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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.

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.

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