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Maryland Announces RFP for a 28,434 Sq. Ft. Office Space Downtown for SDAT

Maryland Announces RFP for a 28,434 Sq. Ft. Office Space Downtown for SDAT

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) announced the department’s lease solicitation for commercial office space for the new headquarters of the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT).

| October 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Inner Harbor’s ‘The Gallery at Harborplace’ Mall to Close by the End of the Year

Inner Harbor’s ‘The Gallery at Harborplace’ Mall to Close by the End of the Year

The closure of The Gallery at Harborplace is another blow for the retail options at the Inner Harbor as the Harborplace shopping pavilions are in receivership and continue to lose tenants. Large retail tenants Jos. A Bank and Brio Tuscan Grille closed at 100 E. Pratt St. in recent years.

| September 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Development Corporation Issues RFPs for Three Downtown Properties

Baltimore Development Corporation Issues RFPs for Three Downtown Properties

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), on behalf of the City of Baltimore, has issued three Request for Proposals (RFP) for city-owned properties on the Westside of downtown.  The RFPs are for a property on North Howard Street as well as properties located at Lexington and Park and Liberty and Park.

| August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A food bus is launched, a salon opens in Federal Hill, Baltimore’s World Cup bid gets the support of Under Armour, and a Downtown building signs 21 new leases.

| August 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Pitamore Reopens Light Street Location

Pitamore Reopens Light Street Location

Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Pitamore, which as been closed at 30 Light St. in Downtown since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has reopened. It is now open Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm. The Light St. location first opened in 2017.

| August 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A smoke shop opens in Federal Hill, a collectors shop closes in Federal Hill, an office space is filled in Federal Hill, an office space is filled in Locust Point, a salon relocation in Locust Point, two Pigtown relocations, and a hotel Downtown will become apartments. Get caught up!

| July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Five Black-Owned Retail Businesses to Receive Grant Funding and Open Downtown

Five Black-Owned Retail Businesses to Receive Grant Funding and Open Downtown

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore today announced the first group of five entrepreneurs selected for an innovative new program to attract and support Black-owned retail businesses in Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods.

| July 14, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Group with Ties to Kevin Durant Selected for $150 Million-Plus Renovation of the Baltimore Arena

Group with Ties to Kevin Durant Selected for $150 Million-Plus Renovation of the Baltimore Arena

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) announced today that it will enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Privilege (ENP) and Right of Entry agreement with Oak View Group (OVG) to negotiate a lease and management agreement for the City-owned arena, known as the Baltimore Arena, located at 201 W. Baltimore St. OVG was one of three respondents to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by BDC on behalf of the City of Baltimore.

| June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

National Aquarium is getting a facelift, a new headquarters is coming to Downtown, multiple companies are leaving Downtown for Harbor Point, Baltimore is back in the Fortune 500, and a Downtown hotel is sold at auction.

| June 15, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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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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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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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