South Baltimore Business Roundup

Papi Cuisine to open a location in Owings Mills

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

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 Boulevard, near Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grill and Red Robin. According to real estate listing website Loopnet, the building previously belonged to Don Pablo.

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

Charles Street Event Space ‘Suite1031’ opens

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

From the Peerspace list:

Suite1031 multimedia event space is perfect for pop-up shops, art shows, conferences, podcast and video production, spoken word events, etc. This two-level venue is in the heart of Federal Hill. The storefront has thousands of foot traffic daily and can easily attract customers. The space features a stage, DJ booth, conference room, art gallery, kitchen, and rear second-level deck facing the downtown skyline. 5 tables and 15 chairs are also available at an additional cost. We have 3 booking options available. Please ensure you read the rules for each option before booking.

Medical Cannabis Certification Business Opens on Federal Hill

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

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

‘Hello Bonita’ moves across the street

Hello Bonita Hair Salon in Pigtown is across the street from 776 Washington Blvd. at 761 Washington Blvd. Hello Bonita occupies 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 Bonita’s old space is currently vacant.

‘This little piggy foot spa and nails etc.’ shuts down

This Little Piggy Foot Spa & Nails Etc. has closed at 781 Washington Blvd. In Pigtown. It opened in 2018.

The salon’s former space is currently available for lease.

‘Light Street Barbers’ celebrates 25 years

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

The business was started by barber and owner Keith Wiebking. Customers can also get haircuts from barbers Mo and Young.

The bar from ‘Cafe Hon’ is now on its second chance

Hampden’s former Cafe Hon’s bar has been given a second chance in the Carroll-Camden industrial area.

PALM opens its kitchen

Federal Hill live music bar PALM, which first opened in March, recently opened its kitchen for food service. Using a coal pizza oven left behind by Social Pub, PALM offers a Nashville-inspired menu with Nashville Hot Chicken, fried green tomatoes, wood-fried wings, a catfish po’ boy, BBQ sandwiches and plates, salads, mac and cheese, and more. . .

About the Author: Kevin Lynch

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


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