South Baltimore Business Roundup

| March 28, 2013 | 1 Comments

The Deck Joining Washington Blvd. in Ridgely’s Delight

In’s update on January 16th, we talked about a new liquor license approved for the Hampton Inn at 550 Washington Blvd. in Ridgely’s Delight across the street from Camden Yards. The bar will be called The Deck and will be joining the lineup of Pickles, Sliders and Frank and Nicks along Washington Blvd.  Here is more information from an article in the Baltimore Sun: 

But Brogan (owner) says the patio, combined with a cleared-out parking lot and valet area, will make the Deck the largest outdoor space of any bar on the street. He says the staff, led by former Mex general manager Rob Napier, is expecting at least 1,000 people next Friday.

“We wanted to be a part of Baltimore sports because they’ve really been on a tear these days,” Morse said. “We’ve seen what happens for Opening Day and opening weekend, Yankees games, Red Sox games. It’s a big part of the fabric downtown. We have a great space and wanted to participate with the community.”

New Bakery in Locust Point?

When people talk about what’s missing on the South Peninsula, a bakery is often brought up (it was even mentioned by a Locust Point resident in this Bmore Media article… I was even quoted in the same article saying we needed more parking. Aren’t I original?!)  One wish could be eliminated as an effort has begun to put a bakery at 1400 Towson St. in Locust Point.  On Tuesday, April 16th at 1pm the property will go before the Board of Municipal and Zoning and Appeals to permit a first floor boutique bakery/cafe.  We’ll keep following this development.

Smoothie King Nears Opening at Southside

A new Smoothie King is getting ready to open at Suite #8 (between the Subway and Hunan Empire) at Southside Marketplace in Locust Point/Riverside. Stopping by today, the shelves were stocked, the place was fully decorated and a security system installation was being completed. It looks like it could be open in the next few days.  More information about the Smoothie King in this Bmore Media Article.

The Hill Temporarily Closes 

The Hill at 1015 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill was approved for a liquor license transfer of ownership on Thursday, March 21st by the Baltimore City Liquor Board. A sign outside the restaurant reads, “The Hill is temporarily closed.  It will open under new management soon.”  When it reopens the restaurant will remain mostly the same with the same name and chef.

More Updates from the 1000 Block of South Charles

-Crews are putting the finishing touches on Zhao Brothers, a new restaurant at the former Nichiban location at 1035 S. Charles St.

Curiosity has officially moved from 1033 S. Charles to “across the harbor.”  Construction paper is up in the windows, which is usually the sign of a repainting. We’ll keep you posted.

-The former Shofer’s Clearance Store at 1009 S. Charles has been made available for rent.

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