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Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week Cancelled

Downtown Partnership and Visit Baltimore are pausing Restaurant Week for winter 2021 and, are instead putting their marketing and promotional weight behind a winter Rally Around Restaurants campaign to support this struggling industry.

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Senator Van Hollen, Mayor Scott, and Council President Mosby
 Join Downtown Download Webinars in January

Three of Baltimore and Maryland’s top elected officials will join the Downtown Download webinar throughout the month of January to discuss legislative priorities, the rollout of COVID vaccines, and the latest news about economic stimulus packages.

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2020 Year in Review

Over the past year, we doubled down on services to help our members, residents, stakeholders and community partners find new ways of doing business, having fun, staying safe, and connecting amid an unprecedented global pandemic that took our country by storm.

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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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