Pigtown Business Roundup

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Another Phase for Camden Crossing

Pigtown’s Camden Crossing has begun another phase of its 150-unit townhome community which was first announced in 1999. Camden Crossing recently completed and sold 13 new homes, after a delay of a couple years, and another seven are currently under construction. These seven will bring the total to 136, with two buildings and 14 new homes left to be completed. Suzanne Graham of Camden Crossing told SouthBMore.com in May that they hope to have the community completed by the end of 2014.

Updates on Main Street 

Magnum Construction renovated four dilapidated buildings from 2012 to 2013 on the 700 block of Washington Blvd. on Pigtown Main Street. SouthBMore.com recently announced that 2 Chic Boutique would be the first new tenant at 761 Washington Blvd. They are now open and selling new and used designer women’s clothing Tuesday through Saturday. 2 Chic Boutique is owned by District 40 State Senator Catherine Pugh, who is also the founder of the Baltimore Design School.

2 Chic Boutique will immediately have two new neighbors. The offices of Pigtown Main Street recently moved from 781 Washington Blvd. to 763 Washington Blvd. Next door to them will be a second location for WORK Printing & Graphics, which will open at 765 Washington Blvd. for sign and banner production. WORK will also remain open at 762 Washington Blvd., as well.

The 7-Eleven at the shopping center on the corner of Washington Blvd. and MLK Blvd. is also putting the finishing touches on their new store.

Tip Toe Nails and Salon closed its doors at 787 Washington Blvd.

Corner Property Available

The dilapidated and boarded-up property at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Cross St. at 937 Washington Blvd. was recently demolished after being sold, along with the three adjacent rowhomes, to a developer after a Baltimore Development Corporation RFP.

These properties, which are listed as 6,690 sq ft., are now again for sale by Colliers for $455,000. Development of these properties could certainly be a game changer for the Pigtown corner.

Large Property Sold in Camden Carroll

Properties in the Camden Carroll Industrial area have gained a lot of momentum with the nearby Horseshoe Casino construction, as well as recent plans for a new Hammerjacks at Lot N. A large sale at 1600 Ridgely St., however, appears to be a transaction to keep the space as a lumber yard.  Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that Marjam Supply Co. has purchased the warehouse space occupied by Horstmeier Lumber Co.

Rehabs Under Construction

Just to note, several rehabs are underway on Washington Blvd., as well as throughout the neighborhood. This includes work by the well-known home rehab company Charm City Construction, which is working on two properties in the neighborhood.

There are also several rehabs in process on Lombard St. heading toward Hollins Market and Union Square. While there are no guarantees in the real estate market, it is always a good sign to see people investing in an area.

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Founder and Publisher of SouthBmore.com, longtime resident of South Baltimore, and a graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O's fan, father of three, amateur pizza chef, skateboarder, and "bar food" foodie. Email me at Kevin@InceptMM.com and follow me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.
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