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Three growing companies to watch

BmoreMedia takes a look at three Baltimore area startups that promise to revolutionize how we plan meals, meet people who share common interests and present academic information. 

Developers find new uses for sacred spaces

Baltimore is dotted with beautiful, old churches. But not all are used to hold Sunday service. Many have been renovated on behalf of nonprofits and businesses that now use them to hold meetings and events.

Kale and potatoes: Baltimoreans embrace vegetarian cuisine

Baltimore has seen an uptick in the number of restaurants and events that cater to vegetarians. Some of the growth is coming from an unlikely source: meat eaters.

More than a market: Waverly maps out a new plan for its future

Waverly Main Street has hired a local urban design firm to create a new master plan for the area that includes streetscape improvements, a new slogan and the redevelopment of several buildings. Leaders want the area to be known as a place to shop and dine — and not just the Saturday farmers' market.

Baltimore and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping cities

Anchor institutions are increasingly becoming catalysts in making their communities more vibrant, livable places. We take a look at how Johns Hopkins University and its counterparts in other cities are doing that.  

Johns Hopkins University to create "small campus" in Station North

Johns Hopkins University is putting $1 million in a new fund that will provide low-interest loans to developers and is looking at real estate in Station North for its film and other creative programs. Both initiatives are part of the university's plan to extend its influence beyond its Homewood campus. 

Roll through the food truck scene at The Gathering

Spend a day at food truck festival The Gathering with our writer. Gypsy Queen's famous Crab Cone, chicken croquettes at Darua Food Truck and GrrChe's bacon, cheddar and tomato sandwich are on the menu. 

The local food movement is just a click away

Relay Foods, Friends& Farms, Hometown Harvest and Baltimore's Green Grocer promise local food delivered to your doorstep or at fixed locations. Can they win over the buy-local crowd? 

Column: Once-stalled retail projects slowly move forward

Many of the city's retail projects that stalled during the recession are now moving forward, says Morris Ritchie & Associates Architect Gary Getz. New shops have opened at Harbor East and Locust Point, while others are on the way in Canton and Remington. 

Step OUT: To Get a Sneak Peek of the BMA's New Contemporary Wing

Check out the Baltimore Museum of Art's expanded contemporary wing when the museum hosts an after-hours event Nov. 17, the night before the wing officially opens. The evening will feature live music, a cash bar and conversations with artists.

Buying Local Blooms in Floral Industry

You go to farmers' markets and dine at earthy farm-to-table restaurants. But what about your flowers? Local Color Flowers' Ellen Frost wants you to think about where your flowers come from. 

Step OUT: For a Print Fair at the BMA

Galleries from around the U.S. will sell their prints from contemporary artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art's biennial Contemporary Print Fair April 28-29. A number of local galleries will host happy hours and receptions in conjunction with the event. 

What's On Tap? Brewing Up Business in Baltimore.

Consumers’ demand for artisanal, local products has led many beer lovers to turn their hobbies into new ventures. Several new breweries and beer-themed restaurants are in the works for Greater Baltimore as craft brew makers savor an uptick in sales. 

Development With a Mission? Possible.

Seawall Development has turned a vacant building in Remington into a thriving apartment and office complex for teachers and nonprofits. It is on the verge of completing a similar redevelopment in Hampden. Now, the Baltimore developer is about to take its socially responsible mission to other cities.
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