Feb 17 2008
It was announced this weekend that Ed Hale’s Canton Crossing? in Southeast Baltimore? (aka Canton City USA) will be home to a new “Main Street” style shopping center similar to The Avenue at White Marsh or the Hunt Valley Town Center.? Hale’s company is also apparently in talks with high-end? grocer Harris Teeter and retailer Target about possibly anchoring the center.? Both Harris Teeter and Target are expanding in the area.? Harris Teeter is in the process of building a store in Columbia and also considering a location at Locust Point’s McHenry Row development.? Target has also announced plans to build a store at Mondawmin mall.? While nothing is certain, the announcement that a Target or Harris Teeter may settle in Canton was welcome news.? Many Cantonites are frustrated at the other local options which include the cramped Whole Foods in Harbor East and the crowded Safeway in Canton.? ? Often times, late evening shoppers at Safeway find bare shelves ravaged by hordes of people earlier in the day.? ? While Whole Foods is looking to expand to a larger location across the street from its existing store, it doesn’t seem likely that Southeast’s Baltimore’s grocery needs will be easily satisfied until more markets open.?
? The possibility of a Target nearby got people excited as well.? Currently, the nearest Target is about a 25 minute drive away.? The only other option is the Wal-Mart in Port Covington, which still takes about 15-20 minutes after fiddling with the tunnel tolls or fighting downtown traffic.? Even so, the Port Covington Wal Mart is considered to be “not that nice”.?
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