February 12th, 2015

Bigger Whole Foods to open in Harbor East

Bigger Whole Foods to open in Harbor East

Originally published by Natalie Sherman / The Baltimore Sun 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A long-anticipated larger Whole Foods is to open on the ground floor of a new residential tower on the Harbor East waterfront.

Harbor East Management Group on Thursday formally announced the Whole Foods lease for 711 S. Central Ave., plans first discussed publicly two years ago.

The store will occupy the street level of a new building, which will contain about 290 luxury apartments and almost 50 condos, on the former site of Baltimore Contractors, now a parking lot, where Harbor East meets Fells Point and Harbor Point. The Bozzuto Group is working with Harbor East Management on the more than $100 million project, presented to neighborhood groups this fall.

“Whole Foods Market is often at the core of the most exciting developments in the country, and it is no different here in Harbor East,” Harbor East Management Group President Tim O’Donald said. “It is a testament to the community and to Baltimore as a whole that the company is committed to deepening its relationship with Harbor East and further investing in the city.”

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