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710-Room Holiday Inn/Radisson Downtown to be Converted to Apartments

710-Room Holiday Inn/Radisson Downtown to be Converted to Apartments

El Segundo, California’s Vivo Investment Group (“Vivo”) has acquired the dual-branded Holiday Inn and Radisson Hotel in Downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at 105 W. Fayette St.  It is planning to convert the twin tower high-rise property into an apartment community.

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Maryland Bill Laying Groundwork for Up to $1.2 Billion in Baltimore Stadium Upgrades Passes Overwhelmingly

Maryland Bill Laying Groundwork for Up to $1.2 Billion in Baltimore Stadium Upgrades Passes Overwhelmingly

A bill called HB896 that lays the groundwork for up to $1.2 billion in future renovations at Camden Yards Sports Complex stadiums Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium was passed by an overwhelming vote.

| April 13, 2022 | 0 Comments
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New Baltimore Arena to Have an Approximately 15,000-Person Capacity

New Baltimore Arena to Have an Approximately 15,000-Person Capacity

Oak View Group (OVG) is currently underway on its $150-plus million renovation of the Baltimore Arena which, when completed, will have a significantly higher capacity. The capacity will go from 12,289 for basketball games to approximately 15,000.

| April 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Historic Downtown Office Building to Convert to 220 Apartments

Historic Downtown Office Building to Convert to 220 Apartments

The historic Fidelity & Deposit Building at 210 N. Charles St. Downtown will be converted to 220 apartments. The eight-story building was recently purchased by 210 N. Charles Owner, LLC, a joint venture partnership formed by residential developer Trademark Properties and local investor Prab Thangarajah.

| March 22, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Arena Renovations Begin

Baltimore Arena Renovations Begin

Oak View Group’s (OVG) renovation of the Baltimore Arena has started. This $150-plus million project will take just under a year to complete. The goal is for the arena to reopen for the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments on February 20, 2023.

| March 14, 2022 | 0 Comments
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H&M and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Close at Harborplace

H&M and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Close at Harborplace

The Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace at the Inner Harbor is left with only two tenants as H&M and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. closed in recent weeks. The only two businesses that remain open in the once-filled pavilion, which is stuck in a receivership, are Hooters and Neighborhoods Urban Goods.

| March 10, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Photo Tour of the Harborplace Pavilions at the Inner Harbor

Photo Tour of the Harborplace Pavilions at the Inner Harbor

The Harborplace pavilions at the Inner Harbor have been stuck in receivership since June 2019 and the vacancies are starting to pile up. The Light Street Pavilion now just has two tenants left. There are also a number of vacancies in the Pratt Street Pavilion. Here is a photo tour of the current state of the Harborplace pavilions.

| March 11, 2022 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A salon replaces a restaurant, a seafood restaurant is undergoing a renovation, The Baltimore Sun printing press closes, a new business for Port Covington, a Locust Point yoga studio gets publicity, and two hotels to close.

| February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Paul McCartney to Perform at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in June

Paul McCartney to Perform at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in June

The Orioles today announced that legendary singer-songwriter PAUL McCARTNEY will perform the second-ever major concert at Camden Yards on Sunday, June 12, as part of his 2022 GOT BACK tour.

| February 18, 2022 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

Two local businesses team up, an Inner Harbor restaurant closes, a new office Downtown, new businesses in Pigtown and Federal Hill, a Pigtown program graduates its first class, and a local company launches compostable coffee pods.

| January 20, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Orioles Release Renderings of New Left Field Dimensions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles Release Renderings of New Left Field Dimensions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

On Friday, the Orioles released renderings of the renovation project, and Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Elias and Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Analytics Sig Mejdal spoke about the decision to move the fence back.

| January 17, 2022 | 0 Comments
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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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Maryland Comptroller’s Office Seeks 43,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space

Maryland Comptroller’s Office Seeks 43,000 Sq. Ft. of Downtown Office Space

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) announced the department’s publication of the solicitation for the leasing of commercial office space for the Maryland Comptroller’s Office (Comptroller) in Baltimore City. The request for proposals (RFP) is seeking available commercial lease space in Baltimore City.

| January 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Renderings Revealed for Royal Farms Arena Renovations

Renderings Revealed for Royal Farms Arena Renovations

Today, Oak View Group (OVG) and its design team unveiled renderings of its $150-plus million renovation plan for the Royal Farms Arena to the Baltimore City Planning Department’s Urban Design & Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP).

| December 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Pickles Opens Doughnut, Ice Cream, and Breakfast Shop ‘Sugarmore’

Pickles Opens Doughnut, Ice Cream, and Breakfast Shop ‘Sugarmore’

This fall Pickles Pub opened a doughnut, ice cream, and breakfast sandwich shop called Sugarmore Dispensary. Sugarmore has its own storefront with a pink facade, but is connected to the main Pickles buildings at 520 Washington Blvd.

| December 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Zahlco Starts Construction Tomorrow on Second Pratt Street Apartment Building

Zahlco Starts Construction Tomorrow on Second Pratt Street Apartment Building

Zahlco Development will start construction on its second apartment building on the 700 block of W. Pratt St. in Ridgely’s Delight tomorrow. This will be a 35-unit, “all-inclusive” building at 733 to 737 W. Pratt St. The company is nearing completion on a 54-unit apartment building next door at 719 to 725 W. Pratt St.

| December 1, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A bar honors its longtime owner, a bank opens at a prominent corner in Federal Hill, a beer garden opens, an office space is leased, and a building at a busy intersection is painted.

| November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
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