South Baltimore Business Roundup

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bunzzz Currently Closed 

Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill has been closed at 200 E. Pratt St. as it deals with a building issue. From Baltimore Business Journal:

The restaurant in the Gallery at Harborplace has been dark since Jan. 21 due to a leak in the kitchen, Angela Washington-Tallitsch, Bunzzz, co-owner and general manager, confirmed in an email Tuesday.

Damage is severe, she said, and could take between one and four months to repair. Work began this week on the problem that was caused by a sewage leak in the neighboring space above the restaurant, she added.

“We will try to keep you all updated,” she said.

Bunzzz first opened in December 2018 in the former Brooks Brothers retail site at the Gallery at Harborplace.

Second Chance Gets a $200,000 Grant 

Second Chance Inc. was named the recipient of a $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant from Bank of America in December of last year. From a press release:

Second Chance is a non-profit organization dedicated to deconstructing buildings and homes, salvaging reusable materials, and providing job training and workforce development for those facing employment obstacles in the Baltimore region. With the funds provided by the Neighborhood Builders grant, Second Chance plans to serve 15 percent more individuals in its workforce development program to train an estimated 160 participants annually in a broader range of skills in preparation for additional deconstruction, retail and transportation positions. The organization also plans to hire a workforce training manager to serve as a case manager for all participants to better help them complete the program and reach their personal goals. Program graduates are guaranteed associate or supervisory-level employment at Second Chance, either on its deconstruction teams or in its retail location in downtown Baltimore.

“At Second Chance, we are all about giving both people and materials the opportunity to enjoy a new life and purpose, and we are incredibly grateful to have Bank of America’s support,” said Mark Foster, Second Chance founder and president. “With the Neighborhood Builders grant, we will be able to expand our training program to help many more people in and around Baltimore overcome their employment challenges and join our ‘green collar’ workforce.”

“The Neighborhood Builders program allows us to make a direct impact within the community we serve,” said Sabina Kelly, Bank of America Greater Maryland Market President. “Second Chance has made great strides in providing unique job-readiness training that is critical to so many in our community.”

New Lexington Market Breaks Ground 

A new version of the 238-year-old Lexington Market will soon be constructed as a groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday for this $40-million project in Downtown’s Westside. The new building will go up in a parking lot just south of Lexington Market. From Baltimore Business Journal:

  • A new 61,000-square-foot building, to be called the South Market, will be constructed on what is today a surface parking lot along Eutaw Street just south of the Arcade Building.
  • The Arcade Building will be demolished to make way for a public plaza between Eutaw and Paca streets.
  • All existing vendors have been relocated to the East Market, which officials say will remain open throughout construction.

When completed in mid-to-late 2021, the new South Market will hold a mix of 50 to 60 vendors, some existing and some new, serving up fresh produce, meats and seafood, prepared foods, specialty goods and retail. It will have substantial public space for dining, socializing and holding both public and private events. Public restrooms will be added and the plaza will have enough outdoor space to accommodate a concert or farmer’s market.

This will be the second major development project under construction on this block as the University Lofts project, which is adjacent to the south of the South Market, will bring apartments, a hotel, and retail to the former Droves and Mechanics National Bank and Sons of Italy buildings.

Renderings courtesy of Lexington Market, Sewall Development Co., and Brown Craig Turner 

Industrial Properties for Sale 

Two large industrial properties have hit the market with Gold and Company.

614 W. Patapsco Ave. in Cherry Hill is being offered for $1.89 million. It is a 2.72 acre property with a 7,500 sq. ft. drive-in and drive-thru building. It is partially leased to a short-term tenant. It is next-door to a recently-renovated 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse at 600 W. Patapsco Ave.

Jim Chivers of Gold and Company said it is ideal for a “contractor/fleet maintenance company with a need for land.”

Image courtesy of Gold and Company

A 13,000 sq. ft. loft-style, drive-in warehouse is being offered for $600,000 at 1201-2103 Bush St. in Pigtown/Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. It is the former home of Ted’s Overhead Door. The property is adjacent to a gas station and a half a block from Carroll Park. Chivers said it’s ideal for a contractor services company with a need for a drive-in facility.

Images courtesy of Gold and Company

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