UPDATE 2: The fountain has been shut down and renovations are about to get under way.
UPDATE: Not so fast! The Summer Concert Series is returning to The Avenue at White Marsh after all. Click here for details.
Original story below…
Big changes are coming to The Avenue at White Marsh.
In a blog post on Thursday, it was revealed that Federated Realty, the company that owns The Avenue, would begin an overhaul for the popular shopping destination this spring.
From the official announcement:
Phase I will result in an enhanced gathering space to include a more comfortable gathering/entertainment space, increased seating in the common area, re-designed patio dining spaces, wi-fi accessibility, decorative lighting, a water/fountain feature, fire pits and drum roll please…a built in chiller system to allow for the installation and operation of a 60ft x 115ft outdoor ice skating rink during the winter season – complete with skate rentals and zamboni! We look forward to the Grand Opening of the rink this winter!
Approximately, 35 parking spaces will also be added as part of the project.
While the construction means that The Avenue’s summer concert series will be on hiatus in 2016, it will return in 2017.