Bonefish and Outback may come to uptown
New tenants, possibly Bonefish Grill and Outback Steakhouse, in the $85 million Towson Square project will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The Towson Square project refers to the four acres bounded by East Joppa Rd. and Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia Avenues.
The Baltimore Business Journal reported that state records show a business entity called Bonefish Baltimore County LLC was registered in June.
The tenants will be announced at 11:30 a.m. at a ceremonial “topping off,” which marks the end of the steel work for the building. The ceremony will take place at 101 E. Joppa Rd.
Three of the eight venues to reside in Towson Square were announced in January. The venues were the Portuguese restaurant Nandos Peri-Peri, Italian La Tagliatella and Mexican On the Border. The main addition to the project is the 16-screen, 3,400 stadium-style seating movie theater to include a VIP level featuring a full bar with premium food choices.
A $6.2 million, 850-space underground parking garage for Towson Square, paid for by the County Revenue Authority, is also expected to be completed as part of the Towson Square.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks told the Towerlight in the Jan. 27, 2013 issue that the new developments will bring more vitality to uptown Towson.
“It’s providing more options for consumers in Towson and it’s helping bring more people back to the core of Towson,” he said.
Executive Director of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Nancy Hafford said that she can already see how the development has affected the Towson area, even helping the property values.
“I live here in Towson, and as these tenants come in the property value of my house has gone up and up,” she said. “When people are looking for a house they look for schools and entertainment. When you can walk or drive just a few miles to a movie theater that’s a huge benefit.”
Another addition to uptown Towson is the new Oyster Bay Grille that opened in the Towson Circle building in August.
The addition of these businesses comes with renovations to others, such as The Greene Turtle, which plans to expand and add a rooftop deck, and also the new Torrent nightclub that is replacing the Recher Theatre on York Rd.
“If you took a picture of the East side of York Road eight years ago and take another picture now, people just wouldn’t believe how many changes have happened over there,” Hafford said.
“There are some places that aren’t looking so hot on the outside but they have been sold and will be renovated.”