New retail units offer passengers a local flavour in extended BWI concourse

By Andrew Pentol |

The 616sq m District Market store is a one-stop shop offering travel essentials including health and beauty, tech accessories, snacks and gifts.

Three new units have opened in the extended Concourse A at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

These include District Market, which offers Maryland’s Otterbein’s Cookies, Miss Shirley’s Café’s first airport location and a second R&R Seafood Bar.

Gary Gilliard, Vice president of Fraport Maryland said: “We are thrilled to welcome these delightful additions to BWI Marshall Airport. Despite the delays this past year due to the pandemic, seeing Miss Shirley’s new cafe, a beautiful R&R Seafood Bar and District Market now open for passengers makes all the difference. The response has been very positive.”

Ricky Smith, Executive Director/CEO, BWI added: “These iconic brands give our guests a taste of what the Baltimore/Washington region has to offer.

“It’s a testament to our commitment to enhance the passenger experience by bringing more local flavour to our programme and all our retail, food and service offerings at the airport.”


The new 616sq ft District Market store is a one-stop shop featuring travel essentials including health and beauty, tech accessories, snacks and gifts.

Fraport USA CEO Michael Mullaney (fifth from right) and the Fraport Maryland team celebrate the opening of Miss Shirley’s first airport café in Concourse A at BWI Marshall Airport.

Regional specialties range from t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, keepsakes and famous Otterbein’s crisp, thin cookies. The concept has a proven track record in airports, including LGA and SFO.

A local family-owned restaurant, Miss Shirley’s Café is now in its 16th year and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snacks in a new 2,100sq ft café and full bar at BWI. This is its fourth location and first in an airport.

R&R Seafood Bar’s new location is docked at the end of the Concourse A extension and specialises in fresh Chesapeake Bay regional seafood, including the Obrycki’s crab cake, raw oysters and the Crabby Mary cocktail.

Located near six departure gates, the spacious, open-air restaurant and bar offers counter seating for 47 guests in 1,830sq ft of space. The first R&R Seafood Bar opened at BWI in 2017.

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