August 20, 2015, BALTIMORE, MD – The Dolben Company, Inc. and Klein Enterprises are pleased to announce that Ruth’s Chris Steak House is coming to The Village at Odenton Station, located in West Anne Arundel County, opposite the Odenton MARC Rail Station. Ranked first among the nation's fine dining concepts for three years running, Ruth’s Chris Steak House plans to open in Spring 2016.

“We chose Odenton for the opportunity to capture a fast-growing, professional population, with strong income levels due to ongoing growth at Ft. Meade, NSA and National Business Park, as well as the expansion in health-related services.  We will also welcome over 2,600 daily MARC commuters after work for a cocktail and a bite to eat with our Sizzle, Swizzle and Swirl lighter fare, in our bar, dining room, or outdoor on our patio, where they can relax.” said Steve de Castro, Franchisee and Owner of nine Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations, including Annapolis, Baltimore (Water Street and Pier 5) and Pikesville, Maryland, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Cary, Durham, Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House will also offer private banquet rooms and catering. They will feature curbside service for MARC commuters, who will be able to text orders from trains, and then pick their orders up and head home without having to leave their parking spaces.  With over 7,000 hotel rooms within a less than 15-minute drive, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be positioned to conveniently offer their top notch dining experience to the visiting business executive. 

“I first presented this site to Ruth’s Hospitality Group more than five years ago,” said Trish Palumbo, Director of Leasing & Marketing at Klein Enterprises.  “They sent it to Steve, who graciously accepted my relentless, emails, visits, market studies, packages and tour requests. The folks in Anne Arundel County and State, AAEDC, Ft. Meade, West Anne Arundel County Chamber, and MDOT, deserve tremendous credit for spending time with myself, Steve and Ruth’s Chris corporate executives. The Dolben Company, Inc., owner and developer of the Village at Odenton Station, and all of collective efforts made this deal happen. Ruth’s Chris will be a game changer!”

“The fine dining experience that Ruth’s Chris offers is a perfect addition to The Village at Odenton Station and I am proud to join with the many partners who worked hard to make this happen,” said Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. “The entire area in and around Ft. Meade and NSA is expanding rapidly and locating a Ruth’s Chris here will capture a growing need for retail and dining options.”

“My ongoing alliance with Klein Enterprises continues to produce positive results,” said de Castro. “Trish was determined to bring Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Odenton.  Her professionalism, market knowledge and perseverance paid off. I appreciate the Klein/Dolben team commitment to relationship building, community partnership, aggressive follow-up and results!”

About Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel 50 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has become the largest collection of upscale steak houses in the world, with more than 140 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth’s Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates. This is how it’s done at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

About Klein Enterprises
Klein Enterprises is a family business with four generations of real estate experience including development, acquisitions, brokerage, leasing, property and asset management. For more information on Klein Enterprises, visit

About The Dolben Company, Inc.
With offices in Massachusetts and Maryland and more than 12,500 residential units throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, The Dolben Company, Inc. is built on a deep heritage of performance and stewardship. Since 1929, four generations of the Dolben family have upheld a proud tradition of unparalleled success and profitability, fulfilling the property and investment needs for a wide array of businesses, financial institutions, organizations and private investors. For more information on The Dolben Company, visit