West Elm has opened its first Maryland location at 1301 Dock Street along the Baltimore waterfront.
The 11,377 square-foot Harbor Point location at the Exelon Building will open on September 15 at 10 a.m. The newly constructed Exelon Building is part of a development including shops, restaurants and entertainment in Harbor Point, originally a commercial corridor, that references the community’s past by incorporating salvaged materials sourced from Baltimore harbor into the interior’s architecture, West Elm noted.
Seven Maryland-based makers and designers will offer their products as part of the store’s initial assortment, and a design lab will provide services that help customers develop home decor looks that suit their preferences.
As part of the opening day promotion, West Elm has partnered with Baltimore-based artist Tomahawk Design Co. to design a limited edition tote bag the new store will provide the first 300 shoppers who make a $50 minimum purchase. Additional activities will include a sweepstakes that offers local customers a chance to win a $2,000 gift card, as well as an invitation to a private pre-opening celebration. The company will donate a portion of the pre-opening celebration proceeds to the Living Classrooms Foundation, a local non-profit organization that aims to strengthen communities and inspire young people to achieve their potential through education and job training.
“We are proud to open our first Maryland store in a neighborhood experiencing a renaissance with both locals and visitors,” said Jim Brett, West Elm president. “Our goal is to become an active contributor to this historically conscious community, supporting their efforts to preserve the waterfront while sustainably revitalizing a once overlooked area of downtown Baltimore.”