South Baltimore Business Roundup

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pigtown Business Updates

– Bobby’s Jazz Club is being sold in a foreclosure auction with Alex Cooper on October 22nd. The property is being sold as-is and is believed to be 2,240 sq. ft. with an “L” shaped bar on the first floor. Bobby’s Jazz Club closed in May 2014.

– MidasRX Pharmacy opened in the medical center at 700 Washington Blvd. MidasRX also has a location in Elkridge.

– Fashion Kings Urban Boutique opened at 777 Washington Blvd. in the space that was previously occupied by District Vapory. Fashion Kings is adjacent to City Tobacco and Vape Outlet and F.L.Y.E., both of which opened in recent months.

– 773 and 775 Washington Blvd. are undergoing facade improvements, funded by a $5,000 matching Facade Improvement Grant from Baltimore Main Streets. 773 is the home of M.D. Home Medical Supply and 775 is currently available for rent.

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Sports Legends Museum Closes, Looking for New Location 

After failing to come to a lease agreement, Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station closed after 10 years. The museum is currently looking for a new home.

From an article in The Baltimore Sun:

The museum had been hoping to negotiate a five-year deal, with monthly payments of about $10,000 for its 22,000-square-foot space. The stadium authority, which wants to lease the property at market rate, was seeking about $17,000 a month in rent, Frenz said.

The board of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation voted to reject the offer Friday.

“We were willing to pay some rent but we just couldn’t pay enough,” said John A. Moag Jr., the museum’s board chair, who also served as chair of the stadium authority under Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

Moag said the museum intends to stay in Baltimore.

“I’m very optimistic, and I think the board is, too, about starting over,” he said.

STX Signs Six NHL Players to Equipment Deals

Carroll-Camden-based STX has signed six new NHL players to use its growing line of hockey equipment. About the players:

J.T. Miller, Center, New York Rangers

The Rangers selected Miller in the first round, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Miller also represented Team USA, which won the gold medal, in the 2013 World Junior Championship.

Adam McQuaid, Defenseman, Boston Bruins

McQuaid was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and joined the Bruins for the 2009-10 season. He was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion team. This year, McQuaid signed a four-year contract extension with the team.

Matt Martin, Left Wing, New York Islanders

Martin was selected by the Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He currently holds the NHL record for most hits in a single season, with 382 in the 2014-15 season, and has led the league in hits four years in a row.

Colin McDonald, Right Wing, Philadelphia Flyers

McDonald recently signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers after playing with the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers. In 2014, he was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Men’s World Championship.

Shawn Thornton, Right Wing, Florida Panthers

Thornton joined the Panthers for the 2014-15 season after playing for the Boston Bruins, Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks. Thornton was drafted in 1997 by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Vincent Trocheck, Center, Florida Panthers

Trocheck was drafted by the Panthers in 2011 and joined the team for the 2013-14 season. In 2013, he played for Team USA and took gold in the World Junior Championships.

Bar/Restaurant Accolades from The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun released its 50 Best Restaurants along with other accolades. Here’s a look at the South Baltimore establishments that were recognized:

50 Best Restaurants – Hersh’s Pizza & Drinks

25 top bars – 1157 Bar + Kitchen, Bookmakers Cocktail Club, Ryleigh’s Oyster

10 best bar eats – 1157 Bar + Kitchen, Bookmakers Cocktail Club

10 eye-popping views – Rusty Scupper

Readers Choice: Top 10 favorite restaurants – Abbey Burger Bistro, SoBo Cafe

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