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September 21, 2021
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Category: Announcements

Introducing the Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will open a pop-up retail store to help local makers increase sales and visibility during a COVID-challenged holiday gift season.

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49th Annual Monument Lighting Celebration to Be Held Virtually

Because of necessary public health precautions and current limits on crowd size, the 49th Annual Monument Lighting will not take place in-person and, instead, will be broadcast as a half-hour holiday special on WJZ, airing Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm EST.

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Charles Street Promenade will Turn Baltimore’s Iconic Street into a Pedestrian Haven

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has announced a one-day closure of Charles Street, between Saratoga Street and North Avenue, to facilitate socially distanced shopping, dining, and strolling.

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Turning Parking Spots into Dining Destinations

To help restaurants who would like to add outdoor seating but don’t have enough sidewalk space to accommodate tables and chair, we’ve announce the return of our “parklet.”

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Summer Restaurant Week Returns Despite Covid Challenges, Focuses on Recovery

Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week (#BaltRW) returns July 24 through August 2 with multiple changes implemented to provide for greater flexibility for restaurants recovering from the COVID-19 shutdown and greater convenience for diners.

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State of Downtown Report to Be Released on June 30

Downtown Partnership to release 
annual State of Downtown Report in a free webinar on 
Tuesday, June 30
. The event will include experts from the Johns Hopkins 
Carey Business School who will discuss economic recovery from Covid-19
.

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Downtown Partnership Announces New President

The Downtown Partnership Board of Directors names Shelonda Stokes as its fourth President and Chief Executive Officer of the Downtown Management Authority (DMA). She replaces Kirby Fowler who left to become President and CEO of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this past April.

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Bromo Arts District Awards Artist Relief Funds

The Bromo Arts and Entertainment District has awarded emergency relief grants to twenty-four artists who live or work in its Downtown Baltimore district. Each artist selected will receive a $500 grant that can be used to recoup financial losses due to the pandemic shutdown.

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DPOB Joins Forces With 
Harbor Park Garage on Free Meal Service

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has teamed up with Harbor Park Garage to support Heart of the Park, a program that provides free meals to anyone in need.

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Introducing the Curbside Baltimore Gift Card Initiative

Downtown Partnership has launched a new promotion that’s driving exposure, and much-needed revenue, to restaurants and retailers in core Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods. Curbside Baltimore subsidizes gift card purchases at 25 Downtown businesses.

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