R. House to reopen patio on June 18, seek minority-owned business for new stall

Photo via Johns Hopkins University.

R. House is opening up its patio on Thursday, June 18, for patrons to enjoy dining al fresco, the Remington food hall announced today.

Service starts at noon and the market will use social distancing measures and increased sanitation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creole Soul taking over Arba Mediterranean booth in R. House

Photo via Johns Hopkins University.

Creole Soul, an eatery that has offered Cajun classics in R. House’s pop-up space, will take up a more permanent home in the Remington food hall, Seawall Development announced today.

The stall will replace Arba Mediterranean, whose chef, Farid Salloum, is focusing his attention on his Riverside restaurant Baba’s Kitchen.

R. House vendor Arba Mediterranean closing next month, new concept coming in December

Image via R. House’s Instagram.

After a three-year run at Remington food hall R. House, Arba Mediterranean is planning to close on Nov. 26, market owner Seawall Development announced.

Chef-owner Farid Salloum is closing the stall–one of the original tenants at R. House–to focus his efforts on his restaurant in Riverside, Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen.

Months after owners decide to keep restaurant, The Dizz is closing, up for sale

Photo via LoopNet.

Diners were relieved in April to learn the owners of The Dizz, a beloved corner restaurant in Remington, had ditched plans to put the eatery and building on the market.

Now, the restaurant is shutting down. A post on The Dizz’s Facebook page signed by co-owner Thomas L. Basta Jr. said the business is closed as of today.

“[W]e would like to thank all our wonderfully [sic] customers for your support over the years and to all of our employees,” the post said.

Michael S. Levine, who previously served as the listing agent when The Dizz was put up for sale in 2018, said the building and business are once again on the market.

Indie bookstore Greedy Reads expanding to Remington

The future home of Greedy Reads in Remington. Image via Google Street View.

A year and a half after opening in Fells Point, indie bookstore Greedy Reads is opening a new location in Remington, owner Julia Fleischaker announced on Friday.

The store, in the former home of Twenty 20 Cycling on W. 29th Street, is scheduled to open in time for holiday shopping. The building is also home to Clipper City Crossfit and the Johns Hopkins Fast Forward student incubator space.

Theater group ArtsCentric moving into former Single Carrot space

Single Carrot Theater (via Baltimore Green Map)

Six months after Single Carrot Theatre announced plans to leave its home in Remington and become a roving performance company, another arts organization is taking its place.

ArtsCentric, a 16-year-old African-American theater group that has operated for years without a permanent home, plans to move into Single Carrot’s old space on Oct. 1.

The Dizz is off the market as owners decide to keep the restaurant

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The owners of The Dizz are staying put. Last September, Darlene and Thomas L. Basta Jr. listed the restaurant for sale and said they were ready to retire after 10 years of owning the Remington rowhouse bar and eatery.

“We are grateful to our wonderful clients, great employees and the Remington Community,” they said in a statement at the time. “It has been an honor and pleasure serving you and watching our Remington Community grow! We could not have done this without you.”

But now, after an outpouring of support from community members, the Bastas have decided to keep The Dizz.

Baltimore’s James Beard Award semifinalists: Charleston’s Cindy Wolf and Remington taqueria Clavel

Photos via Clavel/Facebook and Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group

Remington mezcaleria Clavel and local star chef Cindy Wolf are representing Baltimore on the list of semifinalists for this year’s “Oscars of the food world.”

Former Baltimore Marine Hospital, once targeted for demolition, will now be renovated by Hopkins

The Wyman Park Building. Photo by Ed Gunts.

The former Baltimore Marine Hospital on Wyman Park Drive, targeted for demolition as recently as 2008, will instead be renovated for academic use by the Johns Hopkins University.

Celebrate the Inaugural BRIX-MAS this Thursday – 12/20


Brix-mas holiday party

Come one, come all – and get your fill of holiday cheer at the Brick + Board’s inaugural BRIX-MAS, this Thursday, December 20. The holiday cheer includes beer, great music, good vibes and plenty of wood. Starting at 5pm, this will be a celebration of Brick + Board’s workers, clients, vendors, partners, neighbors, community and city!