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The Real Estate Wonk

The Real Estate Wonk Baltimore's residential real estate and commercial development news
Two Baltimore projects receive historic tax credits

The conversions of a former church complex and a former lithography factory in Baltimore City were among six projects receiving more than $9 million in tax credits from the Maryland Historical Trust.

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Five Minutes with InterPark's Charles J. Murphy

When developers presented the city with plans for a new apartment and hotel tower on the Pratt Street lot opposite Harborplace, the proposed parking garage met with some skepticism.

Charles J. Murphy, a vice president at the Chicago-based firm that owns the parcel and invests in parking facilities across the country, is no stranger to those kinds of questions.

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Baltimore-area groups to get first crack at buying some foreclosed homes

Neighborhood revitalization groups in the Baltimore area will get the first crack at buying some foreclosed properties under an expansion of a federal program designed to stabilize communities and limit real estate speculation.

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More businesses head to Pigtown

Kimberly Ellis' new restaurant on Pigtown's main street isn't open yet, but she's already gotten hugs.

That welcome is one reason why the Baltimore native decided Washington Boulevard would be a good place to base and develop her family's catering business.

And she's not the only one.

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Hammerjacks to replace Paradox near the stadiums

A new Hammerjacks club and concert venue is planned to replace longtime Baltimore club Paradox on Russell Street.

A sign announcing the revival of the Hammerjacks brand will go on the 1300 Russell St. building this week, said Kevin Butler, owner of Hammerjacks Entertainment Group, who purchased the name and trademark of the longtime Baltimore music venue several years ago.

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Towson Square to be sold for $40.5 million

The owner of Towson Circle, anchored by Trader Joe's, Pier 1 and Barnes & Noble, said Wednesday it plans to buy the new movie theater and restaurant development next door for $40.5 million, redeveloping its current holdings to join the two properties.

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