Development Team Proposes A $5 million Renovation Of The Broadway Market In Fells Point

Atlas Restaurant Group in Harbor East has partnered with Dolben Co. and Klein Enterprises on a lone bid to renovate the Broadway Market in Fells Point.

The plan, submitted to the Baltimore Public Markets Corp. and Baltimore Development Corp., includes details about a proposed renovation project involving the north and south sheds of the Broadway Market on the 600 and 700 blocks of South Broadway. The project would add a seafood market, restaurant, public green space and a butcher shop.Dolben and Klein teamed up to overhaul the Marketplace at Fells Point, a mixed-use development project on the 600 block of South Broadway. When another firm’s plan to overhaul the Broadway Market fell through a few years ago, they decided to attempt to undertake the project.

“We have a personal relationship with Alex Smith and the guys over at Atlas Restaurant Group and we knew that they had expressed concern about sort of the vacant structures over at Broadway Market the past few years, as well,” Klein Enterprises president Daniel Klein said. “When you have two groups that have ambitious plans for Baltimore City, it makes more sense to come together as a team.”

In February, the team submitted its proposal, designed by BCT Architects and the only proposal fielded for the market, to Baltimore Public Markets Corp. and Baltimore Development Corp. The market is composed of two sheds that date back to 1864.

The north shed stretches between Aliceanna and Fleet streets and is currently vacant. Under the proposal, it would be reduced down in size to approximately 2,400 square feet and converted into retail space. A green space would also be added, which would be known as “Broadway Lawn” and would include an amphitheater.

The 5,000-square-feet south shed building would remain the same and be converted into a restaurant by Atlas, which owns Azumi, Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel. The 375-seat restaurant would incorporate a butchery and seafood market.

Klein said, the vendors operating in the south shed would be offered an opportunity to move to the south shed once the renovation is complete.

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