South Baltimore Business Roundup

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delia Foley’s and Banditos Swapping Liquor Licenses

Delia Foley’s and Banditos, both of which fall within the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (SBNA), have reached a deal to swap liquor licenses and have submitted the transfer to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC). The transfer will go before the BLLC on Thursday, October 5th.

Delia Foley’s currently has a “BD7” license which allows them to be open seven days a week until 2am. Banditos currently has a Class “D” license which restricts the sale of alcohol on Sundays and past 1am on Monday through Saturday.

SBNA voted unanimously to support this transfer at September’s general membership meeting.

South Baltimore Featured Again on House Hunters Renovation

Earlier in the week mentioned that Federal Hill was being featured on ‘House Hunters Renovation’ (Comcast On-Demand – TV Shows – House Hunters Reno – Rowhouse Reno) in an episode with a couple buying and renovating a home on Fort Ave. There is another new episode of ‘House Hunters Renovation’ (Comcast On-Demand – TV Shows – House Hunters Reno – Young Architects) that features a couple that buys a home in Canton. However, during the episode, they pay visits to Second Chance and the American Visionary Arts Museum.

pabst castleBrewery Formerly Planned for Pabst Castle Finds Home in Dundalk

A former plan for a brewery at the Pabst Castle at 1834 S. Charles St. from area residents Spike Owens and Mike McDonald previously fell through because the group was in search of more space. A plan to open at 101 West Dickman in West Covington also fell through.

The group, now under the name Key Brewing Co., has found a new home in Dundalk. From an article in the Baltimore Sun:

“Just as the foodie movement has grown, beer nerds are growing just as much,” says Mike McDonald, one of the co-founders of Key Brewing Co. “We don’t see the trend breaking any time soon.”

McDonald and his partner Spike Owen will produce German-style ales and West Coast India pale ale at their $1.2 million brewery, to be located in a former Bethlehem Steel holding facility. The brewers will have a tasting room and offer weekend tours in the 20,000-square-foot space.

Initially the two were looking at refurbishing the former Pabst Brewing Co. building in South Baltimore, but decided that the industrial area would make it easier to hold tours and have delivery trucks maneuver in and out of the building without disrupting neighbors.

The Pabst Castle is currently undergoing redevelopment for office space.

Elaine’s Brown Sugar Closes

Elaine’s Brown Sugar, a bakery at 1400 Towson St. in Locust Point, closed.

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