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Baltimore Development Corporation Issues RFPs for Three Downtown Properties

Baltimore Development Corporation Issues RFPs for Three Downtown Properties

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), on behalf of the City of Baltimore, has issued three Request for Proposals (RFP) for city-owned properties on the Westside of downtown.  The RFPs are for a property on North Howard Street as well as properties located at Lexington and Park and Liberty and Park.

| August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Judge Dismisses Maglev’s Attempt to Condemn Westport Waterfront Development Property

Judge Dismisses Maglev’s Attempt to Condemn Westport Waterfront Development Property

Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR), the organization looking to construct the high-speed Maglev train between Baltimore and Washington, had its attempt to condemn a 43-acre Westport waterfront property dismissed by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Kendra Ausby.

| August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Pig Weathervane Sculpture Installed at Carroll Park in Pigtown

Pig Weathervane Sculpture Installed at Carroll Park in Pigtown

In the works since 2014, a 35 ft. tall pig weathervane sculpture has been installed in Pigtown. The sculpture, which was designed and fabricated by Pigtown resident and sculptor Rodney Carroll, sits at the entrance to Carroll Park at Bayard St. and Washington Blvd.

| August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Mother Mary Lange Catholic School Opens in Poppleton

Mother Mary Lange Catholic School Opens in Poppleton

Today, The Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomed its first students at Mother Mary Lange Catholic School at 200 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Poppleton. This $24-million, 65,000 sq. ft. Pre-K-8 school broke ground in 2019 and replaced two vacant lots that were once a public school and part of the Lexington Terrace public housing complex.

| August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
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AVAM Selected for a ‘Weird Works of Art Exhibit’ by John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

AVAM Selected for a ‘Weird Works of Art Exhibit’ by John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

Out of a field of nearly 1,000 submissions, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) has been selected as one of only five museums nationwide to exhibit three “weird works of art” selected by Last Week Tonight’s television host John Oliver

| August 26, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Traffic Calming Project Coming to Washington Boulevard in Pigtown

Traffic Calming Project Coming to Washington Boulevard in Pigtown

Planning is currently underway for a traffic calming project along Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. The project is a partnership between Pigtown Main Street Design Committee, South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP), Graham Projects, and the Pigtown community.

| August 26, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA Approval

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA Approval

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has become the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines remain under Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is manufactured in Baltimore by Emergent BioSolutions.

| August 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New ‘Bob the Groundhog’ Mural Added to the Pigtown Community Garden

New ‘Bob the Groundhog’ Mural Added to the Pigtown Community Garden

Local artist Patrick Harnett has added a mural to the shipping container at the Pigtown Community Garden at 145 W. Ostend St. Harnett has completed several other murals around Southwest Baltimore.

| August 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A food bus is launched, a salon opens in Federal Hill, Baltimore’s World Cup bid gets the support of Under Armour, and a Downtown building signs 21 new leases.

| August 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Orioles to Play in the ‘MLB Little League Classic’ in Williamsport Next Year

Orioles to Play in the ‘MLB Little League Classic’ in Williamsport Next Year

The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox are the next teams up to head to Williamsport, Pa. to play in the 2022 “MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO

| August 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Ravens Fans Named the Second “Booziest” in the NFL

Ravens Fans Named the Second “Booziest” in the NFL

Ravens home games are notoriously a big party around South Baltimore between the bars, tailgates, house parties, and stadium, so much so that according to a recent survey, Ravens fans like to party more than almost every other fanbase in the NFL.

| August 19, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Candy Shop ‘Oh So Sweet’ Opens in Federal Hill

Candy Shop ‘Oh So Sweet’ Opens in Federal Hill

Candy shop Oh So Sweet has opened at 1037 Light St. in Federal Hill. The 2,340 sq. ft. first-floor retail space has been vacant since SunTurst closed in Fall of 2014.

| August 18, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Before and After Photos of Retail Facade Improvements in SoWeBo

Before and After Photos of Retail Facade Improvements in SoWeBo

Southwest Partnership has helped business owners and commercial properties owners improve facades around Southwest Baltimore since 2019. Southwest Partnership works alongside Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) on this effort and has received funding from the State of Maryland.

| August 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Nashville-Inspired Music Bar Coming to Cross Street in Federal Hill

Nashville-Inspired Music Bar Coming to Cross Street in Federal Hill

PALM, which stands for Pretty Awesome Live Music, is opening at the former Social Pub at 25 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. PALM will be a Nashville-inspired bar with southern food and live music most hours it’s open.

| August 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Sagamore Spirit Launches Canned Craft Cocktails

Sagamore Spirit Launches Canned Craft Cocktails

Port Covington rye whiskey distillery Sagamore Spirit has launched new canned cocktails. The cocktails will be available in four-packs and sold at liquor stores in Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.

| August 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
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2020 Census: South Baltimore Peninsula Gains 4,071 Residents, Baltimore City Loses 27,471 Residents

2020 Census: South Baltimore Peninsula Gains 4,071 Residents, Baltimore City Loses 27,471 Residents

While Baltimore City continues to lose population, the South Baltimore Peninsula continues to buck the trend with significant population gains. Baltimore City has lost 27,471 residents since 2010, but the South Baltimore Peninsula has gained 4,071 residents in the past decade, according the 2020 Census.

| August 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New Children’s Novel ‘The Renegade Reporters’ Based in Federal Hill

New Children’s Novel ‘The Renegade Reporters’ Based in Federal Hill

Author Elissa Brent Weissman just released her new children’s novel The Renegade Reporters with publisher Penguin. The book is set in Federal Hill where Weissman lived for 15 years before relocating to Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019.

| August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
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