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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Baltimore's urban design panel on Thursday approved a developer's request to build townhouses on land in Locust Point that had been slated for residential towers and a mixed-use complex. The two parcels, on either side of the Silo Point condo building, will have about 50 townhouses divided between them, according to plans presented to the panel by the architects for Mark Sapperstein, the developer of McHenry Row. The decision to build townhomes instead of taller residential office buildings was a reaction to market demands and input from the community, which would prefer shorter structures on those sites, Sapperstein said.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Just inside the doors of In Like Flynn Tavern, a bright blue wall welcomes visitors with the W.B. Yeats quote, "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. " The poet's famous words are favorites among fans of Irish pubs all over the world. At In Like Flynn, the sentiment comes to life. The pub, which opened last summer in the Locust Point space formerly occupied by the much-loved J. Patrick's Pub, is one friendly, comfortable spot. Even better, the food is interesting and surprisingly upscale.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2011
Residents and businesses in Locust Point face life without natural gas for heat, cooking and heating water for "several" days after a contractor ruptured a 12-inch main serving the South Baltimore neighborhood, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. About 1,200 homes and businesses were affected by the outage, which began around 10:30 a.m. Monday, BGE spokeswoman Linda Foy said. It is the largest natural gas outage in the Baltimore area since 2005, according to Foy, when about 2,000 customers in Overlea-Fullerton went without the vital fuel for about a week after a water main break leaked into the gas line.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For the Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
When Stephen Huppaty, owner of OzCorp Fine Builders, moved to Baltimore from Australia in 1997, he was intrigued by an interesting appendage to the miles of brick row houses -- rooftop decks. In the following years, these playpens in the sky would continue popping up in neighborhoods like Fells Point, Federal Hill, Locust Point, Butchers Hill and Canton. To Huppaty, it made perfect sense. In the tight confines of these neighborhoods, owners wishing to put additions on their row homes could either go back (given sufficient room)
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Just inside the doors of In Like Flynn Tavern, a bright blue wall welcomes visitors with the W.B. Yeats quote, "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. " The poet's famous words are favorites among fans of Irish pubs all over the world. At In Like Flynn, the sentiment comes to life. The pub, which opened last summer in the Locust Point space formerly occupied by the much-loved J. Patrick's Pub, is one friendly, comfortable spot. Even better, the food is interesting and surprisingly upscale.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
Locust Point was sleepy last Friday night, mostly. Few cars zoomed down Fort Avenue. The sidewalks were empty. The brightest neon sign on the peninsula didn't come from a bar but from the Domino Sugars factory. Music emanated from some bars, but the only noise came from three of us in our 20s walking down the pockmarked sidewalks, past a McDonald's, a strip mall, some warehouses, on a bar crawl in the neighborhood. Locust Point's bar scene got two additions recently — Barracudas and 5 Points — that suggest an infusion of much-needed new blood.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
Natural gas service has been restored to almost all customers affected by the gas main break Monday in Locust Point, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday. South Baltimore customers who still lack service should contact BGE at 1-800-685-0123 to schedule an appointment for mechanics to reactivate their meters and light pilots on gas appliances, according to a statement by the utility. More than 200 people, including personnel from utilities outside Maryland, worked to restore gas service, which was disrupted Monday after a bridge contractor accidentally broke a 12-inch gas main in the 1200 block of E. Fort Ave. steve.kilar@baltsun.com twitter.com/stevekilar
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Among Baltimore's neighborhoods, the hip community of Hampden is forecast to see the most home value appreciation this year, according to data-driven real estate search website Zillow. Home values in that North Baltimore district should see a 4.2 percent increase over the next 12 months, according to a report the firm recently released. Zillow considers an annual appreciation of about 3 percent to be the national norm. Locust Point and Highlandtown are tied for second place in the Baltimore forecast.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Jason Ambrose, the co-owner and founding chef of Salt, has agreed to purchase a tavern on Haubert Street in Locust Point. "It won't be anything restaurant-y like Salt," Ambrose said. "It will be a 'bar with food'. " There isn't enough room inside the small establishment for tables, he said After seven years running the kitchen at Salt, Ambrose turned over Salt 's day-to-day kitchen operations to Brian Lavin. Ambrose won't close on the property until early November, he said, and the liquor board must approve the transfer of the liquor license to Ambrose from the property's current owners, Inga and Adam Gardner, who operate a bar a the location named The House.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2010
Police charged two men Friday in the death of a missing Locust Point man whose body was found in Patapsco Valley State Park last month. Kevin M. Skipper, 30, of the 500 block of E. Fort Ave. was arrested Friday and Christopher S. Calvert, 31, of the 1300 block of Richardson St., for whom police are still searching, are both charged in the death of 31-year-old Matthew C. Martin. Martin was last seen April 9 and was reported missing by his mother, JoAnn Martin, on April 11. His body was found by two fisherman May 15 in the state park.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical - he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone. "I've always been a fan of historic reuse," said the 27-year old technical consultant for the federal government. "From the historical artifacts of the 1920s structure to all of the modern conveniences and amenities, I feel that it provides the best of all worlds - old and new. " There was, indeed, a former life for Silo Point as a grain terminal for the B&O Railroad - once considered the fastest grain elevator in the world.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
