Former IT guys Darren Brown and Sean "Salaam" Williams decided to take their career fates in their own hands. They’re opening Sweet Tooth Dessert Shop in Southwest Baltimore on Saturday (March 7), despite the economy.
"It seems like a good time," Darren said. "We’re entrepreneurial in spirit and like having more ownership of our own future."
The dessert shop in the Hollins Street Market area is located in a 1920s bathhouse that’s been rehabbed. Both Darren and Sean live near the neighborhood and feel committed to its revitalization. "We’re familiar with this area," Darren said. "We watch it trying to grow."
The cafe will feature cakes, pastries, ice cream, Zeke’s coffee, and a variety of vegan and gluten-free treats. Darren compares it to shops he’s visited in New York, Los Angeles, and Philly. "It’s a place people can get their morning coffee or come after a date or dinner."
The business partners also want the space to be kid friendly during the day. In the evenings, nibblers can also expect music, other performances, and movie nights.