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Light Rail Track Maintenance Begins on May 16th

Light Rail Track Maintenance Begins on May 16th

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will begin planned Light RailLink track maintenance Sunday, May 16.

| April 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Three Bids Submitted to Renovate Royal Farms Arena

Three Bids Submitted to Renovate Royal Farms Arena

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) has received three bids from its November Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Royal Farms Arena. The bids come from Oak View Group; Metropolitan Development and ASM; and Spectra.

| April 27, 2021 | 0 Comments
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State of Maryland Moves Forward with Plan to Bring 3,300 Employees to Downtown Baltimore

State of Maryland Moves Forward with Plan to Bring 3,300 Employees to Downtown Baltimore

On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan announced the initial steps to move 3,300 State employees from 12 different agencies from the aging State Center complex to Downtown Baltimore. He said this move will “help revitalize the city’s Central Business District.”

| April 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Reopens Next Weekend

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Reopens Next Weekend

Returning in time to kick off the spring season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar welcomes back beloved elements like hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans in limited capacity, after offering a food-only market throughout the 2020 season.

| March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
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State Allocates Funds To Prevent Downtown’s Bard Building from Becoming a Parking Lot

State Allocates Funds To Prevent Downtown’s Bard Building from Becoming a Parking Lot

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) recently put out a request for expressions of interest (REOI) to partner with the school to turn the vacant Bard Building at 600 E. Lombard St. into a surface parking lot. However, the State of Maryland has stepped in with $7.4 million in supplemental funding to pay for the demolition and convert the site into a temporary green space.

| March 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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BCCC Seeks Developer to Turn Its Downtown ‘Bard Building’ Into a Parking Lot

BCCC Seeks Developer to Turn Its Downtown ‘Bard Building’ Into a Parking Lot

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is looking for a developer to partner with to turn its defunct Bard Building in Downtown into a parking lot. The developer would demolish the building and build a parking lot in its place.

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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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