Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught was a popular fixture around South Baltimore during his 18 years working in the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Southern District. Officer ButterBean passed away on Thursday after a battle with stage four liver cancer at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2018 and was undergoing treatments at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Final Design Approved for Rash Field Overlook and Pavilion

Final Design Approved for Rash Field Overlook and Pavilion

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore (WPOB) received approval today from Baltimore City Planning Department’s Urban Design & Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP) for the pavilion and overlook design for the redevelopment of Rash Field. WPOB expects to begin construction on Phase One later this year. This project is expected to cost $16.5 million.

| June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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McHenry Row’s Porter Street Apartments Now Run on 100% Solar Power

McHenry Row’s Porter Street Apartments Now Run on 100% Solar Power

McHenry Row’s Porter Street Apartments is now operating on 100% solar power. The 223-unit, five-story apartment building, which includes an outdoor pool and an adjacent parking garage, opened in 2017.

| June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Greek Folk Festival, First Thursday, Floatilla, HONfest, Sunset Fest, Riverside Summer Concert, outdoor fitness, farmers’ market, and more fun.

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Plans Revealed for 6-Story, 267-Unit Apartment Building at 1800 South Hanover

Plans Revealed for 6-Story, 267-Unit Apartment Building at 1800 South Hanover

Wood Partners is hoping its new building will help calm down a very “vehicular-centric” S. Hanover St., which is also known as Route 2, a highway that continues south through Annapolis. Wood Partners wants to line S. Hanover St., as well as the property’s borders of W. Barney St., a new street that will be created between the 1800 and 1900 blocks of S. Hanover St., and the western edge of the property up against train tracks, with lush plantings.

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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SoBo Summer Music Series Lineup Announced

SoBo Summer Music Series Lineup Announced

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) presents the SoBo Summer Music Series through Saturday, August 24, 2019. The series features live music concerts and special events throughout South Baltimore. Widely known and emerging Baltimore-based musicians perform various genres including blues, brass band, funk, jazz, R&B, reggae and timba.

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Census 2019: Places to Eat on the South Baltimore Peninsula

Census 2019: Places to Eat on the South Baltimore Peninsula

Following the popularity of SouthBMore.com’s ‘Places to Eat on the South Baltimore Peninsula’ census in 2018, SouthBMore.com has decided to make it a yearly study to provide a complete overview of the state of the dining scene on the South Baltimore Peninsula. SouthBMore.com takes a look at the total amount of places to eat, the occupancy rate, the amount of places that have pizza, alcoholic beverages, sushi, juice, Mexican, and more. Take a look!

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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19th Century B&O Railroad-Themed Toddler Train Opens at Federal Hill Park

19th Century B&O Railroad-Themed Toddler Train Opens at Federal Hill Park

SHR’s “Campaign for the Train” raised $55,000 for foundation work and the newest playground piece that replicates a B&O engine and dining car. The green and gray piece features a slide and areas for toddlers to climb and sit. The train was designed and built by Playground Specialists.

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

Robberies in Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Pigtown, Otterbein, and Riverside; and several burglaries and stolen cars around the area.

| June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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‘The Loft – BROW LASH SKIN’ Opens in Federal Hill

‘The Loft – BROW LASH SKIN’ Opens in Federal Hill

The Loft’s Federal Hill location occupies a brand-new, approximately 1,400 sq. ft. space in a 21-unit, four-story apartment building that opened last year. The apartment building replaced the former Ole Federal Hill Liquors, which relocated within the block. 

| June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Additional Exercise Equipment Added to Riverside Park

Additional Exercise Equipment Added to Riverside Park

New exercise equipment areas opened last month at Riverside Park and since then some additional pieces of equipment for cardio and strength conditioning have been added.

| June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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‘Polished Day Spa’ and Fast-Casual Burger Restaurant ‘Burgerim’ Complete Anthem House Retail Leasing

‘Polished Day Spa’ and Fast-Casual Burger Restaurant ‘Burgerim’ Complete Anthem House Retail Leasing

Burgerim offers a large menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, chicken strips, and milkshakes. Polished Day Spa offers manicures, pedicures, messages, and waxing. Learn more about these new tenants that complete the retail leasing at Anthem House.

| June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Sweet Shoppe Reopens Tomorrow at Cross Street Market

The Sweet Shoppe Reopens Tomorrow at Cross Street Market

Closed since October due to Cross Street Market construction, The Sweet Shoppe will reopen tomorrow in a brand new stall. Owner Pete Pittas has owned the stall in Cross Street Market since 1988. The Sweet Shoppe offers hand-scooped ice cream and a variety of chocolate and candies, including classic, old-fashioned, and seasonal treats.

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Three International Architecture Firms Reveal Concepts for Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Three International Architecture Firms Reveal Concepts for Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Last night, concepts were revealed for a competition that aims to turn the Middle Branch Waterfront into a more than 11-mile park system in South Baltimore along the shoreline of the Patapsco River.

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

A packed spring Baltimore weekend that includes Terrapin Taste Fest at AVAM, a festival featuring UMD Alumni businesses. This weekend also includes Bike Party, O’s/Giants, Gin Blossoms, Baltimore 10 Miler, Greater Good Market, Italian Festival, Taste of 3 Cites, Ruckus Fest, Charles Village Fest, Charity Challenge, and your complete rundown of outdoor fitness, famers’ markets, and brewery events. Have fun!

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Emergent BioSolutions Undertaking a $50-Million Expansion of its South Baltimore Facility

Emergent BioSolutions Undertaking a $50-Million Expansion of its South Baltimore Facility

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is under construction on a $50-million expansion of its fill/finish facility at 1111 S. Paca St. in Pigtown/Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2021 and is anticipated to create up to 60 new jobs in the next couple of years.

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Royal Farms Opening a Fried Chicken Stall at Cross Street Market

Royal Farms Opening a Fried Chicken Stall at Cross Street Market

Baltimore-staple Royal Farms is opening a new concept for the redeveloped Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. The Royal Farms’ stall will just focus on the convenience store and gas station’s “world famous chicken,” which will include fried chicken, chicken tenders, chicken salad, chicken sandwiches, and sides.

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
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