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How Neighbors in Union Square Purchased a Commercial Property to Control Its Future

How Neighbors in Union Square Purchased a Commercial Property to Control Its Future

A group of neighbors in Union Square who go by Place for Good People LLC, purchased a commercial property at 1301 Hollins St. in their neighborhood to make sure they controlled its future. The property was previously the home of Top Carry Out and began to attract “unwanted activity and drugs in recent years,” according to Thomas Hams of Place for Good People.

| September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A national tenant is leaving Harborplace, a big lease for the BioPark, Downtown gets a major federal grant, a bank is going to Cherry Hill, a Federal Hill company expands, and a closing in Pigtown.

| August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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University of Maryland, Baltimore Announces New 20,000 sq. ft. Hollins Market Community Engagement Center

University of Maryland, Baltimore Announces New 20,000 sq. ft. Hollins Market Community Engagement Center

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is expanding its outreach in the Southwest and West Baltimore communities that surround its Hollins Market BioPark campus with the launch of a brand-new 20,000 sq. ft. Community Engagement Center (CEC). The four-story building at 16  S. Poppleton St. was first constructed in 1917 and was formerly part of the St. Peter’s Church complex. It was most recently used as a drug and alcohol residential treatment center.

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

The following is an overview of the median real estate sale price over the past year for the different South Baltimore neighborhoods covered by Redfin. SouthBMore.com will take a look at these numbers every quarter.

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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War Horse to Convert Former Montgomery Ward Building in Hollins Market into Offices

War Horse to Convert Former Montgomery Ward Building in Hollins Market into Offices

Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities is continuing its investment in Hollins Market as it will take on the redevelopment of a 46,710 sq. ft. former Montgomery Ward shirt factory at 1020 W. Pratt St. The three-story brick building dating back to 1925 was also the former home to Baltimore Envelope Factory.

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Tuesdays Under 250: Character-Filled Home Next to a Park and Close to University of Maryland Baltimore

Tuesdays Under 250: Character-Filled Home Next to a Park and Close to University of Maryland Baltimore

This Barre Circle home is next to a neighborhood park and a block from the University of Maryland Baltimore. The living room has tall ceilings, a lot of natural light, and exposed brick and beams. The home also features original hardwood floors, a high-end kitchen with a breakfast bar, a second-story deck, a back patio, and an unfinished basement.

| June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Obituary: Kevin M Vaught, Sr. “ButterBean”

Obituary: Kevin M Vaught, Sr. “ButterBean”

Kevin was a Police Cadet  from 1981- 1983 followed by his dedicated service to the people of Baltimore as a Police Officer.  He retired in 2015.  During his time as a Policeman, Kevin made a substantial impact on the community and all he came in contact with.  He is notably remembered for earning the Award for Heroism with a “V” for valor, when he selflessly entered a burning building and rescued the occupants.

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught was a popular fixture around South Baltimore during his 18 years working in the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Southern District. Officer ButterBean passed away on Thursday after a battle with stage four liver cancer at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2018 and was undergoing treatments at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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SoBo Summer Music Series Lineup Announced

SoBo Summer Music Series Lineup Announced

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) presents the SoBo Summer Music Series through Saturday, August 24, 2019. The series features live music concerts and special events throughout South Baltimore. Widely known and emerging Baltimore-based musicians perform various genres including blues, brass band, funk, jazz, R&B, reggae and timba.

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Tuesdays Under 250: Amazing Renovation Near University of Maryland with a 10-Year Tax Credit and Two-Car Parking

Tuesdays Under 250: Amazing Renovation Near University of Maryland with a 10-Year Tax Credit and Two-Car Parking

Amazing New Renovation! Completely Brand New, Chap Tax Credit Pending, Huge Deduction in Taxes! 2 Car Parking, and Just Around the Corner from the Hollins Market! Only a couple of Blocks to the University of Maryland Medical Campus. Attention to Detail; this home offers Teak Hardwood Flooring, the Baltimore Charm of the Exposed Brick, Built in Shelving in the Living Room! Kitchen has Breakfast Bar, Granite Counters, Custom Cabinetry, Black Stainless Upgraded Appliances!

| June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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10-Story, 333,000 Sq. Ft. Office and Biotech Building Planned for Martin Luther King Boulevard

10-Story, 333,000 Sq. Ft. Office and Biotech Building Planned for Martin Luther King Boulevard

A $200 million building will make the corner of MLK Blvd. and W. Baltimore St. look a lot different. Learn about this project and get an update on the University of Maryland BioPark.

| May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Sunday Concerts at Union Square Park Begin This Weekend

Sunday Concerts at Union Square Park Begin This Weekend

The “Sunday Sounds in the Park” concert series is taking place again this year at Union Square Park. The concerts take place from 4pm to 7pm on the last Sunday of the month from April through October. The concert series is a joint program of the Union Square Association and the SoWeBo Music Series.

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

The following is an overview of the median real estate sale price over the past year for the different South Baltimore neighborhoods covered by Redfin. SouthBMore.com will take a look at these numbers every quarter.

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Video: Acting Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael S. Harrison Meets with Southern District

Video: Acting Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael S. Harrison Meets with Southern District

New Acting Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Michael S. Harrison held a meet-and-greet with the Southern District last night at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School. He introduced himself, listened to comments from community members, and took questions. 

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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First Phase of Hollins Market Redevelopment to Begin in March

First Phase of Hollins Market Redevelopment to Begin in March

War Horse Cities CDC will now limit its involvement to Phase 1 of the renovation, which will tackled the exterior of the building. BPMC will now take over the completion of the project and will continue to manage the market.

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

Diablo Doughnuts partners on a new beer, Diamondback teams up with Guinness, Work Printing recognized by the Comptroller, Knockout Fitness is expanding, and Black Cherry Puppet Theater is fundraising for a new roof.

| February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
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USPS Package Pickups Moved from South Baltimore to Brooklyn Curtis Bay

USPS Package Pickups Moved from South Baltimore to Brooklyn Curtis Bay

South Baltimore may have a new post office, but area residents will no longer be able to pickup certified/registered mail, hold mail, and packages in the neighborhood. The pickups will now take place at the Brooklyn Curtis Bay Post Office at 10 16th Ave. in Anne Arundel County.

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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