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Baby’s on Fire to soft open Fells Point location tomorrow, host festivities next week

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Photo via Google Street View

Baby’s on Fire is set to open its new Fells Point location tomorrow, and fittingly the record store and cafe that is setting up a new coffee shop in another record store, The Sound Garden, will mark the occasion next week with a free concert.

Kick off the Season with a Holiday Hoopla at The Village of Cross Keys on 11/30

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On Saturday, November 30, deck the halls at The Village of Cross Keys at their Holiday Hoopla. Enjoy strolling carolers while you start your holiday shopping. Check out the season’s arts and crafts while you sip hot cocoa. Santa will be there for pictures, checking his list twice, so make sure you are on your best behavior. The Village of the Cross Keys’ Holiday Hoopla is the perfect way to kick off the season.

The HI Baltimore Hostel, an affordable option for travelers, closes and goes up for sale

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

For sale: 38-bed hostel. Prime downtown location. Lots of memories.

After serving thousands of budget-conscious travelers over the past four decades, one of Baltimore’s most affordable lodging options has closed its doors permanently and is now for sale for $675,000.

The HI Baltimore Hostel at 17 W. Mulberry St., served its last customers on Oct. 19 and is being shown to prospective buyers.

After a three-month break, the Baltimore Eagle reopens today

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

After a three-month hiatus, the lights are coming back on at the Baltimore Eagle.

The Charles Street leather bar, one of the largest LGBTQ-friendly night spots in the city, is reopening today under its third management team in three years.

There’s a new chain link fence motif in the front windows and two Leather Pride flags hanging over the entrance ramp. Managers posted messages online that doors will open Nov. 15. “If you’re not tied up Friday,” one posting says, “come to our place.”

In response to one-star review, Atlas Restaurant Group attacks The Sun

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Image via the Atlas Restaurant Group’s Facebook page.

Baltimore Sun reviewer Christina Tkacik thought the crab cakes at The Choptank were bland, the french fries were “cardboard-stiff,” the calamari had too much Old Bay (if there is such a thing) and the atmosphere was stuffy.

Agora plans to expand two more buildings along Charles Street

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A rendering of Agora’s plans for 1125 N. Charles St.

Agora is growing again.

Two months after it started to renovate the former Hynson, Westcott and Dunning building at 1030 N. Charles St., to provide office space for its staff, the company is planning to expand two more buildings one block away.

Stebbins Anderson to close after 152 years in business

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Image via Facebook.

Stebbins Anderson, a hardware and department store founded two years after the end of the Civil War, will close at the end of December, after 152 years in business.

The Laughing Pint in Highlandtown to close later this month

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Image via Facebook.

The Laughing Pint, a Highlandtown corner bar that felt as lived-in and welcoming as any canonical Baltimore watering hole, will close later this month after 13 years in business.

The Baltimore Concert Opera Presents THE CONSUL by Gian Carlo Menotti – 11/22 and 11/24

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Baltimore Concert Opera continues its season of tragic heroines with The Consul. An unfortunately timeless piece, The Consul touches on issues of fascism, political resistance, and immigration bureaucracy that are every bit as relevant today as when the Pulitzer Prize winning work premiered in 1950. Soprano Melanie Henley Heyn makes her company debut as Magda Sorel, joined by Ron Loyd as John Sorel. Performances are at the historic Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion on November 22nd and 24th. Tickets: $29.50 – 73.50 and can be purchased here.

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