South Baltimore Business Roundup

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Echoes Vintage Closes 

Echoes Vintage closed its Federal Hill shop at 1057 S. Charles St. at the end of August. It posted the following to its Instagram page:

Last day at the shop in fed hill. On to bigger and better things. Will be doing some markets and pop ups in the coming months Stay tuned here… thanks again to all the supporters of my shop ❤

Echoes continues to sell vintage clothes and collectibles through Instagram and its eBay page.

The retail space at 1057 S. Charles St. currently has a ‘for lease’ sign on the storefront.

Pretzel Twist Closes

The Pretzel Twist closed its Cross Street Market stall located adjacent to Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood on the S. Charles St. side of the market. This side of the market has remained open while the other approximately two-thirds of the 31, 800 sq. ft. market is closed for construction as Caves Valley Partners redevelops it.

The Pretzel Twist had agreed to be a part of the redeveloped Cross Street Market, but CVP Partner Arsh Mirmiran told SouthBMore.com that The Pretzel Twist’s business has struggled since construction began and he is not “100% sure” it will return when the market is finished construction.

Mirmiran said an event to announce new stalls at the Cross Street Market is scheduled for next month. The first revamped section of Cross Street Market, the section along Light St., will reopen in the next couple of months. The market will reopen in three phases.

Former Scarborough Fair Up for Auction 

The former Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast property at 1 E. Montgomery St. in Federal Hill has an Alex Cooper auction scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm. From the listing:

The Property is believed to consist of a parcel of approximately 2,148 square feet of land improved with a residential building with approximately 4,350 square feet of gross living space, previously used as a Bed and Breakfast operation and now zoned R-8 residential.

The first floor is believed to contain a living room, dining room, kitchen, office and bedroom with private bath.  The second floor is believed to contain 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.

The suggested opening bid is $350,000.

Scarborough Fair closed in July 2017.

Photo courtesy of Alex Cooper

The Fudgery Closes 

The Fudgery at Harborplace closed its doors after 33 years of business. From Baltimore Business Journal:

The candy stand in the Light Street Pavilion will shut down on Sunday evening after eight months of slow business that dropped revenue by 14 percent, co-owner Ace Marshall said Wednesday.

The Fudgery is the longest serving tenant at Harborplace. It is also the fourth business to close at the city’s downtown landmark over the past year and a half, joining Noodles & Company, Five Guys and Urban Outfitters.

“The bottom line is it’s just not profitable,” Marshall said Wednesday. “It’s been on the slide for years. The customer base just doesn’t support our operation any longer.”

In addition to the sweet treats, the Fudgery is known for its employees who sing while making the products. Dru Hill, the popular 90s R&B group out of Baltimore, made a name for itself while working at the Fudgery in Harborplace.

Harborplace has been undergoing renovations for several years under new owner Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.

Nelson Mullins Expands on Charles Street 

Law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough arrived in Baltimore earlier this year and is now expanding its footprint at office tower 100 S. Charles St. From Baltimore Business Journal:

Nelson Mullins has been operating temporarily out of about 16,000 square feet in the former Deloitte space on the 12th floor.

With plans to grow, Nelson Mullins is taking 23,500 square feet on the 16th floor of the 17-story tower. The lease includes an option for an additional 15,000 square feet on the 15th floor. Nelson Mullins currently has 21 attorneys.

Also from the article:

Retaining Nelson Mullins as a tenant represents a win for Carlyle Development Group, the owner of the 500,000-square-foot Bank of America tower. Carlyle purchased the building in 2015 for $45 million and has been completing a $20 million overhaul.

The ground level has undergone a makeover. On the second floor, Carlyle plans to make 30,000 square feet available as co-working space. Plans also include a cafe, meeting rooms and lounges.

Outside of the building, Carlyle plans to construct a 25,000-square-foot build-out that will face Pratt Street and could cost $4 million to $6 million.

Punch! Announces D.C. Location

Federal Hill Boutique Punch! has announced its second location in Washington, D.C. From its Instagram page:

The moment you all have been waiting for… We are beyond thrilled to introduce you to our very big little sister… The future home of our second location in DC! Our newest addition is 4 times the size of our Federal Hill location in the heart of the 14th Street Corridor in Washington. In the next several weeks we will be splashing our newest love with our signature Black, White & Pink accents and installing some pretty amazing features to make it the ultimate shopping experience 💕 We are looking to open in late September and will start to update our Insta & Blog with all the details and behind the scenes! We cannot thank you enough for the continued love and support to get us to this massive expansion!! We are so excited to show you what we have up our sleeve and look forward to opening several more locations

 

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The moment you all have been waiting for… We are beyond thrilled to introduce you to our very big little sister… The future home of our second location in DC! Our newest addition is 4 times the size of our Federal Hill location in the heart of the 14th Street Corridor in Washington. In the next several weeks we will be splashing our newest love with our signature Black, White & Pink accents and installing some pretty amazing features to make it the ultimate shopping experience 💕 We are looking to open in late September and will start to update our Insta & Blog with all the details and behind the scenes! We cannot thank you enough for the continued love and support to get us to this massive expansion!! We are so excited to show you what we have up our sleeve and look forward to opening several more locations in the near future in DC, VA & MD 🙂 #prettyinpunch #newstore #comingsoon #dcyousoon #dc #washingtondc #soexcited #fedhill

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