1310 Andre Street #A, Locust Point, Baltimore, MD 21230
Recent renovation of circa 1875 attached brick-fronted townhouse with asphalt shingle roof, sided back, large roof deck. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,500 sq. ft. over four levels with finished basement. Open plan, extensive wall space, all new stainless steel kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, rain showers, sep. whirlpool tub, dual zone HVAC. 360-degree views from roof deck include water views. Parking pad in rear: $468,500 (recently reduced)
Last November, when Baltimore developer Himmelrich Associates bought the 13-acre Pepsi distribution center on Union Avenue in Hampden (next to the Union Mill), it announced plans for a mixed-use development. Himmelrich paid $6.75 million for the property, and the cost to develop was estimated at $100 million.
When I heard Harris Teeter might be coming to my neck of the woods, I whined in protest: No, say it isn’t so.
I have nothing against Harris Teeter. In fact, I’ve enjoyed the few visits I’ve made to the specialty grocery store in other locations. The prepared foods selection is appealing, the aisles are wide and brightly lit, the employees friendly. But in no way do I want it coming anywhere near my house, as is rumored to be the case. It just might send me over the edge.
While I feel for those folks who live in “food deserts,” where few if any grocery stores exist and residents are reduced to buying junk food at corner stores, I suffer from the opposite problem.
There are so many grocery stores within a three-mile radius of my house, each with its own niche in the food industry, that I could spend hours each week just driving around to each one, picking up a little of this and a little of that and still not coming home with everything I need. I’m trying to rein in the habit by sticking to one or two stores to stock up on groceries for my family, whose appetites are growing alongside the food store options in Towson.
Good news for grocery shoppers: Southern supermarket Harris Teeter is coming to Baltimore! The grocery chain will be setting up its two-story shop in McHenry Row at Locust Point this December. Doors are set to open on December 7, 2011, just in time for the holiday season.
To sweeten the deal, rumor has it that the new downtown location will also be the first major supermarket in Baltimore to sell wine.
With Harris Teeter’s low prices and commitment to broad organic selection and local produce, we’re sure Giant and Whole Foods aren’t thrilled about the news. We, on the other hand, cannot wait to get lost in the 61,000 square-foot location and bask in our savings, and our wine-stocked cart. We just hope parking isn’t a nightmare!