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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.

Longtime homeless refuge closed in downtown Baltimore ‘until further notice’

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Photo by Ed Gunts

One of the few sanctioned gathering spots for people experiencing homelessness in downtown Baltimore has been shut down “until further notice.”

New train station opens at Camden Yards

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Baltimore, the birthplace of American railroading, has a new train station.

Proposed Charm City Night Market mural gets thumbs down from preservation commission

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Leaders of Baltimore’s Chinatown Collective had what they thought was a promising idea for their second annual Charm City Night Market, coming up on Sept. 21.

They identified a prominent building where they envisioned painting a large mural, hoping to help draw people to the West Side district where the event will take place. The building owner agreed to it. Best of all, an artist collective from Washington D.C. offered to paint it for free.

But it’s not happening–not this year, at least.

Plan chosen for new Center for Architecture and Design downtown, future home of local AIA chapter

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Rendering of a proposed light and projection beacon for the Light City festival on the planned Center for Architecture and Design. Image from presentation by Quinn Evans Architects/courtesy of AIA Baltimore

Baltimore’s very own Center for Architecture and Design at One Charles Center is moving forward, with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects announcing today that it’s picked a proposal.

With Billy Joel, Gervonta fight and more this weekend, DOT to partially reopen sinkhole-impacted roads

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Photo via Baltimore City Department of Public Works

Thousands are expected downtown this weekend, what with the Piano Man playing Camden Yards, a Showtime-televised boxing bout at RoFo Arena and a couple other events that are sure to draw crowds.

With the expected influx of visitors, the city plans to reopen parts of two roads that have stayed closed to traffic for a little over two weeks thanks to a whole mess of sinkhole-related repairs.

A sinkhole update: DPW says some downtown streets could partially reopen by end of next week

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A shot of the sinkhole from July 10. Photo via Council President Brandon Scott/Twitter.

City officials are eyeing the end of next week to begin restoring some, if not total normalcy to downtown traffic patterns recently disrupted by a massive sinkhole outside the convention center.

MTA offering bus bridge for light rail users after sinkhole swallows part of Convention Center stop

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Photo by Brian Seel/@cylussec on Twitter (used with permission)

With no timeline yet for reviving light rail service downtown, where part of a platform was gobbled up yesterday by a sinkhole stemming from a water main break in the Howard Street Tunnel, the Maryland Transit Administration is providing buses to shuttle passengers between seven stops from Camden Yards up to North Avenue.

Where not to drive downtown on July 4

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

Your instincts as a driver are probably telling you to stay away from the harbor on July 4—what with multiple barges of fireworks, and crowds swarming to come watch them—but since some have asked, here’s what you need to know.

Final design approved for apartment project that will include part of former Martick’s building

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A rendering of the planned apartment project. Image via Quinn Evans Architects/courtesy of CHAP.

The memory of Martick’s Restaurant Francais will live on in Baltimore’s newest apartment project.

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