South Baltimore Business Roundup

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

FullSizeRenderBennett’s Curse Moves to Pigtown

Bennett’s Curse opened a new 40,000 sq. ft. haunted house facility at 791 W. Ostend St. in Pigtown/Carroll-Camden. Bennett’s Curse was previously located at Blob’s Park in Jessup. From an article in the Baltimore Business Journal:

Jill Bennett, who runs the attraction with her husband, Allan Bennett, said they decided to move Bennett’s Curse to the city after hearing from customers who wanted a more accessible location. The new haunted house sits just off I-95.

The owners considered several spaces in Baltimore, as well as a few in the counties, before settling on the Ostend Street location.

“It’s amazing how by changing our location it’s such a different vibe,” Bennett said.

Initially, she was worried the attraction would lose both actors and customers, but Bennett said all the the haunted house’s actors returned this year. Bennett’s Curse staffs between 80 and 100 employees.

She also worried fewer guests would turn out to new location, but so far Bennett said the new location has been well received.

The facility will have four haunted houses (Medieval Underworld, Inferno 3D, Sanctuary of Insanity, and Legends of Halloween) and will be open 23 days between September 25th and November 7th.

The Ostend St. property was once eyed for a redevelopment featuring a minor-league soccer stadium.

Linq to Replace Miguel’s at Silo Point

Eric Turner of Silo Point informed that cellular company Linq Services will be opening a 4,000 sq. ft. office in the former home of Miguel’s. Linq is currently located in Elkridge.

Silo Point has one remaining available retail/office space (the space which was once proposed for the Food Life Point deli). Silo Point still holds the liquor license for Miguel’s and Turner said that it could be used for a future tenant at that space.

Kinglet Expands

Federal Hill-based Kinglet, an online marketplace for office rentals that operates its service in Baltimore and Washington, DC, expanded to New York and Philadelphia this fall. From an article in the Baltimore Business Journal:

Kopicki and partner Jeff Jacobson said in the company’s first year of business they’ve connected 127 clients, mostly small businesses or individuals, with shared workspaces that come with shorter lease terms than the traditional commercial real estate market would handle. The company is currently listing about 830 desks, at an average price of $282 per month.

M&T Bank Stadium 2015_0039_en_1New Signs at M&T Bank Stadium

South Baltimore-based GableVision recently installed two new signs at M&T Bank Stadium. From a press release:

Just in time for the Ravens’ 2015 home opener on September 27, 2015, GableVision has installed a new signature piece identity identifying “M&T Bank Stadium” above the two end zone scoreboards. The display offers a brilliant colored, animated digital display along with illuminated LED letters replacing older letters that have identified M&T Bank Stadium since M&T Bank earned the naming rights to the stadium in 2003. 

The project marks the second time Gable has been called upon to provide a unique solution at M&T Bank Stadium. In 2003, the Maryland Stadium Authority, along with the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank, selected Gable as the primary contractor to implement the re-branding of Ravens Stadium. Gable produced the (4) primary Identity signs on the exterior of the stadium in 2003.

2 East Wells Parking Available 

South Baltimore mixed-use development 2 East Wells recently released more parking spaces for rent to area residents. 2 East Wells initially offered 32 spots for rent to the area and has now offered another 10, but noted that only a few are left. Those interested in renting the spaces can contact the leasing office at:

410-685-7500 or  [email protected]

In April, calculated that the 2 East Wells Development added at least 16 new street parking spots.

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