Mayor supports land sale for Howard Park supermarket

March 02, 2011|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday supported the Baltimore Development Corp.'s recommendation to sell 5.6 acre site in Northwest Baltimore for $2 million to a group that will develop it into a full-service supermarket.

The city is planning to sell the land to a group headed by Leonard Weinberg II of Vanguard Equities and businessman Roland Campbell. The group plans to build a 68,000-square-foot ShopRite supermarket for about $13.5 million in Howard Park, on Liberty Heights Avenue near Gwynn Oak Avenue. The store is expected to hire 80 full-time and 200 part-time workers.

The sale still needs the approval of the city's Board of Estimates.

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