Monday, October 31, 2011

Big Retail News for East Baltimore

Lately there has been some big retail news to come to the expanding JHH campus in East Baltimore. It was reported earlier this summer that Teavolve would be opening up a second location in the new research building next to JHH, as well as a Cuban restaurant (Cuban Revolution). Now, the most recent news is that Milk&Honey Market will be opening a second location in the same research building on N. Wolfe Street and a Walgreens is expected to be in the ground floor of a new parking garage that will be constructed next to the new graduate student housing at 929 N Wolfe.

All of these reports were posted lately in the Baltimore Business Journal.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Back from Vacation

There hasn't been a lot of posting as of late due to some much needed vacation. Having just returned to the United States there will be some good Baltimore Skyline posting coming your way.

In the meantime the Sun has gone to a paywall for it's online content, sheesh. Maybe enough readers will sign up that the Sun might actually have revenue that can go to hiring better writers and editors! Perhaps?

Monday, October 10, 2011

All Hail the Green Route

The Green Route of the Charmulator is nearly here. It is scheduled to open on November 1st, the same day the Charmulator goes to winter hours. The much anticipated route for those people who want to get to Fells Point and Johns Hopkins Hospital is only a few short weeks away.

At times it felt that it would never arrive, but here it is. The cat was out of the bag not too long ago, if you noticed CCC buses running along Fallsway or Broadway. To the casual observer it was nothing, but for those of you who knew the route, or anything about running a bus system, those were test runs for drivers to get used to the new route, and get timings down.

The new map that is posted on the Charmulator's website, is a bit different from the original route. There is now a slight deviation down to Morgan Stanley's building at the end of Caroline Street. My guess is it's supposed to encourage people to get down there, but I wonder just how that might mess up the flow on the eastern segment of the route. However, I'd wager that the little side track won't last too long.

A big improvement is accessibility to Fells and JHH. I can see JHH employees ducking out to catch the Charmulator for lunch at Koopers (when the Chowhound isn't there) or students and staff who live in Fells using it to commute up to the medical campus.

Only time will tell when the first news of the route to Fort McHenry will be released.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Tuesday in Baltimore (Photoessay)

7:30am - Traffic moving along Saratoga St

7:50am - Walking down Fallsway to the JHH Shuttle. You can see how the Orleans St Viaduct could really use a paint job and new lighting.

8:07am - The JHH Dome

8:08am - Entering JHH

8:45am - Office View...sigh. Oh, look construction in East Baltimore!

12:00pm - Constant Construction at Hopkins

12:15pm - Lunch time on East Monument Street

12:18pm - GrrChe makes an appearance once a week at Wolfe and Monument

5:10pm - Skyline from Orleans St.

5:20pm - Light For All

5:25pm - End of the Day, traffic up Calvert St.