Jonathan Fishman (left), co-founder of B-more Kitchen, addresses NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders during a recent tour of the facility, followed by a networking session at the food incubator and event space, located near the intersection of York Road and Bellona Avenue in Baltimore. Fishman, who has practiced as an architect for more than 33 years, co-founded the facility with Eban Altmann just over one year ago and has attracted approximately 35 food entrepreneurs to the space.
“I tried to communicate the importance of taking risks to the group, as well as encouraging them to do so to achieve personal and professional growth,” Fishman explained. “This is exactly what I am doing myself with B-more Kitchen. From a real estate perspective, I provided an overview of the transformation of this former car dealership that opened in 1919. We are currently negotiating a lease with Full Tilt Brewing which will include a Tap Room.”
B-More Kitchen comprises approximately 10,000 square feet of facility space and includes a 65-foot hood line, cooking and refrigeration equipment, and preparation and storage space. Above the incubator space resides a 6,000 square foot area, including a 1200 square foot patio that can be rented for special events.
“The evening combined a perfect balance of real estate, entrepreneurship and life lessons. Thanks to Full Tilt for the much-appreciated beer donation. It was a huge hit.” stated Spencer Perry, Chairman of the NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders Committee.