South Baltimore Business Roundup

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Liv2Eat Opens on Light Street

Light St. gains another new restaurant as Liv2eat opens at 1444 Light St., the long-time location of Bicycle and most recently Centro.  Their menu features appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, wine and craft beer.  They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 5-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5-11pm, and Sunday from 5-9pm.  Here is the description from their website:

Liv2eat utilizes traditional methods and techniques to best showcase available seasonal products each day. We feature seasonal entrees and salads as well as house pastas and bread. We care about where our food comes from and understand the importance of sustainability. The offerings change several times a year and are complimented by a varied wine and craft beer list. We push ourselves every day to provide the finest quality food experience for our guests.

Smoothie King Coming to Southside

The Southside Marketplace in Riverside/Locust Point continues its renaissance as they will welcome a new Smoothie King. It will be sandwiched between Subway and Hunan Empire at suite 851.  The shopping center has welcomed Dollar Tree, Nova Care, Kumari, Starbucks and Chipotle in the last 12 months and is currently undergoing a great looking renovation of the McDonalds.

High-End Shopping Comes to Federal Hill

The Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that The Armoire has signed a lease at 735 S. Hanover St. at the former location of Chas Salon before they moved to The Ritz Carlton Residences.  From the article:

A new high-end clothing shop, selling ritzy brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, is coming to Federal Hill.

The Armoire will bring high-profile brands to the South Baltimore neighborhood, said Robert Biancuzzo, the store’s owner. Biancuzzo, originally from Boston’s South End, said he has always wanted to open a luxurious clothing store and Federal Hill seemed like the perfect place to do it.

Impact of Gay Marriage on Baltimore 
Gay marriage will soon be allowed in Maryland with the passing of Question 6 by the voters.  Many are predicting an economic boost for the city of Baltimore with many couples from all over the country coming to Baltimore to get married.  Not only could this provide a boost to wedding venues, but also to hotels, restaurants, salons, retail and more.  Visit Baltimore immediately added a LGBT Weddings section to their website which CEO Tom Noonan was promoting on WBAL radio.  From the page:

Charm City is an ideal destination for your big day, offering an array of options to make your wedding special and memorable. Whether you are planning an intimate affair or a full blown gala, you’ll find that perfect place to begin your life together here in Baltimore. Begin your wedding planning with the links below, and with the Baltimore LGBT Visitors Guide.


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