Visit Armory Marketplace for great shopping, classes, workshops and much more!
The Armory Marketplace, located directly behind the Armory on Main Street, is a bank of garages which the Town of Bel Air has rehabilitated into business incubator suites. The suites are available for new and emerging businesses that have the end goal of moving to a Bel Air storefront in mind. The business incubator program offers an advantage to entrepreneurs as it provides a storefront opportunity with reduced rate leases, technical and marketing support, business coaching and a sense of community with other entrepreneurs while they build their business models and strengthen their financial standing.
Suite 101: Cozy Cookies
Did someone say warm cookies? Cozy Cookies, owned by Shannon Peterson and Steve Anderson got its start in 2020 as a cookie delivery business. With almost three years’ worth of experience baking, selling and perfecting their recipes, they have a loyal following across Harford County and we are excited to welcome them to Armory Marketplace. With classic flavors like Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin, deluxe cookies like Caramel Pretzel and Birthday Cake as well as seasonal options, there is sure to be something for everyone. Cozy Cookies can be purchased in the shop at Armory Marketplace, they are available for delivery or pick-up, and they can even be shipped nationwide. Looking for the perfect gift or something special for a celebration? Cozy Cookies also offers Custom Cookie Cakes or gift cards. For more information, visit their website and follow them on social media!
Suite 103: Winter Wonderland Train Garden
Suite 104: Harford Artists Gallery
Harford Artists Gallery serves as a permanent tenant anchoring the north end of the Arts and Entertainment District. The gallery hosts bi-monthly exhibits which feature a wide selection of original artwork in a variety of mediums. In addition, the gallery also offers workshops for association members as well as the community. Find additional information on their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Harford Artists Gallery earned an Honorable Mention in the Best of Harford Art Studio / Gallery category in 2022!
Suite 105: Old Line Mercantile
The Town of Bel Air welcomes inquiries from business owners interested in getting their start in Armory Marketplace. Interested applicants may call the Town of Bel Air Department of Economic Development at 410-838-0584 for more information about the application process.
Kore Bootcamps, 102 North Main Street, Bel Air
REB Records, 4 North Main Street, Bel Air
Ferrari Frame & Design, 302 North Main Street, Bel Air
Love Evolution Studio, 130 North Bond Street, Bel Air
The Town of Bel Air is proud to receive the following awards in recognition of Armory Marketplace:
- 2019 Sustainable Communities Award Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
- 2019 Preservation Award Maryland Historical Trust
- 2019 Excellence in Construction The Daily Record The Daily Record
- 2018 Impact Award Community Development Network
- 2017 Harford County Historic Preservation Award
In the news
Maryland Municipal League's September/October 2023 issue of The Local, features more information about how the Bel Air Armory and Armory Marketplace fit into Bel Air's Smart Growth initiatives.
Funding for the project was provided in part by:
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Community Legacy Program,
Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development, Community Development Block Grants
The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation