Most Read Articles in June (SoBo Cliff Notes!)

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

2east2South Baltimore Business Roundup

Our business roundups are one of the most popular features as we get a chance to cover the many openings, closings, updates and events involving South Baltimore businesses.  In this edition we cover new the Pigtown boutique House of Elie, the opening of Riverside Cafe, a fundraiser for Thomas Johnson, waterfront news, and the return of the Penn State/Maryland football game to Baltimore.

South Baltimore Business Roundup

In this roundup we cover the relocation of favorite Cockey’s from Hollins Market, a new pizza place for Downtown, a new salon for Federal Hill, pool memberships at Tiki Barge, new management at Elvis, and Carousel Cleaners coming to Pigtown.

Plans Revealed for SoBo’s 2 East Wells Development 

A major development in South Baltimore broke ground in late June as 2 East Wells got underway.  The development along Wells St., in between Charles St. and Light St., will feature 153 apartments, 6,000 square feet of retail, and a 260-car parking garage.  The article was originally written in November of last year, but it became popular once again with news of the 2 East Wells ground breaking.  Stop by Wells St. – the area looks much different already!

Liquor Board Denies Crossbar Expansion; Crossbar to Open in Smaller Space

A hot topic throughout the Baltimore media in June was the proposal to create Crossbar der Biergarten at 12-18 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill.  The liquor license is currently zoned to 12 and 14 E. Cross St., but the ownership group was seeking to expand it into 16 and 18 E. Cross St.  After strong opposition from several groups in the community, the expansion was denied.  The owners plan to move forward on a smaller version of Crossbar and hope to appeal the decision.

Great Plates of Late in South Baltimore 

One of the great parts of living in South Baltimore is the unlimited options of great food.  In this article, we run down some of  favorite plates including breakfast from Our House, an appetizer from Thai Arroy, ribs from Langermann’s on Light, wings from Social, and pizza from Zella’s.

Michael’s Cafe Eyes Federal Hill for New Restaurant

Michael’s Cafe of Timonium has eyed a vacant lot and garage at 1000-1006 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill for a new 6,000+ square foot restaurant.  The plans were revealed at the June SBNA meeting and the group is looking for approval from neighborhood groups before seeking a liquor license transfer of the former Rowhouse Grille 6-day license.

Plans Revealed for Crossbar Der Biergarten on Cross St.

As many media outlets around Baltimore covered the expansion hearing oaf Crossbar, our article about the plans for the German biergarten written in April gained a renewed popularity.

Ten Great Drinks in South Baltimore For a Hot Day!

It’s hot out, you are thirsty, and there are some great drink options in South Baltimore, whether you are just looking to be refreshed or in the mood for a cocktail.  We cover drinks from Koba Cafe, Miss Twist, Thai Arroy, Barracuda’s, No Idea, Ryleigh’s Oyster, Little Havana and more.

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