Downtown Baltimore generated approximately $1.119 billion in retail in 2018.

Downtown Baltimore is thriving with development projects. Businesses are adding employees and developers are working hard to add new units to meet the high residential demand for Downtown living. And retailers are taking notice – brands like Bonobos Guideshop, The Red Boat, Blackwall Hitch, Warby Park, and The Four Seasons; markets like Whole Foods and Harris Teeter, as well as one-of-a-kind boutiques are part of Downtown’s growing retail mix. And with 42,913 residents, 119,690 employees, and over 26 million visitors each year, it’s no wonder.

Once you're here, Downtown Partnership can support you by monitoring legislation and market trends that could affect the area’s retail climate. If you have retail space to lease, email us at


Rooster & Hen at Cross Street Market

Rooster & Hen, a family grocery store, is now open to Federal Hill, with an 1,800+ square foot “market within a market” at the Light Street entrance to the historic South Baltimore Public Market.


Bentley's Restaurant and Lounge

Check out Bentley's weekly line up of Sunday brunch, comedy nights, spoken word, and feature Fridays, live entertainment on Saturdays on Howard Street.


Vagrant Coffee Downtown Locations

Vagrant Coffee may have started in a Mini-Cooper, but they are quickly expanding with Downtown locations. The former 3 Bean Coffee in Federal Hill is now Vagrant. Other Downtown locations include Cafe @ 1100 in Pigtown, and recently took over the Station North location of Milk & Honey Market.


New Tenants at One Charles Center

AIA Baltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation are relocating their headquarters to the Center for Architecture and Design in the Charles Center neighborhood. The plan is to convert the 3,600 square feet space at One Charles Center, formerly a Staples store, into flexible program and gallery space, and a small retail space for books on Baltimore architecture.


Blackwall Hitch

Open now on East Pratt Street, Blackwall Hitch's new Baltimore location has incredible indoor/outdoor space, private rooms, and delicious food.



  • Zagat ranks Baltimore “#2 Food City in America”

  • Travel + Leisure calls Baltimore the
    “Coolest City on the East Coast”

  • USA Today names Baltimore one of “Five
    underrated food cities on the East Coast”

  • Condé Nast Traveler names Baltimore one
    of “The Best U.S. Cities for Seafood”

  • Thrillist names Baltimore one of “The Best Food City in Every State”

  • Yelp names Baltimore one of The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Food Lovers”

"A remarkable success is now underway: Developers are rushing to build apartments and hotels, young professionals are moving in, and a growing roster of sophisticated restaurants, boutiques and cultural spaces is finally luring travelers to this oft-underrated waterfront city.”

—Architectural Digest