| Aug 11, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Otakon, the Japanese and East Asian anime and culture convention that has drawn tens of thousands of people to Baltimore since 1999, will be held in Washington beginning in 2017, organizers announced Sunday.
In a statement, Otakon organizers...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The construction time of this year's Grand Prix of Baltimore course has been reduced by 10 days, softening the effects on city traffic and downtown businesses, officials for the Labor Day weekend event announced Tuesday.
General manager Tim Mayer said...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Even after losing Otakon, the city's biggest convention, Visit Baltimore promoted its success booking future conventions last week.
Baltimore's tourism business ticked up somewhat in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. Visit Baltimore, the city's...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:37 PM
For almost three decades, Mary Margaret Kemp and Ted Kemp have come to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, returning home to Virginia with a little haul of treasures.
"She's a major league antiques collector," said Ted Kemp, 68, of his wife....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Scheduling woes have the future of the Grand Prix of Baltimore looking a little shaky, so if you haven't been yet, now might be a good time to check out the "Celebration of Acceleration."
The Labor Day weekend event offers fast cars but other...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Gathering speed for its third year, the Grand Prix of Baltimore looks to be on track, but behind the scenes a host of challenges make it increasingly possible this may be open-wheel racing's last year in the Inner Harbor.
Schedule conflicts for the next...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Fans of the distinctive neon green No. 27 car may have done a double take when GoDaddy announced on Jan. 10, 2012, that James Hinchcliffe would succeed Danica Patrick as driver, but Hinchcliffe said he hopes they have become familiar with his name and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore lost nearly $11.2 million in 2012 — a slight improvement from a year earlier, according to an audit to be presented to the city's Board of Estimates next week.
Because of mounting losses, the city was forced to...
| Jun 30, 2013
All options are on the table, including a sale, as Baltimore officials review ways to improve the finances of the city's money-losing convention center hotel — and brace for the likelihood of tapping the city's general fund to cover debt payments...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
For a construction industry starved for work during recent lean years, the prospect of getting a slice of the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project was like a dinner bell.
Nearly 400 people, from contractors and investment bankers to engineering firms...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Baltimore's WBFF-TV Fox 45 will produce a 30-minute special to air the Thursday before this year's third edition of the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
According to a news release from race organizers, the show will offer live interviews and behind-the-...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:04 PM
As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore about three months away, organizers had sold no tickets. They had landed no sponsorships. And they hadn't put out a single advertisement.
Financier J.P. Grant and his group, Race On LLC,...