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The Elephant’s owners want you to know they are, in fact, open

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Photo via The Elephant/Facebook

Steven Rivelis found himself in an odd position the other day. He was sitting outside The Elephant, the restaurant he co-owns at 924 N. Charles St., having a drink when a woman approached him to offer her condolences for their closure.

When he informed her The Elephant is actually still very much open, pointing to an “OPEN” sign on the door nearby and diners inside, she said he was wrong. She had read the coverage of the Mount Vernon eatery’s impending demise and was certain they had shut down, despite what he was telling her. (“There are people eating dinner in the window, you can see that,” he says he protested.)

Fit+ Festival – Harbor East’s Outdoor Fitness Festival – June 22

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Harbor East Fit+ Festival

The 7th Annual Fit+ Outdoor Fitness Festival takes your workout to the streets of Harbor East on Saturday, June 22! Enjoy FREE fitness classes hosted by The MAC, Under Armour Brand House, lululemon, and Charm City Run! From yoga to boot camp and beyond – these perfectly timed sessions allow you to sample multiple classes throughout the morning. Beyond sweat, FIT+ brings your workout to the next level with a live DJ, Go-Pro Video Booth, Kala Mobile Meditation Studio, nourishing food and drink offerings, giveaways, raffle prizes & more. RSVP today.

Final design approved for apartment project that will include part of former Martick’s building

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A rendering of the planned apartment project. Image via Quinn Evans Architects/courtesy of CHAP.

The memory of Martick’s Restaurant Francais will live on in Baltimore’s newest apartment project.

Featured Hot Listing: Rare Find River Frontage Home in Ruxton

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Rolandvue
909 ROLANDVUE ROAD, TOWSON, MD 21204

5 bedrooms, 5 baths

Listing Price: $1,698,888

A river runs through it in Ruxton. Glorious river frontage with rock outcroppings and hiking trails. A rare find. Timeless brick traditional on the outside, supremely inviting and livable on the inside. Gracious foyer leads to open cooking and gathering space surrounded by glass with seamless flow to expansive blue stone terrace. Unwind under the awning and soak in the sounds of the Towson Run river. Dine under the stars. Serenity abounds. Library with handsome woodwork. Architecturally balanced living room anchored by fireplace and signature window. Master suite is literally a breath of fresh air with glass on three sides. Updated bath with dual dressing areas. Large finished space in lower level with fireplace and lots of natural light, full bath. Endless possibilities. Three truly usable acres. Just the right size home in a tremendous Ruxton location. Unparalleled setting, minutes to everywhere you want to be. Open Wednesday, June 5th 1-3pm.

After surprise demolition, Woodberry residents want their community designated a local historic district

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Photo by Fred Scharmen

After losing two historic stone houses in a surprise demolition last month, residents of Baltimore’s Woodberry community have asked the city to designate their neighborhood a local historic district so that remaining older structures would be better protected from “reckless” demolition.

HonFest 2019 in photos

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The local tradition continues on, hon. Thousands descended on The Avenue in Hampden this weekend for two days of music, food, vendors and beehive hairdos at HonFest, the annual celebration of Baltimore’s working women.

Attendees also enjoyed a contest to crown the Best Hon, an oyster shucking contest and (mostly) great weather.

Check out our photos from 2019’s HonFest.

Rosé in the Garden – A Summer Soiree – June 23

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Rose in the GardenNothing tastes better than rosé in the summer. Fill your glass up and toast to the start of an unforgettable season. Sunday, June 23, Downtown Baltimore will be hosting a summer soiree like no other at Preston Gardens – Rosé in the Garden. Grab a couple of friends and dress in your best garden party attire. Spend the day sipping on rosé, munching on bites from some excellent Downtown restaurants and swaying to DJ Cory Banks. Age is 21+ and tickets can be purchased here. Cheers!

Feds give $1.6 million for Hoen Lithograph building renovation

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The outside of the Hoen building in Collington Square in April 2018. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

The nearly $30 million conversion of East Baltimore’s abandoned A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph building is getting some federal support, with a $1.6 million grant announced today to help outfit the historic former printing plant with infrastructure needed for its rebirth.

After years of delays, city to begin work on a new Inner Harbor water taxi stop

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Photo by Yu-Jen Shih, via Flickr

Following at least a decade of planning, and nearly four years after designs were first made public, the city is finally moving forward on a new water taxi terminal on Pier 1 in the Inner Harbor.

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