South Baltimore Business Summary

Papi Cuisine will open a location in Owings Mills

East Wells’ Afro-Latin fusion restaurant Papi Cuisine is opening a location in Owings Mills in a former Don Pablo’s.

From the Baltimore Business Journal:

Co-owner Alex Perez confirmed to the Business Journal that the new restaurant will be located at 1 Restaurant Park Dr., off Red Run and Owings Mills boulevards, near The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and a Red Robin. The building was formerly a Don Pablo’s, according to real estate listing website LoopNet.

On Instagram, Papi Cuisine posted “Location #2 Loading.”

Charles Street event space ‘Suite1031’ opens

Earlier this year, Suite1031 opened at 1031 S. Charles St. on Federal Hill. Various gallery and studio spaces are available to rent by the hour.

From a Peerspace list:

The Suite1031 multimedia event space is perfect for pop-up shops, art shows, conferences, podcast and video production, spoken word events, and more. This two-level place is located in the heart of Federal Hill. There are thousands of pedestrians who walk by the storefront daily and can easily attract customers. The space has a stage, a DJ booth, a conference room, an art gallery, a kitchenette, and a rear second-level terrace with views of the downtown skyline. 5 tables and 15 chairs are also available at an additional cost. We have 3 booking options available. Please be sure to read the rules for each option before booking.

Medical cannabis certification business opens in Federal Hill

In recent months, Canamo Health has opened at 912 Light St. on Federal Hill. Canamo is taking over retail/office space formerly occupied by Allstate’s Jim Craig, who still has an office in Canton.

Canamo offers consultations for Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission certification. It also offers hemp products.

‘Hola Bonita’ moves down the street

Hello Bonita Hair Salon in Pigtown has moved across the street from 776 Washington Blvd. to 761 Washington Blvd. Hello Bonita is taking over a space that was the last Beaters 2 Grails Sneaker Laundry Mat moved their business to 9/10 Condition Sneaker Boutique in Federal Hill.

Hi, the old Bonita space is currently empty.

‘This Little Piggy Foot Spa and Nails Etc.’ Close

This Little Piggy Foot Spa and Nails Etc. has closed at 781 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. It was inaugurated in 2018.

The former salon space is currently available for rent.

‘Light Street Barbers’ celebrates 25 years

Light Street Barbers celebrated its 25th anniversary in Federal Hill. It has been in business in the neighborhood since 1995 and opened at 1536 Light St. in South Baltimore in 1998.

The business was started by barber and owner Keith Wiebking. Customers can also get their hair cut by barbers Moe and Young.

Bar de ‘Cafe Hon’ Now in second chance

The bar from the former Cafe Hon in Hampden was brought to Second Chance in the Carroll-Camden industrial area.

PALM opens its kitchen

Federal Hill’s live music bar PALM, which opened in March, recently opened its kitchen for food service. Using the charcoal pizza oven left over from the Social Pub, PALM offers a Nashville-inspired menu featuring Nashville hot chicken, fried green tomatoes, wood-fired wings, a catfish boy, barbecue sandwiches and sides, salads, mac and cheese and more. .

About the Author: Kevin Lynch

Founder and publisher of, longtime resident of South Baltimore and graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O’s fan, father of three, avid pizza maker, skater and “bar food” lover. Email me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.


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