South Baltimore Business Roundup

| November 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Carryout Place to Reopen at 1538 Light St.  

In the past few years 1538 Light St. has always been a Greek style carryout restaurant, but it has been under several different names including originally J&P’s, then renamed Uncle Pete’s Grille to honor the late owner, and then briefly Federal Hill Carryout after a nice interior renovation and new ownership.  I’ve been told that the new carryout spot will reopen soon and it will return back to the family that has owned the place for many years.  No news yet on the name or opening date, but great to see the place returning soon.

The Tilted Pig Opens in Pigtown

Pigtown Main Street’s first sports bar, The Tilted Pig, opened its doors on October 28th.  They are open daily from 11am-2am daily and the kitchen is open till 10pm.  The bar features a 9-foot billiards table and HD TVs throughout both floors of the bar as well free games of Texas Hold’em for points and prizes.  Their menu features wings, appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps.  Best of luck to the Tilted Pig – their success could do a lot for Pigtown Main Street!

WiFi Coming to Cross Street Market and Hollins Market

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Baltimore’s six historic markets, including Cross Street and Hollins, should be equipped with Wi-Fi before the end of the year.  From the article:

Chris Tonjes, who runs the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, said it should cost less than $25,000 to equip five markets — Avenue, Broadway Market, Cross Street, Hollins and Northeast — with the service.

The upgrade of Lexington Market — the city’s best known and first to receive the upgrade — will be funded by a donation from Believe Wireless Broadband, which is giving the city the equipment and bandwidth for the project, officials said.

Ropewalk Renovation

Ropewalk started as a small bar neighborhood bar in 1995 but has slowly grown into a large space expanding into adjacent buildings and to the second and third floors allowing plenty of space for more Ronald Reagan statues.  Ropewalk has recently undergone another renovation as large retractable windows and a small patio have been installed at the front of the middle rowhouse of the bar which is between the main bar and the McFaul’s section.  This open air concept has also been added recently to Crazy Lil’s, Blue Agave and C&R Pub.

Shofers Clearance Center Closing

The Shofers Clearance Center located across from Shofers on the 900 block of S. Charles St. is closing, but according to their Facebook page some changes and updates are coming in the future.  So we’ll see what that means for the retail location.

Sign-A-Rama Moving to Fells Point

The Sign-A-Rama located next to Quiznos at Cross and Light St. has relocated to 2007 Eastern Avenue in Fells Point.  Previously a Curves, the space does open prime real estate on Cross St. on the same block as a soon-to-be renovated old M&T Bank location at 17-21 E. Cross St.




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