Baby’s on Fire to soft open Fells Point location tomorrow, host festivities next week

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Baby’s on Fire is set to open its new Fells Point location tomorrow, and fittingly the record store and cafe that is setting up a new coffee shop in another record store, The Sound Garden, will mark the occasion next week with a free concert.

The local indie band PLRLS is performing a set on Nov. 27–the day before Thanksgiving–followed by music from DJ David K, aka Baby’s on Fire co-owner David Koslowski, the store announced yesterday.

One night before that, four comics will perform as part of Ugly Baby: A Comic Show.

But if you’re just dying to see the new cafe, housed in the Sound Garden’s old vinyl room, the soft opening starts tomorrow at 7 a.m. and promises coffee, scones, sandwiches and more.

Sound Garden owner Bryan Burkert told Baltimore Fishbowl last April he approached Koslowski and his wife and co-owner, Shirlé Hale-Koslowski, about combining forces to “give the store a better vibe” and also boost foot traffic.

The combination record store-cafe in Mount Vernon opened in 2016, successfully serving up small-batch coffee–including its own special blend–and a well-curated vinyl selection spanning classic rock, funk, R&B, indie and jazz.

“We have some additional space, really like their café and thought this was an excellent addition,” Burkert said in an email.

The record-selling part of Baby’s on Fire’s business will remain at its original location.

To make room for the cafe, Burket said he moved the vinyl records into the store’s main room and repositioned his CD and DVD stock.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
Brandon Weigel


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