Starbucks Opens New Store in Federal Hill

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Starbucks opened its new location at 1100 S. Charles St. at the Wheelhouse development in Federal Hill. The coffee chain is the first business to occupy the 2,200 sq. ft. retail space at the corner of W. Cross St.

Like all Maryland restaurants, the Starbucks dining room is not currently open due to state restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The store has temporary hours of 7am to 3pm and all customers must wear a mask to enter.

Wheelhouse, which is a five-story apartment building with 29 “co-living” apartments and 5,500 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail, was developed by 28 Walker and opened last year. Mark Sapperstein of 28 Walker told in February when the deal was announced that “Starbucks likes being in the heart of what’s going on.” He talked about the growth of Charles St. with the redeveloped Cross Street Market across the street, busy nightlife, and energy moving west in the neighborhood with developments like Stadium Square less than two blocks away.

In an email statement from February, a Starbucks spokesperson told “Starbucks is always looking for great locations to better meet the needs of our customers, and we are happy to confirm that we will be opening a new location at 1100 S. Charles St, Space 1 in Baltimore, MD this spring. This cafĂ© will employ approx. 15-17 partners (employees).”

The Starbucks space has an all-glass facade facing S. Charles St. and Cross St. It will have some outdoor seating along Cross St. in the future.

This is the third Starbucks on the South Baltimore Peninsula as one is open at Southside Marketplace in Locust Point/Riverside, and one is open inside the Harris Teeter at McHenry Row in Locust Point.

Fried chicken restaurant BRD is also a tenant at Wheelhouse. There is one 1,150 sq. ft. retail space still available.

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