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By Laura Rottenberg and Laura Rottenberg,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 8, 1997
With spring in full swing and Preakness around the corner, Water Street is heating up. Happy hour turns the cobblestoned alley into Baltimore's most frenetic open-air beer garden. This festive spirit culminates in the Preakness Celebration's "Bud Light Nights" May 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16, complete with live music. Thousands of the city's young professionals turn out to sip cheap beer cheek by jowl on the little block just north of Pratt Street, tucked between Light and Calvert streets.After knocking back a couple of brews after work, one's thoughts might naturally turn to wondering where to grab a bite to eat. Water Street Exchange is among the block's most pleasant spots to grab a sandwich, burger or even something a little more ambitious.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Ruth's Chris Steak House is usually open only for dinner, but now through Christmas Eve, the restaurant is serving a holiday lunch menu on weekdays. It's a bit of a splurge, but what the heck, there's prosperity in the land. The menu includes a $15 steak sandwich, the $14 Ruth's prime burger, a $42.95 filet au poivre entree and, if it's been a really good year for the firm, a $44.95 New York strip. The lunch menu is being served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at all locations of Ruth's Chris Steak House including the ones on Water Street , Eastern Avenue and Pikesville . There's more information about the holiday lunch on the Ruth's Chris website . Follow Baltimore Diner on Twitter @gorelickingood  
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By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | November 17, 2005
Two of the largest condominium projects planned for downtown Baltimore are moving ahead after lengthy delays and challenges, and will be closely watched as possible harbingers of an unprecedented wave of city condo development, city officials and housing experts say. Construction of the $225 million Ritz-Carlton Residences has just begun on the waterfront at the foot of Federal Hill, marking the first time Ritz-Carlton will offer its hotel amenities in...
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
As an unseasonably warm St. Patrick's Day drew to a close in Baltimore, teens by the hundreds swarmed downtown, keeping one step ahead of police while battling from corner to corner, mostly with fists, sometimes with knives. As authorities watched from a helicopter and on video from surveillance cameras, youths marched seemingly at will through the Inner Harbor and streets north and west, frequently clashing that Saturday night. Dozens of officers called in from across the city scrambled to keep up with the attacks, shutting key intersections and trying to push the youths away from the center of tourism.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
A pair of local commercial real estate brokers are scheduled to buy a Water Street complex today that on weekends rings one of the city's most popular watering holes.Milton H. Miller Jr. and Ira J. Miller plan to invest about $1.75 million to purchase and renovate the Water Street Mews, a five-building collection of offices, retail stores and restaurants dating from the early 1900s."We believe downtown is coming back, and there are a number of exciting projects being prepared," said Milton Miller.
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By Alexandra Fenwick and Sarah Breitenbach and Alexandra Fenwick and Sarah Breitenbach,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2004
When the bell signaling the close of the Friday stock markets in New York sounds its final toll, its echoes are felt all the way down the Eastern Seaboard to Baltimore. At this hour, downtown workers from Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, nearby legal firms and even Federal Hill businesses pour out of their offices and into the cobblestone alley adjacent to Peter's Pour House on Water Street. As a live band plays cover tunes, the scene is filled with rolled-up sleeves, smart high heels on pavement, silk ties loosened and fluttering in the breeze, and the blur of the roulette wheel and bright green felt of poker and blackjack tables.
FEATURES
May 9, 1997
Today's Preakness-related events:Preakness Crab Derby, 12: 30 p.m.: Sports and media celebrities select a crab to race in the seventh annual Preakness Week tradition at Lexington Market. Free. Call 410-685-6169.Baltimore Magazine Pasta Dinner, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.: The Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel sets the table for this buffet. All-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad fixings, dessert, beer and cola are on the menu. Dinner tickets $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 410-837-3030 for reservations.Media Balloon Launch, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: More than 20 hot-air balloons lift off from Rash Field.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
Bruce C. Schoeberlein, the founder and former owner of the Water Street Exchange restaurant and creator of the often raucous "beach parties" on the streets near the downtown business, died Feb. 4 of a heart attack at his Towson home.Mr. Schoeberlein, 50, was one of two original owners of the Water Street Exchange when he started the business on a small alley-like street near the Inner Harbor in 1982. It was an immediate success."He made coming back downtown fun because of the Water Street Exchange.
FEATURES
May 17, 1996
The finale of the Preakness Celebration is the horse race tomorrow, but many events lead up to it.Preakness Eve highlights:Preakness Crab Derby, noon. Lexington Market. Free.Phillips Preakness Crab Picking Contest, noon. Harborplace Amphitheatre. Local notables will compete. Free.Preakness Eve party, 5: 30 p.m.-12 a.m. Water Street -- 2 blocks north of Inner Harbor. This party features the bands Hush and Plugged. The event costs $3 with or without a Preakness Pin from the Bud Light Nights Concert Series.
NEWS
March 14, 2000
Lombard Street between Market Place and President Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. today and tomorrow to allow for removal of a pedestrian bridge linking two buildings on the downtown campus of Baltimore City Community College. The Department of Public Works said traffic on westbound Lombard Street will detour north onto President Street, west on Fayette Street and south on Guilford Avenue/South Street before picking up Lombard again. Northbound Market Place traffic will detour west onto Water Street, south on South Street and west again onto Lombard.
