South Baltimore Business Roundup

| July 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest Moves to Charles St.

Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest established themselves as the place to find Natty Boh gear and team apparel in South Baltimore after a year at the 1129 Light St. in Federal Hill. They are excited about their new location at 1028 South Charles St.  “It is a better and more manageable space in a better location,” was told.  They will take the place of Alexandra Webb Artisan Jewelry, who will continue making jewelry at their studio in Mt. Washington.  Although Bobabooi’s is leaving the 1100 block of Light St., the block has undergone massive changes in the past couple of years.

Portion of Light St. Gets Resurfaced

Light St. from Key Highway to West St. is currently undergoing a resurfacing.  Several months ago all of the handicap ramps were redone – and were not flush to the ground – but it appears they finally will be with the new surface on Light St.  Hopefully they finish the rest of Light St. next as the 1700 block is one of the worst surfaces I’ve seen in this city.

Regi’s Reopens

After an electrical fire in their walk-in forced Regi’s Bistro to close for a couple months, the popular Federal Hill restaurant with the year-round patio is back in business and reopening on Sunday.

Fiestly Goat Sold

Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that Riverside’s Fiesty Goat Pub on Key Highway was sold for $110,250 at last week’s auction.

New Nail Salon on Charles St.  

A new nail salon has opened on the 1130 South Charles St. called Bella Nails and Spa.  The retail location was formerly a soap store.

Rumor Mill

I can’t confirm any of these stories but heard them from someone who is as plugged into South Baltimore as anyone.

1542 Light St. (former home to Copa 2000, Royale, Charlotte’s, Reserve and Gastropub) will once again become a new restaurant.  I’m hearing the owners of the building also own Langermann’s in Canton and will be taking over the business.  Langermann’s is very good and very well run.

-Port Covington making a comeback?  An executive involved with Port Covington has hinted that a new shopping center could be built at the struggling peninsula.  The shopping center will be more of a town center-style shopping center with smaller stores and creative uses of the waterfront.  This could be huge for job creation and eliminating one of the most blighted properties on the South Peninsula.

-I am also hearing that Leon’s, the bar across the street from HomeSlyce on Light and Barney St. that has been closed all of 2012, may have been purchased.  This could be huge for the booming south end of SBNA and would provide a very vibrant corner with HomeSlyce on one side and a new bar/restaurant on the other.

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