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Woodberry residents question whether a proposed development is ‘historic’ enough

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Rendering by Marren Architects

Another preservation controversy is brewing in historic Woodberry, just as residents are deciding whether to have their area designated a city historic district.

Join Stages Music Arts at Their Anniversary Concert and Open House – 8/24

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Stages Music Arts invites one and all to their Anniversary Concert and Open House this Saturday, August 24. The day will celebrate and thank the music community for three rockin’ years of business and includes an Open House, live music from Stages recording artists, instructors and students, tie dye and face painting, musical petting zoo, food trucks and beverages from Union Craft Brewing. Festivities start at 2pm and run until 9:30pm. The day will be a musical hit! Click here to RSVP.

Bluebird Cocktail Room owner buys De Kleine Duivel, plans to keep it the same

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

The owner of De Kleine Duivel, a Belgian beer haven in an old banquet hall in Hampden, has sold his business to his upstairs neighbor, Bluebird Cocktail Room co-owner Paul Benkert.

Restaurant Review: At The Tilted Row, interesting food and attention to detail create a memorable experience

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Bolton Hill’s dining scene has long been on the sleepier side, but with new development popping up, there are changes afoot. The Tilted Row, which opened earlier this year, is an exciting part of that progress.

The Baltimore Eagle goes dark again, owner plans to bring in new management

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Saturday night is usually a busy time at the Baltimore Eagle, but this past weekend it was dark, with the curtains drawn, lights out and front door locked.

Eddie’s joins other grocers in rewarding customers who bring reusable bags

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Stephen Shaffer bags groceries for a customer. Photo courtesy of Eddie’s of Roland Park.

As city lawmakers weigh banning plastic bags and levying a new tax on paper ones, homegrown Baltimore grocer Eddie’s of Roland Park is joining its peers in trying to incentivize shoppers to bring their own receptacles from home.

Feds charge man with making threatening calls to Owings Mills synagogue

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Rosh Pina Messianic Congregation. Image via Google Street View.

A federal grand jury yesterday indicted 64-year-old man Stephen Lyle Orback for making threatening calls to the Rosh Pina Messianic Congregation in Owings Mills, suggesting there would be a mass shooting at the synagogue.

Grand Central and Agora redevelopment projects in Mount Vernon move ahead

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The planned design for City House Charles at 1001-1003 N. Charles Street. Design by SM+P Architects, via CHAP.

Two Mount Vernon redevelopment projects are moving ahead after Baltimore’s preservation commission this week approved designs that will significantly alter a prominent block of N. Charles Street.

Landmark Partners won approval for its plan to build an eight-story office building called City House Charles in place of the Grand Central nightclub at 1001-1003 N. Charles Street. Developers say they have already identified tenants for 100 percent of the office portion.

And Agora Inc. was permitted to transform the former Hynson, Westcott and Dunning building at 1030 N. Charles St., to a new hub for its growing workforce. It will be the 13th building renovated by Agora along the Charles Street corridor, which has become a virtual campus for its employees.

Plan chosen for new Center for Architecture and Design downtown, future home of local AIA chapter

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Rendering of a proposed light and projection beacon for the Light City festival on the planned Center for Architecture and Design. Image from presentation by Quinn Evans Architects/courtesy of AIA Baltimore

Baltimore’s very own Center for Architecture and Design at One Charles Center is moving forward, with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects announcing today that it’s picked a proposal.

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