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Papi Cuisine Featured on NBC’s ‘TODAY All Day’

Papi Cuisine Featured on NBC’s ‘TODAY All Day’

A recent episode of NBC’s ‘TODAY All Day’ spotlighted Maryland crab cuisine, including some Baltimore dining options. During the episode, host Al Roker covered Faidley’s of Lexington Market, the Black Jacks watermen, and South Baltimore’s Papi Cuisine.

| November 1, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Skateboarding Interaction in South Baltimore Seen By Millions on TikTok

Skateboarding Interaction in South Baltimore Seen By Millions on TikTok

Last week, Asen Gyenyame, a lifeguard at Riverside Park Pool who can often be seen skateboarding around South Baltimore, posted a video to his TikTok page of local realtor Alyssia Essig giving him some words of encouragement. The video has now been viewed 8.8 million times and has garnered 2.3 million likes.

| October 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Retail and Office Collective ‘Riverside’ Aims to Start Construction this Winter

Retail and Office Collective ‘Riverside’ Aims to Start Construction this Winter

A retail and office collective planned for 1900 Light St. is hoping to begin construction at the end of this year. The project, which is called Riverside, is a partnership between building owners Stephen and Cheryl Wilhide and development company Urban Pastoral Collective. The project team has applied for State and Federal tax credits and are awaiting approval before construction will begin.

| October 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Longtime Bartender Taking Over Shotti’s Point

Longtime Bartender Taking Over Shotti’s Point

Kristie Bukowski, who has bartended for the last 17 years at both Shotti’s Point and Paul’s at 701 E. Fort Ave., will become the new owner of Shotti’s Point. Kristie Bukowski is buying the Riverside building and business with her husband Dan Bukowski, who runs karaoke nights at the bar.

| September 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Shareef’s Pizza & Pasta Opens on Light Street

Shareef’s Pizza & Pasta Opens on Light Street

Shareef’s Pizza & Pasta has opened at 1538 Light St. in Federal Hill. Shareef’s takes over a retail space that was home to Pizza Palace before it closed in the spring.

| September 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Codetta Bake Shop and National Aquarium Featured on Good Morning America

Codetta Bake Shop and National Aquarium Featured on Good Morning America

Riverside’s Codetta Bake Shop was among the businesses and sites around Baltimore featured on the Good Morning America (GMA) segment called ‘Rise and shine, Maryland!’

| September 13, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Barfly’s Named One of the Best Bourbon Bars in the Country

Barfly’s Named One of the Best Bourbon Bars in the Country

Yelp named Riverside’s Barfly’s the 19th best bourbon bar in the country last month. The website ranked the bars using “a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between Jan. 1, 2001 and Aug. 19, 2021.”

| September 13, 2021 | 0 Comments
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2020 Census: South Baltimore Peninsula Gains 4,071 Residents, Baltimore City Loses 27,471 Residents

2020 Census: South Baltimore Peninsula Gains 4,071 Residents, Baltimore City Loses 27,471 Residents

While Baltimore City continues to lose population, the South Baltimore Peninsula continues to buck the trend with significant population gains. Baltimore City has lost 27,471 residents since 2010, but the South Baltimore Peninsula has gained 4,071 residents in the past decade, according the 2020 Census.

| August 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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Riverside Summer Concert Series Returns This Sunday

Riverside Summer Concert Series Returns This Sunday

The Riverside Summer Concert Series, presented by Domino Sugar, is back each Second Sunday July – September at 5pm!

| July 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Construction on Riverside Park Athletic Facility Expected to Begin Next Year

Construction on Riverside Park Athletic Facility Expected to Begin Next Year

Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks’ (BCRP) renovation of the athletic facilities at Riverside Park is now expected to begin in early 2022. This project has been delayed several times and was originally supposed to start in 2014. Construction starting dates were also targeted in 2019 and 2020. Environmental assessments began on this project in early 2020.

| June 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Development Photo Tour

South Baltimore Development Photo Tour

There is a lot of construction taking place in South Baltimore, so here is a photo tour of all the real estate developments in the area.

| June 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
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City Pools to Open on May 29th with COVID-19 Restrictions

City Pools to Open on May 29th with COVID-19 Restrictions

Pools throughout the city, including the Riverside Park Pool in South Baltimore, will open on May 29th. Rules and restrictions by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will continue to be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

| May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Pizza Palace Closes in South Baltimore

Pizza Palace Closes in South Baltimore

Pizza Palace has closed at 1538 Light St. in South Baltimore. There is currently construction paper in the windows and renovations are taking place inside the carry-out restaurant space.

| May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

An update on Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood, a boutique opens in Federal Hill, a boutique closes in Federal Hill, a salon opens in Federal Hill, a Fort Ave. business celebrates 50 years, and a local restaurant is certified Kosher.

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Afro-Latin Fusion Restaurant ‘Papi Cuisine’ Opens at 2 East Wells

Afro-Latin Fusion Restaurant ‘Papi Cuisine’ Opens at 2 East Wells

Afro-Latin fusion restaurant Papi Cuisine has opened at 2 East Wells in South Baltimore. Papi Cuisine is currently in a soft opening with just carry-out at the moment, but plans to open its dining room in the next few weeks. Papi Cuisine, which is relocating from Fells Point, is moving into a 3,600 sq. ft. space vacated by Minnow and The Hot Dry.

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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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