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CBAC, the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore ownership group, has purchased three buildings along Warner St., and has Lot J and the BARCS property under contract for a Topgolf facility. Warner St. connects Horseshoe to M&T Bank Stadium. They are calling this the Southern Gateway entertainment district. A vision for the area is expected by late Summer.

CBAC's properties outlined in blue



Topgolf: 65,000 sq. ft. facility on more than six acres. Taking the place of Lot J and BARCS. BARCS is moving to Cherry Hill. About 500 jobs expected, will break ground in 2019.









CBAC has also purchased 1400 Warner. 41,193 sq. ft. building on 1.476 acres. This long building partially includes Game Sports Bar, which is still in business.





1300 Warner St for $4.8 million. It's 91,744 sq. ft. on 1.3 acres.



1301 Warner St. for $3,22,500. It's 31,377 sq. ft. on 1.26 acres.



1300 Warner on left and 1301 Warner on right.



Nearby is also Hammerjacks at 1300 Russell St., next-door on Ostend St. to 1300 Warner St. It just started construction. It will be a 48,000 sq. ft. live music venue, club, and beer garden will take the place of Paradox, a currently-vacant warehouse facing Ostend St.







The Parker Building, adjacent to Topgolf, is also nearing a completion for a conversion to a 50,000 sq. ft. office building.

Checkerspot Brewing Company is also opening a 10,000 sq. ft. brewery and taproom within a block of this district at 175 W. Ostend St. That entire building is undergoing some renovations.

Stadium Square is also two blocks from here. Stadium Square is on three blocks of South Baltimore and Sharp-Leadenhall located between Cross St. on the north, Race St. on the east, Leadenhall St. on the west, and both sides of Ostend St. to the south. The project will have approximately 600 apartments, 2,000 parking spaces, 450,000 sq. ft. of office space, and 75,000 sq. ft. of retail.
 

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What happened to the plan to build a hotel component to the casino? This should have been built along with the Horseshoe when it opened. A hotel will help to make this area viable and stem the losses that are mounting at the casino. How can they compete with the two other casinos, Live and the one in PG County?
 

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What happened to the plan to build a hotel component to the casino? This should have been built along with the Horseshoe when it opened. A hotel will help to make this area viable and stem the losses that are mounting at the casino. How can they compete with the two other casinos, Live and the one in PG County?


It's been confirmed by various sources that a hotel component is in the pipelines for the area
 

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What happened to the plan to build a hotel component to the casino? This should have been built along with the Horseshoe when it opened. A hotel will help to make this area viable and stem the losses that are mounting at the casino. How can they compete with the two other casinos, Live and the one in PG County?
The other day, channel 13 mentioned that it was the 2nd largest/most profitable casino in the state.

Was I mishearing something (no) or were they seriously wrong as hell.
 

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The other day, channel 13 mentioned that it was the 2nd largest/most profitable casino in the state.

Was I mishearing something (no) or were they seriously wrong as hell.
Not according to this article: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimo...seshoe-posts-only-decline-among-maryland.html
which says its the only MD casino to post a year-over-year loss. :eek:hno:

EDIT: Although, you could have misheard regarding the economic ranking, becuase it is the 2nd most attended casino in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Lol, but there's only two with table games anyway. :lol:
 

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What happened to the plan to build a hotel component to the casino? This should have been built along with the Horseshoe when it opened. A hotel will help to make this area viable and stem the losses that are mounting at the casino. How can they compete with the two other casinos, Live and the one in PG County?
Pretty sure they were hoping to acquire the adjacent Holiday Inn or Public Storage for a hotel, but that didn't happen. Now they have been able to assemble some other properties. I'm sure a hotel will be included. Horseshoe Casino GM Erin Chamberlin was saying that now they have restructured Horseshoe's ownership to get away from Caesars financial troubles, they can really spend money now.
 

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Horseshoe is quite profitable, it's just not doing as well as Maryland Live which was the top casino on the East Coast before MGM arrived, I guess MGM now is. Horseshoe's hope is to really make the surrounding area an entertainment destination. Guess where Topgolf guests will park... the Horseshoe garage... smart!
 

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A hotel there seems like a no-brainer. I could be wrong, but I would think that area would do well in terms of guests for home NFL weekends as well as homestands for the Orioles, especially if it did turn into its own entertainment district.
 

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It should go where Cordish proposed.

I'd like to see just 1/2 of Cordish's proposals come to fruition (Baltimore St., Howard St., Harbor Pl. and Gay St.

It's not like he doesn't have the money or know-how, no how:lol:.
Can you give me a run-down on those proposals by Cordish? I dont think I'm familiar with the Howard Street or Gay Street projects.

And if you are talking about the pier 5/6 arena proposal, that would never happen, especially since Pier 6 Pavilion just got a new sponsor and upgrades are underway.
 

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any room for an arena?:banana:
Not in this exact area, apparently they thought of the idea, but don't have the space.

There are certainly spaces a bit west of here that could work. My ideal spot if not the Sheraton Downtown would be taking out the warehouses on Russell St. where Staples was and ABC Rental is now.

Marc Weller at Port Covington has said they've been approached by groups looking to build arenas. Interesting to hear more because 17k+ arenas without pro teams are not often private ventures.
 

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Not in this exact area, apparently they thought of the idea, but don't have the space.

There are certainly spaces a bit west of here that could work. My ideal spot if not the Sheraton Downtown would be taking out the warehouses on Russell St. where Staples was and ABC Rental is now.

Marc Weller at Port Covington has said they've been approached by groups looking to build arenas. Interesting to hear more because 17k+ arenas without pro teams are not often private ventures.
I think the only way we get a new arena in he next 15 years is if it's at the site of the Sheraton. It would be a convention center expansion(two birds one stone) and is in a good location. It would already have a light rail stop, direct access to 95 via 395, and only 2 blocks from the inner harbor. It's a no brainer IMO.
 

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I think the only way we get a new arena in he next 15 years is if it's at the site of the Sheraton. It would be a convention center expansion(two birds one stone) and is in a good location. It would already have a light rail stop, direct access to 95 via 395, and only 2 blocks from the inner harbor. It's a no brainer IMO.
It was the most logical, but it's a very expensive project. It's too bad Willard Hackerman's time was cut short because he was motivated to do it. Man that was an incredible proposal and the glass tower that rose above the arena would have looked stunning next to 414 Light St.

Unfortunately, this is all highly unlikely now. At least we have the Hilton Convention Center Hotel :eek:hno:
 

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That Hackerman arena was an incredible proposal. I doubt there are many sports venues in a more prime location than that. The NCAA tournament would'e come every year. We already have two of the best stadiums in the USA, imagine if that was built too... this would've been Stadium City USA.
 
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