The Wine'tastic Mile of Baltimore Celebrates 1st Anniversary
June 6, 2013- The Wine'tastic Mile of Baltimore the new proposed name for the 1.3 mile corridor that runs from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Pratt Street to Harbor East ending at Central Avenue was introduced to the City of Baltimore a year-ago today on June 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Governor Martin O'Malley both signed Proclamations and Citations honoring June 6, 2012 as "Wine'tastic Mile Day" for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.
The Wine'tastic Mile was created to give the most well-known street corridor of the city a branded identity that would make it in years to come one of the "Great Avenues of America."
The honorary street sign for The Wine'tastic Mile was placed at the corner of MLK Jr. Blvd. and Pratt Street on December 12, 2012 (12/12/12).
The Wine'tastic Mile was renamed "The Ray'tastic Mile SBXLVll" during Super Bowl Week to honor the last ride of football legend Ray Lewis who retired from the Ravens after the Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.
This past February during Valentines Day Weekend The Wine'tastic Mile was renamed "The Love'tastic Mile" to honor the holiday celebration of love.
For the Preakness Stakes race this past May, The Wine'tastic Mile was renamed "The Preak'tastic Mile" for the famed second-leg of the Triple Crown horse race.
Derrick E. Vaughan the founder of The Wine'tastic Mile says, "It's been great over the past year to see how The Wine'tastic Mile has grown. We intend to continue our work with the City of Baltimore, the hotels, restaurants, and shops to make it bigger and better for the city. I look forward to the day when an out of town tourist is asked about The Wine'tastic Mile and the first thing they say is "Baltimore" that's when the name of the 1.3 mile corridor has truly arrived.