Det. Sean Suiter’s funeral procession to impact Wednesday traffic

Road ClosedThe Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) are working together with local law enforcement agencies to support logistics for the funeral and procession of fallen Baltimore City Detective Sean Suiter.

Motorists should expect major midday delays on Wednesday, November 29.

The procession is expected to depart Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries on Radecke Avenue in Baltimore between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., depending on the length of the service.

At that time, ALL mainlines of northbound I-95 will be closed, as well as access from northbound I-895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) and Moravia Road. Motorists will be diverted into the northbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes (tolls waived.) Northbound I-95 traffic will have the option to exit at MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) or continue back onto mainline northbound I-95. As the procession passes, I-95 and I-895 will re-open to motorists and tolls will again for in force on the tolled lanes.

The procession, which may involve thousands of police officers, will then move to the outer loop of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to northbound I-83 (Baltimore-Harrisburg Expressway) to Padonia Road to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Officer Suiter’s final resting place. Access from ramps onto the outer loop of I-695 will be closed, including from southbound I-95. These access points will be closed in a rolling fashion. As the last of the procession passes, ramps will reopen to motorists.

Motorists should avoid northbound I-95 and I-895, as well as southbound I-95 approaching I-695 on the northeast corner. Additionally, drivers should expect major delays on the outer loop of I-695 between I-95 and I-83 and I-83 between I-695 and Padonia Road between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Motorists should also expect delays on Monday and Tuesday, November 27 and November 28 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the MD 26 (Liberty Road) corridor between Brenbrook Road and I-695 near the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home in Randallstown. Members of law enforcement and the community are expected to visit the funeral home to pay respects for the fallen officer. MDOT SHA team members are assisting with traffic control in the area.

To view real-time traffic conditions and access to live traffic cameras, log onto www.md511.org.

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Serious crash reported in White Marsh

Crash AccidentCrews are responding to the scene of a serious, Wednesday afternoon crash in White Marsh.

At just after 2 p.m., paramedics responded to the intersection of White Marsh Boulevard at Honeygo Boulevard for a report of a crash.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reports that two patients were treated for injuries at the scene.

Motorists should expect delays in the area.

Michael’s Cafe to open 2nd location at Greenleigh at Crossroads

Michae'ls CafeBALTIMORE, MD – Michael’s Café, a thirty-three year old family business that has operated a single location on York Road in Timonium since 1984, has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 6,024 square feet of space within Greenleigh at Crossroads, the next development phase of Baltimore Crossroads. The 1,000-acre mixed-use business is situated in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

Michael’s Café will establish its second restaurant at 720 Concourse Circle, a standalone retail building adjacent to various restaurants and consumer service tenants. Bill Holzman, Vice President, Retail Leasing at St. John Properties represented the landlord in this transaction.

Founded by Michael Dellis, Michael’s Café is recognized for its contemporary American menu with an emphasis on homemade crab cakes made from a secret family recipe, steaks, soups, salads and sandwiches. The York Road location includes an indoor lounge, outdoor patio, bar and conference room. According to Lauren McGee, one of the owners of the restaurant, the food offerings at Greenleigh at Crossroads will represent “a compact version of the original menu, with a few specialty dishes.”

The restaurant offers brunch specials on Saturdays and Sundays featuring four different varieties of eggs benedict; French Toast, waffles and pancakes; and an omelette bar. Mixed-drinks and bottomless mimosas are also available.

“For at least the past five years, we have been actively searching for the perfect expansion location that is far enough away from our York Road restaurant, while also offering consistently strong traffic counts to support our concept,” explained McGee. “Greenleigh at Crossroads was the first location to satisfy every important requirement, particularly the rapid growth and expansion that is quickly occurring at the mixed-use community. The size of the space was also extremely important. We wanted our second location to be somewhat smaller than our current restaurant, because we believe this will be more manageable. The existing retail tenants at Greenleigh are performing extremely well and, as new residents move into the newly-built residential section, we expect traffic to significantly increase.”

Retail tenants currently open at Greenleigh at Crossroads include Zesto Pizza and Grill; Dunkin’ Donuts; Royal Farms; Subway; Mallia Salon & Spa; Polishes Nail & Spa; Crossroads Beer, Wine & Spirits; and The Fitness Rave.

