South Baltimore Business and News Updates

| August 16, 2013 | 4 Comments

photoTwo New Restaurants Now Open

South Baltimore welcomes two new restaurants to the area –  Joey B’s and  Sweet Caroline’s.

Joey B’s opened in Federal Hill in the former space of The Hill at 1015 S. Charles St. The restaurant is owned by Joe Bivona of The Grill at Peerce’s in Phoenix, MD and will serve American cuisine with a twist.

Sweet Caroline’s opened in the former home of Pazza Luna at 1401 E. Clement St. It serves  ‘upscale, but relaxed, American cuisine with influences from Italy and Spain.’

Pigtown Bar News

The former Carroll Station at 1415 Washington Blvd. across the street from Carroll Park was sold at auction on July 25th by A.J. Billig & Co. The bar will be renamed Pigtown Ale House and will be presenting a business plan to the Citizens of Pigtown soon.

Another bar will be available at an A.J. Billig & Co auction on Monday as Rainbow’s Pigtown Bar at 1173-1175 Sargent St. could be sold to the highest bidder.  More information can be found here.

Former Bar Space Available as Office Retail

The liquor license at the former LP Docks at 1476 Reynolds St. in Locust Point was transferred and will be used at the soon-to-open World of Beer at McHenry Row.  The property was recently sold at auction on July 18th and the former space of LP Docks is now available for lease as retail/office space.  The property also includes two apartments above the space.

SoBo Bar Owner Opens New Bar in Canton

Jason Zink, a Pigtown resident who owns No Idea Tavern and previously Don’t Know Tavern, has teamed up with Craig Fields, who is the chef of No Idea, MaClean Stevenson, who is a local contractor, and Rich Chung of Park Bench Pub to open a new bar/restaurant called Smaltimore at 2522 Fait Ave. in Canton in the former home of Lagers Pub.  The bar features a drink exchange program in which the price of beers (36 taps with many local brews!) fluctuate like the stock market.

The menu includes burgers using Roseda Farms beef from Monkton starting at just $4, as well as wings and other appetizers.  They will be starting a sushi and brunch menu in September. stopped by for their grand opening on Wednesday and their burgers are and one heck of a deal!

More Federal Hill Updates

The long-vacant space of A Cook’s Table at 717 Light St. in Federal Hill is now the home of a private studio space for a local oil painter and furniture builder, Joe Halperin, and ceramic sculptor, Lynn Halperin.

photoA vacant warehouse at 1036 S. Hanover St., once an auto and machine supply store, has been purchased by the owners of the Tire Network of 1024 S. Hanover St.

New Construction on Heath St.

The real estate and new construction market stays active as Charm City Builders has installed a new sign at 64 E. Heath St. announcing a 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home with a roof deck to be built.  The home will be listed for $385,000.

New Windows For Thomas Johnson

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School recently got a new roof and are now getting new windows installed to the delight of the many parents, students and teachers at the South Baltimore school.




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