Old and new Baltimore industry are converging at the Natty Boh Tower in Brewers Hill.
Local Wi-Fi provider Port Networks has reached a deal with Obrecht Commercial Real Estate and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse to beam wireless Internet signals from the winking face of Mr. Boh, who sits atop the 250-foot-high tower that was once part of the National Brewery and Gunther Brewery operations.
Obrecht and Struever Bros. are spending $120 million redeveloping the 27-acre Brewers Hill complex into 500,000 square feet of office space and close to 240,000 square feet of retail space.
The Natty Boh tower, the tallest in the neighborhood, is ideal for Port Networks’ latest Wi-Fi hub, General Manager Hugh Bethell said. The company will use the location to reach residential and commercial customers in Canton, Highlandtown and Dundalk. “Mr. Boh commands a great view of the city, and we’re delighted to share it with him,” Bethell said.