Continental Realty Corporation Completes Renovation of Dundalk’s Merritt Manor
- Oct 03, 2014
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Baltimore-based Continental Realty Corporation hosted a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, September 30, to celebrate the completion of extensive renovations to Merritt Manor, a shopping center in Dundalk. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski, Sr. were among the officials present at the event.
Merritt Manor was constructed in 1976. It is a 91,000-square-foot shopping center, located at 1245 Merritt Boulevard. Continental Realty Corporation acquired it last spring. The company managed to attract several new tenants, which increased the property’s overall occupancy to about 92 percent.
The shopping center is currently anchored by Gold’s Gym, which recently expanded by 1,600 square feet of space. Its tenant roster also includes Hair Cuttery, M and T Bank, Sherwin-Williams, Mariner Finance and Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies. Comfort Pharmacy, Polished Nails and Ullery Dental are some of the newly signed tenants. The latter leased 4,000 square feet of space.
Continental Realty announced the start of the renovation project earlier this year. Lutherville-based Mullan Contracting Company was hired to construct the project. It called for renovations to the center’s exterior facade, the parking lot and sidewalk areas, as well as the refurbishing and addition of landscaping, and upgrades to the project signage. Continental Realty did not disclose the cost of the renovation.
“Private developers see the strength of Dundalk as a great place to invest, especially in retail,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a press statement. “Dundalk is truly seeing a boom in new shopping and business services that is adding to the quality of life for people living here as well as for potential homeowners looking for a traditional neighborhood and good home value.”
“This renovation advances our program to elevate the functionality and aesthetics of Merritt Manor and to provide the eastern Baltimore County community with a neighborhood shopping center they can be proud of,” David Donato, vice president of Continental Realty’s Commercial Division, added. “Our leasing team is also working diligently to attract new retailers to the center that best serve the needs of area businesses and residents. We believe in the surrounding demographics and consider this asset a long-term investment.”
Photo credits: Continental Realty Corporation