BMORE LICKS Now Open in Federal Hill

| November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Popular Canton ice cream shop BMORE LICKS opened its second location at 901 Light St. in Federal Hill over the weekend. The 1,000 sq. ft. storefront was the former home of Pitilis Cleaners which closed earlier this year.

The business owners and married couple Barbara Maloney and Kimberly Proctor bought the three-story building, which also includes three apartments, earlier this year. They renovated the retail space into the ice cream shop with a small area for customers and added multiple walk-up windows along Light St. The building is freshly painted with a large ice cream mural and red and blue colors on the brick storefront.

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. Maloney joked she can now talk business when she gets together with her brothers.

BMORE LICKS has more than 100 flavors of hard ice cream, soft serve, sundaes, milkshakes, flurries, cookiewiches, and more.

BMORE Licks is open everyday from 12pm to 9pm. It is a cashless, credit- and debit-only business.

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.”

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

Maloney said they were hoping to open earlier, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the project.

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.

BMORE LICKS is the fourth new ice cream shop to open in Federal Hill in recent months joining The Charmery, Taharka Brothers, and Moo Moo Cows.

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