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The Real Estate Wonk

The Real Estate Wonk Baltimore's residential real estate and commercial development news
More development on the way in Brewers Hill

The number of apartments in Southeast Baltimore's Brewers Hill could nearly double to more than 1,500, under a plan that received approval Thursday from the Planning Commission.

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Food hall craze flourishes in Baltimore

Food halls are the latest fashion in dining out, but they're a concept as old as the first street market.

With multiple eateries sharing a space, modern food halls satisfy social cravings for communal entertainment while serving up more local, arguably healthier food options than their forebears, proponents say. In many ways, they're like mall food courts gone crafty.

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Demolition starts on former H&S Bakery distribution center

Harbor East Development Group said demolition of a former H&S Bakery distribution center located between Harbor East and Fells Point started Thursday, as the firm prepares for construction of a new building.

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Harborplace owner presents redevelopment plan

Large neon signs would top sleeker, awning-free Harborplace pavilions under a redevelopment plan presented to the city Thursday by the owner of the Inner Harbor facility.

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. said it wants to clean up the buildings, stripping additions such as greenhouse areas on the first floor and improving their appearance on Pratt and Light streets.

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Firm selected for Rash Field redesign

Baltimore landscape architecture firm Mahan Rykiel Associates will redesign Rash Field, with plans to start construction next fall, the Waterfront Partnership said Thursday.

The 45-person firm, founded in 1983, was chosen from 13 firms for the $3 million project, the Waterfront Partnership said.

Mahan Rykiel counts among its projects the instrument-strewn Pierce's Park.

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Seawall to launch R. House food hall

A 10-chef food hall could open inside a former Anderson Automotive showroom in Remington in about 12 months.

Seawall Development Corp. officials said they hope to start the $12 million conversion at the corner of Remington Avenue and 29th Street in the next few months, opening R. House to the public in early fall of 2016.

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