South Baltimore Business Roundup

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

HomeSlyce Expands to the County

Photo Courtesy of the HomeSlyce Columbia Facebook Page.

Photo courtesy of the HomeSlyce Columbia Facebook Page.

HomeSlyce first opened in South Baltimore in the former home of Bill’s Lighthouse Inn in 2012 and has now grown to a four-restaurant operation. It opened a location in Mount Vernon and Canton, and now it has hit the county with a location at 9400 Snowden River Pkwy. in Columbia that just opened yesterday.

The owners of HomeSlyce also own Cazbar in Mount Vernon.

Mother’s Expands to the County, Again

The Mother’s Federal Hill Grille team, which just recently finished a renovation on its South Baltimore location, is now working on its third location in Timonium according to The Baltimore Sun. The new location will be called Mother’s North Grille and will take the place of a former Applebee’s at 2430 Broad Ave.

The Mother’s team is still working on a location in Howard County. It also opened Mother’s Peninsula Grille in Arnold in 2012.

Federal Hill on Ask This Old House 

A Federal Hill rowhome was featured on an episode of Ask This Old House. The host and homeowner installed a rain barrel on a second-story back deck. Watch the full episode here.

Photo Courtesy of George Mishraky

Photo Courtesy of George Mishraky

The Seahawks Practice in Locust Point

Local residents were in for a surprise on Saturday as the Seattle Seahawks held a practice on Banner Field at Latrobe Park. Pictures were seen on social media of quarterback Russell Wilson talking with kids.

Yard House Coming to the Inner Harbor

Yard House will be replacing the former J. Paul’s at the Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace in the Inner Harbor. From the Baltimore Business Journal:

It would be the first Maryland location for the fast-growing Yard House, which has more than 50 locations in the U.S. Its three newest locations are in New Jersey, Texas and Ohio. The closest Yard House is in Springfield Town Center in Northern Virginia.

The restaurant is known for having 100-plus beers on tap and menu items that include the black truffle cheeseburger, ahi poke stack and spicy jambalaya.

Harborplace is about to undergo a redevelopment with new owner Ashkenazy Corp. that will include a new food market.

M&T Bank Stadium Switching to Grass 

The Ravens are switching back to natural grass at M&T Bank Stadium. From

“The players really wanted to play on grass and that was a key consideration. The coaches wanted to play on grass,” Casssaid.

Baltimore had natural grass in the stadium when M&T Bank Stadium opened in 1998, but it didn’t work out well.

The field got chewed up during the season and they had trouble keeping it in good condition late in the season due to sunlight restrictions. Starting in early November, sunlight does not reach the Ravens sideline from about the numbers into the bench.

Thus, the Ravens changed to an artificial turf from Sportsexe Momentum Turf for the 2003 season, then replaced that with a newer Shaw Momentum 51 turf before the start of the 2010 season.

Along with Ravens games, the field surface is also used for college football and lacrosse games, high school football games, and soccer matches for which the Ravens have previously installed grass on top of its existing turf.

Available Space in Pigtown

Pigtown’s Finest Deli Two closed at 804 Washington Blvd. The space will be available to a new business according to Pigtown Main Street.

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