Despite the age of email, Instagram, and instant messaging, an old-fashioned stationery, journal, and greeting card business is expanding its footprint into a larger retail and warehouse space in Baltimore County.
Notes & Queries will relocate from Rosedale to 12,500 square feet at 1405 Tangier Drive in the Baltimore Crossroads @95 business park near White Marsh.
The deal brings the 77,000-square-foot property to fully leased. Other tenants include Cimino's Office Systems and Matthai Material Handling. The industrial building is one of several developed by Chesapeake Real Estate Group at Baltimore Crossroads.
Notes & Queries is focused on wholesale business and has been selling boxed stationery and note cards, personal journals, and gift items, mostly from the United Kingdom, from a small shop and warehouse space on Yellow Brick Road since 1987.
Its products are known for features like embossing, die cuts, and letterpress.
The Crossroads @95 office park is part of a 1,000-acre mixed-use business community in eastern Baltimore County. Last month, St. John Properties held a groundbreaking for a 200-acre residential component to the development, the $750 million Greenleigh at Crossroads project. That development will have 1,500 residential units, 128,000 square feet of retail space, and 428,000 square feet of office space when built out in about a decade.
Scott Skogmo and Ed Brady of Chesapeake Real Estate Group represented the landlord in the deal. Mike Walsh of Cushman & Wakefield represented Notes & Queries.