South Baltimore Business Roundup

| August 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Papi Cuisine to Open a Location in Owings Mills 

2 East Wells’ Afro-Latin fusion restaurant Papi Cuisine is opening a location in Owings Mills at a former Don Pablo’s.

From Baltimore Business Journal:

Co-owner Alex Perez confirmed to the Business Journal that the new restaurant will be located at 1 Restaurant Park Dr., off of Red Run and Owings Mills boulevards near The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and a Red Robin. The building was formerly a Don Pablo’s, according to real estate listing website LoopNet.

On Instagram, Papi Cuisine posted “Location #2 Loading.”

Charles Street Event Space ‘Suite1031’ Opens 

Earlier this year, Suite1031 opened at 1031 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. Different gallery and studio spaces are available for for rent by the hour.

From a Peerspace listing:

Suite1031 Multimedia Event space is perfect for pop-up shops, art shows, conferences, podcast and video production, spoken word events, etc. This two level venue is in the heart of Federal Hill. There are thousands of pedestrians walking by the storefront daily and can easily attract customers. The space has a stage, DJ booth, conference room, art gallery, kitchenette, and rear second level deck facing the downtown skyline. 5 Tables and 15 chairs are also available at an additional cost. We have 3 booking options available. Please make sure you read the rules for each option prior to booking.


Medical Cannabis Certification Business Opens in Federal Hill

In recent months, Canamo Health opened at 912 Light St. in Federal Hill. Canamo takes over a retail/office space formerly occupied by Jim Craig of Allstate, who still has an office in Canton.

Canamo offers consultations for Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission certification. It also offers hemp products.

‘Hello Bonita’ Moves Across the Street

Hello Bonita Hair Salon in Pigtown has moved across the street from 776 Washington Blvd. to 761 Washington Blvd. Hello Bonita takes over a space that was last Beaters 2 Grails Sneaker Laundry Mat which moved its business into 9/10 Condition Sneaker Boutique in Federal Hill.

Hello Bonita’s former space is currently vacant.

‘This Little Piggy Foot Spa and Nails Etc.’ Closes 

This Little Piggy Foot Spa and Nails Etc. has closed at 781 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. It opened in 2018.

The salon’s former space is currently available for lease.

‘Light Street Barbers’ Celebrates 25 Years

Light Street Barbers celebrated its 25th anniversary in Federal Hill. It has been in business in the neighborhood since 1995 and opened at 1536 Light St. in South Baltimore in 1998.

The business was started by barber and owner Keith Wiebking. Customers can also get haircuts from barbers Moe and Young.

Bar from ‘Cafe Hon’ Now at Second Chance

The bar from the former Cafe Hon in Hampden was brought to Second Chance in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area.

P.A.L.M. Opens its Kitchen

Federal Hill live music Bar P.A.L.M., which first opened in March, recently opened its kitchen for food service. Utilizing the coal pizza oven left by Social Pub, P.A.L.M offers a Nashville-inspired menu with Nashville Hot Chicken, fried green tomatoes, wood-fired wings, a catfish po’ boy, BBQ sandwiches and platters, salads, mac and cheese, and more.

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