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MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC is pleased to announce this week’s grand opening of GrillMarx Steakhouse and Raw Bar at Little Patuxent Square, located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Maryland. Situated at 10175 Little Patuxent Parkway, this location marks the third for the restaurant, two others are in Clarksburg and Olney, Maryland. The founding members behind GrillMarx, which includes Andy and Jackie Leach, have been in the restaurant industry their entire working career and have opened restaurants such as TGIFridays, Houstons in Bethesda, Rock Bottom, Red Tomato, and Willie-n-Reeds. They have accumulated extensive experience and viewpoints that has resulted in the perfect combination in GrillMarx. MacKenzie’s Mike Ruocco and Mike Gioioso represented the landlord in the transaction.

GrillMarx sits at the base of the trophy, Class A, mixed-use Little Patuxent Square project, which includes the office building and  Lakehouse Apartments. Occupying 6,500 square feet, the restaurant features an industrial chic open concept with high ceilings, floor to ceiling window lines, and lighting that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Outdoor patio space is also available for dining. GrillMarx offers guests an upscale yet casual dining environment where you can find a large selection; everything from exclusive cocktails, salads and sandwiches, to seafood or a hearty steak; the group prides themselves on preparing everything fresh with ingredients delivered and prepped daily, all house-made.

“We wanted our next GrillMarx location to be just perfect, not only for our growing brand and staff, but more importantly our customers. It was important that the location and space itself provide a sense of community,” stated Jackie Leach, Managing Partner. “Little Patuxent Square offers the ideal downtown Columbia location and atmosphere; the project is first-class and exceeded our expectations. We are excited for our grand opening and getting to know our new customer-base.”

The grand opening will take place Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. The restaurant began a soft opening last week. They are open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch; during the week they close at 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday they are open until 11:00 p.m., Sunday they close at 9:00 p.m. For more information, please visit their website, www.gmxcolumbia.com.

Space that remains available for lease at Little Patuxent Square includes approximately 3,400 square feet of retail space and approximately 20,000 square feet of office space. For retail leasing inquiries, please contact Mike Ruocco at  443.798.9338 or mruocco@mackenziecommercial.com; or, Mike Gioioso at 410.494.4866 or mgioioso@mackenziecommercial.com. For office leasing, please contact Chris Bennett at 410.953.0352 or cbennett@mackenziecommercial.com.

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MacKenzie Ventures, LLC (MacKenzie) possesses the multi-disciplined team necessary to excel in Maryland’s corporate real estate community. Comprising seven firms, MacKenzie provides clients a competitive, full service platform of offerings in leasing, sales, investment sales, tenant and landlord advisory services, corporate and business consulting, commercial development, general construction, property and asset management, multifamily property management, debt and equity capital placement, and GIS/Data Analytics.  With more than 225 employees and offices in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Columbia, and Lutherville, Maryland, MacKenzie is one of the largest full service commercial real estate firms in the Mid-Atlantic. Please visit www.mackenziecommercial.com for more information.