Hampden

Hampdenfest canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

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Baltimore’s end of summer party featuring the annual toilet bowl races. Credit: Tedd Henn.

Hampdenfest, the late-summer festival bringing toilet bowl races and punk and indie rock to the heart of Hampden, has been canceled due to coronavirus, organizers announced last night.

After 25 years, Hampden Junque closes its storefront and becomes a virtual shop

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Owner Michal Makarovich outside Hampden Junque. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Michal Makarovich was one of the last merchants in Baltimore who regularly put elaborate displays in the front window of his store, but now he says those days are over.

Makarovich and associate Adrian Monaco created the final window display this week to signal that their business, Hampden Junque, is closing its physical storefront permanently and becoming an online shop.

The window contains a figure of Pee-wee Herman, the fictional character, all by himself, with none of the quirky merchandise from the store that usually surrounds him.

Milk & Ice Vintage and Sturgis Antiques to close shared space on The Avenue for good

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Image via Google Street View.

Milk & Ice Vintage and Sturgis Antiques, two specialty stores that shared a space on The Avenue in Hampden, announced they will be closing their physical storefront and shift to online business and by-appointment studio visits.

Hampden merchants offer same-day home delivery during pandemic

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DoubleDutch Boutique is one of the Hampden merchants offering same-day delivery of their products amid the coronavirus pandemic. Screengrab from DoubleDutch Boutique’s website.

As Gov. Larry Hogan increases the types of Maryland businesses ordered to close amid concerns over COVID-19, many bars, restaurants and other establishments have offered carryout and delivery options to their customers. But eateries are not the only ones trying to navigate doing business during the pandemic.

A group of Hampden merchants, including a yarn store, florist’s shop and others, will begin same-day home delivery of their items March 23.

Featured Hot Listing: Spectacular End Unit in the Heart of Hampden

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1213 Berry St Baltimore, MD1213 BERRY STREET, BALTIMORE, MD 21211

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

Listing Price: $499,000

Spectacular gem in the heart of Hampden. Four floors of impeccable detail. A chef’s dream kitchen with a double oven, gas range and designer stainless steel appliances. Large quartz countertops for entertaining and gathering. Unwind on the roof top deck. Attached two car garage for your convenience. Surveillance security system equipment included. Turn the key and stroll the nearby restaurants, shops and everything the neighborhood has to offer.

Grand Opening #2 for Charm City Hemp Set for 12/7

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Charm City Hemp is opening a second location on the avenue in Hampden. Join them for their Grand Opening Party on Saturday, December 7. Starting at 10am, the day will be filled CBD sampling, complimentary food, beer and wine, goody bags and more! Head down to the Avenue for some shopping, fun and CBD.

Someone drove a truck through Maggie’s dispensary in North Baltimore, police say

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Someone did some major damage late Sunday to the outside wall of Maggie’s dispensary in North Baltimore’s Wyman Park neighborhood using a box truck.

Reserve Your Tickets Today for Hotel Paradise Roof Garden Orchestra – 9/8 and 10/13

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This Fall, dine, dance and swing to sweet and hot sounds, including hits by Duke Ellington , Count Basie, Fats Waller, George Gershwin and more with Hotel Paradise Roof Garden Orchestra. On Sunday, September 8 and Sunday, October 13, head to Paulie Gee’s in Hampden for a “Roaring Twenties” afternoon. Reservations are recommended – call 410-235-1566.

SUN. SEPT. 8 & OCT. 13, 3-5 PM
continues monthly, every second Sunday

PAULIE GEE’S—HAMPDEN
3535 Chestnut Ave. Hampden 21211

RESERVATIONS:  410-235-1566

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.

True Chesapeake Oyster Co. to open at Whitehall Mill on Sept. 17

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Photo via True Chesapeake Oyster Co./Facebook

True Chesapeake Oyster Co., the anchor for Hampden’s soon-to-open Whitehall Mill food hall, will debut Sept. 17, its operators announced today.

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