Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the City of Annapolis has been awarded $200,000 in Community Legacy funds from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to help defray construction costs for the new Light House Bistro, located at 202 West Street.
”I had the opportunity to be part of the ground breaking celebration for the new Culinary Bistro and I know the money will help support this self-sustaining, revenue generating project,” Mayor Pantelides said. “This is such an incredible program and I am enthusiastically waiting for the Bistro’s mid-January opening.”
The Light House, a homeless prevention and support center, is updating its former downtown Annapolis shelter to create an advanced culinary training center for graduates of its culinary arts job training program, Building Employment Success Training (B.E.S.T.). It will include a 50-seat bistro with a full-service menu, a coffee bar staffed by Baristas and a Gourmet Grab ‘n Go and will serve as home for The Light House B.E.S.T. Catering company. Four permanent supportive housing units will be located on the second floor for former Light House residents.
The Light House Bistro will support the ongoing workforce development and housing programs at The Light House. This project will also contribute to the revitalization and economic development of the West Street Corridor.