Horseshoe Baltimore will be hosting a table games hiring event on Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22 at M&T Bans Stadium.
LEANSPACE Solutions is now open at 1529 Light St. in South Baltimore/Riverside, offering a co-working space for local entrepreneurs, small business owners, micro enterprises, freelancers, artisans, telecommuters, and more
Southern District Public Safety Forum With Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Batts on April 17th
The Southern District Public Safety Forum will take place on Thursday, April 17 at the National Federation of the Blind led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.
After reviewing the board’s decision, David C. Tanner, executive director of the BMZA, issued the zoning board’s decision last Friday. The decision supported the denial of variances on the parking requirement and open air courtyard for outdoor table service, but determined that the rear yard variance was not required.
Starting in April, the Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin mechanical street sweeping for all of Baltimore’s neighborhoods. This is great news for those who have been frustrated by the cleanliness of the streets throughout the city.
As soon as the weather warms consistently above 40 degrees, likely by the end of March, construction will begin on a new traffic-calming plan for South Hanover St. from Wells St. to Heath St. that includes the installation of two medians. Frustration has been expressed for years about the speed of cars on Hanover St. as well as illegal truck traffic.
This weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Baltimore Arena will be a homecoming for University of Delaware Senior Davon Usher, who has been on a long journey since graduating from Digital Harbor High School in 2010.
Here’s a round-up of the most-read SouthBMore.com articles from February including Crossbar news, business updates, a snowboarding session, and Port Covington news.
The Ryleigh’s restaurant group’s plans for Crossbar were approved on Thursday, February 20th by the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) thus expanding the liquor license from 12-14 E. Cross St. to 12-18 E. Cross St. However, the drawings for the plan, which included several zoning variances, were denied at the Baltimore City Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board (BMZA) yesterday, February 25th. The plan was approved by a 3-2 vote, but a 4-1 decision of approval is needed for projects to move forward.
After ten months of discussions, two proposals, hundreds of hours of negotiations, two liquor board hearings totaling more than eight hours, and three attempts to challenge the validity of the liquor license, the plan for Crossbar der Biergarten has been approved by the BLLC.
Population growth is seen as a key to improving Baltimore, lowering property taxes, and improving city services. However, in an area like the South Peninsula, where occupancy rates are near 100%, new construction is needed for significant population growth. From 2000 to 2010, the area saw a population growth of 1,116 residents going from 18,145 to 19,261.
Ropewalk Tavern, which has been a part of the Federal Hill bar and restaurant scene for eighteen and a half years, is excited about some upcoming changes. Riding the success of Ropewalk Fenwick at the Delaware shore, owner Marc McFaul is looking to bring some of the concepts that made the Fenwick restaurant so popular.
Local developer Aaron Stubbs is planning 11 new townhomes in South Baltimore/Sharp-Leadenhall at 49 W. West St. and 101 W. Ropewalk Ln. at the current site of a vacant warehouse and open lot. The site is located behind the Papa John’s on Hanover St. Of the 11 townhomes planned, six will be facing Clarkson St. and five will be facing Ropewalk Ln.
Crossbar Der Biergarten, an authentic German biergarten proposed by the Ryleigh’s restaurant group for 12-18 E. Cross St. in the former home of Turner’s/Billabong (12-14 E. Cross St.) and Lanasa Produce in Federal Hill, has gained some key support during this latest round of the approval process.
Chesapeake Craft Brewers, the group that was once eyeing a move to the Pabst Castle at 1834 S. Charles St. for a production brewery and brewpub, is still searching for a home. Led by South Baltimore residents Spike Owen and Mike McDonald, Chesapeake Craft Brewers began looking for a new space.