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BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

The city is looking to sell the former Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot for redevelopment.

The Baltimore Development Corp. opened the properties at 506 N. Howard and 300 West Franklin streets to bidders on Tuesday.

The city started tearing down much of the 112-year-old Mayfair this year after a 2014 fire. The main façade and part of the lobby were spared the wrecking ball.

The BDC's request for proposals says interested developers should plan to renovate and preserve them, as required under an agreement with the Maryland Historical Trust. The organization also wants to see the roughly 17,340-square-foot site, especially the ground level, put back to use,...

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