Armada Hoffler Properties and Beatty Development Group, developers of Nine East 33rd in Charles Village across from the campus of Johns Hopkins University, today announced the addition of three new restaurants to the vibrant development located on the corner of St. Paul and 33rd Streets. New concept restaurants Bird in Hand and PekoPeko Ramen, will join honeygrow and the previously announced 10,447 square foot CVS Pharmacy.
honeygrow, the Philadelphia-based company bringing people together over quality, wholesome and delicious foods will open a 2,437 square foot restaurant along St. Paul Street. Featuring made to order stir-frys, salads, honeybar and smoothies, guests can fully customize everything for vegan, gluten-free and other dietary restrictions. Their “honest eating and growing local” mantra means their sauces and dressings are all freshly made in-house with never frozen fresh ingredients for quick serve dining in or take away. The restaurant’s only other Baltimore location will open this fall in the Exelon Building located in the neighborhood of Harbor Point.
PekoPeko Ramen, a new 1,591 square foot restaurant concept conceived by Tokyo-raised, Johns Hopkins alumnus David Forster, will feature an authentic Japanese ramen menu along with classic sides and rice bowls. An open kitchen will create a vibrant atmosphere where guests can interact with the staff. Customers can enjoy noodles until midnight with beer or sake for the perfect ramen experience.
Bird in Hand is a Artifact Coffee family coffee shop and casual eatery created by James Beard Award Winning Chef Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka and Ivy Bookshop Owners Ann and Ed Berlin, will open its first location along 33rd Street in the Nine East 33rd building. More than a coffee shop, the 1,574 square foot Bird in Hand features sandwiches made with Parts & Labor meats, whole grain sweet and savory pastries and Counter Culture espresso and hand poured coffee, in addition to Ivy’s specially curated collection of books.
“Adding innovative eateries at Nine East 33rd will enhance the overall student housing experience, providing convenient dining options for residents and neighbors alike within footsteps of their apartments,” commented Tony Nero, President of Development at Armada Hoffler Properties. “The majority of apartments and retail space are currently pre-leased and the project continues to receive considerable interest, mainly due to its strategic location within walking distance of Johns Hopkins’ main campus.”
“Charles Village is known for its energy and energetic urban lifestyle and the restaurants and retail at Nine East 33rd bring a new dynamic to St. Paul Street,” said Michael Beatty, president of Beatty Development Group. “Through contemporary design and creative place making we have created a community where the neighborhood and students of Johns Hopkins University can gather and call home.”