South Baltimore Business Roundup

| July 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

McHenry Row Adds Spin Class Facility

The mixed-use project McHenry Row, located at the old Chesapeake Paperboard Factory, has added a lot to Locust Point including apartments, retail, restaurants and a grocery store.  Developer Mark Sapperstein let know last week that a new spin class facility, Rev Cycle Studio, will be leasing a space adjacent to the upcoming World of Beer. For those not familiar, a spin class is a a workout where an instructor leads a group on stationary bikes.

photoMcHenry Row opened in late 2011 and now has just one retail space still available (adjacent to Greene Turtle). Their office building is fully leased and the apartments are 90% leased.  Sapperstein’s company, 28 Walker, is also currently filling the soon-to-open The Shops at  Canton Crossing with much success.

JR’s Bar & Grill Undergoing Remodel

JR’s Bar & Grill at 1229 Hull St. in Locust Point is currently undergoing a remodel.  They are giving the entire first floor a facelift as well as a redone kitchen.  They are also planning on opening the second floor in the near future with a Baltimore sports theme and arcade games.  The renovations are nearing completion and owner Mary Armstrong and crew will be reopening JR’s soon.

BmoreVapes Opening at 905 Light Street

905 Light St., the former home of Coldwell Banker and the recent – but brief – home of The Armoire, will now be the home of BmoreVapes.

BmoreVapes provided the following information on the new shop:

We will be the first true B&M in Baltimore City. We carry a large selection of e-cigs, Vaporizers, portable hooka’s, Mod’s, accessories & over 400 e-juice flavors. Our new store will be opening in August located at 905 Light Street. We will have a plush lounge area, e-juice sampling bar & retail show room. The Vaping Community is growing rapidly in MD and Federal Hill will have a premier shop.

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Alozio Hair?

On May 22nd we reported that Alozio Hair was opening at 920 Light St. in Federal Hill.  The space is now vacant and their sign has been taken down.  We’ll keep you posted with more updates on the location and business.

Harris Teeter Bought by Kroger

The Baltimore Business Journal has reported that the Harris Teeter chain of grocery stores has been purchased by Cincinnati-based Kroger.  But don’t worry, Harris Teeter will remain under the same name and management teams as a subsidiary of Kroger.

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