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Editorial: Phillips is a good fit for the Power Plant

David Cordish got it exactly right when he said that snagging Phillips Seafood as a new restaurant tenant for his Power Plant development was an “easy decision.”

Indeed it was, and we are glad to see two venerable Maryland family businesses collaborate on a new venture that should bring continued success to both.

Phillips, the anchor restaurant in the Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace since Baltimore’s signature waterfront development opened 31 years ago, said last month that it was leaving. Harborplace quickly replaced it with Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Meanwhile, a short distance away, Mr. Cordish had been searching for a new anchor restaurant at the Power Plant since the ESPNZone folded last summer.

And so, presto — Phillips will open a 500-seat restaurant in the Power Plant by October.

We hope everyone wins here. It’s definitely good news for the Power Plant, and we hope Bubba Gump will inject new vitality and interest on that side of the Inner Harbor as well.

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