Urban Outfitters coming to downtown Towson

May 04, 2011|By Andrea K. Walker

Downton Towson has had trouble keeping retail in recent years, but a new tenant is giving hope of a shopping resurgence.

Trendy clothing and knick knack store Urban Outfitters is moving to York Road in the old space once occupied by Hudson Trail Outfitters.

The store is slated to open in time for the holiday shopping season. It will be the second store in the area. There is also a location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

 Headquartered in Philadelphia, Urban Outfitters targets “urban-minded" young people - aged 18 to 30-years-old.  The retailer is known for its "kitschy tee-shirts and accessories.”

Urban Outfitters will spend $2 million to renovate the building in Towson.  

“We expect its arrival to this location to elicit an extremely positive and profound effect, as complementary retail uses will want to take advantage of its widespread popularity and destination-store appeal," said Ryan Wilner, a principal with KLNB Retail, which brokered the deal.

Wilner said Urban Outfitters was attracted to the location because of nearby Towson University and Goucher College, among other factors.

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