New Businesses Coming To Harborplace

Whats New — By Tawanna Browne Smith on March 1, 2012 at 4:13 am

Harborplace & The Gallery, Baltimore’s number one attraction for shopping, dining and entertainment, announced today the expansion of their current retail mix with the addition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Johnny Rockets, McCormick World of Flavors, as well as the newly remodeled J. Paul’s Restaurant and Food Court. These additions bring the occupancy rate of Light Street Pavilion to 95%.

Harbor Dining. Photo courtesy of

“This summer will see the opening of some outstanding, first-to-market merchants and restaurants; creating many more reasons for our visitors to come back again and again. It is our continued goal to create positive, lasting experiences for our guests by providing the right destination for every occasion,” said Senior General Manager Christopher Schardt, Harborplace & The Gallery. “These redevelopments are taking place to meet consumer demand; satisfying the needs of both the local resident and tourist.”

“Millions of people from all over the world visit our beloved Inner Harbor annually,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “Harborplace is evolving the Inner Harbor in so many new and exciting ways. We appreciate GGP’s efforts in bringing these sensational attractions to downtown Baltimore.”

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a unique and fun family attraction featuring more than 500 mind-boggling displays of rare, unusual and extraordinary oddities, will open their newest location in the Light Street Pavilion. The new, two-story Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will occupy approximately 12,500 square feet of space and feature its own waterside entrance.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the first restaurant group based on a motion picture, will occupy 13,000 square feet in Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion. Opening summer 2012, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will debut their first-ever Maryland destination at the Inner Harbor.

McCormick and Company, Inc., internationally known for providing its customers only the highest quality, best tasting spices and flavors, will open its first-ever retail destination this summer – McCormick World of Flavors. Located in Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion, this 3,800-plus square-foot space will showcase the extensive McCormick product range with sections focusing on cooking, baking and grilling.

Johnny Rockets is thrilled to return to Inner Harbor this spring in its new location with delicious new menu items, exciting new dance routines, and a customer-centric owner and crew members whose primary focus will be creating smiles for guests every day. Opening in Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion, Johnny Rockets will offer their well-known mouthwatering Hamburgers, frosty Shakes and Malts, plus much more.

J.Paul’s newly-renovated location on Level 1 of the Light Street Pavilion will feature dramatic interior spaces, a raw bar, and the superior food and service that patrons have come to expect of the iconic regional restaurant. Opening summer 2012, J. Paul’s continues its commitment to offering fresh, quality ingredients and creative presentations all while highlighting the area’s local seafood.

Harborplace. Photo courtesy of Harborplace & The Gallery

The expanded and renovated Food Court, easily accessible from Light Street and the promenade, is scheduled to open summer 2012. Included in the Food Court dining mix are:

Subway, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain, brings its famous mixture of fresh ingredients, outstanding customer service and healthy meal options to a 784 square foot location at Harborplace & The Gallery’s new food court.

Chicken Now caters to families and people of all ages and will feature sandwiches, healthy wraps, fresh made salads, signature tenders, crispy wings and a variety of savory sides.

China Max is a great alternative to the usual fast-food fare. Offering traditional Chinese cuisine in a 601 square foot space, China Max is great for the whole family. Serving flavorful specialties and creative classics, China Max will be a favorite for the lunch and dinner crowd on-the-go.


  • Yvette says:

    I DO NOTrecommend China Max at Harborplace in Baltimore, and this is why…

    On August 12, 2012, between 2:05pm and 2:30pm, I was at the China Max in downtown Baltimore. I asked the young man waiting on me, if the sauce the vegetables had gluten in it. He said he didn’t know, so he went to ask someone in the back. He returned, and the manager came out shortly after him. The young man said was he told “Everything out here doesn’t have gluten.” The manager reiterated this to me. I knew this to be false, because China Max also sells orange chicken, which is obviously fried in flour. I then asked the young man “What’s the orange chicken cooked in?” He looked to the manager who informed him it is cooked in flour. I then informed them that flour has gluten and that if some one with an allergy to gluten ate that, after being told all their food was gluten-free, they would have a serious problem. The manager shrugged his shoulder and went back towards the kitchen area.

    This is less a customer service issue and more an issue of ethics. Companies should not be lying to the public about the ingredients they use. If they don’t know, they need to say so. Lying about what is or is not in food could cost some one their life.

  • Antionette Chappelear says:

    A baby’s start is a incredibly unique occasion and there appears to be an historic tradition that presents should commemorate the joyous function.


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