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December 9, 2022
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Something Sweet is Coming

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Not So Silent Night

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Squeegee Collaborative Webinar
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Working Action Plan Announced

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Who We Are

Commited to Downtown

The Partnership is actually two entities working together as one: the Downtown Management Authority (DMA), which oversees a 106-block improvement district in the heart of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), the non-profit that has successfully grown Baltimore’s economic and residential base. This dual structure allows for a bigger set of tools with which to solve problems and create new opportunities.  

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Downtown Partnership participates in the “Second Chance” employment program, providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals. Explore Careers

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Candy Lane Candy Lane: Artmageddon with The Black Genius Art Show

It's a live battle between artists where the best work is voted on by YOU! Hosted by The Black Genius Art Show.

December 10 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Family Fun Featured
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Family Fun Day

Join us for Family Fun Day on December 4 or 11 and enjoy seasonal activities for all ages including visits from Santa, craft-making, and live performances.

December 11 @ 2:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane RESCHEDULED – Candy Lane: Trivia Night

Assemble your team and head to Center Plaza for one or all three rounds of trivia (with a holiday twist). No reservations are required.

December 12 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Drag Bingo in Candy Lane with Brooklyn Heights
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Holidays are a DRAG BINGO

Grab your bingo buddy and join Baltimore’s most beloved Drag Queen — Brooklyn Heights — for an evening of prizes, entertainment, and of course happy hour specials.

December 13 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Paws Dog Event
Candy Lane Dog-Friendly Candy Lane: Paws, Claus & Claws

Enjoy pet photos with Santa, plus dog and human treats all evening long to benefit BARCS.

December 14 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Christmas Karaoke
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Christmas Karaoke

Celebrate the Sixth or Eleventh Day of Candy Lane and join us for Christmas Karaoke. Grab your friends, colleague, or crush and meet for a karaoke evening featuring your favorite holiday tunes.

December 15 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Downtown Partnership Initiatives

Our operations team is hard at work 7 days a week keeping Downtown Baltimore beautiful, safe, and inviting.

DPOB operations team is comprised of Clean Street Ambassadors (CSAs), Downtown Baltimore Guides (DBGs), Park Stewards, and Homeless Outreach team members.

Clean & Green

Beautifying Streets

CSAs work day and night emptying trash from more than 400 cans in the DMA, sweeping the streets, removing graffiti, cleaning alleys, and reporting code violations.

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Safety & Hospitality

Keeping Downtown Safe

Our DBGs are the welcoming face of the DMA. They provide a visible, positive safety presence and serve as hospitality guides for those navigating Downtown. 

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Safety & Hospitality

Supporting the Homeless

Our outreach team has been able to help hundreds of homeless individuals find shelter, food, benefits, mental health care, medical care, and even permanent housing.

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Clean & Green

Maintaining Green Spaces

Downtown Partnership’s Parks and Programming department improves, maintains, and programs numerous public spaces helping to provide a clean, inviting, and engaging Downtown experience.

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DPOB in the NEWS

Ebony Magazine

“In Baltimore, a new program is paving the way for entrepreneurs to attract and uplift Black-owned retail businesses in Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods. With support from Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s (DPOB) Black-Owned & Occupied Storefront Tenancy Program (BOOST) program, led by Shelonda Stokes, president of DPOB. The first of its kind, BOOST’s purpose is to strengthen and revitalize the Central Business District of Baltimore by supporting small, creative Black-owned retail businesses and arm them with expert resources to set them up for success.”


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Press event for Downtown BOOST Program: Presented by Fearless featuring Shelonda Stokes, Mayor Brandon Scott, Delali Dzirasa, Councilman Eric Costello, Lou Kousoris, Council President Nick Mosby, and more.
What's New, Downtown?

Plant-Based Paradise

Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney brings two, brand-new meatless concepts to Downtown Baltimore. Liora, a fine dining plant-based experience, and Double Zero, featuring plant-based Italian eats in a cozy setting. Both restaurants are located at 414 Light Street.

Overhead view of tomato Neapolitan style pizza with fresh basil on top.
What's New, Downtown?

Hotel Revival Opens 'Dashery Café

Dash-in and Dash-out. ‘Dashery is a one-stop shop for breakfast and lunch on-the-go as well as an intimate space where guests gather and take a quick break before carrying on with their day. Experience authentic local flavors from partnerships with Black Acres Roastery, Crust By Mack, and Wight Tea Company.

Casual cafe seating area at 'Dashery in Baltimore's Hotel Revival.
What's New, Downtown?

Mother-Daughter 'Dogs

Sporty Dog Creations is a mom and daughter team with a passion for food and sports. Putting these two things together they are making food fun again!  Their creative hotdogs spark welcomed and engaging conversation about how innovative flavors make for delicious food.

Upscale hotdogs from Sporty Dog Creations.
What's New, Downtown?

Pitamore Opens New Location

519 W. Pratt Street
In addition to the reopening of their primary location at 30 Light Street (announcing soon), Baltimore favorite Pitamore on Pratt, across from University of Maryland Medical campus, is now open Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm with their same beloved, casual Mediterranean Cuisine plus new additions!
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What's New, Downtown?

The Crafty Crab

44 South Street
The Crafty Crab is now open in the Inner Harbor. Crafty Crab offers the freshest seafood and an authentic experience. You’ll experience Southern charm and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Whether you’re stopping in for a business lunch, family dinner, date night, or a night out with friends, you’ve come to a great new spot.

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What's New, Downtown?

Viva Books

326 N Charles Street
There’s a new bookstore in town! Viva Books is a minority-owned bookstore specializing in The Arts.

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What's New, Downtown?

Motion Althletics

36 S. Calvert Street
Motion Athletics is a new, Baltimore-based urban wear brand encouraging everyone to Stay In Motion. 

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RedwoodArch Ceremony Planned for November 30

Downtown Partnership and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will hold a RedwoodArch Restoration Ceremony on 11/3/22 from 9–10 AM.

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Candy Lane is Coming to Town — Your Questions Answered

Candy Lane opens for its second season on December 3, 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about this holiday attraction. 

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DPOB and BGE Partner to Install Downtown Mural by Artist Soley Supreme

With the help of nearly 80 volunteers, support from BGE, we recently installed a mural at Wilkes Lane with artist Wendell Soley Supreme in an effort to brighten the alley between Harbor Bank and Lord Baltimore Hotel.

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Squeegee Collaborative Working Action Plan Announced

Over 150 people and stakeholders engaged in a 4-month process to create a set of recommendations to govern and eventually eradicate squeegeeing in Baltimore.

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