December 2, 2019

Baltimore, MD – Baltimore-based MCB Real Estate, LLC in a joint venture with MLR Partners LLC and Northwood, S.C., LLC (the existing owners of Northwood Plaza) have announced that they have signed a lease with German grocer Lidl for a +/-30,000 square foot anchor space at Northwood Commons in Northeast Baltimore.

Northwood Commons is a transformative redevelopment of the Northwood Plaza Shopping Center, located in Northeast Baltimore City directly adjacent to Morgan State University.  Scheduled to be completed in early 2022, Northwood Commons will feature 100,000 square feet of restaurants and retail services, including a brand-new 11,000 Square Foot Barnes and Noble College Café, and a 20,000 Square Foot state-of-the-art Public Safety Building for Morgan State University in addition to Lidl.

Lidl was recently named a top 3 U.S. supermarket by Food & Wine Magazine. The company has earned significant customer loyalty due to its simplified shopping experience that enables customers to get incredible quality at attainable prices. To date, Lidl has won more than 500 awards for its private label assortment.

“Governor Hogan’s initiative to transform Baltimore City neighborhoods through Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise) has supported the important effort by Morgan State University and the Development Team to revitalize Northwood Commons,” said Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt.

Lidl joins McDonald’s, WingStop, Fulton Bank, Bank of America (ATM), Barnes & Noble College, Morgan State University and Sunny’s Subs as tenants at Northwood Commons.  Additional tenants will be announced soon.

This project is a true example of what is possible when neighborhoods, community, government and private interests collaborate,” said P. David Bramble, Managing Partner for MCB Real Estate on behalf of the development team.  “Lidl chose Northwood Commons due to the combined support from Mayor Young’s office, Morgan State University, the Baltimore Development Corporation and the State of Maryland” noted Mark Renbaum, Managing Partner of MLR Partners.

“We are excited that the Development Team has attracted a supermarket of the caliber of Lidl to anchor Northwood Commons,” stated Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University.  “The Morgan State University community has been yearning for decades for a place nearby to shop for fresh food, and now we finally have one.”