Published May 6, 2015

by Citybizlist

 

Following news that Whole Foods Market Harbor East will relocate and expand its footprint within Harbor East as well as the recent opening of national retailer Free People in the district’s shopping strip, Harbor East Management Group announced more retail developments.

Construction is underway on the new Starbucks space at 615 S. President Street, situated at the neighborhood’s entrance at the corner of Fleet Street. The coffee purveyor is relocating from its current 1,300 square foot space at 635 South President Street to the 3,400 square foot space formerly occupied by Talara.

Additionally, Harbor East will soon welcome Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry at 612 S. Exeter Street. The silver jewelry boutique, based out of Annapolis, Maryland for twenty-two years, expands into a 500 SF space in Harbor East, joining other locally-owned boutiques including Handbags in the City, Sassanova, and Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry.

The new Starbucks will be the largest in Baltimore City and one of the largest in the State of Maryland. The shop will have seating for 95, including an 18-seat patio along Fleet Street that will host patrons during warmer months, as well as a variety of communal tables, soft seating and coffee bar seating. Architectural and design elements will reflect the neighborhood’s proximity to the harbor and the water – including nautical inspired pieces and hand molded porcelain tiles that will be artistically laid to resemble fish scales. Starbucks will continue to operate in its current location until the new shop opens.

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