This summer, vegan restaurants Plant Food + Wine and Double Zero will open on the ground floor of 414 Light Street in Baltimore, a recently built apartment complex that stands 44 stories high as the tallest residential building in Maryland. Through his restaurant group Matthew Kenney Cuisine (MKC), acclaimed vegan chef Matthew Kenney partnered with developers Questar Properties to open the two restaurants—which Kenney operates multiple locations of in other states. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Matthew Kenney,” Stephen Gorn, Chairman and CEO of Questar Properties, said. “These restaurants will add an exciting new element to our extensive Health & Wellness program at 414 Light Street and bring a unique plant-based dining experience not yet seen in Baltimore.” Occupying 4,500 square feet, both restaurants will closely resemble their New York and Los Angeles counterparts in terms of menus and architectural styles, with new dishes added to represent Baltimore’s culture and seasonality. “This is a huge year of growth for the plant-based market, and we’re really excited to be a part of it,” Kenney said. “We’re finally starting to see a real shift in the restaurant industry, which has been something I’ve been working toward for a very long time.” In addition to a slew of other projects—such as expanding Double Zero locations and into the retail sector with an upcoming frozen pizza line—Kenney plans to open a 10,000 square-foot food hall in Providence, RI this June that brings several of his restaurant concepts under one roof.

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