Baltimore is a majority Black city, and we have the wonderful Reginald Lewis Museum within walking distance of the Inner Harbor. As a member of that museum, I’m sorry it wasn’t mentioned. Also, the Civil War Museum speaks to our history, as does the Flag House, another nearby attraction. But the statement, “Let’s create a harbor that speaks truths to white supremacy,” was an ugly slur against the white people who are my neighbors.
Then the article about Dick’s Last Resort’s unpaid rent exemplifies Inner Harbor reality. According to an earlier statement from Ryan Carlson, director of operations for Deja vu Services, which owns Dicks, “downtown Baltimore is a complete hellhole, dumpster fire of violence and danger.” He went on, “Nobody in their right mind would operate a business there.”
Until crime and the perception of danger are brought under control, there is no way anyone can “re-imagine” the Inner Harbor. This is a fact the city has to address.