St. John Properties, together with Somerset Construction Company and Elm Street Development, are currently engaged in the construction of Greenleigh at Crossroads, utilizing a concept plan that consists of 1000 single-family homes and townhomes, 500 multi-family units, three mid-rise Class “A” commercial office buildings containing approximately 300,000 square feet of space; 443,000 square feet of single-story office space; 827,000 square feet of flex/R&D space; 188,000 square feet of retail amenities; and a 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

Located along MD Route 43 (White Marsh Blvd.) near Interstate 95, Baltimore Crossroads is configured to support more than 2.5 million square feet of commercial office, flex/R&D, warehouse, industrial and retail space, in addition to the hotel and residential components. Approximately 2,500 employees currently live and work in the community, including multi-family residents at the Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads and more than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created upon the completion of Baltimore Crossroads.

“Michael’s Café adds an important sit-down restaurant component to the retail mix at Greenleigh at Crossroads, which will be particularly conducive to local business-people,” explained Holzman. “It is also recognized for its family atmosphere, and will fill an important niche for consumers residing within the community, as well as the greater White Marsh area. Michael’s Café represents an extremely strong restaurant brand with a loyal following, operated by a proven ownership group. Residents that have moved northward from the Towson and Timonium area will gravitate to this new location.”

Eisai Inc. signs 40,000-square-foot lease at Greenleigh at Crossroads

Baltimore Crossroads 1BALTIMORE, MD – St. John Properties, Inc. has signed Eisai Inc., the United States pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co, Ltd., to a 40,000 square foot full-building lease within 11675 Crossroads Circle.

The flex/R&D building was built on a speculative basis, and is located within Greenleigh at Crossroads, a 550-acre mixed-use community in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County. The company plans to relocate approximately 55 employees from its existing location in Baltimore City in 2019, after construction at the site is completed. Matt Lenihan of St. John Properties represented the landlord in this transaction.

Eisai Inc. is a fully integrated pharmaceutical business that operates in two global business groups: oncology and neurology (dementia-related diseases and neurodegenerative diseases). Each group functions as an end-to-end global business with discovery, development, and marketing capabilities. The U.S. headquarters, commercial and clinical development organizations are located in New Jersey; discovery labs are in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; and the global demand chain organization resides in Maryland and North Carolina. The Greenleigh at Crossroads facility will be used to manufacture and distribute Gliadel®, a product used to treat brain cancer.

“This new Baltimore location enables Eisai a seamless transition in its efforts to continue to produce Gliadel® for thousands of patients worldwide,” said Shaji Procida, President and Chief Operating Officer of Eisai Inc. “It also demonstrates our commitment to constantly improve our services in areas of unmet need and to remain nimble to adapt to our changing business environment, while executing on our human health care (hhc) mission of giving our first thought to patients and their families, and helping to increase the benefits health care provides.”

St. John Properties, together with Somerset Construction Company and Elm Street Development, are currently engaged in the construction of Greenleigh at Crossroads, utilizing a concept plan that consists of 1,000 single-family homes and townhomes, 500 multi-family units, three mid-rise Class “A” commercial office buildings containing approximately 300,000 square feet of space; 443,000 square feet of single-story office space; 827,000 square feet of flex/R&D space; 188,000 square feet of retail amenities; and a 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

Located along MD Route 43 (White Marsh Blvd.) near Interstate 95, Baltimore Crossroads is configured to support more than 2.5 million square feet of commercial office, flex/R&D, warehouse, industrial and retail space, in addition to the hotel and residential components. Approximately 2,500 employees currently live and work in the community, including multi-family residents at the Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads and more than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created upon the completion of Baltimore Crossroads.

“This represents a tremendous win for Greenleigh at Crossroads given the influx of high-paying jobs destined to support our retail tenants and restaurants, as well as opening the possibility for the purchase or rental of residential properties within the community,” explained Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President of Leasing and Marketing for St. John Properties. “Attracting strong economic generators to Baltimore County was an extremely high priority in the design and planning of the community. This usage highlights the many advantages of Greenleigh at Crossroads including its amenities, ability to handle corporate growth and access to transportation infrastructure. With available product on-hand, we are able to immediately respond to the diversified real estate requirements of end-users, including the expansion needs of current and future tenants.”

“Based on the unique skill set of our talented employees and our strong ties to the local community, remaining in Baltimore is a priority for Eisai,” said Trudy Burke, President, Oncology Demand Chain Unit, and Baltimore Site Head. “The new site will provide a right-sized physical environment for our employees, which will help streamline operations and foster a culture of growth and innovation.”

“Our economic strength is due, in large part, to keeping innovation companies such as Eisai here in our business community. We’ve created a successful business climate that is bringing approximately 55 new life sciences jobs to Baltimore County. Eisai’s commitment to staying in the region is based on Baltimore’s powerhouse combination of well-educated workers, world-renowned medical researchers and well-located business communities. There’s a strategic advantage when you have available space for companies as they grow. Baltimore Crossroads offers the business environment Eisai needs,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.