Port Covington
southeast-baltimore

Port Covington is the site of a master redevelopment plan led by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank that is transforming a formerly industrial area into a hub of economic growth.

Port Covington

The Next Whiskey Bar (and Distillery)

Plank is a supporter of Maryland traditions, including rye whiskey. In the Port Covington neighborhood, you can sample alcohol from Plank’s Sagamore Spirit distillery and take a tour of the facility to see how the whiskey is made, or settle in for a few glasses of the libation at the adjacent Rye Street Tavern. The new American restaurant’ s menu, developed by celebrated New York chef Andrew Carmellini, features local seafood dishes and daily crab options such as crab pot pie and crab deviled eggs. The restaurant's large grassy lawn and waterfront location make it a perfect hang out spot during the warmer months.

Innovation Hub

With industrial-grad manufacturing equipment that small makers can’t afford on their own, City Garage is a magnet for entrepreneurs. The former bus depot-turnedinnovation hub opened in early 2016 and is an incubator for local creatives. The facility features three main spaces: the Lighthouse, where its parent company Under Armour experiments with new technology for footwear and apparel; a mixed-use “Main Street,” for tenant companies like Treason Toting bag company and Hungry Harvest meal delivery service; and The Foundery, a 19,000-square-foot manufacturing maker space. The facility, another brainchild of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, is also a hot spot for community events and presentations.

Strength of Under Armour

Under Armour, the country’s second-largest maker of sports apparel, has become a top mascot for the city of Baltimore. Headquartered in the city since 1998, the facility includes a 35,000-square-foot gym and a basketball court, with walls covered with giant photos of Stephen Curry and Misty Copeland. Employees call each other “teammates,” and 70 percent of them played high school sports. The company was started by Kevin Plank, a University of Maryland football player who developed Under Armour’s signature moisture-wicking fabric the year after he graduated in 1995. Plank is a major champion of Baltimore and of reinvigorating the city with his companies, including the real estate investment company, Sagamore.

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