This Little Piggy Foot Spa and Nails Etc. opened this past Saturday at 781 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. The space was previously occupied by MetroPCS before it closed earlier this fall.
This Little Piggy is owned by Carol Blakeney who relocated to Pigtown from Maine five months ago. She noticed there were no other nail shops in the neighborhood and decided she would open one herself after learning about the soon-to-be-vacant retail space while attending the Pigtown Festival. Blakeney has been doing nails for 25 years and owned multiple nail shops in Maine.
Pigtown and Union Square were recently added as the two newest neighborhoods eligible for Healthy Neighborhoods home improvement loans and grants, as well as purchase/rehab loans. Healthy Neighborhoods is a Baltimore-based nonprofit focused on stabilizing blocks in Baltimore’s “middle neighborhoods” through home ownership and home improvements.
The Food Network named Pigtown’s own, Breaking Bread the best place to eat with kids, writing “in warm, sunny environs comfortable for all comers, they offer crowd-pleasing cooking prepared with a touch more flair than you’ll find in the average home kitchen.”
Food Network wrote;
“Caterer-turned-restaurateur Kimberly Ellis owns and operates Breaking Bread with her husband, Edward, and she’s also a mother and grandmother — so it’s no surprise that their Pigtown BYOB goes out of its way to make the entire family happy. In warm, sunny environs comfortable for all comers, they offer crowd-pleasing cooking prepared with a touch more flair than you’ll find in the average home kitchen — look for their signature sweet-and-spicy “stickywings,” plus burgers, salads, seafood and more. But there are also many thoughtful kid-friendly dishes designed to make things a little easier on parents. It’s the perfect menu to explore as you gather for one of their regular game nights, when the restaurant opens its tables up to families looking to spend some old-fashioned quality time together over board games and conversation.”
Over 100 students from Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School and staff from Ruppert Landscaping, National Wildlife Federation, Enoch Pratt Library, BMORE Beautiful and Pigtown leaders worked to beatify Pigtown and feed the bees! The projects included a pollinator garden at the gateway lot, flowers in Ms. Edith’s tot lot and two lots in the 800 block. They also cleaned Washington Blvd from MLK to Bayard St.
On June 29, we were honored to receive a $75,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns initiative. We will use our grant to install stormwater bumpouts along Washington Boulevard, which will reduce runoff into the Bay and make Washington Blvd safer for pedestrians and drivers. Thank you to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Baltimore Office of Sustainability for your support!
Culinary Architecture Market & Kitchen is a new pickup location for Chesapeake Farm to Table
You can now shop the freshest local products on Baltimore’s first online farmers market! Farmers harvest to order and orders are ready for pick up every Wednesday at Culinary Architecture Market & Kitchen at 767 Washington Boulevard on Pigtown Main Street. Find out more and start ordering at www.ChesapeakeFarmToTable.com