The Daily Grind opens in February at Upper Chesapeake Health Campus

The shelves are stocked, the tables are set, and the coffee is brewing — almost, at the Daily Grind, a specialty coffeehouse opening this month in Physician’s Pavilion II on the Upper Chesapeake Health Campus in Bel Air.

The 1,400-square foot café, located adjacent to the glass pedestrian bridge which connects Physician’s Pavilion II to the Ambulatory Care Center, will offer patrons a wide variety of coffee and specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos, frappes and Italian sodas, and made-to-order breakfast and lunch items including soups, sandwiches, salads, scones, muffins and croissants.

Business partners Debbie Ries and Heidi Wright, both residents of Harford County, will employ three at the high-traffic location open from 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lively baristas will also offer catering services.

“The Daily Grind will be an excellent amenity for businesses and services at Physician’s Pavilion II, their customers, and visitors to the Upper Chesapeake Health Campus,” said Tom Fidler, Senior Vice President and Principal with MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, who assisted with site selection.

The $16 million, two-level medical office building, located above the new four-story parking garage is home to seven Upper Chesapeake specialty services including the Diabetes, Cancer, and Outpatient Infusion Centers, and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Anticoagulation, Lipid Management, and Blood Draw/lLab Testing Services. Harford Gastroenterology Associates, PA, and MacPhail Pharmacy have also leased space in the 85,000 square foot building.

“When complete, the facility will offer up to 18 tenants, state-of-the-art class-A office space and unprecedented access to medical resources next door,” added Fidler.

“The location is perfect! There is a lot of anticipation for us to open,” said Ries. “From the fresh-baked menu items prepared on site, to the specially ground coffees available only to the Daily Grind and free WiFi service, we are confident we have a product that will attract customers throughout the campus.”

The Daily Grind, one of the country’s fastest growing franchises, has more than 60 locations nationwide, and seven in Maryland.

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC provides a full range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and sales, tenant and landlord advisory services, corporate consulting, commercial and residential development, general construction, property and asset management, market research, and debt and equity capital placement. With offices strategically located throughout the State of Maryland and 150 employees, MacKenzie is one of the largest commercial real estate service firms in Maryland.

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