Join the CCRA and Marian House 7/23/2020 7:00 PM for a Virtual Discussion on the Future of Baltimore’s Famous Woman’s Industrial Exchange Building

Baltimore’s City Center Residents Association and Marian House invite you to participate in a virtual forum discussion on the future of the famous Woman’s Industrial Exchange Building, located on Charles Street in City Center.  Marian House has recently acquired the property, and members of their team want to talk with you about what comes next!

When: Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00pm
Where: Via Zoom!  Click the link below to register!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Capacity is limited to 100 participants, so we encourage you to join promptly at 7pm.  If you have any trouble logging in on Thursday evening, you can reach out to Psalms Rojas at projas@marianhouse.org or (626) 298-9865.

And for more information on the building, and the famous tearoom that it is best known for, check out this article from Retro Baltimore: https://retrobaltimore.tumblr.com/post/89178623854/remembering-the-womans-industrial-exchange

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Your Vote is Needed: Changes to CCRA Board and Related Matters

Dear Members of Baltimore’s City Center Resident Association,

We hope that you and your families are well during these difficult times.  Like many organizations across the globe, the CCRA has been challenged by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Earlier this year, several members of the CCRA leadership team, including our President, Vice President, and Secretary, asked to step away from their roles.  The organization has adapted, and we are excited to announce that CCRA Directors Miji Bell and Brad Byrnes have been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as Vice President and Secretary, respectively, for the remainder of 2020. 

As for the role of President, the CCRA Board has voted to invite Bill King, the CCRA’s founder and past President, to serve as interim President of the association for the remainder of the year.  Our hope is that Bill’s presence will provide some stability as we refocus the CCRA’s mission in 2020 and work with our community partners to make the best of this new normal in Baltimore’s downtown core.  Bill has accepted our invitation and is eager to lend his time to the CCRA once again.  

Under the Bylaws of the CCRA, because Bill is no longer a current Director of the association, a membership vote is needed to (1) approve Bill to serve as a Director and interim President for the remainder of the year; and (2) amend the Bylaws to permit a person like Bill who works, but no longer lives, within the CCRA’s boundaries to serve as a Director and Officer of the CCRA.  The Board unanimously supports both measures and invites you to vote “Yes” on the measures by clicking the button below.  

We have done our best to continue to serve the residents, small businesses, and other stakeholders within the heart of downtown Baltimore during these trying times.  Thank you to those who joined us for our mayoral candidates forum via Zoom earlier this year.  Stay tuned to our website (www.citycenterresidents.org) for news and upcoming events.  We look forward to the CCRA’s next chapter!

Thank you, and please vote by clicking the button below,
-City Center Residents Association Board of Directors

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

City Center Bits & Bites Newsletter (February 2020)

Welcome to the first issue of City Center Bits & Bites, CCRA’s monthly e-newsletter. CCRA is proud of our growing efforts to build community, engage stakeholders and advocate for Baltimore’s fastest growing residential neighborhood – City Center!

2020 is shaping up to be a great year for our neighborhood, with many new developments planned or underway – including this week’s groundbreaking for the new Lexington Market — and an ever-increasing presence from the residents making City Center their home.

Be sure to open the attached newsletter and read on to see what CCRA has been up to and some of what we have planned for the first part of the new year.

Join CCRA Baltimore This Valentine’s Day and Feel the Love

This Valentine’s Day, show your love for the Heart of Baltimore and join the City Center Residents Association (CCRA).

Together we build community, engage stakeholders, advocate for residents and promote Baltimore’s City Center as a great place to live and work. Last year alone, CCRA organized over two dozen social, informational and service events including monthly happy hours, community clean-ups, our 3rd Annual Night at the Yard and the first Elected Officials Forum with legislators representing our neighborhood in Annapolis.

We are currently planning several exciting activities for 2020, including a mayoral candidates forum, special CCRA nights at arts & entertainment venuesdine-arounds at neighborhood restaurants and new community service projects — in addition to the always-fun CCRA Happy Hours!

CCRA members will also receive exclusive discounts at a variety of City Center businesses and cultural events including David & Dad’s Cafe, Everyman Theatre and Let’s Go Fitness. More to come so watch this space!

Join as a Resident
Join as a Business

Your support will ensure that, together, we’ll realize our vision of Baltimore’s City Center as a desirable, diverse and vibrant place to live and work.

Finally, spread the love! Like, follow and share us on FacebookInstagram (@bmore_ccra) & Twitter (@Bmore_CCRA) and use the hashtag #HeartofBaltimore.

CCRA Passion

Join Us on February 27 6:00 PM for CCRA’s First Happy Hour Social for 2020 (Happy New Year Redux)

Come join your fellow CCRA friends and neighbors and celebrate leap year with the first of 2020’s CCRA Happy Hour Socials on Thursday, February 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Supano’s Prime Steakhouse! 

Located near the Inner Harbor at 110 Water Street, Supano’s is Baltimore’s prime steakhouse restaurant and sports bar serving dry-aged steak seared in a 1,600 degree oven, fresh seafood, and a variety of global wines, cocktails, and beers. Reminiscent of the bygone days of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra, Supanos hospitality won’t make you feel like a “stranger in the night”!

In addition to our gracious hosts providing special happy hour drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, we will also be running a special 50/50 Raffle where you have a chance to win some spending cash! So come join the fun, meet your downtown neighbors, and enjoy one of Baltimore’s best kept secrets!

RSVP by email at events@citycenterresidents.org

Orioles Night

CCRA’s Third Annual Night at the Yard: Friday, August 23rd, 2019

It’s going to be a night to remember, with some special surprises new this year! Join us at 6:00pm at the Center Field Bar at Oriole Park for a pre-game happy hour and meet-and-greet with Orioles management. From there, we’ll head to our seats to watch the game (your ticket to the CCRA event includes a ticket to the game), where the CCRA will get a special shout-out on the big screen! Don’t think about leaving early, as there will be a fireworks display to end the evening!

Do you live within our boundaries? Tickets are FREE for City Center Residents who join or renew their membership now for the 2020 membership year for only $15! Click here to join or renew now.

*Please note—you will receive a discount code good for one free ticket from CCRA after you pay your 2020 membership dues, BUT you will still need to go to the Eventbrite page to order your free ticket or to buy additional tickets for guests! This valuable code will be emailed out within 24 hours after you pay your 2020 membership dues.

For everyone else, tickets are for sale on Eventbrite for $18.  A percentage of every ticket sold will go directly to the CCRA to fund our programs.

See you there! If you have questions, please reach out to us at info@citycenterresidents.org