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Harborplace is a shopping complex on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

Harborplace
Baltimore Harborplace.jpg
A view of the complex
LocationBaltimore, Maryland
Address201 East Pratt Street 301 Light Street
Opening dateJuly 2, 1980; 39 years ago (1980-07-02)
DeveloperThe Rouse Company
ManagementIVL Group LLC (as of May 30, 2019)
OwnerIVL Group LLC (as of May 30, 2019)
No. of floors2 in both pavilions
ParkingGarage
Public transit accessBSicon SUBWAY.svg at Charles Center or Shot Tower
Bus transport BaltimoreLink routes 54, 63, 65, 71, 154, CityLink Brown, CityLink Navy, CityLink Orange, CityLink Purple, CityLink Yellow
Charm City Circulator Banner, Purple, and Orange routes
Baltimore Water Taxi
Websitewww.harborplace.com

DescriptionEdit

The property is composed of 2 two-story pavilions: the Pratt Street Pavilion and the Light Street Pavilion. Each of these buildings contains many stores and restaurants. There are several stores that sell merchandise specific to Baltimore or the state of Maryland, such as blue crab food products, Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens merchandise, Edgar Allan Poe products, and University of Maryland Terrapins clothing. National retailers and restaurants include Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnny Rockets, Five Guys, Swatch, Fire & Ice, Urban Outfitters, and Uno Pizzeria & Grill. It also features Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

HistoryEdit

Harborplace was designed by Benjamin C. Thompson and was built by The Rouse Company near the former Light Street site of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company's steamship terminal and docks. A citywide referendum was required to proceed with the project.[1]

Harborplace opened on July 2, 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore.[2]

On the weekend of July 1, 2005, Harborplace celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony featuring Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Baltimore Mayor Martin J. O'Malley, and Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association (BACVA) president Leslie R. Doggett.[3]

A Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum opened in the Light Street Pavilion on June 26, 2012.[4]

In November 2012, the property was sold to Ashkenazy Acquisitions for $100 million.[5]

On June 3, 2019, the Baltimore Business Journal reported that as of May 30, 2019, Harborplace was placed into court-ordered receivership and that Azkenazy Acquisitions lost both management and ownership of Harborplace as a result. The Baltimore Business Journal reported that the Baltimore Circuit Court has appointed IVL Group, LLC of Monclair, NJ to manage, maintain, lease, provide security for Harborplace, the receivership order also authorizes IVL Group to seek a new buyer.[6]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rocco Mitchell, Joseph; Stebenne, David L. (2007). New City Upon a Hill A History of Columbia Maryland. History Press. p. 125.
  2. ^ "Important dates during the history of Harborplace". Baltimore Sun. July 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "25th anniversary of Harborplace". Baltimore Sun.
  4. ^ "Harborplace timeline". American City Business Journals. October 23, 2012.
  5. ^ Kilar, Steve (January 15, 2013). "$100 million paid for Harborplace". Baltimore Sun.
  6. ^ Simmons, Melody (June 3, 2019). "Harborplace put into receivership, opening door for potential new owner". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

Coordinates: 39°17′09″N 76°36′42″W / 39.28575°N 76.61166°W / 39.28575; -76.61166