Restaurants, coffee shop planned for new building near JHU's Homewood campus

Off-campus student housing complex Nine East 33rd will feature Spike Gjerde's Bird in Hand, PekoPeko Ramen, honeygrow fast-casual chain

Two new restaurants and a coffee shop will occupy retail space in the new Nine East 33rd building, an off-campus student housing complex under construction at the intersection of St. Paul and 33rd streets in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood.

Image caption: An early conceptual design (not a final design) of the planned mixed-use development on Johns Hopkins University property at 3200 St. Paul St. in Baltimore.


PekoPeko Ramen, a noodle restaurant owned by alum David Forster, will feature ramen, Japanese rice bowls, and other sides. And honeygrow, a Philadelphia-based fast-casual chain that emphasizes locally sourced ingredients, will serve stir-fry bowls, salads, smoothies, and build-your-own desserts.

They will join Bird in Hand, a joint venture between Spike Gjerde—the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen, Parts & Labor, and Artifact Coffee—and the Ivy Bookshop. Bird in Hand, which is scheduled to open in August, will serve coffee, sandwiches, and pastries and also feature a curated collection of books.

Nine East 33rd, a Johns Hopkins–owned space near the university's Homewood campus, will also include a CVS pharmacy.

The property is currently accepting residential lease applications. The all-inclusive housing option—which will include more than 150 units and more than 560 beds—offers residents private bedrooms; semi-private bathrooms; and a fully-furnished, modern space. Residents will also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, study lounges, a rooftop green space, and a media center. The building offers 24-hour emergency maintenance; secure access; and optional, paid garage parking.

The Nine East 33rd management office, located in the Steinwald House at 3211 Charles St., has samples of furniture available and more information about floor plans. New residents will receive a $500 gift card upon signing the lease and another $500 gift card upon move-in.