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$50 million, 3,750-seat concert venue proposed for South Baltimore

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A photo of a slide presented by Design Collective/Design 3 International

A “world-class” concert venue is in the works for South Baltimore. 

Towson man who led $550M Ponzi scheme sentenced to 22 years

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A Bugatti Veyron allegedly purchased by Merrill using defrauded funds from investors. Photo courtesy of U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

The man at the center of an infamous Ponzi scheme that drew more than half a billion dollars was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison.

CHAP to begin hearings on whether to make Woodberry a historic district

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Baltimore’s newest designated historic district could soon be the old mill town of Woodberry, depending on the outcome of two upcoming hearings before the city’s preservation commission.

Someone drove a truck through Maggie’s dispensary in North Baltimore, police say

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Someone did some major damage late Sunday to the outside wall of Maggie’s dispensary in North Baltimore’s Wyman Park neighborhood using a box truck.

Restaurant review: Coelum is a stellar addition to Canton’s restaurant scene

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Has the Baltimore restaurant scene woken up from a nap? After a few sluggish years, with more news of closings than openings, the scene is showing signs of life, with high-profile debuts and new, creative menus on the way.

Coelum, which opened last July in the Canton space formerly occupied by Gitan Bistro Cru, is part of that wave. If the next few restaurants that open in Baltimore are even half as good as Coelum, we are in for quite a ride this season.

Rec and Parks drags feet on accessibility work for intersections outside Druid Hill Park

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An unfinished sidewalk in the middle of the intersection at Gwynns Falls Parkway and Auchentoroly Terrace. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

“I’m running out of options,” said Auchentoroly Terrace resident Graham Coreil-Allen.

Hopkins to convert Blackstone apartments to 115-room hotel

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A rendering of the planned Study Hotel at 3333 N. Charles St. Image courtesy of JHU/Hospitality 3.

Johns Hopkins University is turning one of two adjacent, nearly century-old apartment buildings into a 115-room hotel, complete with a restaurant and meeting and conference spaces.

Royal Farms Arena under new management after merger between AEG and SMG

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Photo by stephencearley, via Flickr

There’s a new global venue management firm running the show–all the shows–at Royal Farms Arena.

Rudy Gay’s basketball training center to be located off Joppa Road, plans November soft opening

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Photo via PickUpUSA Towson/Instagram

Baltimore-area ballplayers should have a new place to train by year’s end.

Baltimore Eagle set to reopen next month with original owner as operator

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

The resurrected Baltimore Eagle leather bar in Old Goucher is set to reopen once again in early October, with the return of the original club’s legacy founder and general manager.

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