Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Author Archives: Rachel Bernstein

Grand Prix was boom or bust for eateries (access required)

City restaurateurs say the Baltimore Grand Prix brought record-breaking business to eateries within walking distance of the race course, but operators of establishments at greater distances say their sales suffered significantly. Baltimore officials expected the three-day race festival during Labor ...

Read More »

Baltimore Grand Prix has fans excited, despite slow start

The Baltimore Grand Prix drew crowds Friday morning, even if the tracks hadn’t drawn the cars on time. Practices for the city’s inaugural Grand Prix were to have begun at 8 a.m., but they were delayed for more than four ...

Read More »

A final speed bump for Grand Prix (access required)

Here at last. After 18 months of planning, racing begins Friday for what organizers hope to be the first of many Baltimore Grand Prix weekends. City officials are expecting at least 100,000 visitors to watch cars race along a 2.1-mile ...

Read More »

City official disputes Post Office’s release on reduced service (access required)

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday that pickup and delivery of mail for business and residents near the Baltimore Grand Prix course would be curtailed, but at least one city official said he was “stunned” by the announcement. Grand Prix ...

Read More »

Frederick finally gets its first official visitor from Wyoming for 2011

Frederick finally has its first official visitor from Wyoming for 2011. Since the Tourism Council of Frederick County opened its new Frederick Visitor Center in April, more than 8,500 tourists have passed through its doors. And in those four months, ...

Read More »

Mayor, police chief, businesses all need Grand Prix to succeed (access required)

When Jay G. Davidson wakes up on Labor Day Monday, the biggest test he’s ever prepared for will be over. And Davidson said he feels confident that he — and the rest of Baltimore Racing Development LLC — have done ...

Read More »

Getaways: The Final Frontier (access required)

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my final Getaways post. Yes, that’s right. I’m taking a job in D.C. and leaving Baltimore. I decided to ignore that silly WaPo article about Baltimore being better than the District. But hopefully “Getaways” itself ...

Read More »

Investors seek to freeze Grand Prix account (access required)

Two of the Baltimore Grand Prix’s original investors Wednesday requested temporary restraining orders and orders for injunctive relief, seeking a total of $1.2 million that they say are owed to them. The Baltimore City Circuit Court filings, which seek to ...

Read More »