Revitalizing Pennsylvania Avenue: Renovations Underway for Historic Arch Social Club
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA)— Renovations are underway to bring Pennsylvania Avenue back as an entertainment and cultural center in Baltimore City.
Arch Social Club, a historic venue known as a cornerstone of culture, civics, community, and commerce, is getting a multi-million dollar renovation.
The Club was an awardee of the City’s competitive Community Catalyst Grant (CCG) and received more than $1 million from the State of Maryland.
On Thursday, Mayor Brandon Scott, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and other leaders kicked off the renovations for the community treasure.
“For more than a century, the Club has stood proudly as a cornerstone of Baltimore’s African American civic, political, and cultural life,” said Mayor Scott. “Not only is our investment in The Arch Social Club historically significant, it also underscores the important investments being made across the Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor. I look forward to the outcome of this project and to the revitalization of the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District that will be celebrated for generations to come.”
Van Anderson, President, of Arch Social Club joins hosts Anthony McCarthy and Cara Williams to share the history of Arch Social Club and his vision for the community.
Today, I am helping to mark the start of renovations for the Arch Social Club in West Baltimore. The State of Maryland has contributed more than $1 million to the revitalization of this civic institution on Pennsylvania Ave. pic.twitter.com/gswRp0ewUz— Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) July 29, 2021