next to The Hollins Market

Three New Townhomes Planned Next to The Hollins Market

Development company In Habit is planning to build three new townhomes at 1101-1105 Hollins St. in Hollins Market. The property is at the corner of Hollins St. and Arlington Ave. and is across the street from the Hollins Market.

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Main Street Jeweler Opens in Federal Hill

Main Street Jeweler Opens in Federal Hill

Longtime jeweler Tarek Ahmed has opened Main Street Jeweler at 1129 Light St. in Federal Hill. The storefront has been vacant in recent years.

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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TWISB Podcast: 2021 in Review

TWISB Podcast: 2021 in Review

On Episode 19 of This Week in South Baltimore Nate and Kevin take look back at 2021 in South Baltimore. The biggest stories were South Baltimore getting back to business with many new business openings including five new restaurants on Cross Street, changes at Cross Street Market, and new lineup at McHenry Row, plus we run down every new retail business in the area. We discuss the emergence of Port Covington with several stakeholders involved, the entertainment development planned around the casino, and additional real estate developments that have move forward over the past year.

| December 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
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7-Eleven Closes in Federal Hill

7-Eleven Closes in Federal Hill

The 7-Eleven at 1111 Light Street in Federal Hill has closed. This 7-Eleven franchise opened in a 2,700 sq. ft. space at 1111 Light Street in 2012. It was previously at 1024 Light St. for many years prior to the move.

| December 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
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State of Maryland Seeks 340,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space for Department of Health

State of Maryland Seeks 340,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space for Department of Health

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) announced the department’s publication of the solicitation for the leasing of commercial office space for the new headquarters of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking available commercial lease space in Baltimore’s Central Business District.  

| December 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Townhomes in Pigtown

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Townhomes in Pigtown

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a project it is undertaking on the 1100 block of Ward St. in Pigtown. The project includes three new-construction homes, two rowhome rehabs, a community green space, and some parking spaces for the adjacent Paul’s Place.

| December 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Ships Diverted from Congested American Ports Arriving at the Port of Baltimore

Ships Diverted from Congested American Ports Arriving at the Port of Baltimore

Since July 2020, 26 ships have been diverted to the Port of Baltimore due to nationwide port congestion.

| December 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
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