Union Square

Culinary Incubator and Event Space Planned for West Baltimore Street in Union Square

Culinary Incubator and Event Space Planned for West Baltimore Street in Union Square

Siblings Ashley and Kenneth Watson are planning a culinary incubator and event space at 1411 W. Baltimore St. in Union Square/Franklin Square. The Watsons have acquired the vacant three-story, 4,500 sq. ft. building and will be completing a $350,000-renovation. The building will be called Project 1411.

| July 1, 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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Orioles to Open Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 25% Capacity This Season

Orioles to Open Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 25% Capacity This Season

“We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming fans back to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the 2021 season at 25 percent capacity with updated gameday policies and procedures. In partnership with Major League Baseball, the Baltimore City government, and Maryland state officials, the Orioles will also implement extensive gameday health and safety protocols, including social distancing, pod seating, a mask requirement, contactless digital ticketing and more.”

| March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Lowe’s Announces $2 Million-Commitment to Southwest Baltimore for Repairs and Workforce Development

Lowe’s Announces $2 Million-Commitment to Southwest Baltimore for Repairs and Workforce Development

The three-year project, which represents a commitment of more than $2 million,will include completing critical home repairs for 45 homeowners, increasing workforce development efforts and improving local recreation centers, parks and green areas.

| December 14, 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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Entire Block of Union Square Up for Auction Next Week

Entire Block of Union Square Up for Auction Next Week

An online Alex Cooper auction begins next week for an entire block of homes in Union Square. The auction features 10 homes that are a mix of occupied, vacant, and shells in need of full renovation on the 1600 block of Lemmon St.

| November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Union Square Hosting Sunday Sounds in the Park This Weekend

Union Square Hosting Sunday Sounds in the Park This Weekend

“Our 2 and 1/2 half-acre park will allow for social distancing. Please bring a blanket or chair and enjoy your beverage of choice while listening to this amazing, local band. This is a kid-friendly, free concert.”

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Work Underway on Ethiopian Restaurant and Apartment Building in Union Square

Work Underway on Ethiopian Restaurant and Apartment Building in Union Square

Work is underway to convert three buildings at 1515 to 1519 W. Baltimore St. into an apartment building with first-floor retail. The retail space will include an Ethiopian restaurant and one additional suite.

| May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Mount Clare Junction in Pigtown Changes Hands, Could Get Redeveloped in the Future

Mount Clare Junction in Pigtown Changes Hands, Could Get Redeveloped in the Future

Mount Clare Junction has been sold to Carlyle Development Group, a private real estate equity firm based in Purchase, NY. The 15.71-acre, 234,036 sq. ft. retail and office complex in Pigtown sits within a block of Hollins Market, Mount Clare, and Union Square.

| February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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A&C Pack and Ship Opens in Union Square

A&C Pack and Ship Opens in Union Square

A&C Pack and Ship opened this month at 1400 W. Lombard St. in Union Square. It is owned by Calvin Orr and C. Nicole Orr who bought the 3,642 sq. ft. building in February and renovated its storefront and four apartments.

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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34th Annual Union Square Cookie Tour This Sunday

34th Annual Union Square Cookie Tour This Sunday

The Union Square Association will be holding our 34th  Annual Cookie Tour on Sunday, December 8th  from Noon – 4:30 pm. That represents some  500,000  cookies baked and enjoyed over the past 33 years

| December 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Rebranded Price Rite Marketplace Debuts in Pigtown

Rebranded Price Rite Marketplace Debuts in Pigtown

The Price Rite at Mount Clare Junction in Pigtown was rebranded as Price Rite Marketplace and hosted its grand opening on Friday. The 38,843 sq. ft. grocery store stayed open during the transition as the space was being remodeled.

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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New Sign Installed in the Mount Clare Neighborhood

New Sign Installed in the Mount Clare Neighborhood

A new “Welcome to Mount Clare” sign was installed earlier this month at the roundabout median at S. Mount St. and Wilkins Ave. The new sign project was led by the Mount Clare Community Council in partnership with Southwest Partnership (SWP) and Image 360 Baltimore Downtown.

| October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at the Age of 68

Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at the Age of 68

Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-7) died Thursday morning at the age 68 due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. Congressman Cummings’ district included Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods including Pigtown, Hollins Market, and Union Square, along with additional sections of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County.

| October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Southwest Partnership Purchases Lord Baltimore Theatre, Looks to Create Cultural Arts Center

Southwest Partnership Purchases Lord Baltimore Theatre, Looks to Create Cultural Arts Center

The Southwest Partnership (SWP), a nonprofit that is a coalition of seven neighborhood associations and six anchor institutions in Southwest Baltimore, has purchased the former Lord Baltimore Theater at 1110 W. Baltimore St. in Hollins Market/Poppleton with hopes of bringing it back to life as a cultural arts and education center.

| October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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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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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