Lidl will open its first grocery story in the Baltimore area as an anchor in the redeveloped Northwood Commons in 2020.
The German discount grocer last month signed a lease for a 30,000-square-foot location at the northeast Baltimore development off Argonne Drive and Hillen Road near Morgan State University.
The former Northwood Plaza at 1500 Havenwood Rd. is undergoing a $50 million redevelopment. The project will also add an 11,000-square-foot Barnes & Noble bookstore and cafe that will have a Morgan State theme as another anchor.
Demolition of the existing plaza that was built in 1950 is set to begin early next year.
“We have always thought that whoever comes here to Northwood will do incredibly well,” said Mark Renbaum, managing partner of MLR Partners, one of the partners in the redevelopment with MCB Real Estate. “This is a great community and it’s underserved. You have the confluence of a university community and these amazing neighborhoods that surround the center. There’s…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.