South Baltimore Business Roundup

| May 7, 2013 | 7 Comments

Thornton’s to Close

Unfortunately a Locust Point favorite, Thornton’s Pub, will close its doors on Friday, May 31st.  From their Facebook Page:

Friends and Family, I am taking this opportunity to let everyone know that the Pub is closing Friday, May 31st. It has been an amazing ride and the people we have met along the way have been phenomenal. For everyone who visited, thank you. For everyone who sent people to us, thank you. We could not have endured without your support. To the neighborhood of Locust Point, it has been a true pleasure not only serving you, but being your neighbor. You accepted this Yuppy girl with City roots and embraced her as your own. I will be forever grateful for our time together. This is not good-bye but See you around 🙂

photoWe’ll keep you posted on future developments at this location.

New Home for the International Longshoremen’s Association

The International Longshoremen’s Association Local 953 is putting the finishing touches on a new office renovation at 1521 E. Fort Ave. adjacent to Latrobe Park.  Local 953 is currently located at 1345 Hull St.

Buyer’s Edge Comes to Federal Hill

When Curiosity closed, reported a new paint job was already underway. 1033 S. Charles St. will now be the new home of Buyer’s Edge, an exclusive home buyer broker based in metropolitan Washington, DC.  Here is more information from their website:

BUYER’S EDGE is metropolitan Washington’s pioneer Exclusive Buyer Broker, providing full representation to Home Buyers in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia since 1992.

Buyer’s Edge does not represent Sellers. We do not list homes for sale. Our clients receive the full measure of our attention, loyalty and discretion. Our foundation is consumer-oriented; our goal clear and un-conflicted: to protect the Buyer’s interests and save the Buyer money. Our cornerstones are experience, research, and tough negotiation.

Moonrise Festival Comes to Port Covington

The future of Port Covington is one of the most anticipated topics in South Baltimore, but for now it appears the fields left from the failed retail development will be used for the Moonrise Festival on June 8th and 9th.  From the Baltimore Business Journal:

Steez Promotions, a promoter and talent buyer for the electronic music fest Starscape, is also pulling together a new event — Moonrise Festival — June 8 and 9. Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, and Avicii are both scheduled to perform at the show in Port Covington.

Update:  This event has been cancelled.

Tugboat Sinks

On Saturday night a tugboat called Kaleen McAllister sunk off Pier 3 in Locust Point and is currently still underwater.  From the Baltimore Sun:

No one was injured in the incident, Reagoso said. Everyone had left the boat by the time it sank, said Petty Officer David Marin, a Coast Guard spokesman operating out of Baltimore’s Curtis Bay yards.

“It is too early to determine what the extent of the damage may be, but the submersion of the tug is not expected to interfere with any harbor operations or any port operations,” Reagoso said in a statement.

McAllister plans to raise the tug, perhaps by using inflated air bags, and send it to a shipyard for repairs, Reagoso said. He is unsure how much it will cost to raise the tug.

Lovelace Boutique Remodels

Lovelace Boutique at 1201 Light St. recently remodeled their store and is now reopened after closing for about a week.


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