Mt. Vernon

Hot House: Mt. Vernon Storefront With Pink Flamingos Cameo Asks $150K

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Hot House: 233 W. Read Street, Baltimore, 21201 MD

Triangular brick townhouse, circa 1900, with storefront. First-floor shop with trapdoor access to full, unfinished basement with half bath. Second-floor living room/kitchen. Third-floor full bath and bedroom. About 552 sq. ft. aboveground. Separate side entrance to living space. Good condition, all systems up to date. Forced air heat, no central air. Zoned for residential and commercial use, buyer will need commercial loan: $150,000 

Monument Lighting Returns to Illuminate Mount Vernon on December 7

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The annual Washington Monument lighting, with fireworks overhead. Image via Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

The iconic holiday lighting of the George Washington Monument is back.

The Room in Mt. Vernon is Closing After Tonight

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Photo via The Room/Facebook

Tonight’s Halloween bash at The Room in Mt. Vernon will be the café’s last.

The Play’s The Thing: Shakespeare In Love Brings Love, Humor to Baltimore Center Stage

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Shakespeare In Love at Baltimore Center Stage. Video still via Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage has continued its fall season with Shakespeare In Love, a theatrical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film of the same name, directed by Blake Robison, Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Stayin’ Alive: Zombies Set to Roam the Streets of Baltimore on Saturday

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“Survive,” a zombie-themed tag event, will benefit Baltimore School for the Arts.

This Saturday, the undead of Baltimore will embark on a large-scale, eight-hour game of zombie tag.

City to Reserve 40 Paid Parking Spots in Mount Vernon for Handicapped Drivers

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Photo by Angelsharum, via Wikimedia Commons

In what’s perhaps the most competitive neighborhood for parking in the city, officials plan to reserve 40 on-street spots for handicapped drivers while also requiring them to start feeding the meter.

Hot House: Old Calvert Street Mansion Revamped Into Cool Work Space Asks $1.3M

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Hot House: 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Three-story, brick, corner townhouse, circa 1900, with double bay windows at side and back. Complete 2013 historical renovation designed for office or residential use. Six bedrooms, two half and two full baths, 6,300 sq. ft. Large open floor plan. Original architectural features include 10′ ceilings, exceptional carved wood trim, marble fireplaces and hardwood floors. Sixty windows in total, double paned and insulated.   Large main floor rooms, dining room, industrial style kitchen and bathrooms. State-of-the-art HVAC, lighting, many technological upgrades. Central A/C.  Separate, lower level, above ground office space, additional 1,000 sq. ft.,  with separate entrance. Ten to 12 car parking lot. $1,300,000 (reduced from $1,499,950)

The Rack: Local Artisans Make Their Mark on Artscape This Weekend

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Tigerlilly Shop – One of many local vendors at Artscape this weekend

While the rest of us blast our air conditioning this week, artists from far and wide will be sweating their way through booth setup for the 36th annual Artscape. 

Hotel Revival Baltimore Sets Oct. 11 as Tentative Opening Date

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Baltimore’s newest hotel is expected to open in less than four months.

Ceremony Marks 100 Years Since Marquis de Lafayette Statue Groundbreaking

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Marquis da Lafayette (used under CC 2.0 license/by Flickr user Wally Gobetz)

One hundred years ago, thousands of people filled Mt. Vernon Place as French emissaries broke ground on a statue honoring Marquis de Lafayette. On Tuesday evening, crowds will gather again to commemorate the event.