Liberty Harbor East (courtesy The Bozzuto Group)
Liberty Harbor East (courtesy The Bozzuto Group)

The building that will house the new Whole Foods location in Harbor East is going up.

The Bozzuto Group and dignitaries formally broke ground on the building at the end of Central Ave. on Friday. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the building is named Liberty Harbor East, after the late John Paterakis’ sister, Liberty Tsakalos. Paterakis, who founded H&S Bakery and later became Harbor  earlier this month.

Whole Foods is set to relocate from its current location a couple of blocks away once the building is ready. It won’t be the only feature, as the building is 22 stories tall. Another retailer will also move in, and there is room for more than 300 apartments. Whole Foods also isn’t the only amenity. There’s also a yoga studio, dog park, gaming area, outdoor theater and lounge and bar, BBJ reports.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.