McHenry Row Updates: The Greene Turtle Downsizing, Piaza Fresh to Open

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

photoLocust Point’s McHenry Row continues to add retail, dining and office options to South Baltimore and now a space in the development is undergoing a slight change to make room for another new tenant. The Greene Turtle, which has been open at McHenry Row since the development was completed in early 2012, will be downsizing its 7,000 sq. ft. space to 5,000 sq. ft. to make room for a new 2,000 sq. ft. restaurant named Piaza Fresh. The main entrance for The Greene Turtle will now be at its bar area and Piaza Fresh will take over the northern portion of the space facing Fort Ave.

Piaza Fresh, which describes itself as “Fresh, Fast & Fiery,” is a fast, casual eatery serving fire-oven-cooked pizzas, gourmet salads, and grilled piadas (Italian thin crust dough rolled up with your choice of toppings). Piaza Fresh just opened its first location in Berlin, MD and McHenry Row will be its second. At Piaza Fresh, patrons can build their own pizza, piada or salad choosing from five different sauces, as well as many different cheeses, proteins and toppings, or choose from one of Piaza Fresh’s signature creations. The restaurant also offers sides and a kids menu.

The build out is expected to take eight weeks and an opening date will be announced in the near future. The Greene Turtle was closed for a couple of days but reopens today.

In the past few months, Frame Mender opened at the former Charm City Concierge space, Harbor Lights Tanning opened at a space that had not been previously leased, and Umi Sake opened at the former Red Parrot.

A roof with solar panels was also recently constructed on the eastern garage at McHenry Row.

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