Baltimore Retail Roundup

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Order & Chaos Coffee Coming to Federal Hill 

Planit, a communications, marketing, and interactive agency, announced plans last year to relocate from Downtown to a new 30,000 sq. ft. office at 1414 Key Hwy. in Federal Hill. Along with the office, Planit will be opening a 1,100 sq. ft. coffee shop called Order & Chaos Coffee.

Order & Chaos Coffee will serve gourmet coffee, espresso, cappuccino, teas, and an assortment of light fare. It has selected Pfefferkorn Coffee, Inc., a family-operated roasting company located in Locust Point, to create custom blends for the shop.

The new shop is part of a redevelopment of the 97,000 sq. ft. former Syrup KING Molasses complex.

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13th Floor Ceases Bar Operation 

The 13th Floor, a bar at The Belvedere in Mount Vernon, will close its bar and focus on events and catering. From The Baltimore Sun:

“We were kind of dancing in both worlds of being a restaurant and catering,” Goad said. “From a business standpoint we really needed to commit in one world, not both.”

Café and Record Shop for Mount Vernon

Baby’s on Fire is opening in a former carriage house at 1010 Morton St. in Mount Vernon. From The Baltimore Sun:

Baby’s on Fire, which takes its name from one of the Koslowskis’ favorite songs, will serve coffee from Portland, Ore.-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters with breakfast and lunch offerings by Shirlé Koslowski. She also owns the personal chef service Four Corners Cuisine, which she will continue to operate from the kitchen of Baby’s on Fire.

The BYOB is housed in a historic carriage house, where the owners will sell new, used and collectible vinyls alongside food and drinks.

The Foundery Opens in Port Covington

The Foundery, a 20,000 sq. ft. maker space at City Garage in Port Covington, cut the ribbon on its new facility. It wasn’t your typical ribbon cutting, however, as a programmed chop saw cut a metal ribbon in front of attendees including state and city officials, as well as members of the Baltimore maker community. The Foundery, which was established in 2013, relocated from a 2,000 sq. ft. space on Central Ave. near Fells Point. It has partnered with Sagamore Ventures on its new location.

The Foundery offers daily and monthly memberships with access to tools such as 3D printers, scanners, routers, plasma cutters, drop saws, grinders, mills, drills, sanders, and more. It also offers events and classes such as Welding 101, Aluminum Brazing, and Introduction to Microcontrollers. Along with Sagamore Ventures, partners at The Foundery include Stanley Black & Decker, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Earlbeck Gases & Technologies, and Orange Element.

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BRB Coming to Remington

R. House, an under-construction 50,000 sq. ft. food hall in Remington, has added BRB from Alex Janian to its tenant lineup. From the R. House Vimeo page:

BRD delivers two classic comfort foods – fried chicken sandwiches and wings – made with top quality ingredients. The chicken is brined, battered and double-fried, before being served with toppings and sauces from around the world. House-made iced teas, slaws, veggie sides will round out the menu.

BRB joins, ARBA, BeBim, Ground & Griddle, and Stall 11 at R. House.

One Eyed Mikes Heads to Auction

One Eyed Mikes and its property at 708 S. Bond St. in Fells Point will be offered at auction on June 30th. The offering is being called a “Retirement Sale.”

The bar is known for its Grand Marnier Club which has more than 2,700 members. The property includes the business and liquor license and three apartments. Bidding starts at $900,000.

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