Monday, January 30, 2012

Launch Party for Locally Written Federal Hill Book!

In the winter of 2007, William Clark and wife, Maria Sosa, moved into one of Federal Hill’s many historic row houses. Struck by the beauty and history of Federal Hill, the couple sought to bring the story of this vital neighborhood to life. And that’s just what they did in their new book, Federal Hill, which became part of the Images of America series. Over 200 vintage images and stories line the pages of this book, recounting memories of days gone by in this historic Baltimore community. Federal Hill is lucky to have residents that are so passionate about, and interested in, the neighborhood.

Come join the authors at the book’s launch party! Hosted by Federal Hill main Street, at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, Thursday, February 16th @ 7 p.m.

Copies of the book with be sold at the event, or can be purchased at The Book Escape (805 Light St.)

~Sara Flood, Intern

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This Sunday: Apothecary Wellness Open House in Federal Hill

Apothecary Wellness is having an open house this Sunday, January 29th. Join them from 12-4 p.m. and learn how to become a more Vibrant You. It will be an afternoon of wellness, beauty, education, and relaxation.

All are welcome to come and meet the talented and friendly staff and learn about their services, which include Holistic Health Coaching, Acupuncture, and Naturopathy (to name a few!). They will be conducting all day demonstrations on stretching and self-care, mineral make-up, and organic and holistic skin care. Chair massages and softening thermal hand treatments will be available for a small donation. In addition, they will be raffling a Gift of Wellness certificate and skin care prizes.

All donations will go to BARCS Animal Rescue and Recycled Love Shelter.

- Sara Flood, Intern

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Federal Hill South's Chili Cook-Off!!!

Don’t miss Federal Hill South’s Chili Cook-Off, happening this Sunday! The event will take place at the Catholic Community School from 4 to 7 p.m.

Come out and try tons of different chili recipes prepared by your friends and neighbors in Federal Hill. Tickets are only $5, and you will receive chili (of course!), chips, salsa, and soft drinks.

Or take part in the action and become a participant in the cook-off. Contestants must purchase a ticket and bring enough chili for 20 people, serving utensils, and the recipe.

Even if you’re not a chili-lover this event will still be a blast with Hanover Blues Band playing live! This will definitely be an exciting afternoon full of fun, food, and live music!

Note: BYOB! Tickets can be purchased at Federal Hill Main Street (42 E. Cross St.) and from Cathy (1417 Riverside Ave.) For more information contact Cathy at

~Sara Flood, Intern

Thursday, January 19, 2012

THIRD Thursday is Tonight!!!

Don’t forget to come out tonight for our first THIRD Thursday event of this year! This event always makes for a fun and exciting night. Local shops, galleries, and boutiques stay open late as the streets of Federal Hill are lively with people shopping and dining. There are tons of great specials and free refreshments. Keep an eye out for the colorful balloons that will be placed outside of participating businesses.

This is a night you don’t want to miss!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Taco Spot Brings Tex-Mex to Federal Hill!

Federal Hill welcomes Taco Spot, a fresh Tex-Mex flavor, to our delicious food scene! Taco Spot is the newest business venture by owners of The Reserve (1542 Light St), a South Baltimore favorite. This new “customizable” eatery allows you to create your own meal in a fun, step-by-step process. By first choosing a starter (burrito, taco, bowl, or nachos) and then selecting from a variety of meat, fillings, and toppings, Taco Spot truly engages you in the creation of your meal.

Located at 1118 S Charles St., Taco Spot is a great late night option, open until 10pm Sun-Thur and 3am Fri-Sat. But they are also perfect for a quick lunch when you’re craving fresh Tex-Mex. “The night crowd has been great but we look forward to expanding our weekly traffic too,” says Kyle Moyer, a manager. They can also never get old with a menu that changes daily to offer only the freshest and delicious ingredients.

Taco Spot offers both catering and delivery options! But be sure to stop by the store and experience their unique open-air kitchen, and take advantage of great weekly specials.

--Sara Flood, Intern

Don’t Miss Federal Hill’s THIRD Thursday!

Federal Hill is switching our fist Thursdays to THIRD Thursdays… same exciting event, just a different night.

Join us this Thursday, January 19th, for our first Third Thursday event of the new year. Shops, galleries, and boutiques will stay open from 6 to 8 pm, offering specials, refreshments, and fun!

The following businesses are participating (look for balloons the night of the event!):

South Charles Street

- Afters Cafe

- Alexandra Webb Artisan Jewelry

- Artesanos Don Bosco

- Brightside Boutique

- Crystal Moll Gallery

- Curiosity for the Home

- Divine Designs & Events

- Lucinda Gallery & Gifts

- Mark Cottman Gallery

- Midnite Confectioners’ Cupcakery

- Phina’s for the Home

- Vanessa’s Vintage Treasures

Light Street

- Apothecary Wellness

- Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest

- Book Escape & Tradestone Gallery

- Cross Street Tobacco

- Doggie Style

- Jordan Faye Contemporary

- Lovelace Showroom (pictured here)

Cross Street

- Pandora’s Box

--Sara Flood, Intern

Friday, January 13, 2012

Federal Hill's 2012 Annual Meeting

Federal Hill Main Street’s Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors is coming up!

Date: Wednesday, February 15

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Federal Hill Main St (42 E. Cross Street)

The public is invited and welcome to attend. Membership is FREE, but you must be a member to be eligible to vote in the annual election of the 11-member Board of Directors. To become a member, please complete the membership form available here or in person on the night of the election.

Come by and learn about our national award winning community revitalization program! We have volunteer opportunities available for street festivals and on our four committees: Business Development, Design, Promotion, and Organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Federal Hill Main Street is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. A copy of the financial statement is available upon request, 410-727-4500.

- Sara Flood, Intern

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get Your Purple in Federal Hill!

Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest goes… Purple? Yes, that’s right! Bobabooi’s (1129 Light Street, Federal Hill) is now selling Baltimore Ravens' merchandise, and lots of it! Located in heart of the Federal Hill business district, this retailer is perfectly positioned to bring you all the necessities to flaunt your "Purple Pride." And what better time to show your team spirit than now, with the playoff season just kicking off?!

This shop sells everything from Raven’s T-shirts, an essential for any fan, to decorative purple flamingos. According to the owner, Angela Lauta, one of the most popular items this season has been a chic, sparkly, purple watch, the perfect accessory to pair with all of your other Ravens gear.

Also, be sure to check out the giant Raven’s logo painted on Federal Hill across from the Inner Harbor. This is part of operation: Paint the Town Purple, an effort by the Ravens to increase the excitement surrounding this year’s winning season. One thing’s for sure, Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest is definitely doing their part in showing team spirit!

***Mention Federal Hill Main Street Blog to receive 10% off at Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest!

-Sara Flood, Intern