Most Read Articles in January (SoBo Cliff Notes!)

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s a roundup of the most-read headlines from the record-setting traffic month of January:

Back CameraPort Covington Shopping Center Sold, 1/28

The ailing shopping center at the tip of the South Peninsula received some potentially huge news as a secret buyer purchased the property at a sales price of $35 million. The article also noted that an adjacent parcel, which was sold in 2012, has undergone remediation work in recent weeks. also posted a poll to see what South Baltimoreans would like to see happen on the site. Make sure to cast your vote and check out the results to date.

Paul’s on Fort Ave. Now Shotti’s Point, 1/15

Highlandtown native and former Ocean City resident Mike “Shotti” Shott is the new owner of Shotti’s Point at the former location of Paul’s on Fort Ave. in Riverside. Shott is hoping to keep the feeling of Paul’s, but add his own touch to it. “I want everyone to feel welcome whether you are a Paul’s regular, a friend from Ocean City, or a new customer,” Shott told

A Farewell to Nevin’s Cross Street Station, 1/23

Nevin’s in Federal Hill is being purchased by he restaurant group behind Rye and Stuggy’s. In this article, I took some time to share a personal tribute to a place that holds so many fun and great memories for me and my friends.

Federal Hill Business Roundup, 1/27

This Federal Hill business roundup included news of the awaited arrival of HarborQue, the opening of a Hannah Nails and Lean Space, and new Main Street spaces available for lease.

Tuscan Fresh Coming to Riverside This Spring, 1/29

The former owner of Tide Point’s Harvest Table is making a return to South Baltimore with Tuscan Fresh. Owner Greg Nalley is opening a build-your-own pasta restaurant at 554 E. Fort Ave. called Tuscan Fresh at the former home of Ullswater/Sly Fox/Soingné. Nalley also owns Nalley Fresh, which has locations downtown and in Hunt Valley.

South Baltimore Business Openings, Closings and Moves in 2013, 1/2

This article provided a complete rundown of small business happenings in South Baltimore in 2013. In summary, 61 businesses opened (seven of which also closed in 2013), 21 businesses closed (seven of which also opened in 2013), and 12 businesses moved (six of which moved out of South Baltimore). This nets out to a gain of 34 more businesses since the start of the 2013. Betamore, an incubator for technology startups that launched at the end of last year at 1111 Light Street in Federal Hill, helped create 28 new businesses alone.

South Baltimore Business Roundup, 1/10

This roundup included news of Brendali Italian Ristorante taking over Elvis, Mark Sapperstein’s purchase of the Phillips headquarters, a deal between Notre Dame and Under Armour, and a new business for Pigtown Main Street.

A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Development in 2013, 12/20

The real estate industry suffered an epic crash in the late 2000s, but 2013 was clearly another strong year for South Baltimore real estate. Large projects were announced, started and later completed. Home renovations were also seen on almost every block.

Check out some of the biggest real estate projects and news from 2013 in this piece.

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