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By John Lindner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2010
The Water Street Tavern has a full menu page devoted to crepes. Had I done just a bit of homework, I might not have been surprised (pleasantly) by this unusual offering in an inviting watering hole in downtown Baltimore. Like its neighbor Peter's, it's tucked in an alley that beckons to passersby, especially when the sidewalk tables are full of people. On approach, the tavern's Florida Keys themed outdoor dining area looks like a fine spot to grab a drink after work and exercise your people watching skills.
NEWS
September 28, 2008
Events today prompt road closures in city 1 Baltimore transportation officials are warning of road closures and heavy traffic in two areas of the city today because of weekend events. From 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., the Street Beat Festival will be held in Federal Hill. From 3 a.m. until 10 p.m., Charles Street will be closed from Hamburg Street to West Street, Cross Street (north) will be closed from Light Street to Olive Street, and Cross Street (south) will be closed from Charles to Light.
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By JOHN FRITZE and JOHN FRITZE,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2005
The path to a cleaner Chesapeake Bay may run through the heart of Baltimore in the form of a 10-foot-wide trench. Neighborhood leaders from Hampden to East Baltimore are grappling with the potential effects of a $40 million sewer project - one of the most complicated the city has undertaken - that will require a four-mile trench so workers can install a new main starting in spring. While city officials say the project will reduce the dumping of raw sewage into area waterways, including the bay, homeowners along the route are worried about the potential for weeks, or even months, of disruptions.
BUSINESS
By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | November 17, 2005
Two of the largest condominium projects planned for downtown Baltimore are moving ahead after lengthy delays and challenges, and will be closely watched as possible harbingers of an unprecedented wave of city condo development, city officials and housing experts say. Construction of the $225 million Ritz-Carlton Residences has just begun on the waterfront at the foot of Federal Hill, marking the first time Ritz-Carlton will offer its hotel amenities in...
TRAVEL
By Hal Smith and Hal Smith,Special to the Sun | October 3, 2004
After the first frost, when the scent of wood smoke is in the air, it's time for sweaters, hot chocolate and apple picking -- and a long weekend to explore a couple of historic New England towns. But even though the summer tourists may be gone, being bumped around by hordes of leaf peepers can drain the color from an otherwise idyllic getaway. That's why you should consider visiting Stonington and Mystic, on the coast of southeastern Connecticut, about midway between Boston and New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alexandra Fenwick and Sarah Breitenbach and Alexandra Fenwick and Sarah Breitenbach,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2004
When the bell signaling the close of the Friday stock markets in New York sounds its final toll, its echoes are felt all the way down the Eastern Seaboard to Baltimore. At this hour, downtown workers from Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, nearby legal firms and even Federal Hill businesses pour out of their offices and into the cobblestone alley adjacent to Peter's Pour House on Water Street. As a live band plays cover tunes, the scene is filled with rolled-up sleeves, smart high heels on pavement, silk ties loosened and fluttering in the breeze, and the blur of the roulette wheel and bright green felt of poker and blackjack tables.
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Restaurant Critic | May 29, 1993
Freddie's of Water StreetFreddie's of Water Street, 106 Water St., (410) 752-5757. Except for the fact that it's only open weekdays until 6 p.m., Freddie's is the quintessential coffeehouse. I didn't like the house special, something called Cafesorbetto that tastes like a gritty coffee milkshake; but everything else we tried was good. Freddie's food can be down-home, like the hickory-smoked brisket sandwich with a for-adults-only barbecue sauce, or it can have a touch of elegance, like the curried chicken salad with bright green peas and confetti-size bits of celery and red pepper.
FEATURES
May 16, 1997
Today's Preakness-related events:7th Annual Phillips Preakness Celebrity Crab Picking Contest (noon): Celebrity contestants have three minutes to pick the most crab meat at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. Free. Call 800-HARBOR-1 or 410-332-4191.The Coca-Cola Great Schooner Race (3 p.m.-5 p.m.): Tall ships (the Pride of Baltimore II, Clipper City, Lady Maryland, Nighthawk and Woodwind) race to and from Fort McHenry. Free to spectators.Preakness Pub (5 p.m.-8 p.m.): Jockeys such as Larry Reynolds and Mark Johnston will tend bar at the Sheraton Inner Harbor's Orioles Bar for area charities, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes and the Disabled Jockeys' Fund.
NEWS
By Stephen Kiehl, Liz Bowie and Scott Calvert and Stephen Kiehl, Liz Bowie and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | September 20, 2003
The Inner Harbor was under water, and Thames Street could have passed for the Thames River yesterday morning as the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel washed into downtown Baltimore. From Canton to Fells Point to downtown, a storm surge created the worst flooding in memory and led to at least 24 water rescues by city firefighters. Water pushed to the front door of the Maryland Science Center, flooded hotel rooms and turned major thoroughfares - including Pratt and Light streets - into rivers better suited to canoes than cars.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | April 12, 2003
A NORTHEASTER was making the harbor miserable the other evening while I was warm and safe inside the nearby James Joyce Irish Pub. This was my initial trip to this newish saloon-restaurant, which as far I can tell, stands on the land that was once part of the old railroad yards attached to the President Street Station. It's a good idea to make myself visit these new and emerging parts of Baltimore, the chunk of the city that is changing so rapidly you have to spend some evenings there a couple of times a year, just to get your bearings.
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