Open for Business: Opportunities are popping up in Belair-Edison

Open for Business: Opportunities are popping up in Belair-Edison

In October, friends and neighbors joined together to enjoy our Main Street Renaissance Project, which featured a retail pop-up shop walking tour. Local artist and designer Paige Orpin transformed 6 vacant commercial spaces along the 3200-3500 blocks of Belair Road into a bookstore, coffee shop, yoga studio, vintage clothing store, and record shop using staged furniture, lighting, and décor.

The spaces are now available for lease and provide an affordable, turnkey solution to making your business or side hustle a reality. Located along the Main Street corridor, these retail spaces offer access to our walkable, high trafficked Belair-Edison community. Many of our local businesses mention the proximity to major thoroughfares, public transportation, and on-street metered parking to be real assets to their businesses.

We are currently offering both monthly and weekend-only lease terms – perfect for boutique retail or professional services. We are also encouraging young entrepreneurs and Belair-Edison residents to apply! Residents will enjoy discounted lease pricing since, one of our main goals at Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. (BENI) is to build a thriving community that residents and businesses want to invest in.

The 6 vacant commercial spaces range from 785 square feet to 4,000 square feet, offering a convenient and low-risk opportunity to test your product or service and gain insights into local consumer trends.

Our community managers at BENI can help you navigate available incentives, including HUBZone, Enterprise Zone, and Tax Credits. In addition, Belair-Edison is a designated Baltimore City Main Street Community and provides such business support to our merchants as funding for promotional events and marketing guidance.

Available locations include:

  • 3301 Belair Road: BB&T Building, open to the public for tours
  • 3412 Belair Road: Coffee shop and bookstore installation and Yoga Studio installation
  • 3418 Belair Road: Lemontopia Baltimore -Youth lemonade and desserts bar installation
  • 3537 Belair Road: Vintage clothing and record store installation
  • 3501 Belair Road: Green Apple Building, open to the public for tours
  • 3545 Belair Road: Art gallery space installation


Download the pop-up brochure to learn more about community statistics, square footage, and pricing.

Some of these properties recently received a building façade improvement providing an attractive getaway to our community to welcome new residents and shoppers to our business district.

View other successful businesses in Belair-Edison.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming our next Main Street business or pop-up, please contact John Watkins or call 410-485-8422.