South Baltimore Business Roundup

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments


This South Baltimore Business Roundup is brought to you by Zahlco Urban Living:

New Bar/Restaurants Coming to the Area

photoThree liquor license transfers have been submitted to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) at area restaurant/bar locations that are currently closed. All the hearings will be heard before or after April 30th.

The first is at the former Langermann’s on Light in South Baltimore. The transfer was submitted by 1542 Singh LLC. Since 2000, the location has been home to Copa 2000, The Royale, Charlotte’s, The Reserve, 1542 Gastro Pub, and Langermann’s on Light.

A transfer has also been submitted for 1400 Key Hwy. in Federal Hill by Gypsy Vape and Pub, LLC. The location was most recently The Sushi Place.

Pigtown additionally has an upcoming liquor license transfer as the former’s Tommy’s Downtown Tavern has received a transfer request from a group with a current trading name of Downtown Tavern. will keep you posted about each establishment.

Redevelopment in SoWeBo

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Bill Streuver’s Cross Street Partners purchased the Lion Bros. building at 875 Hollins St. in Hollins Market and will redevelop it into offices for small entrepreneurial companies. The building is located one block south of the University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark campus. From the article:

The 37,500-square-foot building was constructed in 1885 as a home to the Lion Bros. embroidery company, according to the Maryland Historic Trust. It’s been vacant for more than a decade, but Cross Street Partners wants to change that when the building reopens in the second quarter of 2016.

A flier promoting the property says the building will feature amenities such as a rooftop deck and a tenant garden. It will also be designed to attract the sorts of tenants that appreciate office space in historic buildings, with exposed brick and the preservation of the building’s architectural aesthetics, the flier says.

Federal Hill Photo Contest

The Federal Hill Business Association (FHBA) launched the @Fed_Hill_Biz Spring Photo Contest on Instagram. The best picture using the hashtag #FedHillSpringPic will win $250 in gift cards to Federal Hill businesses. Judging will take place on April 30th.


Second Store for B’more Betty

Federal Hill consignment shop B’more Betty announced on its Facebook page that it will be opening a second store, Betty National Harbor, at National Harbor in Prince George’s County. It will host its grand opening on May 3rd.

Pigtown Featured on ABC2

The co-working space at 778 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown was recently featured on ABC2’s In Focus.

Retail Space for Rent

The former space of Elaine’s Brown Sugar at 1400 Towson St. in Locust Point is available as a For Rent sign is in the window.

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Founder and Publisher of, longtime resident of South Baltimore, and a graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O's fan, beach volleyball enthusiast, dog lover, and "bar food" foodie. Email me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.