Deli, clothing store to open at Harborplace this spring

December 01, 2010|By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun

Lenny's Delicatessen will open next spring in the Pratt Street Pavilion of Harborplace, in the first-level restaurant space formerly occupied by California Pizza Kitchen.

Representatives of Harborplace and the Gallery announced today that Lenny's Delicatessen is one of two tenants coming to Harborplace and the Gallery in the spring. The second is Francesca's Collection, a women's boutique that will open its first Baltimore-area location on the first level of the Gallery at Harborplace.

Lenny's Deli Harborplace will offer breakfast all day long, as well as deli meats, fried chicken, wraps, salads and baked goods. It joins Lenny's locations in Owings Mills and the "Corned Beef Row" stretch of Lombard Street in East Baltimore.

Managers of Harborplace said earlier this year that they were adjusting Harborplace's tenant mix in an effort to appeal more to area residents and businesspeople as well as to tourists. H&M, a clothing store, has been negotiating to occupy much of the Light Street Pavilion, but a lease signing has not been announced.

Lenny's Deli is the first large restaurant to be announced for Harborplace since its owners, General Growth Properties, came out of bankruptcy this fall. It will occupy 3,100 square feet of space, with seating indoors and outdoors.

"We felt the Inner Harbor area needed a place where tourists and businesspeople could go for a good corned beef sandwich," owner Alan Smith said in a statement. "We look forward to serving the Baltimore business community and those who stop on their way to Orioles and Ravens games."

Christopher Schardt, senior general manager of Harborplace and the Gallery, said he is excited that Lenny's will expand the array of food offerings at Harborplace, especially for breakfast, while adding a well-known local restaurant that will be casual and affordable.

"One of our objectives is to bring local flavor to Baltimore, no pun intended," he said. "Lenny's has a reputation as a Baltimore institution, and we want to share that with the visitors to the Inner Harbor."

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