1017 West 36th St. had been operating as a food market since the early 1900s. When we found it, it was a run down, failing, grocery store.
We made the decision to lease it to an exciting new restaurant venture known simply as “The Food Market”. The tenant invested nearly a million dollars to build out the first floor and lower level. The industrial-modern space is home to the award-winning cuisine of Chef Chad Gauss, named “Best New Chef” in 2010 by Baltimore Magazine.
The Food Market, already having won several local restaurant awards, is now one of many businesses that support Hampden’s title as the “best neighborhood in Baltimore” (along with a number of other Reba-involved restaurants and shops). Today, it has the highest per-foot sales of any restaurant in Baltimore.
Upstairs, two 2 bedroom apartments with a large shared deck were also renovated and rented to local professionals.