Under Armour Lighthouse, Gundalow Juice, StartUp Soiree, and More Coming to City Garage in Port Covington

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

IMG_9631Last week Sagamore Ventures, an investment arm of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s Plank Industries, first unveiled City Garage, a 133,000 sq. ft. facility at 101 W. Dickman St. in Port Covington. As “a hub for manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship,” City Garage intends to create hundreds of jobs by establishing The Foundery, Main Street, and the Under Armour Lighthouse.

The Foundery, which will open at the end of the year, is a maker space that will provide community access to state-of-the-art industrial-grade tools, education, and workforce development opportunities. Main Street will offer an expansive mixed-use event space and customized creative workspaces for tenant companies. The Under Armour Lighthouse, which is planned for 2016, will be a state-of-the-art facility housing innovators and cutting-edge technology dedicated to advancing the way footwear and apparel is produced locally. 

Future plans for the site include improved community access and increased space for community events. “Looking back through history, so many great ideas have begun in a basement or garage. The City Garage project is a platform from which great ideas can form, grow, and expand out into the community,” said Demian Costa, partner at Plank Industries and managing partner of Sagamore Ventures, in a recent press release.

Tenants that have been tapped for Main Street so far include Tapologie, a company that fuses glass and metal to create custom products for the hospitality industry, and Nutreatious and Gundalow Juice from Federal Hill local Dana Sicko and her team of chefs. It will also be the temporary home of Sagamore Spirit as it builds its new waterfront distillery and headquarters

“Our prospective tenants are chosen using a highly selective process based on three factors: how synergistic are they with the other tenants, what they do to elevate the surrounding community, and how much they elevate the City Garage brand,” Costa explained. 

Along with tenant companies and members of The Foundery, Main Street at City Garage will also serve the larger entrepreneurial community by providing event space for regional organizations.

The first group to announce it will be taking advantage of this space is Startup Soiree, a networking group “For Founders, By Founders.” Startup Soiree was started by local companies Intrinsic Events, a SouthBMore’s Best Bash partner, and Pixilated Photo Booth, which has an office in Morrell Park and a studio on Cross St. in Federal Hill. Startup Soiree has been meeting monthly at Pixilated Photo Booth’s headquarters but announced today that their events will now be held at City Garage.

The first Startup Soiree at City Garage is on October 29th featuring guest moderator Greg Cangialosi, a Federal Hill resident who is the CEO of MissionTix and chairman and co-founder of Betamore at 1111 Light Street.

View More: http://tpoz.pass.us/startupsoiree“It’s exciting to be part of Port Covington and part of the innovative conversation that will be going on here,” said Patrick Rife of Startup Soiree. “It’s exciting to be in a hall started by someone who had a dream of creating t-shirts and grew it into something really big. Now they want to support business, so here we are.”

“We crushed it at the Pixilated Headquarters for a year and we are now ready to scale out of that space into something bigger,” he continued. “We’ll be closer to the city so people can take a quick Uber ride to our events or even walk.”

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