Annapolis Boat Shows permanently moving into 110 Compromise Street

| October 2, 2017
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Eight years after Fawcett left the building, 110 Compromise Street will once again be occupied by marine businesses. Having made a temporary home of City Dock every fall for 48 years, in 2018, the Annapolis Boat Shows will make 110 Compromise their permanent year-round home.
Company President, Paul Jacobs is enthusiastic about the move and their increased commitment to downtown Annapolis: “The opportunity to participate in the rejuvenation of the Annapolis waterfront was one we could not pass up. We’ve been working with the City of Annapolis every step of the way.  We purchased the parking kiosks, so the meters could be removed from City Dock.  We provided our input on the improved infrastructure around Ego Alley.  We provide a venue for local not-for-profits to fundraise, and now we are assisting the city in support of the renovation of the Newman parking lot on Compromise Street. We are looking forward to being at the center of the activity year-round.”
Compromise at Main

Architectural rendering: Compromise at Main | 110 Compromise Street

Downtown has welcomed the shows each fall since 1970, when the first in-water boat show was produced.  The Annapolis Boat Shows have been an integral part of the Annapolis marine industry, and this move to City Dock will help to further solidify the great working relationship between the City and the Marine Industry.  Other tenants in the building include Chesapeake Whalertowne and a restaurant. The building is expected to be completed in late spring of 2018.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Annapolis Boat Show’s new headquarters to ‘Compromise at Main’. We share a common commitment in supporting Maritime business in the City of Annapolis. Their relocation helps us fulfill our vision of revitalizing the long dormant former Fawcett building into a vibrant mixed use property in the heart of City Dock,” said Mike Keenan, Annapolis developer.

Annapolis Boat Shows is an internationally acclaimed events production company, creating boat shows in and around Annapolis for forty eight years.  The first-ever in-water sailboat show was invented in Annapolis in 1970, with the powerboat show added two years later.  Today, nearly 100,000 people travel from around the world to experience these nautical extravaganzas, with sail and powerboat shows presented each spring, as well.  Locally owned, the company employees up to 100 people at its peak to support the building of these shows.  Over a dozen local non-profits count on the events to raise the funds necessary to support their year ‘round activities.  A recent study has indicated that the economic benefit of the shows is over $112,000,000 in two weeks of October, and the city is paid nearly a half million dollars in annual rent by the shows.

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