LAX World scores Maple Lawn location

LAX World, a lacrosse superstore featuring Maryland’s largest selection of lacrosse equipment, clothing, gifts and accessories, opened its newest store at Maple Lawn, Md., a 600-acre mixed-use development in Howard County on November 19. The 3,000 square foot store, is its fourth location in Maryland and ninth nationwide.

”The retail space at Maple Lawn was exceptional,” said Jerry Scott, Director of Operations for LAX World. “We toured eight sites while considering a Howard County location. The Maple Lawn storefront, which features high ceilings and dramatic natural lighting, coupled with the development’s neighborhood setting and strategic location, allows us to access both northern D.C. and Baltimore markets and was the ideal venue to expand our operation.”

“Award-winning design, pedestrian-friendly walkways, and a live, work, play atmosphere, makes Maple Lawn particularly attractive for local and national retailers,” said John Harrington, Senior Vice President and Principal of MacKenzie Retail, who represented LAX World in the transaction. “The community’s large residential component and the proximity of Reservoir High School and Lime Kiln Middle School were also key factors in the site selection.”

“We are pleased to welcome LAX World to Maple Lawn,” said Michael Greenebaum, Vice President of Greenebaum and Rose Associates, Inc. “The national sports retailer is a great fit for the community and compliments new additions to our retail neighborhood including Harris Teeter, Sidamo Coffee & Tea, and The Venegas Prime Filet.”

The award-winning developer is breaking ground on an additional 14,800 square foot retail building this fall and anticipates a spring 2010 delivery.

John Schultz, a Senior Real Estate Advisor with MacKenzie, also assisted LAX World, and Tom Fidler, Senior Vice President and Principal, and Debbie Haney, Senior Real Estate Advisor, with MacKenzie Retail represented Greenebaum and Rose Associates, Inc. in the transaction.

LAX World will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. The firm, which employs over 100 individuals nationwide, offers a wide variety of Brine, STX, Warrior, Gait, Under Armour, Nike and Ridell products at its Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia and Colorado stores, and through catalog and internet sales. For more information, call 1-800-752-9529.