Developer Larry Jennings won a final public battle to convert Woodberry’s Tractor Building to apartments when Baltimore’s Planning Commission twice voted 8 to 0 on Thursday to approve the development plans.
The Planning Commission was the last of several city boards the developer needed to satisfy in order to obtain building permits for the conversion, estimated to cost $32 million to $35 million.
Fells Point resident and architect Bryce Turner wanted a way to give back to his local Baltimore community amid the coronvirus pandemic.
As restaurants begin to resume outdoor dining after months of being closed to the public, Turner saw an opportunity to help convert parking spaces into dining areas for Fells Point restaurants.
“We certainly want to help wherever we can … We have a little extra time right now, so we’ve been able to do it and we’re really pleased to do it. I live in Fells Point, so it’s a little bit about trying to think globally and act locally,” said Turner, who is the president of BCT Design Group.
After 140 years of operation, the Woman’s Industrial Exchange of Baltimore City is no more.
The nonprofit known for tomato aspic, deviled eggs and Golden Girl waitresses announced today that its board has ceased operations and turned its landmark N. Charles Street building and assets over to another local group dedicated to helping women, Marian House.
The action marks the end of an organization that was founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1882 to help women earn income at a time when jobs for women outside the home were scarce.
George Marsh’s Heritage Smokehouse took a big step today toward operating as a full-service restaurant and tavern, when Baltimore;s liquor board approved its request for a seven-day liquor license at 5800 York Road, in Govans.
Maisy’s, a restaurant located in the heart of downtown known for brick oven pizzas and creative takes on classic American fare, will not reopen after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, owner Matt Helme posted on Facebook.