New Mission BBQ open during Annapolis City Dock
June 25, 2016 - bbq set
When Stevens Hardware sealed in Dec 2012 after portion downtown Annapolis for decades, it became a priority of a then-candidate for mayor Mike Pantelides to move another business to a storefront.
Almost 4 years later, Mission BBQ has non-stop a doors during 142 Dock Street as a grill chain’s second investiture in Annapolis.
With a soothing opening Friday and Saturday and a badge slicing rite designed Monday during noon, Bill Kraus, owners of Mission BBQ, pronounced a City Dock locaiton will compute itself from a Somerville Road sibling.
“First and foremost, we wanted to make certain a firmness of a downtown, a ancestral inlet (stays in tact),” Kraus said.
He pronounced that a building facilities many momentos to years past as good as Annapolis’ ties to a Naval Academy. Old family photos of a Stevens family will be hung via a grill and a taste will respect a tradition a Stevens left behind.
“Our taste … if these walls could talk, they’d stories of service,” Kraus said. “Some of a things within will pronounce to a heroes that possibly have, or are portion a village of Annapolis as initial responders (or members of a military).”
It’ll also be a chain’s initial “double decker location,” Kraus said, with seating in both a upstairs and downstaires of a establishment.
It had been a prolonged time entrance before Mission BBQ could open a doors during a new location.
Royal Farms spent some-more than a year perplexing to remonstrate a city to concede it to open a deli during a site. In Mar 2015, a Annapolis Board of Appeals deserted a plan. It ruled a Baltimore-based preference store user unsuccessful to accommodate a clarification of a delicatessen compulsory for a special difference to a City Code.
Mission BBQ showed seductiveness in a site. The association was in a center of a vast two-year enlargement that saw a Glen Burnie-based sequence grow from usually dual stores in 2013 to 18 in 2015.
At a time, some in business attention were concerned to get new tenants to occupy both a former Stevens building and a empty space during 110 Compromise St., a former Fawcett Boat Supply building.
Kraus pronounced his new business has already begun to confederate itself into a downtown community. It hosted a gift night for a Annapolis Fire Department Wednesday and all a deduction of a soothing opening on Saturday will also go to assisting troops veterans and their families.
“We don’t consider there’s a improved fit for downtown Annapolis,” Kraus said.