701 Washington Boulevard: An Update

Thanks to reader RT for suggesting that we post an update regarding this property. Currently, 701 Washington Boulevard contains a Dollar General, a carryout, and a beauty supply store.  The facade of the entire shopping center has been improved, broken windows have been replaced, and the overall appearance is much better.  They’re doing a decent […]

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The Property that Fired the First Shot: 701 Washington Boulevard

We originally reported on this property in January of 2009.  In fact, it was the first property we wrote about, and the property that gave us the idea for the blog.  It was a mess — a haven for derelicts, full of trash and overgrown shrubbery, and a general eyesore if you were sitting at […]

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On The Docket

The Baltimore City Housing Department has an interesting search tool that you might not know about.  You can search for cases that have been referred to the Legal Section for court action.  You can either search by address or by neighborhood.  You can also use that page to search for outstanding violation notices, and the […]

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701 Washington Boulevard: Minor Changes Are Not Enough

After hearing that some minor changes were made to the property at 701 Washington Boulevard (owned by Dr. Anwar Mumtaz), we decided to see for ourselves.  While we agree it’s a slight improvement — the homeless camp is gone — we weren’t that impressed with this cleanup effort.  After speaking with a resident of the […]

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757 Carroll Street and 701 Washington Boulevard, Revisited

We’re going to revisit some of the properties featured in this blog over the past month and see what’s happened recently.  So far, sad to say, most of them are in the same shape or worse than when they were featured here.  Others have been slightly improved, we suspect this is due to the city […]

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Dr. Anwar Mumtaz Responds

If you live in Washington Village, then you know Dr. Mumtaz, at least indirectly.  He is the registered agent for Raj LLC, the company that owns 701 Washington Boulevard (aka “The Sav-A-Lot Property”).  After reading about himself and the property on this blog, he responded to our post: this property was under contract up until […]

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