Locust Point Harris Teeter’s opening a few months away

Harris Teeter’s name towers above Key Highway in Locust Point, but it will be four more months before the upscale grocery opens its doors there. The store – and adjacent wine shop – is part of the McHenry Row complex now under construction on the city’s southern peninsula. That project adds to the $250 million mixed use development by Mark Sapperstein, a Pikesville builder. McHenry Row – located near Hull Street and Fort Avenue just before historic Ft. McHenry – will feature 250 apartments to be managed by the Bozzuto Co. Expected to open later this year, these digs will attract a new type of tenant to the once working class area of Baltimore’s waterfront, still a shot-and-a-beer community for many with a lot of corner bars. Many of the new So-Bo residents will work at the nearby Under Armour complex at Tide Point, now in the process of a mega expansion, observers predict. Which brings us back to Harris Teeter. The supermarket – another in a group of new groceries in the metro area – will no doubt add to the growing a luster of chic at the Point as organic veggies, prepared foods and freshly baked goods move into a renovated lot at the once- aging industrial center known as Chesapeake Paperboard. An office building is also under renovation and other retailers are being lined up to follow. *** The St. Charles Companies is offering a chance to win a restored 1966 Ford Mustang just for visiting one of the four Charles County model homes by Lennar, Ryan and Richmond American between Aug. 20 and Sept. 2.