This August Fells Point Main Street Celebrates National Black Business Month

Billie Holiday Mural

August is National Black Business Month. Few cities in America can match the rich African-American heritage that Baltimore is blessed with. As one of the oldest parts of the city and an important port, Greater Fell’s Point has also endowed this legacy. Billie Holiday lived here on S. Durham Street and is celebrated with some of Baltimore’s renowned murals on the 200 block where she resided. The distinguished abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass worked in our shipyards as a slave, escaped to freedom and returned here and constructed rental housing for former slaves after the Civil War. A plaque commemorating him can be found at his former residence at 524 S. Dallas Street. Fell’s Point also celebrates the legacy of Isaac Myers who was the first African American to own a shipyard.

Betwixt the Billie Holiday Murals in the Northeast and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park & Museum in the southwest there are several wonderful Black-owned businesses to patronize and eat at while you reflect upon the legacy of these great Americans.


Angel Park- 1707 Aliceanna Street. angel-park-boutique

Katwalk Boutique- 1709 Aliceanna Street.

London Couture Boutique- 1716 Fleet Street.

MAJA- 1921 Fleet Street.


Connie’s Chicken & Waffles- Broadway Market.

Denzel’s Shark Bar Grill- 801 S. Broadway.

Ekiben- 1623 Eastern Avenue.

Taharka Brothers- Broadway Market.

Scrub Nail Boutique- 722 S. Broadway, #200. (Appointment only)

Take-A-Shot Selfie Museum- 901 Fell St, 3rd Floor.

Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park & Museum- 1417 Thames Street. frederick-douglass-isaac-myers-maritime-park