With origins in Ocean City, Maryland, franchise owner looking to “replicate childhood and summertime memories” for consumers in Baltimore metropolitan area
Fractured Prune Doughnuts, the iconic Ocean City-based bakery shop recognized for its made-to-order doughnut specialties featuring glazed toppings, plans to open its newest store location within Metro Centre at Owings Mills, a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) encircling the Owings Mills Metro Station in northwest Baltimore County, tomorrow. Franchise owners Meghann and Shawn Salafia, which own the franchise expansion rights for Carroll County, Howard County, Southern Pennsylvania and parts of Baltimore County, intend to open one or two locations per year in a measured roll-out.
Metro Centre at Owings Mills is being developed by Owings Mills Transit, LLC and managed by David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. Keith Barnett and Ryan Minnehan of KLNB Retail represented the tenant and Ken Bernstein of David S. Brown Enterprises represented the landlord in this transaction.
Annual beach-goers consider it a summer tradition to order Fractured Prune doughnut varieties featuring nearly twenty different glazes including blackberry, key lime, mocha and strawberry as well as thirteen toppings such as cookie crumbs, mini-chocolate chips, sea salt and vanilla wafers. According to Meghann Salafia, “the next evolution of the Fractured Prune concept features breakfast sandwiches and lunch items.”
“We are taking everything that consumers love about Fractured Prune Doughnuts and improving this experience,” Salafia explained. “We find that people originally re-discover our store to replicate their pleasant childhood and summertime memories and to introduce the unique doughnuts to their children. And, with our increased food offerings, these loyal consumers now also view us as a restaurant destination.”
Fractured Prune joins additional restaurants Times Square Kitchen and Subway at Metro Centre at Owings Mills, with Eggspectation, the sit-down restaurant that offers 60 different breakfast entrées, expected to open in mid-summer.
Fractured Prune Doughnuts, through its franchise operations, now has more than nearly thirty locations in ten states including Glendale, Arizona; Denver, Colorado and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
“Our retail search originally began in the Westminster area, but we recognized the tremendous opportunities that Metro Centre offered with the residential and office components planned, as well as the strong daytime traffic generated by the metro station, library and community college,” Salafia added.
Metro Centre at Owings Mills is designed to support more than 1.2 million square feet of Class “A” office space; 200,000 square feet of complementary retail space; 1700 residential units; educational facilities totaling 120,000 square feet and a full-service hotel offering up to 250 rooms.
The project is positioned on a 45-acre parcel of land near the intersection of Interstate 795 and Painters Mill Road, with direct access to Exit 4 (Owings Mills Boulevard) of the Northwest Expressway and the Owings Mills metro stop. Owings Mills is one of Baltimore County’s two designated growth areas.
David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD., founded in 1933 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, is a full-service real estate company providing leasing, sales and management services. For additional information, visit www.davidsbrown.com
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