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By Ian Duncan and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Race cars whipped around downtown Baltimore on Saturday, turning usually traffic-choked streets into a speedway, their engines filling the air with the sounds of a hornet's hum on the straights and a smoker's cackle at the hairpin turn. As the cars negotiated the two mile course's first turn from Pratt Street onto Light Street during morning warm-ups, spectators lounged in the grandstands or pressed against the barriers, many with cameras in hand trying to freeze the action in a snapshot.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Road closures in Baltimore connected to the Grand Prix will continue throughout the Labor Day weekend, with more streets shutting down Thursday. To accommodate the 2-mile race course near the Inner Harbor, these roads will be closed beginning at various times starting Thursday : Northbound Light Street between Key Highway and Pratt Street will close at 9 a.m. Southbound Light Street between Key Highway and Pratt Street will close...
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Motorists should expect additional road closures in Baltimore connected to the Labor Day weekend Grand Prix, city officials said Tuesday. To accommodate the 2-mile race course near the Inner Harbor, these roads will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday: •Pratt Street between Paca and Calvert streets. Local traffic can use Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard toward Paca Street as an alternative. Two-way traffic will be authorized between Penn and Paca streets. Interstate 395/Howard Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pratt Street.
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Significant road closures are planned along downtown Baltimore streets beginning at 9 p.m. Monday as the streets are converted into a 2-mile race course to accommodate the Grand Prix . The race, now in its third year, runs from Friday to Sunday, but road closures are necessary to set up and tear down the track, according to the city Department of Transportation By Thursday, all roadways along the race course will be closed to traffic....
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
A collision on Interstate 95 North at the MD 43 White Marsh Boulevard exit in Baltimore County has closed one of two northbound shoulders at 8:49 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported that a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 South at I-895 in Baltimore City has closed one of two southbound shoulders at 8 a.m. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported at 7:09 a.m. that a signal light is out on Conway Street at Light Street and said that police are at the scene.
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2013
Banksy's Cafe has closed in Lake Falls Village. Owners Robb Banks and Will Brown will be focusing on their catering operations, which they had been running out of the same location. The cafe, which opened in 2009, served made-to-order sandwiches and salads, roasted coffee from Baltimore Coffee & Tea, and local sweets like Naron chocolates and Mouth Party caramels. The cafe also had a presence at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, where it would sell prepared soups and macaroni and cheese.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
A portion of Light Street near the Inner Harbor will close Friday night through the weekend as crews remove a pedestrian bridge over the street, the first of intermittent closures through the spring, officials said. The road will be closed between Conway and Pratt streets from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Construction crews are replacing a bridge that connects Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion to the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel's parking garage. The bridge will be rebuilt in the spring, requiring additional overnight and weekend closures during the construction process, said Scott Weaver, chief of bridge engineering for the city transportation department.
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
The Freshii on Light Street downtown has closed. The other Baltimore location, on St. Paul Street in Charles Village, will remain open, the company says. "Closing a restaurant is never something we want to do,'" said Freshii project manager Mia Jacobs in an emailed statement, "however it is the right move when it means we can refocus our efforts on other opportunities within the community, such as our Charles Village location. " Founded in 2005 in Toronto, Freshii provides a fast-food alternative with customer-created salads, wraps, soups and bowls.
The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
If you go The Ravens victory parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall. From City Hall, the parade will proceed south on Commerce Street, continue to Pratt and Howard streets, and end at M&T Bank Stadium. About 12:30 p.m., fans can attend a free celebration featuring the team and entertainment at M&T Bank Stadium. The event will be held rain or shine. Concessions, merchandise and restrooms will be available. Parking for the stadium celebration is free in lots F, G, H, and J and will open at 9 a.m. No tailgating will be permitted.
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2012
Season's greetings, hon! Hard to believe 2012 is almost over. You know us - busy, busy! If we weren't opening a Ripley's "Odditorium," we were putting historic landmarks up for sale. When we weren't helping John Waters hitchhike across the country, we were hoarding Twinkies. We enjoyed watching the mids' "Gangnam Style" more than we'll admit, and we held our breath as Nik Wallenda tightroped the Inner Harbor. What. A. Year. We wanted to take a moment to catch you up on what we've been up to. The Ravens were in the Super Bowl!
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