Belvedere Square

Aug 20, 2014

Food, the secret to design success

Steve Appel, co-owner of Nouveau Contemporary Goods, credits restaurants with helping his store succeed.

Aug 19, 2014

Nouveau Contemporary Goods returning to downtown

A decade after Nouveau Contemporary Goods left Mount Vernon the store is reopening in the neighborhood, lured back by a booming high-end apartment market.

Dec 30, 2013

Belvedere Square, made over

Jinji Fraser says she has grown up at Belvedere Square Market.

Feb 7, 2012

TIF use could grow in Maryland with new legislation

Legislation to expand the use of tax increment financing in certain growth areas of the state is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly next week, according to Jon Laria, chair of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. During a hearing before the House Environmental Matters Committee on Tuesday, Laria said the bill would allow […]

Nov 13, 2011

Private developers’ tax breaks to come under intense scrutiny

Should financially strapped Baltimore support private development? That is one of the questions posed by a city task force that studied the practice of granting millions in taxpayer incentives for economic development. Over the next six months, city leaders will dissect and debate a series of recommendations by the group that has produced the first […]

Oct 28, 2011

Another small business bites dust in South Baltimore

While much of the talk about restarting the tight job market centers on small businesses, there is a crisis in the works in Federal Hill where such entrepreneurships are concerned. Many small businesses have closed shop over the past six months, leaving a budding retail hole on the south Baltimore peninsula. Last week, Amy Mutch […]

Sep 18, 2011

Baltimore finds funds for EBDI TIF

Baltimore finance officials have drained nearly half a million dollars from a special account to help cover the $1.4 million repayment due this month on $78 million in tax increment financing bonds issued for the struggling East Baltimore Development Inc. project. The transfer means the city will not have to levy a special tax at […]

Sep 11, 2011

General Growth, Struever and BB&T Bank to receive special tax bills

City officials this month will send out $652,000 in special tax bills for tax increment financing bond repayments because property taxes collected from three prominent city developments were not enough to reimburse investors. The Clipper Mill, Belvedere Square and Mondawmin Mall developments did not generate sufficient property taxes to repay TIF bonds, said Stephen M. […]

Jul 7, 2009

Emotions heating up at North Baltimore’s Senator Theatre

An e-mail exchange posted on the Friends of the Senator Theatre blog site caught my attention this morning. On Monday, theater owner Tom Kiefaber wrote an open letter to Councilman Bill Henry and posted it on the site as well. Tuesday, Henry wrote back and his response follows Kiefaber’s letter on the site. Going on […]

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