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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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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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