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MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC is pleased to announce that Welcome Home Chestertown, a kitchen and pantry specialty retail store located in the historic arts and entertainment district of Chestertown, Maryland is expanding to a second location next month. Welcome Home Annapolis will be situated in the heart of downtown Annapolis, Maryland at 64 State Circle. MacKenzie Real Estate Advisor Morgan Wimbrow represented Welcome Home in the transaction.

Owned and operated by husband and wife Jenn Baker and John Laucik, Welcome Home Annapolis will be a combination of the couple’s two stores; Welcome Home Chestertown and Chester River Wine & Cheese Company, minus the cut-to-order cheese and wine. The new location will stock their favorite domestic and imported gourmet foods, alongside a diverse collection of cooking tools, kitchen and tableware linens, bath and body products, cleaning tools, home fragrance, and more. Welcome Home is committed to shopping small; the owners look to shop small and local first, seeking small-batch and domestically made products, as well as imported products that are harder to find in the USA. Through their commitment to shopping small, they have curated a unique collection of goods that are responsibly produced.

“When we felt it was time to grow, we wanted to stay close to our community, being present is very important to us,” stated Jenn Baker. “We looked at sites within a one-hour drive of our Chestertown stores and instantly fell in love with the synergy of downtown Annapolis. State Circle and the surrounding streets present a bustling corridor of shops and destinations that will complement our offerings. The area just felt like home.”

A grand opening event will take place at Welcome Home Annapolis on Monday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The owners are also working to pull their three shops together under one brand, Welcome Home Markets and will be launching a new website later this month, www.welcomehomemarkets.com. Until then, visit www.welcomehomechestertown.com to learn more about the many offerings of Welcome Home Annapolis.

For more information on MacKenzie’s full service offerings, please visit www.mackenziecommercial.com. For sales or leasing inquiries, contact Morgan Wimbrow at mwimbrow@mackenziecommercial.com or 410.494.4846.

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MacKenzie Ventures, LLC (MacKenzie) possesses the multi-disciplined team necessary to excel in Maryland’s corporate real estate community. Comprising six firms, MacKenzie provides clients a competitive, full service platform of offerings in leasing, sales, investments, tenant and landlord advisory services, development, general construction, property and asset management, debt and equity capital placement, and location intelligence.  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.