Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014, Baltimore

We had a lot of fun in 2013. The Ravens won the Super Bowl, Canton Crossing opened, old offices downtown started to be turned into apartments, weekend MARC service, and a whole lot more. 

With 2014 the Orioles will be soon back at Camden Yards, 10 Light Street will turn from offices to apartments, Harbor Point should break ground, the city will celebrate the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner, and hopefully be one year closer to construction of the Red Line.

As you can see there is a lot to look forward to. Here's to a great year for Baltimore and a continued renaissance in 2014. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Too Many 7-Elevens?

Have you ever been downtown and left a 7-Eleven forgetting something that you needed to go to another 7-Eleven for and thought to yourself "This is an outrage, there really needs to be a 7-Eleven every couple of blocks." Well you're in luck! A new one is opening at 300 N Charles Street, only 3 blocks from a location at 100 West Lexington Street and 4 blocks from one at 529 N. Charles Street. Luckily there is that one on Lexington Street or you would have to walk all the way like a schmuck from the 7-Eleven at 301 N. Howard St. 6 whole blocks to the location at 300 E. Baltimore St, but that one is a midway point.

I know what you're thinking, three blocks that's a ridiculously long walk when you need to be at a 7-Eleven immediately. No fear, because if you happen to be at the 7-Eleven at 10. N Calvert St  you don't need to walk the 2/10's of a mile to the 7-Eleven at 22 Light Street, no buddy, you're only 580 feet away from the next closest 7-Eleven at 231 E. Baltimore St.

If you find yourself up by JHU, no worries there are 4 in the immediate vicinity. Things look bleaker in Federal Hill with only two: 1000 S Hanover St and 1111 Light St. (that's a lot of elevens). If you're in Locust Point you're screwed, with only one at Key Highway.

I hope this helps you navigate from one 7-Eleven to another. Thankfully, some are even in line-of-sight of one another, so you don't even need a map or an app! Happy travelling!