A slip of the tongue confirmed one of Baltimore’s worst-kept secrets.
For years it’s been rumored the Harbor East Whole Foods is looking for a new space in which to expand. On Thursday, Jeff Kayce, of Bozzuto Development Group, was discussing the mixed-use development his company is pursuing with H&S Properties at 700 S. Eden St. with the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.
While discussing negotiations with the Department of Transportation about access to a right of way on Eden Street, Kayce slipped and said that area was needed to create space to accommodate Whole Foods. Up until that point the retail section had only been referred to as “the market” and renderings just showed signage reading “the market.”
At which point Department of Planning Director Thomas Stosur, who was obviously caught off guard, quickly reminded Kayce: “You mean the market.”
To which Kayce quickly agreed: “the market.”
Plans for the development, which includes building 292 apartments and 49 condos, were released in October.