Welcome! A friendly place to live or visit, Pigtown Main Street offers a vibrant community, local shops and great eats – all steps from downtown Baltimore.

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Here’s What’s Happening on Pigtown Main Street
Cheat Day Bar & Grill “Pigtown’s New Hideaway” Grand Opening Jan 21
Cheat Day Bar & Grill @737 Carroll Street (formerly the Pigtown Tavern) will have its Grand Opening Saturday, January 21, at 8PM, with drink and food specials, including Happy Hour prices from 8-10PM. Check out the menu at cheatdaybarandgrill.com Regular Open Hours will be 11am-11pm, Monday-Friday, and 10am-12am, SaturdaySunday.
Brewery Coming to Pigtown in Spring 2017
Suspended Brewing Company plans to open its doors at 912 Washington Boulevard in Spring 2017. Plans include a lab suspended above a walk in cooler and bar area. “Suspended Brewing Company is hard at work to open its doors in Pigtown,” said President Yasmin Karimian. “We recently received our building permit and are excited to begin the build out!”  suspendedbrewing.com
More Businesses Coming Soon to the Boulevard
9/10 Condition Sneaker Boutique @775 Washington Blvd–a buy/sell/trade sneaker boutique featuring footwear and streetwear is opening in April.
Opening Soon–Creative Stylz @759 Washington Blvd & Metro PCS @781 Washington Blvd.

New Hours at Culinary Architecture Market & Kitchen
Culinary Architecture Market & Kitchen @767 Washington Blvd will have new hours in 2017. Effective January 10, CA will be open from 11am-8pm, Tuesday through Saturday. CA offers catering and private dinner parties prepared by Chef Sylva Lin. Learn more at culinaryarchitecture.com

Coming this Spring! CA will partner with Chesapeake Farm-to-Table to offer produce order/pick up at its store. Stop by or contact Sylva Lin slin@culinaryarchitecture.com.Are you a foodie? cook? gardener? Have a great idea? CA is looking for ideas for community gatherings, supper clubs, food swaps, container gardening, etc. Don’t be shy, stop by or contact Sylva Lin slin@culinaryarchitecture.com.

 

Kudos!

Breaking Bread was listed in City Paper’s Top Ten Issue for Best Wings & Top Ten New Restaurants in 2016… congratulations to Chef/Owner Kimberly Ellis!

New at BB! UMB students, staff and faculty now can receive 5% off a menu item (specials excluded) when you show your UMB ID Badge at Breaking Bread @771 Washington Blvd.

Now open for breakfast! Breaking Bread now offers a breakfast menu Tuesday-Friday, from 8am-10am. And more fun to come…Family Game Night coming soon!

Tai Chi Lessons at Breaking Bread Jan 15

Anyone interested in getting centered and Zen-filled for the New Year?  Relax, Relate, Release with Dr. Bridal Pearson at Breaking Bread @771 Washington Blvd Sunday, January 15, from 11am-12noon, as we center ourselves with Qigong, an ancient Chinese healing system based in meditation, controlled breathing and slow gentle movements. Cost is $10. Please call 443.708.1903 to reserve your space.

Citizens of Pigtown Community Association Meeting
Tuesday, January 10 at 7PM
Hamilton Bank @764 Washington Blvd
Pigtown Main Street will discuss Green Infrastructure and Pedestrian Enhancements.

Pigtown Main Street has paired with Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc. and CityScape Engineering to create a green infrastructure design plan. The plan includes building storm water bump outs along Washington Boulevard. These structures filter runoff to reduce pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay. The bump outs will also serve to enhance aesthetics on the Boulevard as well as promote traffic calming and pedestrian safety at intersections.

You’re Invited!
Southwest Partnership Annual Meeting: Building Community Together in 2017
Saturday, January 28, 7-9PM
Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Join Southwest Partnership for food, fun, music and the first year of Community Impact Awards! Please RSVP to swp_baltimore@gmail.com or 667.210.2105.

Save-the-Date!
Bloom the Boulevard April 22
Volunteer for our annual cleaning & greening event on Earth Day APRIL 22. Contact Leslie Lacy
Pigtown Festival October 14
The 16th Annual Pigtown Festival returns to Washington Boulevard on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14.  More details to be released in the coming months.  Vendors now being accepted at pigtownmainstreet.org. Our festival is growing every year so don’t delay, reserve your space today!

