Old Navy in Old Canton? Where Do You Stand?
Canton Crossing will later this year house a Target and a Harris Teeter among other well known chain-y stores and restaurants. Mainstream retailers Ulta, Old Navy, Michael’s, Loft, Red Robin (and many more) are on the long list, according to The Baltimore Sun. The construction has already begun between Baylis and South Haven Street. White Marsh and other malls in the area will have a run for their money considering the stores opening in Canton are often shopping-mall residents.
So people won’t need to drive to the nearby malls starting this fall; however, there is some worry over the amount of traffic the new stores will add to the Canton area (and the amount of charm they will deduct). As an avid shopper who lives in the Mt. Vernon area, I see the plan as economically healthy and fun. Think about it, having favorite stores much closer to where we live will make shopping way less of a hassle. It will also add many more jobs in the city (they aim to open about 30 stores ultimately).
What do you think? And which part of town are you from?