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Old Navy in Old Canton? Where Do You Stand?

5 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 1:47pm

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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?

 

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  • Evan (@evanthemayor)

    For a town that seems to make such a big deal out of buying local, we don’t walk the walk very much.

  • Chris

    I fear it will be too car centric and not walkable in the least bit.

  • Elizabeth Weeks

    I live for Hampden shops (Double Dutch, 16 Tons, Lovely Yarns, Trohv) but there are times when it’s sadly necessary to supplement local shopping with mass chains for everything from clothing (H&M, Loehmanns) to houseware (wedding registries… Macy’s, Crate & Barrel) to crafts (Michael’s, JoAnn). So I’m glad they’re starting to come to Baltimore. As the writer said, it will also create badly needed jobs. I live in Remington, which is also getting a Wal-Mart–not a destination for me but one that will help out others who have no access to shopping except via lengthy bus trips.

  • planetmom

    I live in Canton and have for 20 years. I am happy to have the development. My concern is the RED LINE. How are they going to open all these stores and then essentially cut us off from them with projected 1.5 years of Red Line construction? Why is the city even considering putting the Red Line in one of the few vibrant and growing areas of the city?

  • Jack McDonald

    We live on Boston Street in Canton. This idea is long overdue. We presently drive to stores in the county. Canton Crossing will make our lives so much easier. The only concern I have is the Red Line. If the state moves forward with it’s plans, it will ruin the overall feel of Canton.(not to mention the total disruption of traffic on Boston Street. But, all in all, we are excited to see Canton Crossing open.



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