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Can celebrities, packages revive Baltimore's hospitality industry?

Can celebrities, packages revive Baltimore's hospitality industry?

There's no denying that Baltimore's hospitality industry still feels the negative financial effects of last April's unrest and continued violence in the city. This shouldn't be a surprise for anyone who has studied similar incidents. It was estimated that in the decade following the 1992 riots, Los Angeles lost at least $3.8 billion in taxable sales. In a recent University of Baltimore survey, a full 20 percent of Maryland residents living outside Baltimore said they would visit restaurants and other attractions less frequently; 10 percent of city residents said the same.

If we are to change the fortunes of Baltimore's hospitality industry for the better, we need to change the...

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