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


Bonobos Guideshop Now Open

Downtown Baltimore retail just got a little cooler with the opneing of Bonobos in Harbor East. The men's clothier offers trousers, shirts, suits, and accessories - and the store is stunning. Stop by and see for yourself.


State of Food & Beverage Indsutry

Downtown’s F&B industry is going strong. Despite media attention to restaurant closures, restaurant performance in our data area is on-par with national averages. Check out our deeper look into the F&B industry and it's economic impact on Downtown Baltimore.


R&R Tequeria is open

The concept is fast casual AND sit-down, and conveniently located at Charles & Lombard Street. Take your tacos to go, or stay put in their impeccably well-designed dining room. Either way, the food is great and the staff is lovely.


Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is open in Harborplace. Try their delicious lobster rolls and killer soups.



  • 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