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Annapolis considers new store concept at City Dock

Sunday - 9/1/2013, 4:40pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A Baltimore convenience store chain is proposing a new type of store to obtain a prominent space in the City Dock area of Annapolis.

The Capital (http://bit.ly/17x7kWa ) reports Royal Farms will make its case to the Annapolis Business Association Sept. 12 to occupy a space that was home to Stevens Hardware for 53 years. A meeting with city zoning officials is set for this week.

City zoning regulations ban convenience stores at City Dock. Annapolis officials say Royal Farms hopes to get a special exception as a food service destination.

Business Association President Sean O'Neill says downtown residents would love to see a grocery store. He says Royal Farms could fill a niche as a mini grocery store.

In Baltimore, Royal Farms has a store offering food and seating.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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