Fraport brings more local flavor for travelers at BWI

Fraport Maryland, a division on Fraport USA, the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage programs at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), opened three new anchor shops the Concourse A extension: regional favorite dining venues Miss Shirley’s Café’ and the  R&R Seafood Bar, and the District Market, which brings more local specialties to the airport with brands such as Maryland’s iconic Otterbein’s Cookies.

The 616 square-foot District Market store is a one-stop travel essentials shop featuring health and beauty, tech accessories, snacks, gifts and more. 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.

Miss Shirley’s Café, now in its 16th year, is a local family owned restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and snacks in a new 2,100 square-foot café and full bar at BWI – 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. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned raw bar, R&R specializes in fresh Chesapeake Bay regional seafood. The first R&R Seafood Bar at BWI opened in 2017.

“These iconic brands give our guests a taste of what the Baltimore/Washington region has to offer,” says BWI Executive Director/CEO Ricky Smith. “It’s a testament to our commitment to enhance the passenger experience by bringing more local flavor to our program and all our retail, food and service offerings at the airport.”