SoWeBo Business Updates

| April 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

Peruvian Chicken Coming to Hollins Market

SoWeBo is quietly becoming a nice destination for dining: award-winning pizzeria Zella’s is set to return under original ownership in the upcoming weeks, Cockey’s keeps the area smelling good with hot pit beef, burgers and more off the grill, and the new Hollins Market stand Carnivore BBQ has brought their popular flavors to SoWeBo.  CUPs Coffeehouse has been another great addition to the area and several restaurant groups have flirted with reviving the former space of Baltimore Pho and the Cultured Pearl. recently learned that Peruvian chicken will join the lineup of good food in the area as Primo Chicken is setting up a restaurant at 1242 West Lombard St. in Hollins Market.  Many in Baltimore have became familiar with Peruvian chicken thanks to Highlandtown’s Chicken Rico, which often has a line out the door.  If Primo compares to Chicken Rico, it will be a tremendous addition to SoWeBo and Hollins Market.

Hollins Market Now Open Mondays

Hollins Market, which features popular vendors such as Carnivore BBQ, Jack’s Poultry and Chuckies Fried Chicken (JAXnCHUX), will now be open Mondays.  The full hours will now be Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm. We would expect more businesses in the area will also now open on Mondays as well.

The Works Fun Center Opens

The Works Fun Center has opened at 5 N. Calhoun St. at the corner of W. Baltimore St.  The Works is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to close (not specified on website).  The Works features bumper cars, mini bowling, a game room, arcade and jungle gym.  A cookie factory, build-a-pet attraction and recording studio will also be coming soon.  They offer a range of different packages and admission passes.  From their website: 

In August 2012 four centers (recreation centers) located in proximity to the facility were closed.  We believe that today, more than ever, our youth want and need a safe, positives structured facility in which they can play, release stress, learn and enjoy an outlet to aid in just being kids.

Pigtown Pharmacy Closes

Just down the street from SoWeBo, Pigtown Main Street district’s Pigtown Pharmacy has closed their doors.





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