Cambridge School Buys Brown Memorial

Cambridge School, an independent, classical and Christ-centered school serving students in Baltimore City and Baltimore County in grades K–8, has purchased Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, at 6200 N. Charles St., according to MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC.

Brown Memorial Church has recently merged with Govans Presbyterian Church, making the property available. The 7-acre site contains a 42,000-square-foot building used as a school, church and related office space.

Cambridge School is currently located at 110 Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville.

“Everything that Cambridge does and stands for can happen more effectively at the new campus,” said John Blumenstein, the Head of Cambridge School. “We have already received a warm welcome from neighbors who are excited to see the property owned by an institution that inspires hearts and minds to embrace the good, the beautiful and the true.”

“Our church is very happy that the building will continue to be used for the education of children and worship,” said Tom Harris, pastor of Govans Presbyterian Church. “We are grateful that Cambridge School will be able to use the property for continued ministry.”


Loyola Blakefield Embarks on Fundraising Campaign

Loyola Blakefield is embarking upon the most ambitious fundraising effort in its history. Ignite: The Campaign for Loyola Blakefield will result in the construction of a new Innovative Learning Center, investment in the endowment and bolster annual giving. The total fundraising goal for Ignite is $27 million. Through its efforts during the silent phase of the campaign, Loyola has secured more than $23 million in commitments. The public portion seeks to surpass the $27 million mark.
“We have been here for nearly 170 years and are proud to offer an unrivaled Jesuit educational experience in the Catholic tradition,” President Anthony Day said. “This campaign paves the way for the next 170 years, and we are not only offering the highest quality education but doing so in a way that creates access and affordability.”

The centerpiece of the campaign is a 50,000-square-foot academic building, which will serve as the new home for students in grades 6–8. The building will also include a learning commons, art studio, and laboratories for cyber science and robotics. 

Lyfe Café to Open at Kenilworth

Lyfe Café—a health-oriented restaurant offering fresh made-to-order food for breakfast, lunch and dinner—is joining the Shops at Kenilworth, according to developer Greenberg Gibbons. The new 1,788-square-foot restaurant will be located on the ground level next to Wilkes & Riley and is expected to open in early 2019.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Shops at Kenilworth; my husband and I grew up right down the street and have many fond family memories there,” said Penny Seabolt, owner of Lyfe Café. “We are excited to offer this fresh and healthy concept and greet the new customers as well as the old.”

Heaver Plaza to Undergo Redevelopment

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC has announced the recent sale of Heaver Plaza, 1301 York Road. MacKenzie Vice President Sean Langford represented the buyer in the transaction, a local partnership. Sean will also spearhead redevelopment efforts and retail leasing on the new ownership’s behalf.

Redevelopment plans for the 111,000-square-foot building will include exterior renovations, upgraded common areas and building systems, landscaping improvements, and enhancement of the property’s offerings, developing more than 4,000 square feet of ground-level retail space—including the addition of a patio area. Longtime tenant the Peppermill will remain in operation at the building. Updates are expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

A New Bake Shop for MOM’s

In October, MOM’s Organic Market opened MOM’s Bake Shop in a space adjacent to the MOM’s store at Yorkridge Shopping Center in Lutherville. The bake shop offers organic vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, raw juices and muffins. The shop’s organic bread (baked in-house) is made from heirloom grains and live starters.

“We have been anticipating the opening of the Bake Shop for months, so we are thrilled that it is now open to customers,” said Mark Renbaum, CEO of Schwaber Holdings. “The addition of the Bake Shop will give shoppers another great option for a healthy lunch as well as organic, fresh baked bread. Yorkridge Shopping Center continues to grow and remain relevant as a true community asset.”