Redevelopment & Renovation Project
A recent letter to the public from the 46th District State Delegation about the project: VIEW
Please review the language of the proposed, limited market liquor license for Cross Street Market: VIEW Some have asked about how the existing liquor licenses in the Market will be impacted by the market license. Nick’s will continue to operate with their own beer and wine license with no impact. Big Jim’s will be able to operate under the market license and has been protected with language that gives the owner three years (vs. the typical 6 months) to move or sell the license. Big Jim’s can operate with the same rights it has been, in addition to having the opportunity to monetize the existing license.
If you agree this license will serve all of South Baltimore well, please take the time to sign the petition and share your thoughts: SIGN
As we gear up to start construction in early 2018, we would like to offer a sneak peek at the proposed exterior and revised floor plans for the revitalized Cross Street Market. The design aesthetic will harken back to the early 1950s when the Market was first reborn in its current configuration after a fire burned down the original facility. We look forward to bring this vision to reality over the course of the following year and a half and we hope that you will visit the Market throughout the phased construction process to support our merchants and to see the progress as it unfolds:
Four Pop-Up Stalls to Open in Cross Street Market. New vendors will invigorate the redeveloping market while driving new business
November 1, 2017 – BALTIMORE – Today, Caves Valley Partners announced that four new pop-up stalls will open in Cross Street Market throughout the month of November in recently renovated vacant stalls, which mark the start of the redevelopment effort. In addition to the new pop-ups, Cross Street Market will now be open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning November 12.
The first pop-up stall, anticipated to open by November 6, is Sundays, a creative donut concept. Cookie Dough & Co., a shop serving safe-to- eat edible cookie dough, and Smoke, a modern American BBQ concept, will open mid-November. Prescription Chicken, which serves delicious soups that are “sure to cure whatever ails you” and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls, serving homemade yogurt parfaits, will co- occupy the fourth stall, which is expected to open by the end of November.
“Our goal in bringing in these new pop-ups is to get a jump start on improving the current facility and to invigorate the market with new and complementary concepts,” says Arsh Mirmiran, a partner at Caves Valley Partners. “By bringing in these pop-ups ahead of upcoming major renovations, the new merchants, expected to become mainstays in the redeveloped market, can meet their customers while driving additional business to the market as a whole.”
“Times have changed and it is time for an opportunity, as well as the risk,” says Henry Reisinger, owner of Fenwick Meats. “Construction in the Cross Street Market will yield a long-term increase in foot traffic and more business for present and future merchants.”
Steve Cole, organizer of the grassroots Revive Cross Street Market group in South Baltimore, welcomed the news. “It’s great to see progress starting on the revitalization of the market. The new pop-up stalls are a small but exciting step that I hope the community will support, along with the current vendors, as the market moves forward.”
The revised plan for the redevelopment of the market allows for the facility and its existing merchants to stay open throughout the phased renovation process, which is expected to accelerate in early 2018 and be fully completed by mid-2019. Cross Street Market is being developed by Caves Valley Partners, with leasing by Cana Development, construction and property management by MacKenzie, and architecture by Brown Craig Turner, all of which are locally based companies.
Cross Street Market is located at the heart of historic South Baltimore and serves a wide range of proud and long-established neighborhoods. The Market building itself is nestled between the north and south sides of East Cross Street and runs the entire length of the block between Charles and Light Streets.
The project is being led by Caves Valley Partners, a Baltimore-based development company that has been active in South Baltimore since its inception.
The company's largest active development project in the immediate area is Stadium Square, a nearly $300M mixed-use development located a block and a half west of Cross Street Market, between Federal Hill and M&T Bank Stadium. That project will revitalize three formerly industrial blocks in the historic Sharp-Leadenhall community, with market-rate apartments, affordable veterans housing, technology-focused offices, retail, a new community center, and major infrastructure upgrades, including a refreshed Solo Gibbs Park. CVP also developed 1111 Light Street the home of the acclaimed tech incubator Betamore, Riverside Wharf, home of the MedStar Federal Hill health facility, and 17-21 E. Cross Street, the former M&T Bank branch, which is now home to The Local Fry and former Market favorite Pop Tacos. Elsewhere in Baltimore City, CVP developed the Hilltop Shopping Center in Northwest Baltimore and it is tackling the 1.1M sf redevelopment of Metro West, the vacated former Social Security headquarters between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Greene Street on the Westside of downtown.