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Old 08-25-2020, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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It's a real shame. I loved that store.
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:58 AM
 
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Me too. Great selection, great location. It's a shame that fantastic venue will be relocated to another generic box store.
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Old 08-26-2020, 09:04 AM
 
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Just like music shops the only places that are going to make it are small independents.

That's a neat building, been in there a few times over the years. Been by the building a bazillion times.

I use to go in RATT in Towson, score amazing records, (2007-2011) then go up the Barnes and Noble and read Record Collector's mag. All long gone. (I had been going in Traders for decades before they were in their last location, and before they had other locations, that 4 year run was when it was at it's best!)

Another place that I liked and when they closed I got some good deals was Bibelot.
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I loved sipping coffee from the second floor balcony where Starbucks was located. I also enjoyed the mini-aquarium they had as well.
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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It will be interesting to see what replaces it in the future.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:13 AM
 
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I haven't been in there in awhile but I wonder if it is large enough to have several small businesses rather than just one major tenant? To me or reminds me of Reading Terminal in Philly and you wonder if you could recreate that atmosphere in there ...I know that is ideally what would happen in the inner harbor pavilions or at lex mkt ..but maybe a half dozen or so artisans in that space would complement the aquarium nicely ?
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:07 AM
 
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I loved sipping coffee from the second floor balcony where Starbucks was located. I also enjoyed the mini-aquarium they had as well.
I would drink tea, and smoke a pipe (Tobacco) 20 years ago in the chilly weather months.

That's a good location with a lot of possibilities.
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I haven't been in there in awhile but I wonder if it is large enough to have several small businesses rather than just one major tenant? To me or reminds me of Reading Terminal in Philly and you wonder if you could recreate that atmosphere in there ...I know that is ideally what would happen in the inner harbor pavilions or at lex mkt ..but maybe a half dozen or so artisans in that space would complement the aquarium nicely ?
I think it would Woodlands. But with the conditions of covid-19, I am not sure what people are thinking these days. Its such a shame the Barnes and Noble is leaving the harbor. Without knowing the reasons why they're are leaving, I suspect the revenue wasn't enough. The couple times I went to the store, there was always a large amount of homeless people hanging out in the cafe area or any chair that was available. I remember one time the stench was so terrible, that I had to leave the floor. Not the best conditions for a business.

The building gives me Under Armor vibes, but I doubt UA will pursue the building. Leaving it vacant will be a disaster for the harbor.
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Old 09-03-2020, 07:47 AM
 
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Under Armour has a store in Harbor East. Why would they want to be around the Harbor.......

The building will get used, but a lot of it could stay vacant for some time.

Who will want to invest in it? Anybody from the Baltimore Metro? Probably not.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:38 AM
 
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I was down at the Inner Harbor last week and had a chance to walk around the water before grabbing some lunch at Chick Fila... I can say was slightly depressed at the number of vacancies in the waterfront Pavilions. Most of the people there were either joggers, pedestrians in transit, or homeless. I moved here 16 years ago and can see the stark contract between then and now.. I am sure folks that have lived here longer have likely seen even greater changes. I hope they can come up with a plan to change the place.. Again its a nice location/site but other than the waterfront views and open space.. there is no reason to go down there.. Everything seems to be shifting over to Harbor East/Fells Pt. There you have way more pedestrian activity and "synergy" than over at IH. There are numerous reasons I think that has happened mostly thanks to the City leaders the other being geography.. Its easier to control movement in and out of peninsulas and points than a straight waterfronts that have not control points and are surround by and include mixed uses of residential and retail to keep them active throughout most times of the day and night. IH just doesnt have that and is mostly a office/commercial area.... but the areas definitely have a stark contrast with each other.
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