Baltimore Public Markets and Pennsylvania Ave Main Street celebrate first pop-up shop
(BALTIMORE – January 27, 2022) – This coming Friday, January 28, Baltimore Public Markets Corporation (BPMC) will celebrate the opening of Grandma Louise Pies at Avenue Market at 1 pm with a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with invited guests. Grandma Louise Pies, owned and operated by Mosiah Fit, is the first business from the Avenue Market Pop Up Shop Program, a partnership between BPMC and Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street.
“We are excited to welcome the first business to benefit from our partnership with Pennsylvania Avenue
Main Street,” says Paul Ruppert, president/CEO Baltimore Public Markets. “This initiative supports BPMC’s mission to support small businesses in Baltimore.”
“I am excited about our partnership with Baltimore Public Markets to help develop Black businesses,” says Nakeisha Turner, manager Pennsylvania Avenue Main St. “Mosiah Fit, owner of Grandma Louise Pies, and the work he has done in the community to spark entrepreneurship, is an excellent addition to Avenue Market.”
“Grandma Louise Pies wants to thank Ms. Nakeisha Turner, Baltimore Public Markets, and all who have put their contributing efforts into supporting our move into the Avenue Market, which is now our home base,” says Fit.
The Avenue Market Pop-Up Shop program application opened in Fall, 2021 and will continue to offer retail vendors a short-term lease opportunity. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the seven remaining vendor spaces are leased. Interested vendors can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Mosiah Fit, Grandma Louise Pies
Mosiah Fit graduated from the Baltimore Public School system and is a Coppin State alumni. Grandma Louise Pies was established in 1940 by his family’s matriarch Louise Blanding. He has carried on her legacy by supplying west and east Baltimore with her original and delicious pies recipes since December 2019.
About Pennsylvania Avenue Main St.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street Program is a community-based commercial revitalization project of Baltimore Main Streets, which provides customized support and public resources to designated
neighborhood business districts.
About Baltimore Public Markets
Unique among American cities, Baltimore’s communities have successfully sustained a network of six public markets that all serve their surrounding neighborhoods. Lexington Market, the city’s largest market and the longest continuously operating public market in the country, is the anchor of these institutions, and is joined by five other smaller neighborhood markets. Although each market has its own unique character befitting the neighborhood around it, all of Baltimore’s public markets have a role in supplying fresh foods to the communities they serve. Additionally, these Markets are being revived, while many other indoor community gathering spaces become less available in cities. Planned market improvements will continue the public market tradition of cultivating local small businesses, providing employment and nutrition education, while still maintaining affordable food access. Learn more at www.baltimoremarkets.org