December 14, 2012
In less than a year, there will be a Target in Canton. The discount chain announced this week that it will be opening a 135,000 square foot store in the Canton Crossing shopping center in October 2013. The store will have groceries in addition to the "everyday essentials" that Target is known for, the company said in a statement. The Canton Crossing center, off Boston Street between Baylis and South Haven streets, will have two anchors (Target is one) and is expected to have 30 businesses in all -- including seven or eight restaurants and a bank branch, according to the developer, Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC . The only Target currently within the city limits is at Mondawmin Mall, in northwest Baltimore.
October 31, 2012
A few of the food trucks are back on the road but not all of them. Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon is at the University of Maryland, near Baltimore and Greene streets, until 3 p.m. Woody's Taco Island is in Mount Vernon, near the corner of Calvert and Monument streets, until 3 p.m. GrrChe is near Johns Hopkins University, on 33rd Street between Charles and St. Paul streets, until 3:30 p.m. -- and they're giving out Halloween candy....
October 13, 2012
Beware, residents of Fells Point. Again the Baltimore Running Festival will proceed through Lancaster Street and Aliceanna Street to Boston Street on Saturday morning, Oct. 13 ("Street closures for the Running Festival," Oct. 11). As usual the organizers have chosen to hold hostage residents of the Fells Point community by blocking all egress from south of the above-mentioned streets - unless you have a boat - from 8:10 a.m. to noon. The race starts at 8 am and travels to Druid Hill, Locust Point and then around the Inner Harbor before getting to Lancaster Street.
October 10, 2012
Streets throughout Baltimore will be closed temporarily Saturday for the 2012 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, which includes a 26-mile marathon, a half-marathon and a 5K race. According to the organizers, here is a list of street closures and approximate times. Organizers say that final decisions about when to open and close streets will be made by police officers at various intersections. They say there also may be "rolling stops," which means an officer may allow vehicles to proceed when there is a gap between runners.
July 26, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on Boston Street at Highland Avenue, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Route 27 at Lucabaugh Mill Road in Westminster and Liberty Road and Brenbrook Drive in Baltimore County. Traffic was slow on I-895 near the Steel Bridge, due to construction activity. Monument Street is closed between Wolfe Street and Patterson Park Avenue in east Baltimore, due to sinkhole repairs. Maryland Transit Administration bus 35 has been diverted.
July 16, 2012
The groundbreaking for a Main Street-style shopping center on a 25-acre parcel just south of Brewers Hill is set for the middle of August, the developer said Monday. Preparatory work on below-grade utilities recently began at the Canton Crossing site, which used to be an oil terminal, said Neil Tucker, a real estate developer and broker with Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC. The retail center, near the First Mariner Tower and Merritt Athletic Club, is slated to open in October 2013, Tucker said.