From Charm City to the City of Brotherly Love
When Will Glass decided to open Taps Fill Station nearly three years ago, he chose Baltimore for its welcoming people and love of markets.
As he prepares to open a second location, Glass said he landed on his next destination — Philadelphia — for a lot of the same reasons.
“Philadelphia is a similar city to Baltimore in many ways,” he said. “Specifically, there is a culture of markets there just like there are in Baltimore.”
Taps Fill Station is one of several Mount Vernon Marketplace businesses that will soon launch stalls in Philadelphia’s Bourse Marketplace, a $22.5 million project slated to open in September across from Independence Hall. Other Baltimore vendors venturing north include Pinch Dumplings, Mi & Yu Noodle Bar and Prescription Chicken.
Part of the reason they’re flocking to the new food hall has to do with logistics. Baltimore-based Cana Development, which handles leasing for Mount Vernon Marketplace, is also taking charge of assembling a mix of about 30 vendors at the Bourse.
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