Ronnie’s Sub Shop Closes After Being Sold, Will Come Back as New Concept

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ronnie’s Sub Shop closed in recent weeks at 1 W. Barney St. in South Baltimore. The building and business were sold on November 21st to local developers Iconic Builders.

Ronnie’s was open for many years and was known for its breakfast starting at 6am that included platters and overstuffed breakfast sandwiches, as well as its lunch options including subs such as the Japanese Cheesesteak.

Ronnie’s also sold beers to go with its beer/wine license. Baltimore City sought to eliminate Ronnie’s beer/wine license in the Transform Baltimore zoning overhaul as its location made it a “Non-Conforming Liquor Store,” but it was rezoned as “conforming” after receiving community support.

While the two-story, 1,950 sq. ft. building has a Barney St. address, a large portion of the building fronts the 1800 block of S. Charles St. where Ronnie’s had its entrance. The building currently has an apartment on the second floor.

Iconic Builders was represented by Jim Chivers of Gold and Company. Chivers told “Their plan is to do a complete renovation to the real estate and revitalize the concept and bring something new and attractive to the South Baltimore market.”

Iconic Builders recently completed two home renovations on the 1800 block of S. Charles St. Those homes are currently being offered for rent.

A sausage, egg, cheese, and hash browns sandwich from Ronnie’s

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