January 30, 2012
As someone with a vested interest in the health and prosperity of downtown Baltimore and the west side of downtown in particular, I appreciate that Exelon Corp.is committed to maintaining Constellation Energy Group's employment presence in Baltimore, and perhaps even increasing it. I do hope Exelon will choose to keep its offices in the core business district of downtown where, as Kirby Fowler points out in his recent commentary ("Exelon's place downtown,"...
May 27, 2012
Ironic that the very day that Dan Rodricks attacks Pat McDonough for his candid and truthful assessment of gang crime downtown ("Conflicting realities collide downtown," May 24), The Sun buries on page 4 the attack by 20-30 "unruly" teens at the 7-Eleven at Light and Pratt streets - the heart of the Inner Harbor in the middle of a workday! Say what you want, Mr. Rodricks, but facts are facts, and Baltimore is not typical of other cities. You want to feel secure walking around town?
January 15, 2010
D owntown Baltimore has entered the new decade from a remarkable position of strength, in spite of the recessionary drag on the economy in 2009. Approximately 113,000 people work in downtown Baltimore, 16th in the country for job density. Downtown's primacy as a business center was further solidified by the recent decision of the accounting firm RSM McGladrey to relocate 300 employees to the city from the suburbs. Downtown's residential population of more than 40,000 ranks us seventh in the country, ahead of other dynamic downtowns in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Portland and Washington, D.C. And there were more than $4 billion worth of downtown projects under way in 2009.
February 21, 2010
A security guard working an overnight shift at the Bank of America building in downtown Baltimore was shot and killed early Saturday when police said he tried to quell a dispute over a woman that erupted between a friend and several other men who had just left a nightclub. Police identified the guard as James Ball, 38. He had worked for Wackenhut, a private security company hired by the building's owners. He died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center shortly after being shot twice, at least once in the chest, according to police.
May 4, 2011
Downton Towson has had trouble keeping retail in recent years, but a new tenant is giving hope of a shopping resurgence. Trendy clothing and knick knack store Urban Outfitters is moving to York Road in the old space once occupied by Hudson Trail Outfitters. The store is slated to open in time for the holiday shopping season. It will be the second store in the area. There is also a location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Urban Outfitters targets “urban-minded" young people - aged 18 to 30-years-old. The retailer is known for its "kitschy tee-shirts and accessories.” Urban Outfitters will spend $2 million to renovate the building in Towson. “We expect its arrival to this location to elicit an extremely positive and profound effect, as complementary retail uses will want to take advantage of its widespread popularity and destination-store appeal," said Ryan Wilner, a principal with KLNB Retail, which brokered the deal.
June 22, 2012
In the discussion of the downtown crime problem by Del. Pat McDonough and The Sun's Dan Rodricks , there is an important missing link ("Sailabration brings out the mobs," June 19). When the link is considered, one can see that they are both right! They are discussing two different areas. Delegate McDonough is talking about downtown Baltimore and Mr. Rodricks is talking about the Inner Harbor. As someone who has lived in the central business district for the past six years, there is only one reason that I'm there - namely, the harbor.