Posted on: March 14, 2023

Black-owned, family-run Crust by Mack bakery savors opportunity to serve delectables at Harborplace

The Baltimore business is the first new tenant to be inked by the iconic complex’s new owners, who hope to draw crowds back as they weigh long-term plans for the site.
Growing up in McCulloh Homes with a family of strong women, Amanda Mack knew she would be successful. But she never thought she would have a brick-and-mortar presence at the city’s iconic Inner Harbor.
“It was truly the heart of Baltimore. It didn’t matter how much money you had, it was a central point and meeting point for residents to take in all the beauty that Baltimore has to offer,” said the 35-year-old, whose Crust By Mack concept has attracted a cult-like following where customers have been known to wrap around the block waiting for her delectable creations, from savory meat pies to buttery rich cookies. “I never imagined having a space here.”

Read more on The Baltimore Banner. Amanda Mack, Southern Living’s 2021 Cook of the Year, shows off some of her baked goods under the pavilion of her future new space in the Harborplace development in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 11, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)