Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Young names new director of Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young tapped one of the heads of the Baltimore Innovation Team, Tamika C. Gauvin, to lead the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, a little more than a week after the previous director resigned.

Creole Soul taking over Arba Mediterranean booth in R. House

Photo via Johns Hopkins University.

Creole Soul, an eatery that has offered Cajun classics in R. House’s pop-up space, will take up a more permanent home in the Remington food hall, Seawall Development announced today.

The stall will replace Arba Mediterranean, whose chef, Farid Salloum, is focusing his attention on his Riverside restaurant Baba’s Kitchen.

Nick Mosby joins the city council president field

Photo via Del. Nick Mosby/Facebook

Del. Nick Mosby announced today he is making a bid for city council president, sharing a YouTube video touting his record passing local “Ban the Box” legislation and a state law to end tax sales for unpaid water bills, and his efforts to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

“I’m running so that my daughters have more opportunities,” he said in the video, “and a safer, more just and more equitable Baltimore than in generations past.”

GoFundMe campaign seeks $11K to ‘Save Our Sidebar’

Doom metal band Windhand performs at the Sidebar in 2013. Image via the Sidebar’s Facebook page.

A month after putting the Sidebar, a heavy music haven, up for sale, owner Travis Hunt has taken it off the market.*

This change of heart comes following an outpouring of support amid some financial setbacks for the Sidebar, including a GoFundMe campaign to get the bar and venue back on solid footing.

“About a month ago I felt like I couldn’t do it anymore, but now I’m like, f—, I need to do this for myself and for a bunch of other people,” he says.

German grocer Lidl signs on at Northwood Commons

A rendering of Lidl at Northwood Commons. Courtesy: MCB Real Estate, LLC.

Lidl, a German grocery store chain looking to expand in the U.S., has signed a lease with the Northwood Commons project near Morgan State University, developer MCB Real Estate, LLC, announced today.