MOM’s Organic Market is Opening This Week at The Rotunda

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photos by Ed Gunts
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Developers of the Rotunda shopping, office and apartment complex in north Baltimore will reach a milestone this week with the debut of the development’s largest retail tenant.

MOM’s Organic Market will have a grand opening on April 1. The organic grocer is in roughly the same location as a former Giant Food store on the west side of the Rotunda building at 711 West 40th Street, but the space has been reconfigured so it opens directly onto a parking lot rather than an interior mall.

The $2 million, 17,000 square foot store provides a new grocery shopping option for north Baltimore residents. The opening is a sign that work is nearing completion on the Rotunda development after several years of construction.

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The $100 million development by Hekemian & Co. also includes 379 apartments, two parking structures, additional stores and restaurants, and a central plaza. An interior mall inside the historic Rotunda building has been eliminated so the stores now all face outward.

Founded in 1987 by Scott Nash, MOM’s features 100 percent organic produce and meats as well as other products such as gourmet cheeses. The Hampden location will include an in-store dining area and a prepared-foods counter.

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This will be the eighth store in Maryland for Rockville-based MOM’s. It’s the third in the Baltimore area, along with stores in Timonium and Jessup. Another MOM’s has been announced for Nottingham Commons in White Marsh. According to the company’s website, hours of operation for the Hampden location will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.
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