Come on out this year on March 29th at Delia Foley’s and help us reach our 2014 fundraising goal of $5,000. Local bands, Hunger Strike and Amateur Hour, will be kicking it off starting at 8:00 pm. T-shirts made by Bmore Threads will also be available for purchase. A prize will be awarded to the person voted to have the best stache, so come show us what you can grow.
Doggie Style, a pet store specializing in treats, toys, apparel, grooming and more at 1130 Light St. in Federal Hill will be closing their doors, but a new store will be reopening up the road. A new store called Pawtimore will open at 924 Light St. at the former home of Temps Now.
This weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Baltimore Arena will be a homecoming for University of Delaware Senior Davon Usher, who has been on a long journey since graduating from Digital Harbor High School in 2010.
Here’s a round-up of the most-read SouthBMore.com articles from February including Crossbar news, business updates, a snowboarding session, and Port Covington news.
Charm City Yoga will be moving their Federal Hill studio at 37 E. Cross St. to a new 4,000 square foot space on the second floor of 1024 Light St. in early March. The new center will feature two large yoga studios, one of which will be equipped for heated yoga, as well as changing rooms and a curated boutique.
The Ryleigh’s restaurant group’s plans for Crossbar were approved on Thursday, February 20th by the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) thus expanding the liquor license from 12-14 E. Cross St. to 12-18 E. Cross St. However, the drawings for the plan, which included several zoning variances, were denied at the Baltimore City Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board (BMZA) yesterday, February 25th. The plan was approved by a 3-2 vote, but a 4-1 decision of approval is needed for projects to move forward.
After ten months of discussions, two proposals, hundreds of hours of negotiations, two liquor board hearings totaling more than eight hours, and three attempts to challenge the validity of the liquor license, the plan for Crossbar der Biergarten has been approved by the BLLC.
Let’s take a look at some of the dishes I’ve had recently in South Baltimore that really stood out from Thai Yum, Barracudas, Shoyou Sushi, Blue Agave, and Primo Chicken. And, please don’t hesitate to share some of your favorites in the comments section!
Population growth is seen as a key to improving Baltimore, lowering property taxes, and improving city services. However, in an area like the South Peninsula, where occupancy rates are near 100%, new construction is needed for significant population growth. From 2000 to 2010, the area saw a population growth of 1,116 residents going from 18,145 to 19,261.
Ropewalk Tavern, which has been a part of the Federal Hill bar and restaurant scene for eighteen and a half years, is excited about some upcoming changes. Riding the success of Ropewalk Fenwick at the Delaware shore, owner Marc McFaul is looking to bring some of the concepts that made the Fenwick restaurant so popular.
Local developer Aaron Stubbs is planning 11 new townhomes in South Baltimore/Sharp-Leadenhall at 49 W. West St. and 101 W. Ropewalk Ln. at the current site of a vacant warehouse and open lot. The site is located behind the Papa John’s on Hanover St. Of the 11 townhomes planned, six will be facing Clarkson St. and five will be facing Ropewalk Ln.
Crossbar Der Biergarten, an authentic German biergarten proposed by the Ryleigh’s restaurant group for 12-18 E. Cross St. in the former home of Turner’s/Billabong (12-14 E. Cross St.) and Lanasa Produce in Federal Hill, has gained some key support during this latest round of the approval process.
The Federal Hill South Chili Cookoff took place last Sunday, January 26th at Little Havana. The Key Hwy. restaurant was packed with patrons sampling 20+ pots of chili. In addition to many local area residents, restaurants such as Sweet Caroline’s, Liv2Eat, Nobles and Baba’s brought chili to taste. It was a great event and a great meal.