Actor Wendell Piece, star of “The Wire,” announced the grand opening of his new apartment complex called The Nelson Kohl Apartments in Station North will be early next month.
In a tweet, he said, “Grand Opening of The Nelson Kohl Apartments 20 E. Lanvale. April 6th 11:30am. Come and join me as we cut the ribbon!!!”
In another tweet about it Thursday, Pierce noted it was the 10th anniversary of “The Wire.”
Pierce is a partner with Ernst Valery’s SAA | EVI Development in the $20 million, 103-unit complex and has said he hopes it’s the first of many Baltimore projects for him. He specifically said he’d like to build in West Baltimore, to give the area a boost.
The new apartments were built on a former parking lot overlooking Penn Station and Pierce said he hoped to keep the prices affordable for a mix of renters.
A website for the property, www.nelsonkohl.com, shows units ranging from studios starting at $1,195 a month to 2-bedroom units starting at $2,145.
Pierce also has built houses in New Orleans.