South Baltimore Business Roundup

| June 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

New Boutique for Pigtown

House of Elie has replaced short-lived ReVamp Variety at 769 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown Main Street.  House of Elie, run by husband and wife Paola and Patrick Elie, will be a family-oriented retail store selling clothes, handbags and accessories for women, men and children.  They opened on Saturday and will be open Tuesday through Friday from 3pm-8pm and Saturday through Monday from 10am-8pm.

photoRiverside Cafe Opens

Riverside Cafe is now open at 1401 Riverside Ave. in the former home of an ice cream shop.  Riverside Cafe features breakfast dishes, sandwiches served on French baguettes or croissants, ice cream and floats, as well as fresh lemonade and iced tea.

Thomas Johnson Fundraiser at Chipotle

Stop by the Chipotle at 919 E. Fort Ave. TODAY (June 3rd) from 3pm-8pm and mention Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School with your order – 50% of the the sales proceeds will be donated to the school!

Dirty Oars Liquor License Approved

The liquor license for Dirty Oars Tavern at 801 E. Fort Ave., formerly Lime, has been granted permission to reopen after being closed more than three months by the Baltimore City Liquor Board (note: Lime has been closed more than two years).  We’ll keep you posted when they open.

Maryland/Penn State Returns to Baltimore

A much talked about event from the past returns to Baltimore – at least for one year – as Penn State and Maryland will play a college football game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24, 2015, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.  From the article:

The University of Maryland football team will face Penn State at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 24, 2015, in the Terps’ first game in Baltimore as a member of the Big Ten conference.

The game replaces the Maryland—Virginia Tech matchup originally scheduled for Baltimore in 2014.

Tiki Barge Opens

The popular waterfront spot, Tiki Barge, opened for the 2013 summer season last Tuesday. has not heard any recent updates on the Raw Barge, which showed up at the Harborview Marina in April.

Bill Graves Shoe Repair Moves

Bill Graves Shoe Repair has moved from 1022 S. Charles St. back into Dan Brothers Shoes at 1032 S. Charles.  1022 S. Charles St. is currently available for rent.

Videology Raises Capital

McHenry Row’s Videology has raised $60 million in funding according to the Baltimore Business Journal.  Videology was started by a former founder of and focuses on providing advertising for online video content.

Top Ten Waterfront

USA Today has put Balitmore’s Inner Harbor as one of the top ten waterfronts in North America.  From the article:

Baltimore’s waterfront area, the Inner Harbor, is one of the most visited and most photographed parts of the city. Many of Baltimore’s best attractions — the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and World Trade Center, to name a few — sit along the waterfront, and when the weather’s nice, you’ll often see street performers entertaining guests on the sidewalks along the water.



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