Was Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels dropping hints about the next tenant at the $65 million mixed-use project being built at 33rd and St. Paul streets?
On Thursday during a groundbreaking, the developers of the 327,484-square-foot project, which will include 31,000 square feet of commercial space, announced a CVS Pharmacy will be leasing 10,500 square feet in the building.
During his remarks, Daniels joked that during his travels around the world he has been searching for the perfect “burger joint” to bring back to the area. Even as he concluded the ceremony, Daniels again reiterated his desire for a place to get a burger.
Although the developers, Armada Hoffler Properties and Beatty Development Group, aren’t saying anything else about tenants beyond the CVS Pharmacy, Armada Hoffler Properties President of Development Tony Nero conceded a fast casual restaurant in the space makes a certain amount of sense.
“Fast casual, local services that will serve both the university and the community. You know CVS was just dying to be here…. and there’s going to be others that want to follow because there’s people that live, work and play here. So, they want their needs served here as well, whether it be fast casual, or coffee shops, or wine stores, things that will enhance the environment for all involved,” Nero said.
Although, I understand Daniels enthusiasm for a good burger. Can’t somebody just take the poor guy for a burger at The Dizz?
wine coffee and burgers – is this person aware his campus has a west entrance
fast casual local burgers sounds like it has to be five guys. not terrible.