Keccos Woodfire Kitchen Signs Lease For New Restaurant at Reisterstown Crossing Business Community

BALTIMORE (March 30, 2016) –Keccos Woodfire Kitchen has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for restaurant space within Reisterstown Crossing, a mixed-use business community designed to contain nearly 100,000 square feet of office and retail space. The full-service sit down restaurant, which will specialize in Italian cuisine and feature a brick oven to cook pizza, is expected to open mid-summer within 114 Westminster Pike. Bill Holzman, Vice President, Retail Leasing for St. John Properties represented the landlord in this transaction.

Owner Antonio “Tony” Scott DiFrega named the restaurant after his son, and brings diverse experience in restaurant ownership and management to this new venture. He recently sold an Italian restaurant in the Elkridge section of Howard County to open Keccos Woodfire Kitchen, and formerly operated Mezzanotte Bistro, another Italian-style restaurant located in Glyndon Station near Reisterstown Crossing.

“I live extremely close to the location and I understand the community and what they want from a restaurant experience,” explained Tony Scott DiFrega. “There are many families that look for reasonably-priced and high-quality meals, and we intend to service this audience in a comfortable and warm environment. The number of businesses in the area is also growing, so we see an opportunity for strong lunchtime traffic as well.”

114 Westminster Pike is a 12,675 square foot building offering roadside visibility, and located less than one mile from Interstate 795 and MD Route 140. The business community also includes 116 Westminster Pike, a 14,280 square foot Class “A” office building that contains tenants such as Pain Treatment Center of Maryland, Reverse Mortgage Corporation, Koman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Charter Radiology. In addition, St. John Properties is nearing completion on 118 Westminster Pike, a two-story, 30,600 square foot building in the 10-acre mixed-used business community.

“We earmarked this space at Reisterstown Crossing for a restaurant use to leverage the outstanding roadside visibility along Westminster Pike, as well as to take advantage of the business community’s entrance to the Carroll County market,” stated Bill Holzman, Vice President, Retail Leasing for St. John Properties. “That section of Reisterstown and Glyndon remains underserved in the restaurant category, and we are extremely comfortable with Tony’s past food industry experience.”

Reisterstown Crossing is positioned near the northern entry point of Interstate 795, a highway that provides rapid connections to Carroll County (five minutes away) and downtown Westminster (approximately 15 minutes), as well as downtown Baltimore and the Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695). The southern area of Pennsylvania can be accessed in 30 minutes.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 17 million square feet of R&D/flex, office, retail and warehouse space in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit

For more information, contact:
Jay Riley, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.