Franchot to Tour New Dundalk School, Make Stops in Baltimore

City visits include businesses at Union Collective, job-training initiative ROCA and Wet City Brewing

WHO:

Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:

The Comptroller will spend Thursday in Baltimore County and City, beginning with a tour of the new Dundalk Elementary School that welcomed students for the first time on Tuesday. The 735-seat school replaced the former Dundalk Elementary that was built in 1925 and had a capacity of only 590 students.

Next, Mr. Franchot will head to Union Collective in Baltimore City, where he will tour the 155,000-square-foot facility that houses a craft brewery, a creamery, a coffee roaster, a distillery and a climbing gym. This thriving manufacturing and recreation hub was completed in 2018, creating jobs and spurring investment in the local community.

He then will visit ROCA. Inc., a private-public partnership aimed at stemming the tide of violence and poverty in Baltimore through job training and placement, life skills and providing youngsters with the tools for a successful future.

Lastly, the Comptroller will stop by Wet City to present a proclamation to the Sullivan brothers recognizing their third anniversary. PJ and Josh Sullivan have turned the former Irish pub into one of Baltimore's most recognized and trendy nightspots, known for its hard-to-find beers, creative cocktails and mouthwatering menu options.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 5, 2019

WHERE:

1:15 p.m.
Dundalk Elem. School
2717 Playfield St.
Baltimore, MD 21222

3:30 p.m.
Union Collective
1700 W 41st St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

4:15 p.m.
ROCA, Inc.
880 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

5 p.m.: Wet City 223 W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201

CONTACT:

Maureen O'Prey: moprey@comp.state.md.us
410-260-7308 (office); 443-955-0223 (mobile)