We love a good anniversary. Baltimore is about to host a huge, weeklong celebration for the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner. " Unless they're traveling by frigate, everybody and his brother is going to be passing through Locust Point on the way to Fort McHenry. Also celebrating - Locust Point's own Wine Market Bistro, which is marking its 10th anniversary this month with various promotions and by feting diners with complimentary hors d'ouevres and wine tastings. The restaurant has earned the celebration.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Work has been completed on a multipurpose synthetic turf field in Locust Point that Under Armour is donating to the city. The Baltimore-based sports apparel company, which has headquarters in Locust Point, on Tuesday unveiled Banner Field at Latrobe Park, a donation through Under Armour's WIN Baltimore Initiative to give youth greater access to sports. Under Armour did not disclose the donation amount. Construction of the 89,000-square-foot field started in April and includes a scoreboard, surrounding walk/run path, lighting, tiered seating and parking.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
A man was severely injured in a fire in South Baltimore Saturday night, according to city fire officials. Firefighters responded around 8:50 p.m. to a blaze in the 1300 block of East Clement Street in the Locust Point neighborhood, spokesman Ian Brennan said. A man approximately 50 years old was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries; officials did not release his identity. The cause of the single-alarm working fire, which was brought under control less than 45 minutes after firefighters responded, is under investigation.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
In Like Flynn Tavern, the Irish bar that replaced J. Patrick's Pub in Locust Point, opened on June 7. The neighborhood has already been “super supportive” of the new restaurant, according to general manager Cora Flynn. Some patrons came in three or four times the first week of operation, she said. More than a year and a half in the making, In Like Flynn's route to open was not usual. In early January 2013, Steve O'Donnell, a rookie to the restaurant business, purchased the Andre Street location (and its liquor license)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Brian M. Reiser, a self-employed carpenter and an outdoorsman, was found dead Friday in a vacant Baltimore home. The Halethorpe resident was 47. Baltimore County police said Saturday that Mr. Reiser had been killed June 14 in his home. County police were notified that he was missing and detectives found his body Friday in the stairwell of a vacant Collins Avenue home in Baltimore. Kevin Brooks Pendergraph, 31, of Baltimore; Roy Bernard Munson,18, of Pikesville; and Eric Patrick Henry, 37, who is homeless, have been charged with first-degree murder.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2010
A 24-year-old man has been indicted on charges that he helped dispose of the body of a man killed in Locust Point last spring, city prosecutors announced. Jeremy Michael Smith , 24, of the 1500 block of Covington St. faces charges of being an accessory after the fact in the killing of Matthew Martin, 31, who disappeared April 9. Fishermen at Patapsco State Park discovered his body. Two men, Christopher Calvert and Kevin Skipper, were indicted July 1 in the killing. Prosecutors said that Smith picked up Calvert at a house on Fort Avenue and went with him to a Lowe's hardware store to purchase a large plastic storage container, which they used to take Martin's body out of a house on Richardson Street in Locust Point.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2013
A 100-foot tugboat sank off Pier 3 in Locust Point on Saturday night. The tugboat Kaleen McAllister sank before 10 p.m., Mike Reagoso, the vice president of Mid-Atlantic operations for McAllister Towing, said Sunday. No one was injured in the incident, Reagoso said. Everyone had left the boat by the time it sank, said Petty Officer David Marin, a Coast Guard spokesman operating out of Baltimore's Curtis Bay yards. "It is too early to determine what the extent of the damage may be, but the submersion of the tug is not expected to interfere with any harbor operations or any port operations," Reagoso said in a statement.
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By Jack Lambert, Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 22, 2014
The owner of the Eastport Plaza shopping center in Annapolis and a development team from Baltimore plan to build a $45 million, 200-unit apartment complex at the site of the neighborhood's former theater. Plans call for a seven-story complex with a mix of apartments and small stores, said Dan Lederberg, general manager of L&L Investments LLC. In 1961, Lederberg's grandfather, Charles Liff, built the shopping center at the nearly 7-acre site off Bay Ridge Avenue. The family has retained ownership and Lederberg manages the shopping center through the company Eastport Plaza LLC. The shopping center - at the intersection of Bay Ridge and Chesapeake avenues - saw its Crown Eastport Art 2 cinema close in 2004.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When app developer Mindgrub Technologies outgrew its space for the umpteenth time, CEO Todd Marks did what any good tech entrepreneur would do - he turned to Google. An analysis of his employees' commutes using Google Maps and Google Earth led Marks to Locust Point, and the former Phillips Seafood headquarters. Mindgrub set up shop there three weeks ago and is set to get an official welcome from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a group of city small business leaders Wednesday. "We're really growing fast and we need to attract a lot of talent," Marks said, adding that many of the young professionals Mindgrub is seeking to recruit already live in the city and want to stay there.
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