Most Read Articles in July (SoBo Cliff Notes!)

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check out’s most read articles in July:

Southern District Detective Shane Volk Killed in Car Crash, 7/10

The South Baltimore community and Baltimore Police suffered a tragic loss when Southern District Detective Shane Volk was killed in a car accident in Baltimore County. Volk served eight years in the Marines before joining the police department in 2008.

Back CameraSouth Baltimore Business Roundup, 7/1

Our business roundups are always popular among readers and chock-full of good South Baltimore information.  This roundup was highlighted by the news of HaborQue moving their Carolina-style BBQ restaurant to the former spot of Kirby’s Szechuan at 1125 S. Charles St. The move was prompted after finding out their current property would be demolished for a future development.

We also ran down the opening of Dirty Oars Tavern, Brightside Boutique opening a second store in Fells Point, Carousel Cleaners opening in Pigtown, The Yard reopening, and a new full-service Bank of America ATM for Royal Farms.

South Baltimore and Restaurant Roundup, 7/25 

Keeping up with the businesses and retail, commercial, restaurant and office spaces in South Baltimore could be a full time job! In this article we took a look at news for local bars and restaurants.  Long-vacant 801 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside was approved for a liquor license transfer, Pigtown’s Carroll Station was auctioned, The Sushi Place planned its opening in the former home of Fiesty Goat on Key Hwy., Joey B’s worked toward an opening in Federal Hill, Midnite Confection’s opened a food truck, and more.

South Baltimore Business Roundup, 7/22

Rounding up business news again, we covered a new workout a facility opening at McHenry Row called Rev Cycle Studio.  The article also covered a remodel at Locust Point’s JR’s, BmoreVapes opening in Federal Hill, Harris Teeter’s sale to Kroger and the quick disappearance of a new hair salon.

Cockey’s to Reopen in Fells Point, 7/19

Cockey’s recently closed their doors in Hollins Market because of an issue over their smoker with the Baltimore Health Department but will be reopening a new restaurant soon in Upper Fells Point.  The new restaurant will include an 18-person bar a 36-person dining room and will employ approximately eight people. The menu will include deli sandwiches, cheesesteaks, fresh dough pizza, and upscale items such as crab imperial, crab cakes, mashed potatoes and more.  Cockey’s at Fells Point will have many beers on tap and has a beer, wine and liquor license.

South Baltimore News and Business Roundup, 7/11

No lack of business news in July as we took another look at commerce around South Baltimore.  This time we looked at two prominent liquor license transfers in Hollins Market, BambooMoves Yoga’s plans to open in Locust Point, 1901 South Charles receiving LEED Gold rating, the closing of The Armoire and a large new home coming to Riverside.

Glenn Davis,  “I Forgive You“, 7/12

Marco Romanell relinquishes his anger regarding the incredibly disappointing Baltimore Orioles trade for Glenn Davis in 1991 as the Orioles have made uneven swaps for Adam Jones, Chris Tillman and Chris Davis in recent years.  Marco noted that all these players made this year’s All-Star Game and none of the players they were traded for are still on the same team.

Liquor Board Denies Crossbar Expansion; Crossbar to Open in Smaller Space, 6/28

Written in late June, but still popular in July, is our coverage of the Liquor Board hearing for the expansion request for Crossbar.  The expansion was denied but Crossbar will appeal and focus on creating a smaller bar.

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