Satisfying your caffeine craving in Baltimore's downtown is about to get a little easier.
While an exact date has not been announced, a company spokesperson says that Starbucks
plans to open a location at 100 E. Pratt St. location sometime later this month. The address is also the corporate headquarters of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. and Italian restaurant Brio Tuscan Grille, which opened this month.
It will be the second standalone Starbucks in downtown. There's another Starbucks on the west side at 1 E. Eutaw St. On the other side of the city, there's a Starbucks in Harbor East next to Landmark Theatres and one in Canton's Can Company.
Starbucks' Ellicott City location on Baltimore National Pike, has just been remodeled and given an expanded cafe menu, says a spokesperson. The renovations include new chairs, floors and coffee counter.
The expansion is a marked shift for the Seattle coffee giant, which closed 600 stores around the country several years ago during the recession, including two downtown locations on Charles Street and at Harborplace. It also closed a store in Belvedere Square.
In all, Starbucks currently has more than 50 stores in the Baltimore area including stores in Charles Village and Mount Washington.
Source: Starbucks spokesperson
Writer: Alexandra Wilding