Royal Farms to anchor commercial section at Tradepoint Atlantic

A Royal Farms gas station, convenience store and car wash is the first announced tenant of a proposed commercial area at the Tradepoint Atlantic development in Sparrows Point.

The Royal Farms will anchor the Shoppes at Tradepoint Atlantic, Tradepoint officials announced Wednesday.

Last month, Tradepoint officials said a “well-known” gas and covenience store company was in the works for the commercial center.

Tradepoint Atlantic is an industrial redevelopment of a former steel mill that was shuttered in 2012. Most of the property is devoted to uses such as shipping and distribution warehouses.

Last year, Tradepoint officials announced plans to carve out a section of the 3,100-acre property near the Baltimore Beltway to create a commercial development that would cater to the needs of future employees and local residents, such as gas, a grocery store and a hotel.

Renderings on display at a community meeting last month showed multiple commercial buildings on a parcel along Bethlehem Boulevard, with the steel mill’s old Tin Mill Canal running through the center. Buildings were labeled for uses including retail, restaurants, fast food, a hotel and a visitors center.

Greg Ferrante, senior vice president of JLL, a real estate broker that works with Tradepoint on lease deals, said in a statement that he expects Royal Farms “to do quite well” at the site.

The Royal Farms could open in late 2018.

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