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Barracudas and Pickles Pub Get Donations from The Famous Fund

Barracudas and Pickles Pub Get Donations from The Famous Fund

South Baltimore restaurants Barracudas and Pickles Pub are the latest businesses to receive donations from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s The Famous Fund. Jimmy’s started the fund on GoFundMe to support local restaurants that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and dining shutdowns.

| February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Commercial Spotlight: 1,700 Sq. Ft. Retail Space Across From Camden Yards Available for $750/Month

Commercial Spotlight: 1,700 Sq. Ft. Retail Space Across From Camden Yards Available for $750/Month

This first-floor retail space is located across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood. It features an open floor plan, hardwood ceilings, wood beams, and large windows. It has a showroom, storage room, and an adjacent bathroom. There is no HVAC built in, but Zahlco can provide space heaters and portable AC units as needed. 

| February 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority Agree to Two-Year Lease Extension at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority Agree to Two-Year Lease Extension at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Through this Amendment, the MSA and the Baltimore Orioles (Orioles) established that the Term of Lease now extends through December 31, 2023, with the Orioles right to exercise a one-time, five-year extension by February 1, 2023.

| February 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Program Launched to Support Five New Black-Owned Retail Businesses in Downtown Neighborhoods

Program Launched to Support Five New Black-Owned Retail Businesses in Downtown Neighborhoods

The Downtown BOOST (Black-Owned & Occupied Storefront Tenancy) Program: Presented by Fearless, will identify five Black-owned retail businesses and provide up to $50,000 in grant funding for capital and operating expenses. It is unique in that it benefits the new businesses it supports, and will fill retail space vacancies in Downtown, which have increased during COVID.

| February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
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395 “Post COVID-19 Engineered” Apartments Coming to Former Office Building Downtown

395 “Post COVID-19 Engineered” Apartments Coming to Former Office Building Downtown

Metropolitan, a real estate development company which has developed several other apartment and office buildings Downtown, is under construction on a conversion of the former City Crescent Building at 300 W. Redwood St. into 395 apartments. The project is being called “one of the country’s first post COVID-19 engineered residential projects.”

| January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
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COVID-19 ‘Mass Vaccination Sites’ To Open Next Week at M&T Bank Stadium and the Baltimore Convention Center

COVID-19 ‘Mass Vaccination Sites’ To Open Next Week at M&T Bank Stadium and the Baltimore Convention Center

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to expand the state’s COVID-19 vaccination network, including the opening of at least six mass vaccination sites at central locations, and new pharmacy partners in targeted areas.

| January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Local Entertainment Venues Receive Aid From Governor Hogan’s RELIEF Act

Local Entertainment Venues Receive Aid From Governor Hogan’s RELIEF Act

Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced $30 million in stimulus funds for more than 90 live music and performance venues around Maryland. Many South Baltimore and Downtown venues were recipients of this aid.

| January 19, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Sliders and Shotti’s To Receive Aid from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s Fundraising Campaign

Sliders and Shotti’s To Receive Aid from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s Fundraising Campaign

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood has launched a GoFundMe fundraising effort to support local restaurants struggling due to the current dining shutdown in Baltimore City implemented by Mayor Brandon Scott. Beneficiaries of this fundraiser will be South Baltimore bars Shotti’s Point Charm City and Sliders Bar & Grille, in addition to The Chasseur, G&A Restaurant, and The Angle Inn.

| January 19, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Baltimore Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the cancellation of Baltimore’s 2020 New Year’s Eve Spectacular, due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic and public health restrictions for gathering.

| December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Two Downtown Buildings Change Hands with Goal of Making Redwood Street a “Main Street”

Two Downtown Buildings Change Hands with Goal of Making Redwood Street a “Main Street”

The team of Kemp Byrnes, Brad Byrnes, and Dave Gupta have acquired 225 and 233 E. Redwood St. in Downtown and are planning a renovation and rebranding of the properties. The planned $5-million renovation will add retail to the first floor of the properties and keep office space on the upper floors.

| December 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Mixed-Use Development Planned for Long-Vacant, Former ‘Super Block’ Properties Downtown

Mixed-Use Development Planned for Long-Vacant, Former ‘Super Block’ Properties Downtown

BDC described the project as “a comprehensive, mixed-use rehabilitation of some of the existing structures with a significant new construction component. The concept includes workforce housing, market-rate rental housing, retail, office, co-working, artist live/workspace, an entertainment venue, and a hotel.”

| December 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
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T. Rowe Price Relocating Headquarters from the Inner Harbor to Harbor Point

T. Rowe Price Relocating Headquarters from the Inner Harbor to Harbor Point

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced today it will relocate from its current headquarters at 100 E. Pratt St. to the Harbor Point development in Fells Point in 2024. T. Rowe Price has signed a 15-year lease for two buildings, totaling 450,000 sq. ft., that will be constructed by Beatty Development Group and Armada Hoffler Construction.

| December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Issues RFP for a Redevelopment or Replacement of the Baltimore Arena

Baltimore Issues RFP for a Redevelopment or Replacement of the Baltimore Arena

BDC stated in a press release that “the goal of redevelopment is either a major renovation of the existing structure or a newly constructed arena at the current site. BDC’s goal is to create a major transformation of the existing Arena into a first-class, modern, entertainment and event venue through either renovation or new construction.”

| November 30, 2020
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Downtown Partnership Launching Holiday Pop-up Retail Store at Center Plaza

Downtown Partnership Launching Holiday Pop-up Retail Store at Center Plaza

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will open a pop-up retail store to help local makers increase sales and visibility during a COVID-challenged holiday gift season. The store will be open in a ground floor retail space made available by Artemis Properties on Center Plaza from noon to 8 pm each Wednesday through Sunday, December 2nd to the 23rd.

| November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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‘Baltimore Small Business Stories’ Launches with Photo Essays of Local Entrepreneurs

‘Baltimore Small Business Stories’ Launches with Photo Essays of Local Entrepreneurs

A new website called Baltimore Small Business Stories (BaltimoreSmall.com) recently launched to highlight the unique stories of small business owners in the area. Baltimore Small Business Stories is a photo essay project by Federal Hill resident Jon Bregel and New York resident Rocco Campenelli.

| November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Detroit-Style Pizza Restaurant ‘Underground Pizza’ Coming to Power Plant Live!

Detroit-Style Pizza Restaurant ‘Underground Pizza’ Coming to Power Plant Live!

Detroit-style pizza concept Underground Pizza will be opening its first brick-and-mortar location at Power Plant Live! Downtown. Underground Pizza will take over a 1,400 sq. ft. space at the plaza that was formerly the home of Joe Squared and Charm City Pizza.

| November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Holiday Inn Baltimore – Inner Harbor Closes, Property Under New Ownership

Holiday Inn Baltimore – Inner Harbor Closes, Property Under New Ownership

The hotel was built in 1964 and once had an revolving restaurant on the top floor with 360-degree views of Baltimore.

| November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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