Red Star is coming to Charles Village.
Owners of the Nine East 33rd housing and retail development at St. Paul and 33rd streets announced this week that they have signed the Red Star Bar & Grill to open a restaurant on the building’s first level.
The restaurant is tentatively scheduled to open in the summer of 2017 on the corner of St. Paul and 33rd. It will be the second location for Red Star, which is at 906 S. Wolfe Street in Fells Point.
With 5,770 square feet of space, Red Star will be the largest of several dining spots at Nine East 33rd, along with “honeygrow,” Towson Hot Bagels, PekoPeko Ramen and Bird in Hand, a collaboration between restaurateur Spike Gjerde and The Ivy Bookshop.
The Charles Village Red Star will offer gourmet pizza, sandwiches and burgers, a lengthy drink menu and weekend brunches, among other choices.
Armada Hoffler Properties and the Beatty Development Group are the project developers, and MSC Retail is the leasing agent. Their selection of Red Star fulfills a wish of Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels, who said at the groundbreaking for Nine East 33rd that he would like to see a first-rate “burger joint” as part of the development.
Tony Nero, president of development at Armada Hoffler, predicts Red Star will be a popular gathering place for Hopkins students and others.
“We feel The Red Star Bar & Grill will not only complement the dining options currently available, but will also enhance the development’s attractiveness to potential residents and the broader Charles Village neighborhood,” he said in a statement.
“Johns Hopkins is one of the largest customers at our Fells Point location and with the opening of Nine East 33rd, we felt that this was a great opportunity to expand – the location and timing was just perfect,” said Larry Silverstein, co-owner of the Red Star, in a statement. “We look forward to being a part of the redevelopment and we’re excited to join the Charles Village community.
“The inclusion of Baltimore-area staples like the Red Star offers a local element to Nine East 33rd that often goes missing in large developments,” said Michael Beatty, President of Beatty Development Group. “Adding well-known local favorites to Nine East 33rd simultaneously elevates the profile of the whole project and keeps it grounded with a taste of what makes Baltimore unique.”