After online pressure this week, the arts organization Le Mondo has agreed to modify the branding of its first building, called Mondo, to avoid further confusion with Mondo Baltimore, a film series that has a common law trademark on the name.
The film series Mondo Baltimore wants Le Mondo, the under-construction arts venue downtown that has come under fire for its handling of sexual abuse allegations against one of its founders, to change its name.
When John Minadakis saw the PETA billboard urging Baltimoreans not to eat crabs, he didn’t see any humor in the campaign. Minadakis, who owns Jimmy’s Famous Seafood restaurant in Dundalk with his family, felt attacked.
Restaurant fires break out in an instant, but the road to reopening often takes much longer than expected. At notable Baltimore bars and restaurants such as Charles Village Pub, Blacksauce Kitchen and Peter’s Inn, rebuilding has taken months, not weeks.