Pickles Opens Doughnut, Ice Cream, and Breakfast Shop ‘Sugarmore’

| December 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

This fall Pickles Pub opened a doughnut, ice cream, and breakfast sandwich shop called Sugarmore Dispensary. Sugarmore has its own storefront with a pink facade, but is connected to the main Pickles buildings at 520 Washington Blvd.

Pickles is comprised of a collection of buildings in Ridgely’s Delight across from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Co-owner Eric Cotton told SouthBMore.com the business previously owned half of them, but was able to acquire the rest of them during the COVID-19 pandemic. This led Pickles to invest further in the two rowhomes farthest north of Pickles, which were part of the new acquisition.

Sugarmore has taken over the first rowhome and the next one over, which Cotton said is currently a “shell” that needs a full rehab, will eventually become a pizza shop. Pickles is seeking Baltimore Development Corporation grants for improvements to the pizza shop and its opening is likely at least a year away.

Sugarmore sells ice cream, milk shakes, and sundaes using ice cream made by Annapolis company Always Ice Cream. The doughnuts are made in-house using chocolate and yellow cake mixes. Cotton said there are unlimited frosting combinations and they can be customized, noting that they will be making purple doughnut on Ravens game days. It also has breakfast sandwiches.

Sugarmore is currently open Friday to Sunday starting at 7am. As Sugarmore opens into Pickles, it doesn’t really close, but the doughnuts do sell out typically in the morning. The ice cream is available every hour Pickles is open.

Cotton said Sugarmore is excited to add a sweets option to downtown and bring some life to the “dark hours” at Pickles, which opens every day at 11am. While Sugarmore is now only open three days a week, Cotton said they hope to increase the number of days by baseball season.

Cotton told SouthBMore.com business at Pickles has been “great” since the baseball season started. He said Pickles, in partnership with The Bullpen and Sliders next door, have been able to use Washington Blvd. for additional outdoor seating everyday. He noted the COVID-19 restrictions that prevent people from standing around have kept the kitchen busier as customers are seated and bartenders are greeting tables and increasing the food output.

Cotton also said the return of conventions to Baltimore has been good for business.

Cotton said the pizza shop will have “true Italian-style” pizza. Pickles used to have pizzas on the menu, but had to make the menu smaller in recent months as the kitchen got busier. Cotton said the pizza shop will likely sell pizzas by the slice before Orioles and Ravens games, in addition to whole pies at other hours.

The next project for Pickles will be creating a concept to activate the second floor of its space.

Pictures from Pickles Pub’s Facebook Page

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