New Locust Point Sign Installed on Fort Avenue

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a new Locust Point sign at the northeast corner of Fort Ave. and Lawrence St. This replaces a brick and wood sign that stood for many years before it was removed during the construction of Anthem House. The new sign was designed by Ronnie Younts of Younts Design Inc. and was installed this month by Triangle Sign & Service. It is part of the Anthem House project by Bozzuto, Solstice Partners, and Warhorse Cities.

The sign has a large cement base with a black metal stencil that reads Locust Point. The sign also says Fort McHenry in black metal letters on the base. It is adjacent to a tree pit which will uplight the sign.

Younts told SouthBMore.com the sign was designed to honor Locust Point’s industrial past and is built with heavy-duty materials to withstand wear and tear. The sidewalks where the sign sits were reopened to the public earlier this year.

The nine-story Anthem House includes 292 apartments, 449 parking spaces, and 20,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. The retail will include a 3,000 sq. ft. fitness studio for The Bar Method, a 2,000 sq. ft. coffee and craft beer restaurant named Amber, and a Korean fried chicken restaurant and bar named Jazz + Soju. More retail tenants will be announced in the future.

The building also features a mural along Key Hwy. by Annapolis-based artist Jeff Huntington that honors Billie Holliday, Francis Scott Key, and Edgar Allen Poe.

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