South Baltimore Business Roundup

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two Losses for Federal Hill

Unfortunately after 12 years in Federal Hill, Trattoria Annamaria Italian Deli and Specialty Grocery at 1035 Light St. will be shutting their doors.  Trattoria offered salads, sandwiches, subs, their famous meatballs, Italian goods and more.  We’ll keep you posted on any updates with the business or property.

Curiosity at 1033 S. Charles St., which sold “intriguing objects for the home,” will be relocating “across the pond” according to a sign on the front of the store.  We are not sure where yet, but are interpreting that as Harbor East or Fells Point.  Joining Zelda Zen, Curiosity will be the second Federal Hill business to relocate to Southeast Baltimore in the recent weeks.

Betamore Startup Making Big Hires recently received a tour of 1111 Light Street’s new business Betamore and it’s not hard to tell they will be a great and innovative addition to the Federal Hill business community.  Betamore is a tech-inspired campus focusing on incubating tech start-ups. They also provide education and co-working space.

BmoreMedia is reporting that one of their start-ups, Riskive, will be hiring 18-27 people this year.  Riskive is a two-month old cybersecurity company.  From the article:

Riskive was the first and, at 500-square feet, the largest tenant in Betamore. The privately financed facility opened in December in a renovated 8,000-square foot building in Federal Hill.

Blair says the company has enough space at Betamore for the new hires. If it grows too big and has to relocate from Betamore, the company is committed to staying in Baltimore.

Baltimore Technology Park Expands

Hidden by the Russell St. ramp over Ostend St. and M&T Bank Stadium sits the Baltimore Technology Park (BTP) which is described as a “highly redundant data center facility in downtown Baltimore that enables large and small enterprises a scalable network presence in a secured facility.”  Web Hosting Industry Review is reporting that BTP will be expanding by 3,000 feet to raise their data center floor to 11,000 feet.  From the article:

The construction of Baltimore Technology Park’s expansion space is a 6 month, multimillion dollar project.

“The expansion of our facility is in response to the continued demand for a safe, secure and reliable location for businesses to house their IT infrastructure,” said Corey Blanton, chief operating officer of Enterprise Technology Parks.

World of Beer Opening at McHenry Row

On Monday reported that a new liquor license transfer had been submitted for McHenry Row. Today we found out from Baltimore Business Journal and BmoreMedia that the new restaurant will be a 3400-square foot World of Beer. It is expected to open this summer and will be the 38th location for the franchise.  From BmoreMedia: 

World of Beer will feature 60 beers on tap and about 600 bottles of beer – but not your standard Budweisers or Coors. It will also serve wine, but not hard alcohol.

“We’re not looking to be a place where you get trashed relax. We’re looking to be a place where you can enjoy a couple of beers and listen to some nice music, ” says Earl (Co-Owner Dr. Matthew Earl).

Marshalls Opening at Lockwood Place

Marshalls will open next Thursday in the former home of Filene’s Basement at Lockwood Place in the Inner Harbor on 600 E. Pratt St.  Baltimore Sun is reporting the store will employ 60 full- and part-time employees.




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