Harbor East…

Harbor East at Night from across the Inner Harbor.…where casual, fun and fine dining, great places to live in newly rebuilt condominiums/apartments, great places to shop and lively entertainment create a wonderful place to be. Of course, don’t forget the proximity to the waterfront and downtown Baltimore in this walkabout neighborhood. Imagine the economic health of the Inner Harbor being combined with the rich history, culture and tradition of East Baltimore. A win-win for sure.

The area of Baltimore once called Inner Harbor East is now simply called “Harbor East.” It is a relatively new and wonderful example of mixed-use urban development/redevelopment. A half billion dollars worth of construction is nearing completion and offers all the amenities for which modern urban dwellers seek. Some may use the term “urban chic” to describe being a part of this neighborhood (in fact, there is an upscale shop with that name nearly in the center of all the action).

Stylized Map of Harbor East

With a dozen square blocks of the ultimate in City Life, this desirable neighborhood is bounded by Fleet Street on the north; S. Caroline Street to the east; Lancaster Street, the Promenade and waters of the Patapsco River to the south; and the Jones Falls (stream, not expressway) and the Promenade to the west. Aliceanna Street (west-east) bisects the neighborhood horizontally and provides a walkway parallel to the Promenade along the water.

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel Harbor EastWalking in Inner Harbor East appears as a focus of the urban structure allowing residents and visitors easy access to the waterfront near the high-rise condos/apartments, offices and newly built hotels, such as the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Retail business includes a modern (and popular) market, up-scale shops with an urban theme, a “Landmark” 7-screen theater (get your movie tickets now), and a pleasing variety of eateries. Urban sprawl is no longer in vogue; instead, this implementation of creative urban development is pedestrian friendly, uses less land, is environmentally friendly and brings a valuable neighborhood to Baltimore City.

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Shop at Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar – Opens Sunday 4/20/14

For immediate release: April 9, 2014



The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar provides shoppers with options for spring holidays.  On Sunday, April 20, 2014 market-goers can shop for fresh ingredients for delicious meals including greens, dairy products, breads, fish and an assortment of meats.  Additionally, farmers sell a variety of beautiful seasonal plants and decorative flowers.  As always, the bazaar features a wide range of handmade jewelry, handbags, vintage clothing, paintings, handcrafted arts and more.  Located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX), the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar remains open Sundays through December 21, 2014 from 7am to sell out, approximately noon.  Maryland’s largest producers-only market is presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Sundays at the market offer a unique shopping experience for visitors by transforming under the Jones Falls Expressway into a one stop shop.  Shoppers can browse and purchase wonderful produce, meats, dairy, spices, preserves, fresh baked breads and flowers, in addition to delectable multicultural foods and handcrafted art from local artisans.

For more information on the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.


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Celebrate Billie Holiday Arts Project Saturday, April 5, 2014

For immediate release: March 19, 2014


            The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association, a winner of the 2013 PNC Transformative Art Prize, is hosting a free celebration for the completion of the Billie Holiday Arts Project.  Attendees can enjoy live music from the Rhonda Robinson Quartet, guided tours of the project, children’s activities, food from local restaurants and a variety of vendors.  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will also be in attendance.  The event occurs on Saturday, April 5 from 12:30pm to 4pm.  Festivities will take place on Gough Street between Ann and Wolfe streets and the 200 block of South Durham Street.  In the event of inclement weather, the live music will take place inside the Fell’s Point Corner Theater.

A multi-media arts collaboration, the Billie Holiday Arts Project includes a mosaic, five large murals, and eight painted screens from members of the Baltimore Painted Screen Society.  The project honors the life and music of legendary jazz singer and former Baltimore resident Billie Holiday.  This project was funded by the PNC Transformative Art Prize and the Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association in partnership with the Fell’s Point Main Street.

In case of inclement weather, the music will be inside the nearby Fell’s Point Corner Theater.

The PNC Transformative Art Prize supports communities in their efforts to improve their surroundings with long-term and lasting art projects.  Qualified community-based nonprofits may be granted funding up to $30,000.  Full guidelines and an application are available online at www.promotionandarts.org; click on the “Grants” link.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 2, 2014 at midnight.  The 2014 PNC Transformative Art Prize is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and supported in part by PNC Bank.  Additional support is provided by the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.

For more information on the Billie Holiday Arts Project, visit www.billieholidayproject.org.  For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.


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Canton Crossing – Coming VERY Soon!

All of the Harbor East area, Fells Point, and Canton have been long awaiting the completion of the construction project at 3501 Boston Street in the Canton area of Baltimore. Well, it is finally here! Well, it’s almost here. So far two establishments have opened – The Vitamin Shoppe and Red Robbin – and more are on their way in the next few weeks.

  • The Vitamin Shoppe – open NOW! For vitamins, of course!
  • Red Robin – open NOW! Mmmmm, burgers, milkshakes, and their famous Freckled Strawberry Lemonade.
  • Mission BBQ – opens on October 7th. Visit Misson BBQ for All American food such as barbecue, rubs, and big ole sandwiches.
  • Old Navy – opens on October 8th. You can buy the latest styles of clothing for the whole family at Old Navy.
  • ULTA Beauty – opens on October 8th. Need beauty products? Check out ULTA Beauty in Canton for cosmetics, skin care products, hair products, and more.
  • Five Below – opens on October 8th. Five Below has a little bit of everything and everything is five dollars or below.
  • LOFT – opens on October 8th. Misses and petites can find the clothes they need at LOFT.
  • Sleepy’s – opens on October 8th. Moving into Canton, Fells Point, Harbor East, Patterson Park, Federal Hill, or any of the nearby areas? You know you need a comfy place to sleep so go check out the great mattress selection at Sleepy’s in Canton.
  • Nail Trix – opens on October 8th. Ahhhh…for a bit of pampering for your tootsies and fingers, just visit Nail Trix!
  • Yogi Castle – opens on October 8th. Make your own frozen yogurt sundae cafes are all the rage lately and Canton Crossing is keeping up with the times by bringing you Yogi Castle.
  • Samos – opens on October 8th. Samos started off as a small carryout restaurant serving sandwiches and pizza but now it’s a popular Greek restaurant chain and it’s coming to the Shops at Canton Crossing.
  • Fresh Cleaners – opens on October 8th. Need dry cleaning, head to Fresh Cleaners.
  • AT&T – opens on October 8th. Getting your AT&T phones and accessories is now more convenient as another location is opening at Canton Ctossing.
  • Target – opens on October 9th. Yes! the Inner Harbor area no longer has to drive to Glen Burnie or Towson to hit one of the most popular stores that has a little bit of everything at great prices because Target is coming to Canton!
  • Michael’s – opens on October 20th. Feeling crafty? Michael’s craft store is the last one schedule to open at the Shops at Canton Crossing but it will be well worth waiting for.
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