South Baltimore News Roundup

| April 29, 2013 | 1 Comments

Sad News for Pickles Pub

Unfortunately there was some very sad news this weekend about Mick Kipp, who worked at Pickles Pub and also made his signature food for events at Heavy Seas Brewery. From Heavy Seas Beer’s Facebook Page:

Photo via Facebook

We have lost a great friend of the brewery. Mick Kipp, best known as Mick T. Pirate at Whiskey Island, passed away over the weekend. If you’ve ever been to an event at our brewery, there’s a good chance you have had Mick’s food. He will be deeply missed by all of our staff and we send our thoughts to his family. Rest in peace Mick, it won’t be the same without your warm smile.


More Sad News from Camden Yards

Longtime usher Charlie Zill, who is best known for his famous overalls and performances of “Country Boy” during the seventh inning stretch, has lost his battle with lung cancer.  From the Baltimore Sun:

Zill had been an usher at Orioles games for 17 seasons before taking a medical leave of absence this season.

In addition to performing as the “Zillbilly” with straw hat, fake teeth and hillbilly overalls to John Denver’s “Country Boy” during the seventh-inning stretch, Zill performed magic tricks for fans in Section 244 between innings and during rain delays and pitching changes.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Trudy, and five children.

South Baltimore Little League Receives Big Donation

The South Baltimore Little League complex located at Fort Ave. between McHenry Row and Phillips Seafood has received a nice donation from Domino Sugar.  From South Baltimore Little League’s Facebook Page: 

Exciting news for Opening Day! SBLL is happy to announce that, by this time next year, Domino Sugars has generously agreed to put in place a brand new backstop with covered dugouts (that’s right – professionally done covered dugouts!) on one to the fields. It’s going to look awesome! The hope is that all fields will have these in place over the next couple of years, but we say a huge thank you to Domino Sugars!

Brothers Sushi Opens

Brothers Sushi opened last weekend at the former home of Nichiban at 1035 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. The property underwent an extensive renovation and is now run by a family with experience running various restaurants in Baltimore County.

Horsetail Technologies Adds New Signage

While not a brand-new company, new signage at 201 Key Hwy. for Horsetail Technologies allowed us to learn about the Federal Hill-based company and more about the growing technology industry in South Baltimore.  About Horsetail from their website:

Horsetail Technologies is an IT Services provider based out of Baltimore, MD. We support partners in highly regulated industries nationally, providing Managed Services, Solution Integration and Cloud Management. Our experienced team and full range of solutions will help your business navigate technology to change how work gets done and ensure that you are compliant.

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