South Baltimore Business Roundup

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Urban Behavioral Associates Opens at Washington Blvd. 

Relocating from 2310 N. Charles St., Urban Behavioral Associates (UBA) has opened at the former Bon Secours facility at 700 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. About UBA from its website:

Urban Behavioral Associates (UBA) is a minority owned behavioral health company established in Baltimore Maryland in 1994. UBA offers an array of services across a continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and their families. UBA’s mission is to provide high quality, trauma informed mental health and substance abuse treatment, to urban and medically underserved populations.

Pigtown Resident’s Garden Wins Contest

Robert Bedard from Pigtown was named The Baltimore Sun Garden Contest Winner for his garden in a 12 ft. lot adjacent to his home. From the article:

“During the recent unrest, Baltimore was severely criticized for its vacant alleys, boarded-up and or vacant houses, rubble and trash-strewn alleys and public areas,” he wrote. “Baltimore took it laying down without even explaining the many programs available to citizens to correct some of those problems. … My garden may serve to highlight the many available service the City DOES provide to citizens.”

Soon after moving to Baltimore last year, Bedard took advantage of the city’s Adopt-a -Lot program and acquired the lot next door to his house. It was small – just 12 feet wide — and had a thin layer of soil covering the rubble left from a demolished rowhouse.

IMG_5788Under Armour to Open Gym at 10 Light Street

A new 42,000 sq. ft. Under Armour Performance Center will open at 10 Light St. in Downtown according to The Baltimore Sun. The building is undergoing an $80 million renovation to convert the former office building into 400 apartments. From the article:

The Virginia-based firm expects to pull permits within a week to start construction of the roughly 42,000-square-foot Under Armour Performance Center. In addition to the training basics, the gym is to include an Under Armour store, a cafe, salon, spa and sauna, as well as a turf field installed in the soaring lobby of the former bank building.

Metropolitan Partnership President Cary Euwer said he approached FX Studios and Under Armour about filling the retail spot. The developer seeks out big names, such as Tiffany’s, for its buildings, and discussions are underway with another national retailer for a small space there, he said.

Under Armour Announces USA Boxing Partnership

Locust Point’s Under Armour has been named the official performance partner of USA Boxing for the next six years. Under Armour will provide all Youth, Junior Olympic, and Elite athletes with apparel and footwear. From an Under Armour press release:

In an effort to help elevate USA Boxing’s performance in training and competition, Under Armour has developed a custom collection of boxing gear featuring Armourvent® technology that has been rigorously tested for high intensity action to maximize effectiveness in the ring. Under Armour has also developed the UA ClutchFit™ Title Hunter boxing boot which utilises UA ClutchFit technology to give each boxer a flexible feel with locked-in support enabling every movement.

“This partnership reflects the multitude of core values that Under Armour shares with USA Boxing, including Passion, Integrity and Will. Both our organizations exist to make all athletes better,” said Peter Murray, Vice President, Global Brand & Sports Marketing at Under Armour. “We are honored to support USA Boxing’s incredible legacy of building champions on the Olympic stage and beyond, as we work together to help strengthen the sport in the U.S. grassroots to elite levels.”

Digital Harbor Foundation Receives $7,000 in Ikea Furniture Baltimore reported that the Digital Harbor Foundation in Federal Hill received $7,000 in Ikea furniture through winning an online contest. From the article:

The Digital Harbor Foundation won an Ikea makeover from the furniture company’s Baltimore store after coming out on top of an online vote earlier this year. Known as the Ikea Life Improvement Challenge, DHF ended up ahead of the Living Classrooms Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore.

On Thursday, Ikea reps began the process of building and installing new furniture at the Tech Center.

Storage for kids’ bags and other items is needed because of the growth of students participating in DHF programs. Executive Director Andrew Coy said participation in the Foundation’s programs has grown from 470 students to 2,500 in a year. 

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