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Noodles & Co. closes its Inner Harbor restaurant

Noodles & Co. has closed its doors in downtown Baltimore.

The Inner Harbor restaurant, on the north end of the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace, closed June 27, according to Danielle Moore, a spokeswoman for Noodles & Co.

The closure of the fast-casual noodle eatery follows Five Guys’ exit from the Pratt Street Pavilion amid an overhaul of the aging Harborplace buildings.

Stephanie Mineo, senior vice president of New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., said in an email the closures were planned to make way for new tenants. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. bought Harborplace in 2012, and construction began in 2016 to revamp the shopping and dining complex, which originally opened in 1980.

New shops and restaurants at Harborplace were expected to open this summer. Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is slated to open in August, Mineo said, following the openings of Banana Republic and Build-A-Bear.

Construction is nearing completion in the Pratt Street Pavilion, and Ashkenazy will announce more new tenants before the end of the year, Mineo said.

Employees at Noodles & Co. were offered positions at other nearby restaurants, Moore said in an email. Although the Inner Harbor eatery was Noodles & Co.’s only Baltimore location, the chain has restaurants throughout Maryland including in Towson, Pikesville, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Annapolis, Laurel and Columbia.

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