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.
Riverside resident Evan Siple is a Baltimorean with a lot going on. He started an award-winning blog, The City That Breeds, along with an award-winning podcast, the CTB Podcast. He also works diligently on Mobtown Meat Snacks, the Baltimore-based jerky company he started.
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.
The Sushi Place Federal Hill at 1400 Key Hwy. has now opened their bar after a recent liquor license transfer to the location. McDowell told SouthBMore.com they will be serving, “mind-blowing mixed drinks, saki martinis, 20 plus flavors of saki, Japanese beers, wine and more.”
Beat the winter doldrums at the party EVERYONE is talking about! The 7th Annual FEST-OF-ALL Gala & Fashion Show is on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 7 to 11 pm, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. This event was sold out the last three years!
Ole Federal Hill Liquors has completed their move from 1238 Light St. to 1232 Light St. in the former home of Bay Vanguard Federal Savings Bank. The new store is smaller in size but has a second floor for storage. They vacated a three-rowhome wide, one-story property that could be ideal for redevelopment.
After 23 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, Senator Bill Ferguson (D) confirmed that Delegate Brian McHale (D) will be retiring from public office in District 46 at the end of his current term, which ends at the conclusion of 2014
Although 2013 ended with a homicide in Sharp-Leadenhall on December 31st, South Baltimore’s Sector 4 saw a significant decrease in crime in 2013. Sector 4 includes the neighborhoods of Otterbein, Sharp-Leadenhall, Federal Hill, Federal Hill South, SBNA, Riverside, Locust Point, Ridgely’s Delight, Stadium Area, and portions of Barre Circle.
Caves Valley Partners recently told SouthBMore.com that more than 25,000 sq. ft. of office space had been leased to one major tenant at their Riverside Wharf Development. It is now confirmed that tenant will be MedStar Health, a major health care organization in the Baltimore area that runs local hospitals including Harbor Hospital and Union Memorial.
As always, covering the business community in South Baltimore keeps us busy here at SouthBMore.com. There are thousands of businesses in the area with many always coming and going. While we saw some favorite neighborhood businesses close their doors, 2013 was another year where the small business community of South Baltimore took a big step forward overall.
1035 Light St., which Trattoria Annamaria occupied for 12 years, is now the home of Felici Café. The owners of Felici performed an extensive renovation of the space and will serve fresh salads, flatbread sandwiches, as well as coffees, espressos and more in their new space.
The real estate industry suffered an epic crash in the late 2000s, but 2013 was clearly another strong year for South Baltimore real estate. This year, large projects were announced, started and later completed.