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Event Pick: The grand opening for Homegrown Baltimore, a women-owned home-decorating collective

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A trio of women-owned Baltimore shops have joined forces in Harbor East with a unified store for all your plant, furniture and home-decorating needs. The pop-up shop, which sports the name Homegrown Baltimore, officially opens today on Aliceanna Street in Harbor East, bringing some made-in-Baltimore flavor to the luxury neighborhood.

The Charmery’s new Towson location to open this Saturday

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Charmery co-founders David and Laura Alima outside their newest location on York Road. Still via video.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the official opening of pool season and the unofficial start of summer, Towson is getting a much-anticipated new ice cream shop.

Event Pick: R. House hosts a benefit for Charles Village Pub

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We told you recently about a local brewery, Peabody Heights, hosting a fundraiser for the staff of Charles Village Pub after the beloved bar had to close following a grease fire. Now another brewer, Union Craft, and the food hall R. House are stepping up to do the same tonight.

Hot House: Architect’s House With Gardener’s Garden Asks $2.245M In Ruxton

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Hot House: 6516 Montrose Avenue, Ruxton, Baltimore County, MD 21212

English Tudor-style house, circa 1926, in stone and stucco with slate roof, terraced gardens, and saltwater pool. Four bedrooms, six baths over three levels and 4,189 sq. ft. Living room, dining room, open-plan family room with fireplace and French doors to terrace, gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters, Sub-Zero fridge, breakfast bar/wet bar with wine fridge. Master bedroom with garden views, his and her bath and dressing rooms. Private bedroom apartment. Finished lower level. Energy efficient home. Multi-zone heat and central air, two-car attached garage, irrigation system, salt water pool, on 1.2 landscaped acres with exceptional plantings: $2,245,000

Tradepoint Atlantic buys 150-acre Sparrows Point Shipyard, completing hold on peninsula

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Tradepoint Atlantic, the development entity behind the substantial ongoing overhaul of Sparrows Point in Southeast Baltimore County, has purchased the last remaining parcel on the peninsula: a shipyard once owned by the late, great Bethlehem Steel.

Event Pick: The launch of Nonument 01, an app that virtually resurrects the erased McKeldin Fountain

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Thanks to a visionary team of artists, developers and architects, the Brutalist fountain that dominated the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Plaza for more than three decades is back—so long as you have the app.

Event Pick: Live music and tacos at Tooth N’ Nail, Mount Vernon’s newest café

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While you weren’t looking, a new coffee shop was born in March on W. Preston Street in Mount Vernon. Tooth N’ Nail isn’t of the sleek, modern variety, opting instead for a laid-back ’90s vibe and, per a description on its Facebook page, an aim of “hearkening back to the old days when they were community spaces for artists, students and local people to gather.”

A recent history of Mount Vernon, according to The New York Times

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On Tuesday, The New York Times published a real estate story about a Baltimore neighborhood on the come-up thanks to the elbow grease of determined residents banding together to save their patch of a woefully troubled city.

That neighborhood was Mount Vernon. No, that is not a typo.

With augmented-reality app, artists (virtually) revive the demolished McKeldin Fountain

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A shot of the “NONUMENT 01::McKeldin Fountain” app. Via NONUMENT 01.

Eighteen months ago, construction crews reduced the Brutalist concrete fountain at the heart of the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square plaza to rubble, making way for green space and some additional seating at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The effort was led by the Downtown Partnership, whose leaders said the structure had become an eyesore.

Gone is the 35-year-old sharp-edged edifice that played host to curious wanderers traversing its walkways and people wading into its waters, and served as a backdrop to countless demonstrations, from pinnacle events like the 2015 protests of police after Freddie Gray’s death and the 2011 Occupy campouts to weekly protests.

But it lives again—if you have a screen handy. Just search “Nonument 01” on your app store.

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