Dining

Photo Tour of Federal Hill’s Soon-to-Open Crossbar

Photo Tour of Federal Hill’s Soon-to-Open Crossbar

Crossbar Der Biergarten was first proposed at 12-18 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill at the former home of Turner’s/Billabong and Lanasa Produce in April 2013. Now, almost four years later, it is set to open next month. The Crossbar team of Josh Foti, Brian McComas, and Leho Poldmae are putting the finishing touches on a renovation that cost more than $1 million.

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Merchant Reactions After Cross Street Market Redevelopment Falls Through

Merchant Reactions After Cross Street Market Redevelopment Falls Through

On Friday, SouthBMore.com spent much of the afternoon at Cross Street Market to get a pulse of the existing merchants after last week’s news that Caves Valley Partners (CVP) pulled out of an agreement to redevelop the 31,800 sq. ft. market.

| February 13, 2017 | 3 Comments
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No Idea Tavern in South Baltimore Under New Ownership, Changes Ahead

No Idea Tavern in South Baltimore Under New Ownership, Changes Ahead

No Idea Tavern is under new ownership as former General Manager Jonathan “Ferg” Ferguson and girlfriend Stacy Lynch have acquired the 1,600 sq. ft. South Baltimore bar that first opened in 2005. Ferguson has worked at bars in South Baltimore since 1999, starting at the former Crazy Lil’s, and Lynch has been a bartender at Ropewalk Tavern for the last 13 years.

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Caves Valley Partners Ends Cross Street Market Redevelopment Effort After Liquor License Proposal

Caves Valley Partners Ends Cross Street Market Redevelopment Effort After Liquor License Proposal

Caves Valley Partners (CVP) has pulled out of an agreement with Baltimore Public Markets Corporation (BPMC) to redevelop the Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. BPMC began its effort to find a developer of the market in January 2015 when it issued a request for proposals.

| February 8, 2017 | 3 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A long-awaited Federal Hill restaurant reopens, improvements and acquisitions underway at Port Covington, and a battle over Baltimore City’s minimum wage. Stay in the know!

| February 8, 2017 | 1 Comments
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SouthBMore.com Turns Five: Looking Back at Top Stories in South Baltimore

SouthBMore.com Turns Five: Looking Back at Top Stories in South Baltimore

Where does the time go? Today SouthBMore.com celebrates the five-year anniversary of its launch. It’s been an incredible five years covering all the news and events in South Baltimore and meeting so many incredible residents, business owners, and visitors.

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Large Crowd Gathers at Rally for Cross Street Market Merchants

Large Crowd Gathers at Rally for Cross Street Market Merchants

A rally, called “Last Stand at the Cross Street Market,” was held yesterday evening at the Cross Street Market. An overflow crowd of neighbors, which SouthBMore.com estimates at more than 200, gathered to show support for the current vendors, and their uncertain future, as the city-owned market is scheduled to close this spring for 8 to 10 months to undergo a $6.5 million redevelopment by Caves Valley Partners (CVP).

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Guinness Opening a Brewery in South Baltimore County

Guinness Opening a Brewery in South Baltimore County

The South Baltimore brewing and distilling industry has experienced a lot of growth in the last 12 months and now South Baltimore County is getting in on the act right across the city/county line.

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A restaurant closes in Federal Hill, a new retail store in Ridgely’s Delight, an event for Cross Street Market vendors, Kevin Plank joins President Trump’s manufacturing initiative, a big signing for Under Armour, and Baltimore’s AFL team has a name. Stay in the know!

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Philly Pretzel Factory Opening First Baltimore Location at Harborplace

Philly Pretzel Factory Opening First Baltimore Location at Harborplace

Philly Pretzel Factory, which got its start in 1998 in Northeast Philadelphia, specializes in Philadelphia-style soft pretzels. It began franchising in 2004 and now has locations in 12 states. This will be the first Baltimore location and the fifth Maryland location. Ward is also simultaneously opening a location in Bel Air.

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood at the Cross Street Market Staying Open Past January

Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood at the Cross Street Market Staying Open Past January

Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood, which was originally ordered by developer Caves Valley Partners (CVP) to close at the Cross Street Market by the end of January, will now remain open unless a decision is made by the District Court in favor of CVP’s termination of Nick’s lease.

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

Great Greek food, comfort food, sandwiches, and appetizers in Locust Point and Federal Hill. See what we liked!

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Cheat Day Bar & Grill Opening this Weekend in Pigtown

Cheat Day Bar & Grill Opening this Weekend in Pigtown

Cheat Day Bar & Grill will open this Saturday at 737 Carroll St. in Pigtown at the former home of Pigtown Tavern, which recently closed, as well as SHAKERS and Jigg’s Tavern. The husband and wife duo of Stacy and Sharina Baker of Masako Group LLC, along with partner Edward Hill and chef Jamal Wilton, are teaming up on the new 2,400 sq. ft. restaurant.

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Hungry Harvest Brings Headquarters to City Garage in Port Covington

Hungry Harvest Brings Headquarters to City Garage in Port Covington

Two-year old company Hungry Harvest has opened its new 1,200 sq. ft. headquarters at City Garage in Port Covington. CEO and Co-Founder Evan Lutz is a Baltimore native and started the business his senior year at the University of Maryland (UM).

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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New Details on Cross Street Market Design Presented, Community Members Gather to Support Existing Tenants

New Details on Cross Street Market Design Presented, Community Members Gather to Support Existing Tenants

A packed crowd – which SouthBMore.com estimates as more than 200 people including Cross Street Market business owners and employees, area business owners, and residents – filled the Sharp-Leadenhall Baptist Church on Monday night for the Cross Street Market Advisory Committee meeting for updates and discussion on the redevelopment of the Cross Street Market.

| January 11, 2017 | 2 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

A new restaurant opens on Fort Ave., renovations begin at Harborplace, connectivity between McHenry Row and Cruise Maryland, new business in Federal Hill and Locust Point, and more business updates. Stay in the know!

| January 9, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Federal Hill South Chili Cookoff on January 29th at Little Havana

Federal Hill South Chili Cookoff on January 29th at Little Havana

Join us for a casual evening with friends to enjoy chili, Live music, lively competition, FUN and friendly neighbors!

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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