Spotlighters Theatre sets its sights on the old Read's Drug Store

Spotlighters Theatre patrons sit in the round — or actually in the square — sometimes within a foot of the actors on stage. It's an intimate experience that has drawn people for 54 years to the tiny basement theater on St. Paul Street. Fuzz Roark doesn't want to lose that intimacy as he works to secure a new home for the 65-seat theater. If all works out, the theater will renovate and move into the old Read's Drug Store on Howard Street and expand to up to 110 seats. Spotlighters would join Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome on the city's west side.

Construction starts on $16M Station North apartment complex

A former section of abandoned houses in Baltimore’s Johnston Square neighborhood is about to come to life with a $16 million housing development. Baltimore-based French Development Company and Empire Homes of Maryland are breaking ground Tuesday on a 74-unit apartment complex on 1.4 acres at 1303 Greenmount Ave. The site is adjacent to Baltimore’s Station North Arts District.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Breaks More Ground with Vacants To Value

BALTIMORE, MD (April 17, 2012) – Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano, Empire Homes and the French Company for the groundbreaking of the new Lillian Jones Apartments. The former site was plagued with vacant properties and lots in the 1300 block Greenmount Avenue and will be the new location for the 74- unit apartment building containing a mix of 1BR, 2BR and 3BR apartments on an approximately 1.4 acre parcel of land in the Johnston Square neighborhood. The development expands on the investment made in the Station North Arts District and historic Midtown Baltimore.

Longtime Civic Activist Lillian Jones Attends Groundbreaking for the Lillian Jones Apartments in Baltimore

Baltimore – Secretary Skinner joined Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lillian Jones Apartments, a 73-unit multifamily rental complex in Baltimore’s Johnston Square community. Among the guests, Lillian Jones, the beloved community organizer for whom the building is named.