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Ethiopian Restaurant and Apartment Building Project in Union Square Still Moving Forward After Fire

Ethiopian Restaurant and Apartment Building Project in Union Square Still Moving Forward After Fire

A four-alarm fire last Monday damaged seven commercial buildings, three of which are now demolished, on the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St. in Union Square. Three of the four remaining buildings that still stand are part of project to bring Ethiopian restaurant Jabena and six apartments to the block. That project at 1515 to 1519 W. Baltimore St. is still moving forward.

| May 9, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Seven Union Square Commercial Buildings Damaged in Fire

Seven Union Square Commercial Buildings Damaged in Fire

On Monday afternoon, Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) was on the scene of a four-alarm fire on the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St. in Union Square which damaged seven commercial buildings. Of the seven, a partial collapse occurred in three of the buildings and one building fully collapsed. BCFD reported no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

| May 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Public Markets Issues RFP for Hollins Market Head House Building

Baltimore Public Markets Issues RFP for Hollins Market Head House Building

Baltimore Public Markets Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment and long-term lease of the Head House Structure at Hollins Market which is located at 29-37 South Carrollton St. The RFP follows $2 million of improvements, since 2019, at the attached Hollins Market “shed” building.

| April 7, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Mixed-Use Development Planned for Hollins Street in Hollins Market

Mixed-Use Development Planned for Hollins Street in Hollins Market

Development firm SAA/EVI is planning a mixed-use development on the 1200 block of Hollins St. in Hollins Market. The property is comprised of a vacant lot and a 1940 art deco garage at the corner of Hollins St. and S. Carey St.

| March 15, 2022 | 0 Comments
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GoFundMe Set Up for Fallen and Injured Baltimore City Firefighters

GoFundMe Set Up for Fallen and Injured Baltimore City Firefighters

A GoFundMe has been launched by Baltimore Fire Fighters Local 734 to raise money for the families of the three Baltimore City firefighters — Lt. Paul Butrim, FF Kelsey Sadler, and FF Kenny Lacayo — who died on Monday morning battling a fire in Mount Clare. The fund will also benefit FF John McMaster who was injured and is now listed in stable condition.

| January 26, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Three Baltimore Firefighters Die and One in Critical Condition After Battling Mount Clare House Fire

Three Baltimore Firefighters Die and One in Critical Condition After Battling Mount Clare House Fire

On Monday at 6am, the Baltimore City Fire Department arrived at the scene of a two-alarm fire in a vacant home on the 200 block of S. Stricker St. in Mount Clare.

| January 25, 2022 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

Two local businesses team up, an Inner Harbor restaurant closes, a new office Downtown, new businesses in Pigtown and Federal Hill, a Pigtown program graduates its first class, and a local company launches compostable coffee pods.

| January 20, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Every New South Baltimore Retail Business Opened or Announced in 2021

Every New South Baltimore Retail Business Opened or Announced in 2021

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a busy year for business in South Baltimore. Below is a list of all 57 retail businesses that opened or were announced in 2021.

| January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Three New Townhomes Planned Next to The Hollins Market

Three New Townhomes Planned Next to The Hollins Market

Development company In Habit is planning to build three new townhomes at 1101-1105 Hollins St. in Hollins Market. The property is at the corner of Hollins St. and Arlington Ave. and is across the street from the Hollins Market.

| December 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Co-Op Bakery and Coffee Shop, Plus Apartments, Coming to Hollins Market

Co-Op Bakery and Coffee Shop, Plus Apartments, Coming to Hollins Market

A property that was once a bakery dating back to 1869 is coming back to life in Hollins Market. Developer Noble Baier and her development company CityWorks are renovating 46 and 48 S. Carrollton Ave. to become a bakery in addition to five apartments.

| November 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Neopol Savory Smokery Opens Deli in Hollins Market

Neopol Savory Smokery Opens Deli in Hollins Market

Neopol Savory Smokery recently opened a deli at its production kitchen at 873 Hollins St. in the Lion Brothers Building of the UM BioPark in Hollins Market. Neopol has been running a commercial kitchen out of the approximately 3,300 sq. ft. space since 2018, but recently opened for retail deli hours this fall.

| November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Apartment Building and African Cafe Planned for Baltimore Street in Union Square

Apartment Building and African Cafe Planned for Baltimore Street in Union Square

Baltimore resident Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo is planning a five-story apartment building and African market at 1401 and 1403 W. Baltimore St. in Union Square.

| November 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Juice Lab Now Open in Hollins Market

Juice Lab Now Open in Hollins Market

Vegan juice and smoothie shop Juice Lab has opened at 40 S. Carrollton Ave. in Hollins Market. The retail space, which is at the corner of Hollins St. and S. Carrollton Ave., was previously a boutique and political office.

| November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
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$12-Million Opportunity Center Planned for Former Gelato Factory on Baltimore Street

$12-Million Opportunity Center Planned for Former Gelato Factory on Baltimore Street

The 33,000 square foot facility for West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation will have a commercial kitchen to support food initiatives. Other plans include a teaching kitchen, classroom, computer lab and community gathering space, and office space for nonprofits.

| October 27, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Mother Mary Lange Catholic School Opens in Poppleton

Mother Mary Lange Catholic School Opens in Poppleton

Today, The Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomed its first students at Mother Mary Lange Catholic School at 200 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Poppleton. This $24-million, 65,000 sq. ft. Pre-K-8 school broke ground in 2019 and replaced two vacant lots that were once a public school and part of the Lexington Terrace public housing complex.

| August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Before and After Photos of Retail Facade Improvements in SoWeBo

Before and After Photos of Retail Facade Improvements in SoWeBo

Southwest Partnership has helped business owners and commercial properties owners improve facades around Southwest Baltimore since 2019. Southwest Partnership works alongside Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) on this effort and has received funding from the State of Maryland.

| August 17, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Dance Studio and Theatre Planned for Former Lord Baltimore Theatre

Dance Studio and Theatre Planned for Former Lord Baltimore Theatre

Southwest Partnership, the owner of the former Lord Baltimore Theater at 1110 W. Baltimore St. in Hollins Market/Poppleton, is planning to convert the 14,000 sq. ft. building into a dance studio and theatre.

| August 11, 2021 | 0 Comments
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