Revive Cross Street Market with new food & drink options
I am a resident and/or business owner of the Federal Hill / South Baltimore neighborhood and I feel strongly that the time has come to revitalize the historic Cross Street Market (CSM). A vibrant local market brings people together and strengthens the community. The City is working with a developer, Caves Valley Partners, that is actively pursuing plans to redevelop CSM into a successful urban market with a diverse mix of merchants – a market with the promise of becoming the best in the City. I agree with the March 23 statement by Team 46 that a central part of a “high-functioning, modern public market is a well-crafted liquor license.” And I fully support the amendment to the 46th District Alcoholic Beverages Act of 2017 (HB 1348 / SB 1035) that creates just such a market license for CSM. The terms of this amendment directly address the concerns and needs of our changing community. I urge you to take action to enact this legislation before the end of the current legislative session and help our community move forward with revitalization of Cross Street Market. Thank you for all your hard work on this issue.