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Woman’s Industrial Exchange ceases operation, transfers building and assets to Marian House

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Women's Industrial ExchangeAfter 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.

Downtown restaurant Maisy’s announces it’s closing for good

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Image via Google Street View.

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.

Fate of historic Martick’s building still in question after panel rejects removing the roof

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A rendering of the former Martick’s building with a “green screen” in place of the roof. Courtesy: Chris Janian.

The developer who agreed last year to explore restoring part of the historic Martick’s restaurant building in downtown’s west side now says he is not able to carry out his original plan because the public funds he was seeking never came through.

The HI Baltimore Hostel, an affordable option for travelers, closes and goes up for sale

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

For sale: 38-bed hostel. Prime downtown location. Lots of memories.

After serving thousands of budget-conscious travelers over the past four decades, one of Baltimore’s most affordable lodging options has closed its doors permanently and is now for sale for $675,000.

The HI Baltimore Hostel at 17 W. Mulberry St., served its last customers on Oct. 19 and is being shown to prospective buyers.

A Festival of Literature & Light – Brilliant Baltimore – 11/1 – 11/10

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Join us for a 10-day, one-of-a-kind international event at Brilliant Baltimore. Starting Friday, November 1, Brilliant Baltimore will illuminate the city for 10 days with literature, ideas, world-class art installations, and live performances. Engage with authors, poets, thought leaders and innovators in lively discussions. Check out awe-inspiring works of art and light from artists around the world. Groove to live music and DJ sets throughout the festival concourse and the Brilliant Baltimore Concert Stage. Hungry? Foodies will love the menu of food trucks, local vendors, and bars that reflect Baltimore’s food scene. Celebrity chefs will also take to the stage to share their pro tips and bites. Stop by and witness Baltimore shine.

LIT City Dance Party in Downtown Baltimore – 11/8

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Join hundreds of Downtown neighbors at LIT CITY for an illuminated dance party Friday, November 8th. Tickets include food from some of Baltimore’s best restaurants like Sobo Café, Cazbar, Roy’s Restaurant, and HomeSylce, open bars, serious vibes from DJ Cory T, performances by HoneyLuna, Circus Entertainment, and more. Must be 21+. Grab your tickets today for an unforgettable LIT Friday night.

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.

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