Arctaris Annual Impact Report: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Amplify Impact


Opening within a mixed-use building as a key ground-floor retail tenant, Market Fresh Gourmet will serve residents of the 260+ unit building along with local community members within an area publicly considered a “food desert” by Mayor Scott. The ~8,000 s/f Express grocery store will carry fresh produce, grocery items, baked goods and hot/cold prepared foods.

Impact Thesis

The Market Fresh project is managed by a 100% African American leadership team with significant industry experience that aims to concentrate sourcing from local minority-owned suppliers. The business will support vital social needs for accessible healthy food in a severely distressed census tract. The store will create 45 living-wage jobs, primarily sourced from the local community.

Status Active
Year 2021
Location Baltimore, MD

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