Retail/Restaurant Roundup

| April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

As always, lots of new businesses and places changing  hands in South Baltimore.

Southern Cooking in Pigtown

Charm City Wings and Waffles have opened their doors on Pigtown Main Street at 807 Washington Blvd.  Though we cover South Balitmore, this area is by no means southern, so this should be a nice introduction to the southern tradition of chicken and waffles.  Their menu includes wings, waffles, vegetables and fried chicken and, of course, chicken and waffle combos.  Another nice addition to a growing Pigtown Main Street.  We look forward to trying Charm City Wings and Waffles soon.

David and Dad’s Opening on Pratt Street

Bmore Media is reporting that David and Dad’s, a breakfast and lunch place at 334 North Charles Street, is opening a new location at 100 East Pratt Street.  They are taking over a 2,100 square foot location previously occupied by an Italian Deli.  100 East Pratt Street has also seen the addition of a new Starbucks and Brio in recent months.  Certainly another business will add to the renaissance going on at the Inner Harbor right now.

Uncle Pete’s Grill Sold

Long known as J&P’s, the South Baltimore carryout place Uncle Pete’s Grill located on the 1500 block of Light St. has been sold and is undergoing a renovation.  The name was changed to Uncle Pete’s Grill after owner Pete lost a long battle with brain cancer a few years ago.  Pete was a great guy and spent countless hours at the pizza and subs place. is hearing the new owners are from the area and we’ll keep an eye out for the new menu.  It Looks like they are doing a pretty extensive renovation with new floors and a new layout.

Where to get O’s Gear?

With opening day just four days away, there are several great local options to get some great new gear.  Bababooi’s Treasure Chest on Light St. in Federal Hill is a great place to find O’s gear, as well as all the latest Natty Boh gear for your favorite local teams.  The O’s have new hats, so certainly make your way down to the Orioles store at Camden Yards, or the Sport Shop in Harborplace so you can look good for the new season.

Crazy Lil’s Gets Facelift

Longtime Federal Hill bar Crazy Lil’s has undergone a facelift.  The bar known for good food, Natural Lights and the Capitals  has installed huge windows in the front entrance to give the bar an open feel.  That south side of Cross Street is looking very good these days with the new Social Pub, a new awning for Ultimate Pizza, and the Crazy Lil’s facelift.  Hopefully something good will takeover M&T Bank when they move to 1111 Light Street.

Protean Records Opens

A new store called Protean Records has opened at 925 S. Charles Street.  The place has a nice navy blue and orange facade and you can see KISS dolls from the window.  Description of Protean Records from the owner Matthew:

I deal in used books and records mainly, but I also buy old video games, memorabilia, and vintage technology. For people who don’t have a turntable, there are tons of really good CDs here, priced at $4 each, and cheap DVDs and VHS tapes. Right now there is a large selection of books on philosophy, anthropology, art, film, and microhistory, including lots of off-the-wall titles. I sell children’s books at low prices, and pick up toys that have novelty value (legos, ataris, star wars figures).

I’m working on a video rental system, comprising mainly of movies unavailable on netflix:  obscure horror, blaxploitation, foreign films, and whatever weird releases I can get my hands on. I’m always looking to buy, sell, and trade strange things, and I’m open to dealing in wide variety of niche markets.
—-Also worth noting is that ‘Protean’ is three syllables (Pro-tee-uhn), whose ending sounds like ‘Epicurean’.



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