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The Honeygo Crossing shopping center, between Schroeder Avenue and Honeygo Boulevard along Belair Road, was finished about four years ago—although Baltimore County approved the center's first occupancy permits just six months ago.
"Isn't that silly?" said Ben Frederick of Ben Frederick Realty, which manages the property. "A lot had to do with the extension and street light at Honeygo."
In the first week of August, the center plans to welcome its first tenant, , which is moving from its 11-year home at on Ebenezer Road. The salon's sign was mounted this week.
"It's very stressful, but very exciting," said Kathy Lesko, the salon's manager.
"In not so many ways, we were asked to leave [Perry Hall Square]. They increased our rent. They would not negotiate with the salon owners on it," Lesko said. "We felt the need to look for something better."
currently has 10 vacant store fronts, according to the Kimco Realty Corporation website. A leasing representative was available for comment.
Perry Hall Square and the surrounding area were recently included in a , which allows businesses to qualify for county assistance, including design assistance and tax credits.
County Councilman David Marks has planned a .
Read more about Perry Hall's commercial revitalization district on Patch.
Frederick said he has spoken with owners of other Perry Hall Square businesses who are also considering a move to Honeygo Crossing.
Seven additional spaces are still available, he said, ranging in size from 1,400 to 3,000 square feet and renting at $23 per square foot.
Shear Genius' lease at Perry Hall Square runs out on July 31. All 15 salon stylists are expected to move to the new Belair Road location, Lesko said.
"A couple of our clients who walk say they might have to drive now," she said. "But we also have a lot of clients in Harford County and Kingsville who are happy about it."
"It's a great location," Lesko said.