South Baltimore Business Roundup

| February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Imperfection Wellness Spa Opens in Federal Hill 

Imperfection Wellness Spa opened at 1003 Light St. in Federal Hill. The retail space was the former home of Federal Hill Income Tax before the company moved to a larger space at 1118 Light St. Suite B.

Imperfection offers “customizable facial + body treatments, waxing and lash/brow tinting & application.” It is currently open every day for appointments.

Breaking Bread Relocates from Pigtown 

Restaurant Breaking Bread has moved from 771 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown and to a top-floor space at Hotel Revival at 101 W. Monument St. in Mount Vernon. Breaking Bread called it “the space of a lifetime” in a social media post.

Breaking Bread is currently open Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 3pm and Friday and Saturday from 8am to 8pm.

Breaking Bread’s former building is currently undergoing renovations and will be put on the market for sale by its owner.

Plantacea Relocates in Federal Hill 

Plantacea expanded late last year when it relocated from 910 S. Charles St. to a larger storefront at 828 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. In an Instagram post, Plantacea said:

So, news flash…I am moving! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 In addition to outgrowing my current space, I have been stressing over customer lines, very limited number of people in the shop at a time and, even more so, worrying about how this would play out in cold and freezing weather. So excited to tell I am moving half a block north to the corner of Henrietta and Charles. The shop will accommodate several more of you, while maintaining social distancing, and the downstairs will serve as a waiting/private workshop space so that no one has to wait outside – yay! (The space is AMAZING!)

Plantacea’s former space is currently available for lease.

Abbey Burger Bistro Closes its Ocean City Location 

Abbey Burger Bistro, which started in Federal Hill and now has locations in Fell’s Point, Mount Washington, and soon Havre de Grace, has announced the closing of its Ocean City location. From its Facebook page:

To All Our Valued Guests & Friends, it is with great sadness that we announce the closing of The OC Abbey Burger. We want to thank all of our wonderful guests and employees for supporting us over these past 8 summers. We are extremely humbled that so many embraced our restaurant and that we were able to succeed as long as we had.
OC Abbey Burger could not withstand the struggles of a quarantine required for the Covid-19 pandemic, the disproportionate impact on the seasonal resort town sector of the food industry, and the overall downturn in the economy, the last of which may reverberate for years. All of the business partners that built the business at OC Abbey are also focused to keep their other restaurant locations open in areas in and around Baltimore. Please visit us at Abbey Burger Fells, Federal Hill and Mt Washington as well as Sullivan’s Cove in Severna Park and Sliders in Baltimore.
Thank you for creating all of the fun summer memories with us. We hope to continue this friendship in Baltimore and surrounding.
Abbey Burger Fells Point

Federal Hill and Mt Washington

Sullivan’s Cove
Sliders Baltimore
Please give a very warm welcome to the new tenants, Bourbon Street. We wish them all the best.

Mi & Yu Noodle Bar Closes its Arlington, VA Location 

Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, which started in Federal His and now has locations in Mount Vernon and Hampden, has closed its location in Arlington, VA. From ARLnow:

The eatery was the first to open at Ballston Quarter’s “Quarter Market” food hall in March 2019. It was the establishment’s only location outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

The reason for the shuttering is simple, Kim (owner Ed Kim) says.

“Sales and COVID,” he tells ARLnow in a short phone call. “It’s pretty straight-forward.”

There are no plans to open any additional locations of the raman, noodle, and bao restaurant in Arlington, Kim said.

In general, the Ballston food hall has seen thinning crowds due to the pandemic. That hasn’t stopped a number of high profile openings in recent months, however.

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