Nearly a year after the
Charm City Carousel Entertainment LLC, of
"Baltimore's Inner Harbor draws families from all over the country and the world to experience everything our unique waterfront has to offer," the mayor said in a statement. "This new carousel is yet another new attraction for visitors and residents to enjoy. It will be a real treat to see our bright and bustling skyline from atop a member of the carousel's animal menagerie."
The new merry-go-round will be located between the Maryland Science Center and
Under the agreement, Charm City would operate a classic carousel with 30 menagerie figures, including horses and other animals, and two chariots. Charm City would pay the city $50,000 annually in rent, according to the proposal.
Richard Knight, who owned the 106-year-old carousel previously located in downtown Baltimore, removed it from the Inner Harbor in March after city officials ordered it out. Sales had slumped, and the
A petition to save the carousel — which residents have celebrated as an iconic symbol in the harbor — drew nearly 900 signatures.