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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Back On in Baltimore

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Back On in Baltimore

After a back-and-forth between Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the City-funded Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade is no longer cancelled, according to Mayor Scott.

| January 9, 2023 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

CFG Bank Arena continues to book events, a tattoo shop opens in Federal Hill, a Federal Hill restaurant adds a second location, a new brunch option in Locust Point, a smoke shop closes, and a local event surpasses $1 million raised.

| December 14, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Photo Tour of the New Lexington Market

Photo Tour of the New Lexington Market

The new Lexington Market opened in October at 112 N. Eutaw St. Downtown. The market, which has been in Baltimore for 240 years, reopened in a new 61,000 sq. ft. building next to the now-former Lexington Market. The Arcade building was demolished to make way for a new public plaza in between the new and former Lexington Market.

| December 8, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Lizzo to Perform at the New CFG Bank Arena

Lizzo to Perform at the New CFG Bank Arena

CFG Bank Arena, which will reopen in February after an approximately $200-million renovation, has secured another big touring act as Lizzo will perform there on May 9th. Lizzo joins Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Blink 182, Thomas Rhett, Anita Baker, and Jeff Dunham as acts that have scheduled shows at the renovated arena.

| November 16, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Arena Now ‘CFG Bank Arena’

Baltimore Arena Now ‘CFG Bank Arena’

The Baltimore Arena has a new name: CFG Bank Arena. Oak View Group (OVG), which is leading an approximately $200-million renovation of the arena, made the announcement yesterday with Ray Lewis and Pharrell Williams on hand.

| October 25, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Sliders Bar & Grille Sold to Alliance Restaurant Group

Sliders Bar & Grille Sold to Alliance Restaurant Group

The Alliance Restaurant Group added to its portfolio last month by purchasing Sliders Bar & Grille at 504 Washington Blvd. in Ridgely’s Delight. The 4,300 sq. ft. sports bar, which is a popular pregame spot for Baltimore Orioles games, has been open across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards for almost 30 years. It goes by the tagline “771 feet away from home plate.”

| October 7, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Goodwill Industries Moving Its Baltimore Headquarters to Violetville

Goodwill Industries Moving Its Baltimore Headquarters to Violetville

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. will relocate its Baltimore City headquarters to the Baltimore Gateway building at 3700 Koppers St.  in Violetville. The non-profit organization will lease 14,662 sq. ft. of the 100,000 sq. ft. St. John Properties, Inc. building.

| September 29, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Homebrew and Chili Competition ChiliBrew Returns this Year

Homebrew and Chili Competition ChiliBrew Returns this Year

Baltibrew’s event Chilibrew is returning this year after a two year hiatus the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event takes place October 8th from 7pm-10pm at Zion Church of Baltimore City Downtown.

| September 26, 2022 | 0 Comments
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15-Year-Old Charged with First-Degree Murder Following July 7th Homicide Near the Inner Harbor

15-Year-Old Charged with First-Degree Murder Following July 7th Homicide Near the Inner Harbor

Today, Baltimore Police Department announced a 15-year-old was arrested and charged as an adult for first-degree murder following the homicide that took place on July 7th at the intersection of Light St. and Conway St. The suspect was arrested at 6:35am today at a home in Essex in Baltimore County. The suspect was transported to the homicide section to be interviewed by detectives and then transported to the Central Booking Intake Facility where the suspect was charged.

| July 14, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Bruce Springsteen to Play at the New Baltimore Arena in April

Bruce Springsteen to Play at the New Baltimore Arena in April

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be one of the first events at the newly-renovated Baltimore Arena. Springsteen announced his 2023 United States tour yesterday and it includes a stop in Baltimore on Friday, April 7th. This show is being marketed as the “grand opening performance” at Baltimore Arena.

| July 13, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Man Shot and Killed After Altercation with “Squeegee Workers” at Inner Harbor

Man Shot and Killed After Altercation with “Squeegee Workers” at Inner Harbor

Yesterday at approximately 4:38 pm, a 48-year-old man was shot and killed after an interaction with “squeegee workers” at the intersection of Light St. and Conway St. next to the Inner Harbor. This victim was identified this morning by Baltimore Police Department (BPD) as Baltimore resident Timothy Reynolds.

| July 8, 2022 | 0 Comments
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710-Room Holiday Inn/Radisson Downtown to be Converted to Apartments

710-Room Holiday Inn/Radisson Downtown to be Converted to Apartments

El Segundo, California’s Vivo Investment Group (“Vivo”) has acquired the dual-branded Holiday Inn and Radisson Hotel in Downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at 105 W. Fayette St.  It is planning to convert the twin tower high-rise property into an apartment community.

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Maryland Bill Laying Groundwork for Up to $1.2 Billion in Baltimore Stadium Upgrades Passes Overwhelmingly

Maryland Bill Laying Groundwork for Up to $1.2 Billion in Baltimore Stadium Upgrades Passes Overwhelmingly

A bill called HB896 that lays the groundwork for up to $1.2 billion in future renovations at Camden Yards Sports Complex stadiums Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium was passed by an overwhelming vote.

| April 13, 2022 | 0 Comments
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New Baltimore Arena to Have an Approximately 15,000-Person Capacity

New Baltimore Arena to Have an Approximately 15,000-Person Capacity

Oak View Group (OVG) is currently underway on its $150-plus million renovation of the Baltimore Arena which, when completed, will have a significantly higher capacity. The capacity will go from 12,289 for basketball games to approximately 15,000.

| April 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Historic Downtown Office Building to Convert to 220 Apartments

Historic Downtown Office Building to Convert to 220 Apartments

The historic Fidelity & Deposit Building at 210 N. Charles St. Downtown will be converted to 220 apartments. The eight-story building was recently purchased by 210 N. Charles Owner, LLC, a joint venture partnership formed by residential developer Trademark Properties and local investor Prab Thangarajah.

| March 22, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Arena Renovations Begin

Baltimore Arena Renovations Begin

Oak View Group’s (OVG) renovation of the Baltimore Arena has started. This $150-plus million project will take just under a year to complete. The goal is for the arena to reopen for the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments on February 20, 2023.

| March 14, 2022 | 0 Comments
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H&M and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Close at Harborplace

H&M and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Close at Harborplace

The Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace at the Inner Harbor is left with only two tenants as H&M and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. closed in recent weeks. The only two businesses that remain open in the once-filled pavilion, which is stuck in a receivership, are Hooters and Neighborhoods Urban Goods.

| March 10, 2022 | 0 Comments
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