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Construction Begins on ExtraSpace Storage Building on Wells Street

Construction Begins on ExtraSpace Storage Building on Wells Street

Construction has begun on a five-story, 90,000 sq. ft, 820-unit ExtraSpace Storage facility at 1900 S. Charles St. in South Baltimore. A former one-story warehouse occupied by pipe, fitting, valve, and gauge business Pratt Thompson Company was demolished at the project site in recent months.

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Planning a Five-Home Project in Pigtown

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Planning a Five-Home Project in Pigtown

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is continuing its investment in Pigtown with a five-home project on the 1100 block of Ward St. The project includes three new-construction homes, two home rehabs, a community green space, and some parking spaces for adjacent Paul’s Place.

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

Today’s South Baltimore Business Roundup specifically looks at how some local businesses are helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic from creating face shields, to food donations, grants, and new hospital beds.

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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MedStar Opens COVID-19 Testing Center at Baltimore Museum of Industry Parking Lot

MedStar Opens COVID-19 Testing Center at Baltimore Museum of Industry Parking Lot

MedStar Health opened a COVID-19 testing tent at the Baltimore Museum of Industry parking lot last Thursday. The site is across the street from MedStar’s former Federal Hill ambulatory care center.

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Pigtown’s ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ Sells at Auction

Pigtown’s ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ Sells at Auction

Fielder’s Tavern at 1184-1186 Nanticoke St. in Pigtown was sold today in an A.J. Billig & Co. online auction with a high bid of $223,000. The auction started on Thursday and ended today at 12pm.

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Governor Hogan Issues Stay-at-Home Order for the State of Maryland

Governor Hogan Issues Stay-at-Home Order for the State of Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan has issued a Stay-at-Home Order to deal with the spread of COVID-19. This follows an order from last Monday for all non-essential businesses to close, and an order from last Friday closing Maryland daycares unless they are designated to serve essential workers or are family, friend, or neighbor care for five or fewer students.

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Restaurants Named in Baltimore Magazine’s Best Restaurants List

South Baltimore Restaurants Named in Baltimore Magazine’s Best Restaurants List

Baltimore Magazine came out with its 50 Best Restaurants in 2020 list and released the results of its Best Restaurants Readers’ Poll. See what places in South Baltimore made the lists.

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

An RFP for a 66,869 sq. ft. retail building, a former Under Armour photography building is for lease, a Riverside Bar is for sale, bar closes at the Inner Harbor, and a new business joins City Garage.

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Ways to Help the Local Restaurant Industry While Dining Rooms are Closed

Ways to Help the Local Restaurant Industry While Dining Rooms are Closed

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, the restaurant industry is among one of the hardest hit as people social distance and quarantine. Here are some ways you can help the local restaurant industry during this challenging time.

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Sagamore Spirit to Produce Hand Sanitizer for Maryland Healthcare Providers

Sagamore Spirit to Produce Hand Sanitizer for Maryland Healthcare Providers

Port Covington’s rye whiskey distillery Sagamore Spirit is nearing the start of production of large quantities of antimicrobial hand sanitizer to help meet the needs of healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Southwest Chinese Restaurant ‘Water Song’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

Southwest Chinese Restaurant ‘Water Song’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

Water Song, a new restaurant serving dishes from the Yunnan Province of Southwest China, has opened at 21 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. The approximately 1,500 sq. ft. restaurant space was formerly the home of The Local Fry.

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Pigtown Bar ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ to be Offered at Auction this Week

Pigtown Bar ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ to be Offered at Auction this Week

The two-building, two-story, 2,522 sq. ft. property features a full kitchen attached to a carryout entrance, a bar and dining room with two bathrooms, a second-story auxiliary space, a second-story efficiency apartment, and an unfinished basement. It stands at the corner of Nanticoke St. and Ostend St.

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Governor Hogan Orders All ‘Non-Essential’ Maryland Businesses to Close

Governor Hogan Orders All ‘Non-Essential’ Maryland Businesses to Close

At a press conference this morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he enacted an executive order that all of Maryland’s non-essential businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities must close at 5pm today. Governor Hogan took this measure to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland.

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Under Armour Pledges Up to $2 Million in Donations in Wake of Coronavirus, Launches Home Fitness Challenge

Under Armour Pledges Up to $2 Million in Donations in Wake of Coronavirus, Launches Home Fitness Challenge

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts the world, Locust Point-based Under Armour is using its resources to help children through donations supporting hunger relief efforts and youth sports leagues. It has also launched a home fitness challenge through its apps.

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Database of South Baltimore Restaurants Offering Food and Packaged Goods

Database of South Baltimore Restaurants Offering Food and Packaged Goods

In an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order on Monday stating all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms must close. However, restaurants are still allowed to offer delivery and carryout, and now alcohol packaged goods can also be delivered too.

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Burgerim Will Not Open at Anthem House in Locust Point

Burgerim Will Not Open at Anthem House in Locust Point

National fast-casual chain Burgerim will no longer be opening at Anthem House in Locust Point. It was announced in June that Burgerim would be the first tenant at the 1,500 sq. ft. retail space at the corner of E. Fort Ave. and Lawrence St.

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

In June 2018, a two-year, $1.8 million study was completed that recommended a $50 million renovation of the 104-year-old Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, often referred to as the Hanover Street Bridge. Additional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and US Coast Guard studies are required before construction can begin, but those have not started as Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has not secured funding for the project.

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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