South Baltimore Business Roundup

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two New Nail Salons Open on Fort Ave. 

Nails & Spa opened at 824 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside. The first floor retail space was previously a residence.

Herbal Nails Organic Salon has opened at 300 E. Fort Ave. in Federal Hill. The retail space was previously vacant.

Citelighter Acquired, Closes Locust Point Office

EdTech company Citlighter, which began at Federal Hill’s Betamore and opened an office at The Foundry on Fort Ave. in Locust Point, has been acquired by Hunt Valley’s Sylvan Learning and has closed its office, according Baltimore Business Journal:

The Hunt Valley-based chain of supplemental learning centers announced Thursday it purchased Citelighter for an undisclosed price. Emily Levitt, vice president of education for Sylvan Learning, said the company will only retain one of Citelighter’s employees. Citelighter had at least 16 employees, according to the company’s website.

Also from the article:

Levitt said acquiring Citelighter’s software will allow Sylvan to improve its offerings at its education centers, and will open up the door to more partnerships with school systems. Citelighter already had established partnerships with 45 different school districts. She added that Citelighter’s software will be incorporated into Sylvan’s 2018 curriculum, which is due out later this year.

Sagamore Development Brings Lacrosse Clinic to Cherry Hill

The team at Sagamore Development has been teaching kids the game of lacrosse during clinics held in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. From a press release:

Beginning on April 5, Sagamore Development Company started holding lacrosse clinics each Wednesday at the athletic fields at New Era Academy in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. The clinics, which are held free-of-charge, are designed for boys and girls in South Baltimore who are interested in learning about the game of lacrosse.

With organizational support from South Baltimore community leaders including Raheem Brown, founder of the Cherry Hill Eagles Foundation, the first four lacrosse clinics have received an overwhelmingly positive response. Clinics have drawn as many as 40 children, including boys and girls ranging in ages from 8 to 12 years old.

Clinics are expected to run through the spring and Sagamore Development is continuing to encourage children in South Baltimore to participate.

SDC employees who have volunteered to lead the clinics include: Matt Rienzo, former men’s lacrosse assistant coach and All-American at Georgetown University; Justin George, former captain of Duke University’s men’s lacrosse team; and, Jenna Mosketti, former co-captain of the Penn State University women’s lacrosse team.

Charm City Youth Lacrosse also hosts a free lacrosse clinic at Carroll Park in Pigtown. Inside Lacrosse recently produced a video about the program and a recent visit from the Hampton University lacrosse team.

Mi & Yu Noodle Bar to Open in Arlington

Federal Hill’s Mi & Yu Noodle Bar continues to grow as owner Edward Kim has announced the restaurant’s fourth location in Ballston Quarter in Arlington, VA. From ARLnow:

“The deal is right, I think the area is really good,” Kim said. “It’s very dense with good foot traffic, energy and good demographics.”

Mi & Yu serves noodle bowls where customers choose their broth, protein, and noodle, as well as Bao and duck fat french fries. Mi & Yu also has a location at Mount Vernon Marketplace and will opening at The Rotunda in Hampden this Fall.

Locust Point Tavern Closes

Locust Point Tavern has closed at 1515 E. Clement St. in Locust Point.


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