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Perry Hall Royal Farms to Break Ground in July

The 5,000-square-foot store could be finished by December 2012.

A new Royal Farms store could break ground in Perry Hall by July, confirmed on Thursday.

Marks said he has been in contact with David Donato, vice president of the Commercial Division at Continental Realty Corporation, which manages the property slated for the new convenience store.

The lot, located in the along the 9600 block of Belair Road, formerly housed a .

Marks said the expected 5,000-square-foot Royal Farms will feature at least eight fuel pumps. After breaking ground in July, it could be finished by December 2012, he said. 

Workers at surrounding businesses that the BP would be replaced by a Royal Farms, Patch . 

Over the past eight months, however, when previously contacted by Patch, representatives of Continental Realty Corporation and Royal Farms have declined to comment on the future of the space. 

Would you shop at a Royal Farms store? Tell us your reaction in the comments.

Amber sexton June 15, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Wegmans and trader joes is deffinently not gucci.. Wuts gucci is them wanting to put a pandora in the mall.. Lol
MIL June 15, 2012 at 03:34 PM
We need a CVS on that corner!!
Mike Lurz June 15, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Way to focus on the minutia of my post...All of these stores have been approached (Wegmans, Whole Foods, Trader Joes's) and all have declined. I see people screaming and jumping up and down about this, but you have to look at the reality...these stores have business models which made them successful they also have marketing departments. If they do not feel that a move to ANY area fits into those models, they will not move there. This has been firmly established. Gucci (or not) is not even close to the point. Furthermore, focussing on one empty plot (which is one among hundreds) is a further waste of time. The bigger issue is that there is far too much empty retail space along BelAir Rd, ( yet we had to have more at Schroeder Ave). This is a bad thing, it needs to be fixed, and it won't be unless there is a reason for a business to go there that benefits both community AND business. This problem is going to require some "outside the box" thinking and will not be solved by simply transplanting the same few businesses there. Councilman Marks has made this a priority and is doing everything he can to make it happen, but he needs community input other than demanding a specific grocery store.
telecomguy June 15, 2012 at 03:53 PM
They why did you bring it up? No one else commenting brought it up, you were the first one to use the word (and even mention TJ's and Wegmans when no one else did either). If you wanted to commend Councilman Marks for what he was doing, focus on what he's actually doing instead of bringing other names into it. Honestly, I don't see why a company like Wegmans or Trade Joe's wouldn't come to Perry Hall with the right plan to build around it instead of trying to shoehorn it into an existing place. They're trying to do it in Owings Mills, and the area that they're trying to do it in there is much worse than what we have in Perry Hall. They also did the same thing in Hunt Valley when the mall there was falling apart. I'm pretty sure if you have a plan they can get on board with, you can bring one of those stores here.
Mike Lurz June 15, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I didn't , it has been an ongoing discussion through these and other threads for quite some time, I posted it because it was releEvant to the topic at hand
Mike Lurz June 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Thanks for your assessment of my opinion, moving forward I suggest you come up with one of tour own as mine is not subject to yours
Mike Lurz June 15, 2012 at 04:46 PM
If you do not know why they are coming, then you clearly have not been paying attention
Ashley June 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Everywhere needs a Wawa. So much better than Royal Farms.
Mike Lurz June 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM
NOT coming, excuse me
Sonu June 15, 2012 at 10:52 PM
i don't think we need a another gas station ,we have seen in the past bp was right across from safeway and one went out of business,i don't want to see that happen again and besides we already have two gas stations in the area less than quarter mile from easy other.
lux June 16, 2012 at 03:07 AM
royal farms is a bit more than just a gas station. they are open 24hrs. and have made-to-order food as well as odds and ends you can pick up. although i'm not so sure perry hall needed another gas station/convenience store, it does offer a few extra conveniences than other local gas stations. plus royal farms tends to have good prices on gas in harford county and along route 40, so hopefully the same will be true at this location. the only thing i'm concerned about is the lack of space at this location. most other royal farms locations seem to take up quite a large amount of space which doesn't seem available at this shopping center.
Sherri June 16, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Royal Farms, sounds good! I too have to admit I'm longing for a Wawa. : )
melody merry June 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Oh yeah!!!!!!
melody merry June 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM
I grew up in Perry Hall and eventually left when "undesirables" moved in.....once that happened crime increased and it was no longer the wonderful family oriented place that it used to be.
kelly jay June 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Sad but true. The same thing happened in Eastpoint, Golden Ring, Hunt Valley, White Marsh and now its starting in Belair. The crime is increasing and the stores, restarants, etc. shut down and everyone (except for the "undesirables") stay away. Once this happens the area just gets run down and crime rises....just look at the areas that I mentioned. No one can deny the facts.....horrible.
SLI June 16, 2012 at 01:10 PM
But the important question is....with or without fried chicken?
John June 16, 2012 at 02:29 PM
WAWA had two stores in Perry Hall 25 years ago, and they closed for lack of business.
DS June 16, 2012 at 02:34 PM
I am sorry but i think they should of built a kodak fotomat there. I think all this digital camera stuff is a fad and dropping off film and waiting a week to pick it up will make a comeback. you watch.
Mike Lurz June 16, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Melody Merry, please tell us more about the " undesirables" you speak of... Who might they be?
Dottie Cordwell June 16, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I welcome Royal Farms. They are competitive in their gas prices. Maybe we can get some gas price wars in the area and bring the cost of gas down for all of us. Rather than complain about what our community does not have, support who we do have and maybe more businesses will see the potential in our area.
KINGSLING June 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
LOVE THAT CHICKEN>>>THE BEST
KINGSLING June 16, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Great question Mike
MikeyG June 16, 2012 at 04:40 PM
'Undesirables'.....those are those folks who 1) look different than Merry Melody, 2) or come from a city neighborhood unrecognized by MM, and 3) may exhibit sub culture attitudes differing from the mainstream. Wake up. Welcome to America. Makes me wonder how MM would react to a tenement house in nyc in early 1900's. Love royal farms! And I love tripe in my Chinese too.
Mike Lurz June 16, 2012 at 04:56 PM
America was founded by groups of "undesirables" banding together...we have sadly lost that trait and want everyone to be the same beige person...I believe that is called fascism, which we fought 2 world wars to defeat.
Mike Lurz June 16, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Great point Dottie, I too welcome another Royal Farms...but that won't fox the problem, although a small step in the right direction
Steve Redmer June 16, 2012 at 07:25 PM
SWEET... Competitive gas prices and FRIED CHICKEN...WIN WIN!!!
VWK June 18, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Fotomat! I had forgotten about those - too funny DS!
John Doe June 18, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Dottie - you nailed it.
Tim June 18, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Oh, the undesirables band together now - to bring crime to our neighborhoods. That said, I personally have no issue with another gas station going in place of an existing one. Especially if it's going to come with a food 'mart' that apparently people eat at and are looking forward to.
Joanne D. Smith March 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM
I wish there was a Panera Bread in the shopping center where Outback is.....It would be great with lots of parking and we wouldn't have to drive so far and wrestle with parking at the Towson store or the traffic at White Marsh......it would also give employees of the shopping center another choice for their lunch/dinner....Charcoal Deli and Village sub closed....how about Subway? Look how Joppa Rd & Goucher Blvd has spruced up!,, Come on Perry Hall...no blight please

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