Photo Tour Inside the Cross Street Market

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Cross Street Market is getting close to reopening, SouthBMore.com took a tour of the building to get a look at the progress. The block-long, 31,800 sq. ft. market is undergoing an $8-million redevelopment by Caves Valley Partners. CANAdev is leasing Cross Street Market and MacKenzie is handling construction and will manage the market.

Cross Street Market is currently closed, but CVP Partner Arsh Mirmiran said Phase One will likely reopen in late-April. Phase One, which began construction in April 2018, tackled more than half of the eastern section of the market. Minus some punch-list items, construction is now completed on the interior of Phase One and tenants are now building out their stalls with their own contractors.

Phase Two began construction in November 2018 and is almost ready for tenants to begin stall construction.

Phase Three began demolition in January 2019. It will eventually be a 5,000 sq. ft. seafood restaurant and fresh seafood stall that will replace the former Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood.

The first four businesses to open in late-April will be longtime Cross Street Market vendors Steve’s Lunch, butcher shop Fenwick Meats, and candy store The Sweet Shoppe, which is adding Taharka Bros. ice cream to its offering, as well as the new addition coffee shop Ceremony Coffee Roasters, which is based in Annapolis.

Mirmiran said he expects to have 10 to 12 vendors open by Memorial Day. This will include Annoula’s Kitchen, a modern Mediterranean soup and sandwich place from Anna Leventis, owner of SoBo Market and SoBo Café; Cans Filling Station, a craft beer concept from Will Glass of Taps Fill Station, which has locations at Mt. Vernon Marketplace and The Bourse in Philadelphia; Ono Poké, a poké and Hawaiian-style restaurant that has a location Downtown; Taco Love Grill, a family-run taqueria based in White Marsh; Burger Bar from the team at Southside Diner; Vietnamese pho restaurant from Hanover Phubs; Korean concept Rice Crook; and Haitian cuisine farmer’s market and event business Sobeachy.

Additional vendors, some of which will also be open by Memorial Day, will be announced in the coming weeks. Mirmiran said about seven to eight stalls will begin construction in the next week or so.

Specific vendors have not been announced yet, but Cross Street Market will also have a wine bar and craft cocktail bar; a vegan stall; a pizza stall; a fried chicken stall; and a “market within a market” stall which will sell farm-fresh items like produce, sauces, breads, cheese, dairy, pastas, home goods, and more.

CVP also has a signed letter of intent for the seafood restaurant and fresh seafood stall that in Phase Three. Mirmiran described the future tenant as an “established restauranteur” with experience providing “high-quality” seafood products.

A handful of spaces are still available, but negotiations are actively underway.

Below is SouthBMore.com’s photo tour:

Light Street entrance. New sidewalks are currently being completed.

The Southeast corner adjacent to the Light St. entrance. Site of a farm-fresh “market within a market.”

Ceremony Coffee’s future approximately 2,000 sq. ft. enclosed suite.

Future Fenwick Meats stall.

Future Steve’s Lunch stall. Owner John Nichols featured in first photo. The Sweet Shoppe owner, Pete Pittas, featured in second photo.

Common seating area next to Steve’s and Fenwick Meats.

Site of future stall for Rice Crook.

Wall of walk-in refrigerators.

Site of future stall for Sobeachy.

Future site of Cans Filling Station. It will be a large U-shaped bar.

Common seating will be placed along the wall and windows, and it will be adjacent to a walkway.

Two common seating areas next to Taps.

Phase Two is still under construction.

The South Charles Street entrance isn’t as far along on construction as the Light St. entrance as it is part of Phase Three. This will be the future entrance to the new seafood concept.

The south facade of the market on E. Cross St.

The north facade of the market on E. Cross St.

Read SouthBMore.com’s articles detailing the different aspects of the Cross Street Market redevelopment here.

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