BMORE LICKS Opening a Federal Hill Location

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Popular Canton ice cream shop BMORE LICKS is opening a second location at 901 Light St. in Federal Hill. The business owners and married couple Barbara Maloney and Kimberly Proctor bought the three-story building, which also includes three apartments, earlier this year. The 1,000 sq. ft. storefront was the former home of Pitilis Cleaners which closed in recent months.

Maloney and Proctor are currently under construction on the ice cream shop space and hope to open in late summer. Maloney said they were hoping to open earlier, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the project.

Ice cream is a family business for Maloney who grew up in Massachusetts. Her family has served ice cream for 20 years and all three of her brothers have ice cream shops. BMORE LICKS uses some of the family ice cream recipes as well as comes up with its own new creations.

BMORE LICKS celebrated its three-year anniversary in Canton last week. Maloney joked she can now talk business when she gets together with her brothers.

BMORE LICKS will have a similar menu in Federal Hill as it has in Canton, except it will not serve snowballs. It will serve 30 to 35 flavors of housemade hard ice cream, three vegan hard ice creams, a variety of soft serve options, sundaes, flurries, cookiewiches, and tacos. BMORE LICKS makes hand-dipped waffle cones each day. “We want to make sure we have something for everyone,” said Maloney.

Just like in Canton, BMORE LICKS will have a large ice cream mural on the Light St. facade of the building, which is popular for taking social media pictures. Federal Hill is a CHAP historic district and Maloney and Proctor were given permission for this mural after support from the community. There will be a front entrance along with three carryout windows on the side. Maloney said the carryout windows in Canton have been “a lifesaver” during the pandemic.

Maloney and Proctor had been eyeing Federal Hill for expansion for a while. Proctor grew up in South Baltimore and they both like the tight-knit, walkable neighborhood that reminds them of Canton and Patterson Park. They also like being a couple blocks from Federal Hill Park as the Canton location is adjacent to Patterson Park. Maloney said the community has felt “warm and inviting.”

BMORE LICKS will likely be open 12pm to 9pm each day and will likely extend closing until 10pm in the summer. Maloney said many of the employees are teenagers, so they try to get them home at a decent hour. The shop will have about 15 to 20 employees.

“We are really excited to be in the Federal Hill community and to expand in Baltimore,” said Maloney.

Federal Hill will have three of the biggest names in Baltimore ice cream as BMORE LICKS will be joining The Charmery, which opened on Cross St., and Taharka Bros., which is opening in Cross Street Market. With the other competition Maloney said, “great minds think alike” and “it’s good to have choices.”

Maloney said with the building purchase they are in it for the long haul and hope to have deep roots in Federal Hill. They are already looking to get involved in local programs that support youth and the arts.

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