McDonald's near Port Discovery closing

Fast-food joint leaving after 10 years

March 23, 2011|By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun

A McDonald's restaurant near the Port Discovery Children's Museum in downtown Baltimore will close in mid-April.

Thomas Maddux, a principal of retail brokerage KLNB Retail who is handling leasing at the Shops at Harbor Park at Market Place and Lombard Street, said the fast-foot restaurant decided not to renew its lease after being in the location for a little more than 10 years.

Subway and 7-Eleven stores will remain in the building. Staffing firm Manpower recently agreed to move into a 1,100-square-foot space in June, Maddux said.

Besides the spot that will be vacated by McDonald's, three other retail spaces are available at the Shops at Harbor Park, Maddux said. Other fast-food chains have expressed interest in them, he said.

The entertainment district a block north of the Inner Harbor is undergoing a transformation as Power Plant Live moves forward on an $11 million makeover, which includes a permanent outdoor stage and new bars and restaurants. The renovations are expected to be completed in time for this summer's concert season.

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