South Baltimore Business Roundup

| December 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Signal Barbershop Opens

Signal Barbershop opened at 1450 S. Charles St. by barber Michael Zaransky. The first-floor retail space at the corner of S. Charles St. and Randall St. was a long-time barbershop, but was vacant in recent years. Signal Barbershop has a new navy blue color on the wood facade.

Photo from Signal Barbershop’s Facebook page

Cashland Apparel Opens in Carroll-Camden 

Cashland Store by Cashland Apparel opened in recent months at 1341 Bayard St. in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. Cashland Apparel offers men’s and women’s apparel at the store and on its online shop. Cashland’s building recently underwent a facelift with a new black paint color on the exterior.

Polished Day Spa Opens at Anthem House 

Polished Day Spa opened in recent weeks in a 2,000 sq. ft. corner retail space at Anthem House in Locust Point. Polished offers manicures, pedicures, massages, and waxing. Polished has another location in Brewers Hill.

Crafty Crab Coming to Downtown 

Baltimore Business Journal is reporting the Crafty Crab is plotting a move to the former Uncle Lee’s restaurant space at 44 South St. in Downtown. From the article:

A banner on the outside of the 114-year-old former Farmers and Merchants National Bank property on South and Lombard streets announces the impending arrival of the Crafty Crab, a growing Florida seafood chain known for its build-your-own Low Country seafood boils. The property was home to Uncle Lee‘s, a Chinese restaurant, for 35 years.

The chain, started by Palm Bay resident Zhuang Hong Lin in 2016, has nearly 40 franchises in the mid-Atlantic and the Southeast, with locations at Eastpoint Mall in Baltimore County and at 1012 Taylor Ave. in Towson. The company’s website lists more than 20 locations “coming soon,” including the downtown location at 44 South St. and another one at 9811 York Road in Cockeysville.

The former Uncle Lee‘s building was put on the market last year by the family that owned and operated Uncle Lee‘s.

20-Somethings’ Career Stories YouTube Channel Launched Out of SoBo

SoBo resident Bridget Kunz launched a YouTube channel called 20-Somethings’ Career Stories where she interviews people in their 20s about their careers and how they got where they are at in life. Kunz said the goal is to “showcase to high school and college students what careers are out there and how everyone’s journey is different.”

Kunz is hoping to find new interviewees in all different careers but is specifically looking for individuals who work in law enforcement, sports management, economics, and sports medicine roles for upcoming interviews.

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