The Wittig family of Sykesville brought into the world a new baby girl and a new cocktail bar within the span of a few months. The Local Motive, the Wittigs’ new cocktail bar on Main Street in downtown Sykesville opened on Jan. 12. Juniper Wittig was born in late September, as her parents, Colleen and Tyler Wittig, were deep in planning mode for their new venture. Tyler and Colleen Wittig, both 30, met while attending Liberty High School in Eldersburg. They graduated in 2010, then reconnected at college, working together as bartenders since 2015. The two worked at Market Tavern in Sykesville for about 6½ years and when that establishment’s owners decided to move to Taneytown, the Wittigs decided to jump on the opportunity and take over the popular location, giving it a new spin.
Three lifelong Sykesville residents open new cocktail bar on Main Street
January 23, 2023