South Baltimore Business Roundup

| December 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Popeye’s Coming to Downtown

Popeye’s is opening one of its fried chicken fast food restaurants at the Lockwood Place complex at 600 E. Pratt St. in Downtown/Inner Harbor. The retail space, which faces Market Pl., has been vacant in recent years after the closing of Blaze Pizza.

Popeye’s previously had a location at Southside Marketplace that has been closed for 10 years.

This new Popeye’s will open just a block from it’s chicken sandwich rival Chick-fil-A.

Silverman Thompson’s Name in the Baltimore Skyline

Law firm Silverman Thompson at 400 E. Pratt St. in Downtown/Inner Harbor now has its name in the Baltimore skyline. The law firm’s name is written on the top of its building fronting Pratt St. and on the western side of the building facing Commerce St.

The top of this building has been without a name since it read Baltimore Examiner many years ago.

Light Street Animal Hospital has a New Mural

Light Street Animal Hospital at 1601 Light St. refaced its building in recent years and has now added a mural to the side wall that faces Randall St. The mural says “Pickles Light Street Animal Hospital,” has portraits of different cats and dogs, and features South Baltimore landmarks like the Riverside Gazebo and the Domino Sugars sign.

Public Storage Has New Color Scheme 

Public Storage has several storage facilities around South Baltimore, but its large building at 1415 Russell St. has a new paint job and color scheme. Its building has been painted off-white with darker orange panels.

Public Storage is currently under construction on a second facility in the immediate area on the 1500 block of Ridgely St.

Two Pigtown Businesses Swap Storefronts 

Ripp’d Canvas and Chopping Block Barbershop in Pigtown are both owned by Domonic Carter. With the growth of tattooing at Ripp’d Canvas, Carter decided to move Ripp’d Canvas to Chopping Block’s larger space at 783 Washington Blvd. and Chopping Block to Ripp’d Canvas’ former space at 801 Washington Blvd.

801 Washington Blvd. also remains the home of Carter’s apparel company The Canvas Cartel.

Holiday Light Tours Available 

Federal Hill-based business Rent-A-Tour has launched its Very Merry Motorcoach that tours Baltimore’s holiday lights and displays. The tour goes to the Christmas Village, Harbor East, Fells Point, Little Italy, Washington Monument, 34th Street in Hampden, and more.

Tickets are available on its website.

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