Philly Pretzel Factory Is Latest Business to Close at Harborplace as the Complex is in Receivership

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philly Pretzel Factory is the latest business to close at the Harborplace Pavilions. The complex was taken from former owner Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation last June and put into receivership. Philly Pretzel Factory opened inside the Light Street Pavilion in 2017 and also operated an outdoor kiosk in the warmer months. It closed in November.

Michael Ward was the franchise owner of the Harborplace location and also operates a Philly Pretzel Factory in Bel Air, MD.

Also closing last year at Harborplace was Banana Republic, which shut down its 8,400 sq. ft. store in August.

Openings and relocations at Harborplace in recent years include: Annapolis-based Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls opened a 1,000 sq. ft. location in the Pratt Street Pavilion in March of last year and Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill announced in June it will be opening a 4,305 sq. ft. restaurant at the Light Street Pavilion. Hooters completed a move from the second floor of the Light Street Pavilion to a 6,300 sq. ft., first-floor space in 2018, but its former space remains vacant. Neighborhood also opened in 2018 in the former Urban Outfitters. Build-A-Bear opened in 2018 in the Pratt Street Pavilion, and IT’SUGAR relocated from the Light Street Pavilion to the Pratt Street Pavilion in 2018.

In 2018, M&S Grille and Five Guys closed in the Pratt Street Pavilion, and Noodles & Company and Urban Outfitters closed in the Light Street Pavilion.

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