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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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‘Charles Street Promenade’ Shopping and Dining Event Taking Place on Saturday

‘Charles Street Promenade’ Shopping and Dining Event Taking Place on Saturday

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has announced a one-day closure of Charles Street, between Saratoga Street and North Avenue, to facilitate outdoor shopping, dining, and strolling.

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

South Baltimore Business Roundup

Three new salons open in South Baltimore, Pop Tacos reopens, more apartments planned for Downtown, a Federal Hill restaurant is expanding to the county, and a Locust Point company is experiencing big growth in 2020.

| October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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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