Historic Baltimore Car Showroom Redevelops into Restaurant

Baltimore-based Seawall Development redevelops a historic local car showroom and garage into restaurant launch pad R. House.

Baltimore-based Seawall Development has recently announced plans to transform a historic car showroom and garage into a $12 million restaurant launch pad. With a focus on incubating creative, chef-driven concepts, R. House will bring a new style of good hall in the city. The project is located in a 50,000-square-foot building at Remington Avenue and 29th Street.

R. House

R. House

“We’re building R. House the same way we do all of our projects: as a collaborative endeavor with the end-users driving the process,” said Peter DiPrinzio, general manager of R. House, in an official statement. “Our design concept has been led through community focus groups, working with chefs, and Remington neighbors. Remington is a diverse and varied neighborhood where people take pride in their work and their community. We believe R. House will complement the creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit of the area,” DiPrinzio added.

A place set to redefine the traditional concept of food hall, R. House will include 15-feet-tall windows, 12,000 square feet of wide-open seating and roll-up garage doors. With direction from a core group of chefs, the team spent months scouring the country, examining other food halls and markets to gain inspiration for this project. Ten plug-and-play kitchens will honor the group of creative chefs that will join R. House.

The project will also include a 4,000-square-foot yoga studio and a 20,000 square feet of office space. The building will be the second phase of Seawall’s $80 million Remington Row project. Once completed, the renovated building will be LEED Silver certified.

R. House is slated to become fully operational by fall 2016.

Image courtesy of R. House