Locust Point

Port Covington Community Investment Poised to Launch. Promises to be fulfilled?

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The question of who will benefit from the Port Covington TIF will take years to answer. [Source: Lawrence Lanahan]

In 2016, Baltimoreans organized to demand community investment from a developer seeking one of the largest subsidies in city history.

Sagamore Development had planned a brand-new mixed-use waterfront neighborhood that would host a corporate campus for Under Armour, one of Baltimore’s biggest business success stories. In pursuit of a $535 million package to finance roads, rail, parks, and other public improvements at Port Covington, the developers appeared at a Baltimore City Council hearing, displaying projections that Under Armour staff would quadruple over two decades and saying, “It’s grow here or grow somewhere else.”

Community leaders and citizens showed up by the hundreds, buoyed by the civic energy that had followed Freddie Gray’s death a year earlier. Many objected to what they saw as inequitable development: the city’s repeated use of financing packages to spur development of downtown and waterfront neighborhoods rather than the city’s poorer sections.

The city and Sagamore struck a deal in September 2016 after months of acrimony over whether the package was truly beneficial to all city residents or a giveaway to a well-connected developer. Four years later, Baltimore is about to learn whether lofty promises about affordable housing, jobs and minority investment will come true.

The Urban Oyster to close on July 26, hints at future reopening at new location

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The Urban Oyster, the Locust Point oyster bar, is closing July 26, the restaurant’s owner announced on Facebook on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Urban Oyster’s Facebook.

The Urban Oyster, a Locust Point restaurant known for its chargrilled oysters and other seafood selections, will close its doors on July 26, but owner and chef Jasmine Norton hinted at reopening the business at a yet-to-be determined new location.

Tech firm Stripe picks Baltimore for new office; city approves $150K loan for business

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The Banner Building at 1215 E. Fort Ave. Photo via Google Street View.

Stripe, the online payment platform with the stated mission “to increase the GDP of the internet,” is opening an office in Locust Point.

Helm Services Inc., a subsidiary of Stripe, is leasing 44,000 square feet at 1215 E. Fort Ave., for its first-ever office where it will provide support services for the payment infrastructure firm, according to this week’s Board of Estimates agenda. According to state business records, the company changed its name from Tamarancho, Inc., which is how it’s referred to in the agenda, to Helm Services, Inc. on July 24.

Diamondback Brewing is rolling out a food menu with house-made pizzas and pretzels

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Photo by Zack Kaiser, courtesy of Diamondback Brewing Company

After hosting food trucks for the last couple years to serve imbibing patrons, Diamondback Brewing Company is unveiling a new food menu centered around pizzas made in-house and using some staff-made ingredients.

Baltimore Museum of Industry wants you to pick the new paint color for its historic crane

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Photo via Baltimore Museum of Industry

At 76 years old, the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 100-foot-tall crane has received some much needed TLC, namely the clearing out of more than 350 pounds of pigeon droppings from its cab up top.

Jazz + Soju, specializing in Korean fried chicken and jazz, opens in Locust Point this week

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Image via press handout

Korean fried chicken and jazz tunes: It’s a pairing that’s done well in the affluent New Jersey suburbs. Now Baltimore will get to experience the combo, with Jazz + Soju set to open on the first floor of the high-end Anthem House apartment complex this Thursday.

Man Fatally Shot at Royal Farms Near Locust Point’s Anthem House

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Photo via Google Street View

Baltimore’s most recent homicide happened right outside one of the city’s newest luxury dwellings in South Baltimore, where residents have recently bemoaned an uptick in violent crime.

Hot House: Harbor Views, Dog Park, Pool and More, Make Locust Point’s Anthem House A Good Gig

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Hot House: Anthem House, 900 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, Baltimore, 21230

New built luxury mixed-use development in Locust Point.  Nine stories, 292 apartments, modern industrial styling.  Studios at 540 sq. ft., one bedrooms at 702 sq. ft.+, two bedrooms at 1,080 sq. ft.+.  Thirty different floor plans available, including some with additional den. All apartments have views.  Live/work/play design incorporates 4,000 sq. ft. resident-only fitness center opening to outdoor pool and overlooking the harbor. Also bocce court, coffee shop, bar, retail shops, lounge, dog park, outdoor space, outdoor kitchen/grill, clubroom and conference room, parking. All apartments feature wood floors, granite counters, high ceilings, large windows with views. High grade finishes, washer/dryers throughout. Parking, $150 per month: $1,695 – $5,000 

Komen Race for the Cure Moving to McHenry Row After 10 Years in Hunt Valley

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Photo by Ashley Michelle Photography, via Komen Maryland

After a decade in Hunt Valley, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will return to Baltimore to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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