Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill to Open at Harborplace

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill has signed a lease to open a bar and restaurant at Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion in the Inner Harbor, according to Baltimore Business Journal. This comes after Harborplace was placed in receivership by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge earlier this month as former owner Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. defaulted on its $76-million loan.

From Baltimore Business Journal:

The Baltimore location will open in “late 2019,” according to LandShark’s website.

Site plans from Harborplace leasing agent KLNB show LandShark Bar & Grill on the ground floor of Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion, in a 4,305-square-foot space behind Johnny Rocket’s and Crabby Jack’s General Store. The space opens out onto the Inner Harbor promenade and includes an outdoor patio. It used to house candy shop It’Sugar, which moved back to the Pratt Street Pavilion after a round of renovation work. There were no signs of construction work on the future restaurant Tuesday.

Baltimore Business Journal confirmed this news with a response from Buffett’s Margaritaville hospitality brand.

Before becoming the temporary location of It’Sugar, the retail space was the longtime home of bar and restaurant J. Paul’s.

LandShark Bar & Grill’s menu includes a large selection of margaritas, tropical drinks, wine, and beers including its namesake LandShark Lager; and food offerings including seafood dishes, burgers, tacos, salads, and desserts.

IVL Group LLC is the current trustee of Harborplace and is managing, leasing, providing security, and seeking a new buyer for the complex.

Annapolis-based Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls opened an 1,000 sq. ft. location in the Pratt Street Pavilion in March. Additional openings and relocations at Harborplace include: Hooters, which completed a move from the second floor of the Light Street Pavilion to a 6,300 sq. ft., first-floor space last year; and Neighborhoods and Philly Pretzel Factory, which both opened at the Light Street Pavilion in the last couple of years. Banana Republic and Build-A-Bear opened last year in the Pratt Street Pavilion, and IT’SUGAR relocated from the Light Street Pavilion to the Pratt Street Pavilion.

Last year, M&S Grille and Five Guys closed in the Pratt Street Pavilion, and Noodles & Company and Urban Outfitters closed in the Light Street Pavilion.

Businesses that have remained open at Harborplace include Cheesecake Factory, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Ripley’s Believe It or Not, H&M, Johnny Rockets, Crabby Jacks General Store, Crystal Cove, Life in Charm City, Crepe Lena, and Tobacco Etc.

The entrance to Neighborhoods at the Pratt Street Pavilion

Future site of LandShark Bar & Grill. Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps.

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