South Baltimore Business Roundup

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

RFP for Lexington Market’s East Market 

Construction has begun on the new Lexington Market, which will be a new-construction build in the parking lot just south of the existing market. East Market, one of the two buildings of Lexington Market, will stay open during construction, but will become something different after the new building opens. What will happen with this space depends on the results of the recently-released RFP by the Lexington Market Inc.

Proposals for the approximately 1.54 acre, 66,869 sq. ft. building are due by July 1st.

The Arcade building, which is just south of the East Market building, will be demolished to make way for a new public plaza.

Screenshot of East Market courtesy of Google Maps

Renderings of the new market courtesy of Lexington Market, Sewall Development Co., and Brown Craig Turner 

Former Under Armour Photography Studio up for Lease

A former Under Armour photography studio at 1201 Haubert St. in Locust Point is available for commercial lease by AGM Commercial Real Estate Advisors. The standalone two-story building has 5,029 sq. ft. of office/flex space. The building was recently renovated and has nine parking spots.

Douglas Kaufman of AGM told it would be ideal for a gym, daycare center, production company, or tech company.

It is listed for $17.50/sq. ft./year.

Photos courtesy of AGM Commercial Real Estate Advisors

Bar Liquorice for Sale

The former Bar Liquorice, which closed over the summer, is up for sale with with Hyatt Commercial. The 1,378 sq. ft. building at 801 E. Fort Ave. is listed for $429,000. It has a first-floor bar and a second-story apartment. The sale includes the liquor license, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Photos courtesy of Hyatt Commercial 

Closures at the Gallery at Harborplace 

Malls in Maryland are not able to open right now, but when Gallery at Harborplace reopens, visitors will notice two less stores at the Inner Harbor shopping destination. Shoe retailer Johnston & Murphy has closed on the first floor and, after closing for repairs earlier this year, Bunzzz  Sports Bar & Grill has permanently closed. Bunzz had entrances in the mall and along Pratt St.

This was first reported by Baltimore Business Journal

Photos of the former Bunzzz

New Partnership at City Garage

A Hunt Valley medical technology company is joining the team at The Launch Port in City Garage in Port Covington. From Technically Baltimore:

Through a partnership with Hunt Valley-based neurotechnology company Longeviti Neuro Solutions, a new capability for medical device development is being added at The LaunchPort in City Garage.

Two units that offer sterilization for products will be added at the Port Covington hub, according to Bob Storey, managing partner of The LaunchPort. They will be used specifically by Longeviti, and any excess capacity can be made available for other companies to use, Storey said.

The LaunchPort is a manufacturing accelerator that is specifically designed for medtech startups. It opened in 2017 through a partnership between Indiana-based contract manufacturing and medical device firm Engineering Medical Systems (EMS) and local investment firm The MVR Company.

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