We’ve been teasing this news for over six months now, and we’re excited to finally be at a place where we can start to fill everyone in on the details. For the past year, we’ve been involved in a big project, working toward the opening of Infinite Body Piercing’s second location. Coming Soon: Baltimore!
Baltimore is a unique and beautiful city, a historic East Coast port town and the thirtieth-most-populated city in the United States. It’s the setting for both The Wire and all of John Waters’ films and home to the grave of Edgar Allen Poe. Baltimore is called the most Southern of the Northern cities, and the most Northern of the Southern cities. John Waters put it best: “I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you'll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style. It's as if every eccentric in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay.”
For Infinite’s new location we’ve taken over a spot on Baltimore’s famous Antique Row, on the 800 block of North Howard Street in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Antique Row is currently in the middle of a huge transition, as many of the antique store owners who have been on the street for decades are now retiring and new businesses are quickly opening up in their place. Mixed in with the longstanding antique stores, we’ll be sharing the block with businesses like Dear Globe Coffee, Cuzin Kelly’s Cookies, The Dog Chef, and Dream Team Tattoos. We’re down the street from both Bentley’s jazz lounge and restaurant and the Eubie Blake Cultural Center.
We’re at 807 North Howard, the former home Dubey’s Art and Antiques that was, until recently, the office location for the inimitable Phil Dubey. We’re completely rehabbing the property, converting it from the antique store it was for years and breathing new life into the building. We will have over 1500 square feet of retail space, four piercing rooms, and a dedicated office space on the second floor, for staff to take care of everything from inventory management to web order shipping.
As you can imagine with a building from 1830, there was a lot of work to be done—and still is. Our original projection was to be open by the Fall of 2019, but after speed bumps with everything from body art licensing (which took a bit of work) to façade design approval (we are in an historical district) to finalizing construction plans, our original dates came and went. But we’re back on track, so if everything goes as planned (and we hope it will) we should be open by early May!
It goes without saying that we are committed to the same standards we uphold in Philadelphia. We don’t do anything halfway—and we’re not going to start now.
Piercers and Counterstaff Wanted
Since committing to this project last summer, we have been slowly getting the word out about this new venture. We are now close enough to opening that we are looking for candidates for both piercing and counterstaff positions! We’re searching for people who are local to the area or those willing to relocate to Baltimore. We are looking for candidates who are excited to be a part of something new, something we are (literally) building from the ground up.
If you want to join our team and see what the amazing city of Baltimore has to offer, email your résumé (and portfolio links for piercers) to Jes at firstname.lastname@example.org.