- Economic Development
- Armory Marketplace
Visit Armory Marketplace for great shopping, classes, workshops and much more!
The Armory Marketplace, located directly behind the Armory on Main Street, is a bank of garages which the Town of Bel Air has rehabilitated into business incubator suites. The suites are available for new and emerging businesses that have the end goal of moving to a Bel Air storefront in mind. Business incubators offer an advantage to entrepreneurs as they provide a storefront opportunity with reduced rate leases while the business owners build their business models and strengthen their financial standing. Follow us on Facebook!
The Town of Bel Air is proud to receive the following awards in recognition of Armory Marketplace:
- 2019 Sustainable Communities Award Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
- 2019 Preservation Award Maryland Historical Trust
- 2019 Excellence in Construction The Daily Record The Daily Record
- 2018 Impact Award Community Development Network
- 2017 Historic Preservation Award Harford County Historic Preservation Commission
Suite 101: Winter Wonderland Train Garden - Now through December 24th!
This holiday season, Armory Marketplace will once again feature a beautiful train garden during Winter Wonderland in Bel Air! Check the Christmas in Bel Air website for open hours and a listing of events happening this holiday season, Watch for a new business to open in Suite 101 in 2023!
Suite 102: Creative Chaos Designs
Creative Chaos Designs, owned by Ellen Kunzelman, carries hand painted vintage furniture. With a shop whose inventory is always changing, Creative Chaos is known for how it updates older pieces of furniture and gives them a fresh, modern feel. Ellen also takes custom orders if you have an old favorite at home you would like to have refurbished or repurposed for an updated look. If you're not in the market for a new piece of furniture, Creative Chaos also carries a selection of accessories for the home. Items include table runners, drawer sachets and crocheted items to liven up your space. For more information about Creative Chaos and to see a selection of currently available pieces, follow them on Facebook.
Suite 103: Kindred Spirits Vintage
Kindred Spirits Vintage, owned by Jenna Curro, is a vintage clothing store that curates clothing that allows each of its customers to express their own unique style and to express their individuality. Offering a wide variety of clothing and accessories from across a span of decades, items are one of a kind. In addition, the store will offer select pieces of vintage housewares and furniture. Whether you have been donning vintage clothing for years or you are new to seeking out unique pieces, Kindred Spirits Vintage offers a high level of customer service to help you find just what you are looking for. For more information about Kindred Spirits Vintage, follow them on Instagram or visit their Depop page to see what's new.
Suite 104: Harford Artists Gallery
Harford Artists Gallery serves as a permanent tenant anchoring the north end of the Arts and Entertainment District. The gallery hosts bi-monthly exhibits which feature a wide selection of original artwork in a variety of mediums. In addition, the gallery also offers workshops for association members as well as the community. Find additional information on their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Harford Artists Gallery earned an Honorable Mention in the Best of Harford Art Studio / Gallery category in 2022!
Suite 105: Old Line Mercantile
The Town of Bel Air welcomes inquiries from business owners interested in getting their start in Armory Marketplace. Interested applicants may call the Town of Bel Air Department of Economic Development at 410-838-0584 for more information about the application process.
Kore Bootcamps, 102 North Main Street, Bel Air
REB Records, 4 North Main Street, Bel Air
Ferrari Frame & Design, 302 North Main Street, Bel Air
Love Evolution Studio, 130 North Bond Street, Bel Air
Funding for the project was provided in part by:
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Community Legacy Program,
Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development, Community Development Block Grants
The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation