South Baltimore Business Roundup

| October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

New Salons and Barbershops Open in South Baltimore 

Three new salon and barbershop businesses have opened in South Baltimore. Two are at the Vision complex in Federal Hill which has a front entrance at 12 W. Montgomery St. and a rear entrance at 15 Hughes St. From Vision:

Meet Kelly, owner at Hues On Hanover Fedhill. Kelly is now taking appointments for hairstyling and cosmetology.


Posted by Vision on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Meet Sam, owner of Sam’s Cuts at Hanover and Hughes Collective.

Sam started cutting hair in high school, but became a…

Posted by Vision on Thursday, September 10, 2020


Salon Rx has opened at 1442 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point. The retail space was formerly the home of EarthShake, but was vacant for about a year before Salon Rx opened.

Pop Tacos Reopens

Pop Tacos, the Mexican and Korean fusion carryout restaurant at 17 E. Cross St., has reopened after a lengthy closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pop Tacos is open Tuesday to Friday from 1130am to 8pm and Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.

Fashion Kings Closes, Mr. Cigar Opening 

Fashion Kings closed in recent months at 777 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. It will soon be replaced by a business called Mr. Cigar, which will sell cigars, pipes, and accessories according to the sign on the facade.

Bandito’s Opening a White Marsh Location 

Banditos Bar & Kitchen, just like its sister restaurant Wayward Smokehouse, is opening a location at The Avenue at White Marsh. Banditos made the announcement on October 1st on its Facebook page.

We will be making our way to @theavenueatwhitemarsh in Spring 2021!
Nothing wrong with bringing the…

Posted by Banditos Bar & Kitchen on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Downtown Apartments Proposed 

The Baltimore Savings & Loan Building at 19 E. Fayette St. in Downtown will begin a conversion to 25 apartments later this month, according to Baltimore Business Journal.  This is a project by developer Patrick Grace.

The Walgreens on the first floor will remain a tenant in the building.

Hunt a Killer Growth 

Locust Point-based business Hunt A Killer, which is a membership service that sends interactive murder mystery boxes to customers’ homes, is partnering with Lionsgate and Blair Witch. From a press release:

“We are thrilled to partner with Hunt A Killer to continue expanding the world of Blair Witch into games,” said Daniel Engelhardt, SVP of Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games. “Their creative approach and mechanics are a natural fit for a franchise defined by unique storytelling, and represents a special way for us to build upon the narrative of the video game we launched last year.”

In this new season, players become detectives to solve a missing persons case near the infamous Black Hills Forest. The storyline begins with an introduction to Rosemary Kent, a woman who lives near the edge of the forest and is looking for help to find her missing son. Over the course of six boxed episodes, players will investigate the mysterious woods and learn about any disappearances, while finding out more about the powerful forces that reside there. From there they must piece together the clues, face the horror of the Blair Witch and those who serve her, and find out if they can survive the woods.

Also from the press release:

“We are excited to share this new season with our Members and the fans of the Blair Witch films,” said Ryan Hogan, CEO and Co-Founder of Hunt A Killer. “Lionsgate is a great partner for us, and the hair-raising story we have created together is sure to provide the perfect immersive experience for a thrilling game night with friends or family.”

Hunt A Killer told Baltimore Business Journal the company is on track to bring in more than $50 million in sales in 2020.

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