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Demolition Begins at Future Site of ‘The Paramount Baltimore’ Across from M&T Bank Stadium

Demolition Begins at Future Site of ‘The Paramount Baltimore’ Across from M&T Bank Stadium

Demolition is underway at 1300 Warner St. in Stadium Area, which is the future site of music venue The Paramount Baltimore. The proposed $50-million, 92,975 sq. ft., 4,000-seat facility will take the place of an existing 91,744 sq. ft. brick building and warehouse on a two-acre lot.

| July 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Sweet Shoppe Closes at Cross Street Market, Taharka Brothers to Replace It

The Sweet Shoppe Closes at Cross Street Market, Taharka Brothers to Replace It

After 32 years at Cross Street Market, The Sweet Shoppe closed as owner Pete Pittas is planning to retire. The Cross Street Market team of Caves Valley Partners and CANAdev announced today the candy stall will be replaced by Taharka Brothers, a Baltimore-based ice cream business, this summer.

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Order & Chaos to Serve THB Bagels as Part of Marketing Partnership with Planit

Order & Chaos to Serve THB Bagels as Part of Marketing Partnership with Planit

Planit, a Federal Hill-based communications, marketing, and digital agency, had added THB Bagelry + Deli to its roster of clients. Planit owns Order & Chaos Coffee, which is attached to its Key Hwy Headquarters, and the cafe is now selling THB’s bagels as part of the marketing partnership.

| June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Horseshoe Casino to Reopen on Sunday

Horseshoe Casino to Reopen on Sunday

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced today that it will reopen to the general public at 8am on Sunday. However, Caesars Rewards Seven Stars and Diamond card holders will be able to start gaming at the casino starting this Friday at 8am.

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Cross Street Market to Reopen on Thursday

Cross Street Market to Reopen on Thursday

Baltimore restaurants, malls, and casinos were allowed to open at 50 percent capacity as of last Friday as Baltimore City entered Stage Two of the State of Maryland’s “Roadmap to Recovery.’ Federal Hill’s Cross Street Market, which has been open for curbside and carryout window service during the COVID-19 pandemic, will allow customers back inside starting this Thursday at 11am.

| June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Renderings Revealed for Horseshoe Casino’s ‘Warner Street District’

Renderings Revealed for Horseshoe Casino’s ‘Warner Street District’

The master plan also shows a 320-room hotel built at the site of bar Game; a 30,000 sq. ft. bar called Yards Social Bar which will replace an industrial building at 1301 Warner St.; and 34,620 sq. ft. of additional retail. The plan also includes a plaza with a waterfront feature adjacent to Topgolf and streetscape improvements to the Gwynns Falls Waterfront which leads out to Ridgely’s Cove.

| June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Latin Spot Grill Coming Soon to Federal Hill

The Latin Spot Grill Coming Soon to Federal Hill

The Latin Spot Grill will be opening at the former home at Zuzu’s at 1136 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. The restaurant is a concept from Arnoldo Ulloa who has owned a catering business called Don Julio’s Kitchen for 12 years. He also owns food trucks and has a restaurant construction company called CA Restaurant Services.

| June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Maryland to Allow Gyms, Restaurant Dining Rooms, Casinos, Malls, and Amusements to Reopen

Maryland to Allow Gyms, Restaurant Dining Rooms, Casinos, Malls, and Amusements to Reopen

It is up to local jurisdictions to implement the State’s plans. While Maryland has moved on to the second phase of Stage Two, Baltimore City still has not completed Stage One as retail businesses are not allowed to have customers in the stores.

| June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Charmery to Open this Friday in Federal Hill

The Charmery to Open this Friday in Federal Hill

Popular Baltimore ice cream shop The Charmery is opening its new location at 46 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill this Friday. The Charmery has been renovating the small first-floor retail space, which was formerly a salon, in recent years.

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar to Open June 14th for Vendors Selling “Essential Food”

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar to Open June 14th for Vendors Selling “Essential Food”

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Opening Day for the 43rd season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has been scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 7 am to 12 pm. Originally scheduled to open on Sunday, April 5, the market was postponed in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) crisis. The postponement has allowed for careful adaptation of the market to adhere to distancing recommendations and enforced restrictions.

| 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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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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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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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 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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