Construction has begun on a 135,000-square-foot Target and some of the other stores, while Harris Teeter will start construction on a store in the next few weeks. Target announced in December that it planned to anchor the center and would open in October.
The $105 million Canton Crossing project sits on 31 acres of waterfront between Baylis and South Haven streets. The project is being developed by BCP Partners, which includes principals of Chesapeake Real Estate Group, 28 Walker Associates and Birchwood Capital Partners.
Others among the planned 30 shops include discount store Five Below, mattress retailer Sleepy's, BB&T Bank, Vitamin Shoppe, optician MyEyeDr., Nail Trix and Fresh Cleaners, said Chesapeake Real Estate Group officials. Restaurants that have signed leases include Mission BBQ, which has locations in Perry Hall and Glen Burnie; Samos, a Greek restaurant opening its second city location; sandwich shop Jimmy John's and Yogi Castle frozen yogurt.