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ShopRite grocery store project in Howard Park moving forward

The Baltimore Development Corp. will move forward on building a ShopRite supermarket in Howard Park.

The BDC is proposing a land-disposition agreement with ShopRite of Liberty Heights Real Estate LLC for the development of a 67,659-square-foot store. The store will include produce, meats, a bakery, a pharmacy and 278 parking spaces. The project is expected to cost $13.5 million.

Under the letter of intent submitted by the real estate partnership, the city will convey the 5.6-acre site for $2 million. The partnership, made up of Vanguard/ROC, Brown Super Stores of Philadelphia and Klein’s ShopRite of Maryland, will lease the property to ShopRite of Liberty Heights LLC.

They expect to hire 80 full-time and 200 part-time permanent workers.

“The Howard Park Grocery Store project has been an important priority and we are delighted that this development team is ready to proceed,” said BDC President M.J. “Jay” Brodie.

Howard Park is located in Northwest Baltimore City, and is an area that has needed to improve its commercial district. The community’s former grocery store, Super Pride, closed more than a decade ago.

2 comments

  1. Concerned Resident

    I am delighted that plans for the supermarket are underway. I am sick of looking at that eyesore. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m glad a change will soon, I can’t wait. The grocery store will now be in walking distance.

  2. Concerned Resident

    CORRECTED: I am delighted that plans for the supermarket are underway. I am sick of looking at that eyesore. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m glad a change will soon come. I can’t wait! The grocery store will now be in walking distance.