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Gov. Larry Hogan says ‘final offer’ made to settle State Center lawsuit, begins process of seeking new developer

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With litigation over a long-stalled development plan for State Center apparently close to wrapping up, Gov. Larry Hogan this morning announced his administration is kicking off the process of finding a new developer to tackle an overhaul of the aged Midtown government complex.

Owner of razed historic Upton building—and contractor who tore it down—face costly penalties over surprise demolition

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The city has ordered a New York-based property firm to pay a $463,772 in penalties after a contractor’s surprising unauthorized demolition of Upton’s historic former St. Vincent’s Orphan Asylum building.

‘The Bake is Back’: City officials celebrate Upton roller rink’s renovation and reopening

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For retired Baltimore Colts wide receiver Glen “Shake and Bake” Doughty, Friday morning was a triumphant moment. More than half a year after the city shut down his eponymous Upton rolling-skating rink and bowling alley due to its falling into a state of disrepair, he was there to celebrate its revival.

“Make no mistake, it’s time to shake and bake!” he shouted in the lobby.

Gervonta Davis Wins His Fight, But Still Loses Title After Failing to Make Weight

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Despite recording his 10th straight knockout victory Saturday night, West Baltimore boxer Gervonta “Tank” Davis killed some of the hype surrounding his pay-per-view matchup by missing weight, thereby forfeiting his belt.

Upton’s Shake and Bake Family Fun Center to Close for Repairs

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Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, the 35-year-old roller skating rink, bowling alley and arcade in West Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood, will be shutting down next week to undergo major repairs.

Under Armour Signs Hometown Champion Boxer Gervonta Davis, Announcing it on I-95


World championship boxer Gervonta Davis, who was born and raised in West Baltimore, will now be greeting travelers coming into or past the city on I-95.

City Seeks Proposals for Lexington Market and the Avenue Market

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The City of Baltimore is seeking assistance from developers to rejuvenate two public properties: Lexington Market and the Avenue Market.

State Center Advocates Show Support for a Grocery Store Inside the Fifth Regiment Armory


Even if the entire State Center development project doesn’t move ahead as originally planned, some area residents say they would like to see one part of it, the historic Fifth Regiment Armory, be converted into a grocery store.