Springtime brings the opening of not just flowers, but also new businesses! From a shop that celebrates all things Maryland to a new tiki bar on the water, we’ve pulled together the latest news on 10 Dorchester County shops and restaurants that are opening or expanding.
The Gallery @ 410
NOW OPEN! Malina Custom Leather and Groove City Funk have joined forces to create The Gallery @410 (pictured above). You’ll find finely crafted leather items (created at the in-store studio by artisan Dennis Napolitan) and funky furniture and home goods, with an emphasis on upcycled and recycled. 410 Race Street in Downtown Cambridge. Find out more.
Featuring original handmade goods by Maryland artisans, all things Maryland pride, t-shirts, flags, and more. Plus t-shirts and flags. Opening in March. 501 Poplar St., Downtown Cambridge. Find out more.
Trend Settaz Boutique
NOW OPEN! Trendy fashions for women and men at reasonable prices. 612 Race St., Downtown Cambridge. Find out more.
Lil Bitta Bull BBQ
OPENING SOON! Lil Bitta Bull BBQ started out as a food truck, and is now opening a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in April. Featuring slow, smoked daily, wood pit BBQ. The food truck is still up and running, too. Find out where. 1504 Glasgow St., Cambridge. Find out more.
Theodore’s at Madison Bay
Renovations are under way to better take advantage of the three sides of windows overlooking the water. They hope to open a tiki bar by summer. In the meantime, look for occasional live music on Saturday nights. Find out more.
Neck District Grill
After opening in fall 2018 in the old Lewis General Store, Neck District Grill is now serving dinner on weekends — Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 to 8pm. Menu changes weekly; see their Facebook page. They serve breakfast and lunch, too. Plus, they’re working on adding outdoor seating. 1042 Hudson Road, Cambridge. Find out more.
This cafe in Secretary has recently expanded its dining space and replaced its floors. Check out their fresh daily soups, flatbread pizzas, fried chicken, and pizza. 147 Main St., Secretary. Find out more.
Bella’s of Cambridge
NOW OPEN! This is a second location for the Salisbury restaurant. Pizza, Stromboli, calzones, cheese steaks, clubs, hoagies, hot sandwiches, and salads. They ust started serving homemade desserts, including tiramisu made with locally roasted Rise Up Coffee. 2711 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge. (Route 50 by Burger King). Find out more.
The microbrewery is in the midst of expanding its space to include the Tap Room at RAR. It will double the seating capacity and allow for a more extensive food menu. They hope to open the new space this spring. 504 Poplar St., Downtown Cambridge. Find out more.
The Blue Ruin
The Blue Ruin is coming to life in the former Doris Mae’s Restaurant at the corner of Race and Gay Streets in downtown Cambridge. We don’t have any details yet on this one! Stay tuned for news on the Downtown Cambridge Facebook page.