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Celebrating the 2022 Downtown Baltimore Awardees
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Center Plaza Concert Series
Unwind After Work with Free Concert in the Park

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Rufus Roundtree Center Plaza Concert Series
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Get Ready for Spooky Season

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In Center Plaza

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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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Movies Frightful Flicks in Center Plaza: Get Out

On October 19, join us for a free screening of Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed psychological thriller Get Out in Center Plaza. 

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Movies Frightful Flicks in Center Plaza: Beetlejuice

On October 20, join us for a free screening of Halloween season favorite Beetlejuice in Center Plaza.

October 20 @ 7:00 pm More Info
Movies Frightful Flicks in Center Plaza: Hocus Pocus

On October 21, join us for a free screening of Hocus Pocus in Center Plaza.

October 21 @ 7:00 pm More Info
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Movies Frightful Flicks in Center Plaza: The Addams Family

On October 22, join us for a free screening of The Addams Family in Center Plaza.

October 22 @ 7:00 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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Celebrating the 2022 Downtown Baltimore Awardees

Each year, Downtown Partnership highlights individuals and businesses committed to the betterment of our neighborhood and presents them with the Downtown Baltimore Awards.

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No Distractions: A Message from Shelonda Stokes

Downtown Partnership President, Shelonda Stokes shares her thoughts on Downtown Baltimore’s Renaissance and challenges.

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Checking in with NKVSKIN

For Black Business Month, we’re highlighting our Downtown BOOST businesses. NKVSKIN is taking the natural skincare world by storm with her house-made effective products, and a new spa in Downtown Baltimore.

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Checking in with The Black Genius Art Show

For Black Business Month, we’re highlighting the inaugural Downtown BOOST businesses. Today, we check in with Bryan Robinson of The Black Genius Art Show, who is making waves in Baltimore’s arts community.

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