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Made in Baltimore shop to open this spring, selling wares from dozens of local makers

Made in Baltimore, the North Avenue shop where local entrepreneurs and makers sell their wares, plans to reopen for the spring and summer season May 3.

It’s the ninth stint for the storefront, which is supported by the Baltimore Development Corp.. The store primarily has been opened around the fall and winter holiday season to promote homegrown businesses as well as job creation in the city’s light manufacturing sector.

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A new pop-up shop of items made in Baltimore opens Friday, one of many projects and many millions of public and private dollars invested in North Avenue's buildings and streetscape in recent years, much of it from the arts community that has adopted the long-neglected corridor.

This season, organizers had said they wanted the store to be open more times during the year.

The store offers gifts, food, apparel and other items made by more than 60 local businesses. A grand reopening celebration is planned for May 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with music and food. Admission is free.

The Made in Baltimore campaign also offers branding, business development workshops, networking and other opportunities for participants.

12:00 p.m. Wednesday: This story has been updated to correct which city agency supports the Made in Baltimore store. It is the Baltimore Development Corp. The Sun regrets the error.

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