Conveniently located near the harbor, with easy access to both I-95 and the city center, the project known as 1414 Key Highway, an investment of the Goodier Property Group, and once home to the Mangels-Herold Company, a distributor of corn syrup, is one filled with history and character. In the Mangels-Herold days, an early rendition of entrepreneurial spirit recognized that the end-product of heating corn syrup was a golden brown thick, sweet result which became known as King Syrup. King Syrup was made and distributed from this Key Highway location until the building was converted to office, retail and light industrial use.
Revitalizing 1414 Key Highway has been exciting and, with the building being nearly fully occupied: challenging. Race Pace Bicycles, a tenant since 2011, was the first to be relocated within this postindustrial building in order to make way for the new headquarters of the buildings latest lessee, Planit, Inc.
Waverly Construction is honored to have been chosen as the General Contractor for Race Pace’s new space as well as the buildings core and shell work and fit-out for another soon to be relocated tenant.
Race Pace, serving Baltimore’s cyclists since 1978, moved into their newly renovated 13,000 sf space at 1414 Key Highway on March 1, 2016. Designed by Ammon Heisler Sachs Architects, the project start point was to level the floor of this once-upon-a-time industrial facility. With improvements that included pouring concrete entry stairs (complete with a bike ramp), new wood flooring, glass block windows, storefront, retail fixtures, new mechanical and electrical design, and extensive use of LED lighting; the new space is not only highly functional, but very aesthetically pleasing and modern.
Serving a diverse community of cyclists, The Race Pace team is proud of their line-up, being able to offer their customers over 450 bikes built on the floor and a wide selection of accessories and clothing for the novice and seasoned cyclist alike; as well as housing a knowledgeable service facility. The people of Race Pace have worked hard to make the store a mainstay and hub of bicycle activity in Baltimore’s burgeoning cycling scene and with healthy living and exercise on the rise, we expect them to be around for a long time.