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Mindgrub Cafe Opening on Fort Avenue in May

Mindgrub Cafe Opening on Fort Avenue in May

MindGrub President and CEO Todd Marks and wife Nikki Marks, who owns Mindgrub Cafe and ShareKitchen, purchased the three-story, 3,792 sq. ft. building at 554 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside in November 2019. The duo had intended on using the building for additional workspace for Mindgrub, as well as for a pub-style co-working space. However, with all the changes in the past year that has led to expanded virtual work, they will now open a cafe on the first floor of the building.

| March 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
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European Wine Importer ‘Wide Roots’ Launched in South Baltimore

European Wine Importer ‘Wide Roots’ Launched in South Baltimore

Riverside resident Russ Lorber launched his wine import company Wide Roots late-last year. Wide Roots, which has an office at Spaces in Stadium Square and has a warehouse in Upper Marlboro, has a small portfolio of boutique Italian wines it is selling to restaurants and liquor stores around Maryland.

| February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Commercial Spotlight: Creative Open Spaces for Lease on Fort Avenue in Federal Hill

Commercial Spotlight: Creative Open Spaces for Lease on Fort Avenue in Federal Hill

The building is located on the corner of Fort Ave and Battery Ave and is one block from Riverside Park. There is 4,400 SF available on the first floor and 3,300 SF available on the Third Floor, both available for immediate occupancy. The First Floor features high ceilings and was formerly a commercial kitchen

| January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Riverside Bar ‘Idle Hour’ Featured in New York Times Article about Chartreuse

Riverside Bar ‘Idle Hour’ Featured in New York Times Article about Chartreuse

New York Times recently published a profile on the French liqueur Chartreuse which has been made by monks for more than 400 years. Riverside bar Idle Hour has become well known as a place to get this unique spirit that is prominently displayed behind the bar. Idle Hour owners Randal Etheridge and Brendan Finnerty were quoted in the article.

| January 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Locust Point and Riverside Homes Listed with Key Group

Locust Point and Riverside Homes Listed with Key Group

In this feature we’ll showcase three homes in Riverside and Locust Point listed with Key Group at Cummings & Co. Realtors.

| December 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Photo Tour: New Murals Around South Baltimore

Photo Tour: New Murals Around South Baltimore

There is a lot of new artwork around South Baltimore as murals have been painted on rowhomes in Mount Clare, Pigtown, Union Square, Federal Hill, and Riverside.

| December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Pet Valu to Close in Locust Point as the Regional Retailer Goes Out of Business

Pet Valu to Close in Locust Point as the Regional Retailer Goes Out of Business

Southside Marketplace in Locust Point/Riverside is losing a popular pet store as Pet Valu U.S. has announced it is closing all of its 358 stores and warehouses in the northeastern and midwestern part of the country, as well as its corporate office in Wayne, PA. Pet Valu has been a longtime tenant of the South Baltimore shopping center and relocated to its larger 4,354 sq. ft. space within the complex in 2012. 

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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‘Riverside Radio: Halloween Edition’ Community Event This Friday from 5pm to 8pm

‘Riverside Radio: Halloween Edition’ Community Event This Friday from 5pm to 8pm

We’re getting in the Halloween spirit with 3 hours of LIVE RADIO featuring local disc jockey DJ NateMare! You can expect some crowd favorites in the music mix, along with some spooky tunes, and your requests, too! Stream our station Friday from 5-8pm from the comfort of your home, your stoop, your roof deck, or wherever you can practice appropriate social distancing!

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Plan to Add Billboards Along Baltimore Interstates Stalls after Community Opposition

Plan to Add Billboards Along Baltimore Interstates Stalls after Community Opposition

Council Bill #20-0570, which could create the right of way for up to 28 new billboards along I-95, I-695, and I-895 on CSX land, has been “pulled back” by Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott. The plan had letters of opposition from many groups along this corridor including the Riverside Neighborhood Association, Locust Point Civic Association, Citizens of Pigotwn, Pigtown Main Street, Friends of Garrett Park, and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Local Oyster is Opening a Seafood Bar at the Former Rallo’s Diner

The Local Oyster is Opening a Seafood Bar at the Former Rallo’s Diner

The Local Oyster, a seafood bar with locations at Mount Vernon Marketplace and Arlington, VA, is opening its third location at 838 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside/Locust Point. The two-story, 3,800 sq. ft. building was the former home of Rallo’s Restaurant and Big Matty’s Diner, but it has been vacant since 2015.

| September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

Looking for some great dishes to get around South Baltimore? Here are a few recent favorites which include two pizzas in Riverside, Pit Beef in Federal Hill, fried chicken in Federal Hill, and snowballs in Locust Point.

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Baba’s Kitchen Turning its Dining Room into a Mediterranean Market

Baba’s Kitchen Turning its Dining Room into a Mediterranean Market

Baba’s Kitchen, which remains open for carry-out, will be transitioning its small dining room into a Mediterranean market. Baba’s Owner Farid Salloum said the transition is starting to take place and the market will open on September 10th.

| August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Mid-Week Listing: Riverside Home with a Front Porch, Parking, and Rooftop Deck Available at Auction Next Week

Mid-Week Listing: Riverside Home with a Front Porch, Parking, and Rooftop Deck Available at Auction Next Week

Two story brick inside-group porchfront townhome – constructed in 1900, containing 1,134 square feet of living area and 567 square feet of basement space. The home features a rooftop deck with water views.

| August 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Riverside Taphouse Opens on Light Street

Riverside Taphouse Opens on Light Street

Riverside Taphouse opened recently at 1542 Light St. in Riverside/South Baltimore. It was in a soft opening for the last two months doing carry-out, but its menu and bar has been at full operation in the last couple of weeks with some indoor and outdoor seating.

| August 17, 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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City Pools to Reopen on July 13th With New Guidelines

City Pools to Reopen on July 13th With New Guidelines

“We are excited to welcome you back to our pools! Due to COVID-19, pool service will look a little different this summer. We’ve made changes including; FREE admission, revised hours, reduced capacity, new health guidelines, code red days and a new registration process.”

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore City Recreation & Parks to Make Announcement on Pools This Week

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks to Make Announcement on Pools This Week

Baltimore City has entered Stage Two of the State of Maryland’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ from the COVID-19 pandemic. Stage Two allows pools to open at 50 percent capacity. While some private pools in the city have already opened, the public pools in the city have not yet opened.

| June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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