Downtown Baltimore generated approximately $1.242 billion in retail in 2017.

Downtown Baltimore is thriving with development projects. Businesses are adding employees and developers are working hard to add new units to meet the high residential demand for Downtown living. And retailers are taking notice – brands like Warby Parker, Anthropologie, and The Four Seasons; markets like Whole Foods and Harris Teeter, as well as one-of-a-kind boutiques are part of Downtown’s growing retail mix. And with 42,626 residents, 119,312 employees, and over 25.9 million visitors each year, it’s no wonder.

Once you're here, Downtown Partnership can support you by monitoring legislation and market trends that could affect the area’s retail climate. If you have retail space to lease, email us at


State of Downtown Breakfast

Join Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for breakfast and networking as we unveil our annual State of Downtown Baltimore Report on Tuesday, March 26, 7:30-9:30am. Register now to reserve your seats.


Downtown Development Since 2011

From 2011 to 2019, more than 50 development projects and 40 restaurants have opened within the Downtown Management Authority district, which spans the neighborhoods of Charles Center, Bromo Arts District, and Inner Harbor. More than 70 leases for nearly 1 million square feet of space have been executed since 2015.


State of Food & Beverage Indsutry

Downtown’s F&B industry is going strong. Despite media attention to restaurant closures, restaurant performance in our data area is on-par with national averages. Check out our deeper look into the F&B industry and it's economic impact on Downtown Baltimore.


New Restaurants at Can Company

The Can Company building in Canton has a new paint job a bunch of new tenants. Coming soon the the neighborhood is The Original Pancake House, Tropical Smoothie, Regional Ale, and You'll Never Walk Alone restaurant. Stop by this spring to see (and taste) the changes.



  • Zagat ranks Baltimore “#2 Food City in America”

  • Travel + Leisure calls Baltimore the
    “Coolest City on the East Coast”

  • USA Today names Baltimore one of “Five
    underrated food cities on the East Coast”

  • Condé Nast Traveler names Baltimore one
    of “The Best U.S. Cities for Seafood”

"A remarkable success is now underway: Developers are rushing to build apartments and hotels, young professionals are moving in, and a growing roster of sophisticated restaurants, boutiques and cultural spaces is finally luring travelers to this oft-underrated waterfront city.”
—Architectural Digest