Need Catering?  Foodify makes office food ordering simple. Many of Pigtown Main Street merchants offer catering through Foodify including Breaking Bread, Culinary Architecture Market & Kitchen, Sunny Chinese Food and Tasty Creations Bakery.

Frustrated with trash and litter on your block?
Come meet with Clean Corps Baltimore!
Clean Corps Baltimore is a peer-to-peer network of city neighborhoods, working in partnership with the City and nonprofits to reduce trash and litter in their communities.Pigtown Main Street recently partnered with Clean Corps Baltimore to recruit block captains who can educate their neighbors and engage them in community cleanups, art projects and advocacy. Clean Corps members can help coordinate monthly block cleanups and distribute information and resources to residents committed to having clean streets and alleys.Interested? Join Clean Corps for an information sharing session Wednesday, Jan.11, 6-7:30PM at the Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay Street. Topics of discussion will be:
· Common sanitation struggles and strengths in your community.
· How to work effectively with City leadership.
· Your suggestions and strategies to improve City services.
· Discuss education & outreach ideas to reach others
· How we can better support your communities.RSVP to: info@cleancorpbaltimore.org. Let’s #keepitclean in 2017!
Show your Pigtown Pride
Our new tank tops are perfect for the gym, O’s games…the beach (okay, that’s wishful thinking!) The back has our signature “BORN & BRAISED” slogan and there are several colors and sizes, and only $20. Shop our merchandise at  http://shop.pigtownmainstreet.org/
Pigtown Main Street
763 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21230Executive Director, Ben Hyman 443.908.7038
Business District Specialist, Leslie Lacy 443.600.6964
www.pigtownmainstreet.org
Social Instagram  Twitter & Facebook @PigtownMainSt

Get involved with your community and volunteer in 2017. There are many ways to get involved and plenty of opportunities to volunteer this year. Interested? Contact Leslie Lacy at 443.600.6964 or leslie@historicpigtown.org.

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15th Annual Pigtown Festival Returns on October 8!

The 15th Annual Pigtown Festival returns to Washington Boulevard on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8.  Featuring live music by All Mighty Senators,Kelly Bell Band, and Footwerk, cold beer by local brewery Oliver Brewing Co, Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia Cocktails, delicious food, local artisans, and of course, our famous live pig races!

Click here for more information and to register as a volunteer, vendor or sponsor!

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Pigtown Main Street Welcomes New Board Members

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Pigtown Main Street welcomes the addition of Ryan Dietrich, Esq. and Antonio Williams to its Board of Directors.  Ryan is a 16-year Pigtown resident who currently serves as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.  Ryan received his JD from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2004 and has been active in the Pigtown community, as a founding member of the Pigtown Community Garden and as Treasurer of the Washington Village/Pigtown Neighborhood Planning Council from 2005-2009.

Antonio Williams is Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  Antonio supervises 160 employees, including 50 sworn officers and 80 security guards.  Antonio served for nearly 20 years in the Baltimore Police Department, rising to Chief of the Detective Division, and has also served as Chief of the Baltimore City School Police and Chief of Police at UMBC.  Antonio earned his Master’s of Science in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in 1999.

Learn more about our Board of Directors by clicking here.

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Save-the-Date: 15th Annual Pigtown Festival is October 8, 2016!

young boy with guitarAttention festival goers, foodies, artisans, beer drinkers, music lovers, Pigtown fanatics…Pigtown Main Street has set the date for its 15th Annual Pigtown Festival…Saturday, October 8! We can’t wait, so come back and keep up to date!  Vendor applications now being accepted here. Early Bird rate available for vendors who register and pay now through June 1…so don’t delay, apply today!

 

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Winners Announced in Holidays on the Boulevard Decorating Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our Holidays on the Boulevard Decorating Contest!

1st Place: 810 Washington Blvd
2nd Place: 1236 Washington Blvd
3rd Place: 812 Washington Blvd

Thanks to everyone for voting!

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Vote for your favorite Holidays on the Boulevard Decorations!

Voting is now live for our Holidays on the Boulevard Decorating contest. Support your neighbors and local businesses by voting for your favorite expressions of holiday cheer. Winners receive prizes from the Iron Rooster, Charm City Wings & Waffles, Breaking Bread and more. Voting now through December 18.

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