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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A salon and real estate office in Federal Hill closes, a Pigtown bar becomes office space, a former Light St. bar is under renovation, a hotel is sold, and Fort Ave. has a new soccer supporters club.

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Toronto Blue Jays Hoping to Play Home Games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this Year

Toronto Blue Jays Hoping to Play Home Games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this Year

The Orioles have granted the Blue Jays permission to play at Oriole Park, but both teams are waiting on a decision from the Maryland government.

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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54-Unit Apartment Building Begins Construction in Ridgely’s Delight

54-Unit Apartment Building Begins Construction in Ridgely’s Delight

Zahlco Development started construction in recent weeks on a 54-unit apartment building at 719-725 W. Pratt St. in Ridgely’s Delight. The $12-million project incorporates several existing buildings along with a vacant lot that Zahlco is purchasing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland Medical Center. The properties have been vacant for more than 20 years.

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Selects Shelonda Stokes as Its New President

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Selects Shelonda Stokes as Its New President

After a comprehensive international search, the Downtown Partnership Board of Directors today named Shelonda Stokes as its fourth President and Executive of the Downtown Management Authority (DMA). She replaces Kirby Fowler who left to become President and CEO of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this past April.

| June 10, 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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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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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A big new “Welcome to Baltimore” mural, a relocation in Federal Hill, a new car detailing shop in Pigtown, and a historic building lit blue.

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Police Department Central District to Move to Former The Baltimore Sun Building

Baltimore Police Department Central District to Move to Former The Baltimore Sun Building

The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Central District will be relocating from its building at 500 E. Baltimore St. to the former The Baltimore Sun building at 410 and 501 N. Calvert St. Downtown. A lease agreement with Atapco Properties was approved yesterday by the Baltimore City Board of Estimates.

| April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Downtown Partnership Produces Video Highlighting the Work of Baltimoreans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Downtown Partnership Produces Video Highlighting the Work of Baltimoreans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Downtown Partnership recently produced a video highlighting the work going on in Baltimore to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and thanks Baltimoreans for doing their part to help.

| April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

Today’s South Baltimore Business Roundup specifically looks at how some local businesses are helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic from creating face shields, to food donations, grants, and new hospital beds.

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

An RFP for a 66,869 sq. ft. retail building, a former Under Armour photography building is for lease, a Riverside Bar is for sale, bar closes at the Inner Harbor, and a new business joins City Garage.

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

In June 2018, a two-year, $1.8 million study was completed that recommended a $50 million renovation of the 104-year-old Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, often referred to as the Hanover Street Bridge. Additional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and US Coast Guard studies are required before construction can begin, but those have not started as Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has not secured funding for the project.

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A Downtown sports bar is closed for repairs, the new Lexington Market begins construction, Second Chance wins a grant, and large industrial properties hit the market.

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Philly Pretzel Factory Is Latest Business to Close at Harborplace as the Complex is in Receivership

Philly Pretzel Factory Is Latest Business to Close at Harborplace as the Complex is in Receivership

Philly Pretzel Factory is the latest business to close at the Harborplace Pavilions. The complex was taken from former owner Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation last June and put into receivership.

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Howl at the Moon to Close at Power Plant Live! at the End of February

Howl at the Moon to Close at Power Plant Live! at the End of February

Dueling piano bar Howl at the Moon, one of the original tenants of Power Plant Live!, is closing at the end of February after 20 years of business.

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Kraken Axes Opens at Power Plant Live!

Kraken Axes Opens at Power Plant Live!

Power Plant Live welcomed a new business as axe throwing bar Kraken Axes & Rage opened last month at the Downtown retail and office complex in a space formerly occupied by MEX. Kraken Axes & Rage also has a location in Washington D.C.

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Lanahan Building on Light Street Being Converted to 40 Apartments

The Lanahan Building on Light Street Being Converted to 40 Apartments

The Lanahan Building at 22 Light St. in Downtown will be converted to 40 apartments. The six-story, 51,510 sq. ft. building includes two retail spaces – one is occupied by 7-Eleven and the other, which was most recently The Bun Shop, is vacant.

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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