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.
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.
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.
Chesapeake Craft Brewers, the group that was once eyeing a move to the Pabst Castle at 1834 S. Charles St. for a production brewery and brewpub, is still searching for a home. Led by South Baltimore residents Spike Owen and Mike McDonald, Chesapeake Craft Brewers began looking for a new space.
After two years in the making, Primo Chicken has opened their doors at 1242 West Lombard St. in Hollins Market adjacent to Union Square. Primo will serve pollo a la brasa, or Peruvian rotisserie chicken, along with sides, Latin American drinks, sodas and desserts.
The pure mention of Port Covington makes traffic soar at SouthBMore.com, and the ailing shopping center at the tip of the South Peninsula received some potentially huge news last week as a secret buyer emerged at a purchase price of $35 million.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the 59-acre Port Covington shopping center in South Baltimore has been sold for $35 million. The condition of the shopping center, which includes a Walmart and an out-of-business Sam’s Club, has long been a source of frustration for the community and is the subject of the most read article in the history of SouthBMore.com.
South Baltimore’s most famous karaoke bar will be under new ownership soon. On Tuesday, January 14th, Ryan Perlberg, Eric Levitt and Doug Atwell of the restaurant group purchasing Federal Hill’s Nevin’s Cross Street Station at 31 E. Cross St. presented new plans to the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (SBNA).
Unique 5 story home in Anchor’s Edge! City living with a resort/vacation feel! Features open floor plan, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen w/ top of the line appliances, master suite with marble floors, wet bar & large roof deck! Water views from almost every room with wall of windows with electric blinds! Possible 3 car parking including large 1 car garage. 2 zone HVAC & wired for media throughout! Boat slips available at marina across the street!
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.