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Photo Gallery of New Murals in SoWeBo

Photo Gallery of New Murals in SoWeBo

A number of new murals have been added to Mount Clare in the last couple of years. Some of these were made possible due to beautification grants received by the Mount Clare Community Council. Additional murals have been added in Pigtown, Union Square, and Hollins Market.

| September 19, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Shakespeare in Union Square Park the Next Two Fridays

Shakespeare in Union Square Park the Next Two Fridays

Grassroots Shakespeare DC is proud to present our upcoming production of THE TEMPEST. Performances are free, though donations to help cover costs and compensate our cast are greatly appreciated.

| July 19, 2022 | 0 Comments
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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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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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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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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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$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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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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Southwest Partnership Opens Office at Former Littlepage’s Furniture

Southwest Partnership Opens Office at Former Littlepage’s Furniture

Southwest Partnership moved into its new office building at 1317 W. Baltimore St. in Union Square/Franklin Square in July. The nonprofit organization is a coalition of seven neighborhood associations and six anchor institutions in Southwest Baltimore.

| August 11, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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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