Mt. Vernon

Will Divine mural stay or go? A city commission will decide

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Photo by Ed Gunts

The performer Divine played characters who ran afoul of the law in John Waters movies such as “Female Trouble” and “Multiple Maniacs.” Now, a mural that honors Divine is having its own brush with city rules and regulations.

New Gaia mural in Mount Vernon is just Divine

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

Baltimore’s newest work of public art is simply Divine–as in, a three-story-tall portrait of Divine, the drag actor and Baltimore native who became famous in John Waters movies such as “Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble.”

City to pay $89K more to settle claims from that nasty April 2016 sinkhole in Mount Vernon

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Image via ABC2

More than two years out from the costly sinkhole in a section of W. Centre Street, the city plans to dole out roughly $89,000 more in settlements to businesses that were affected.

Hidden Mt. Vernon Gem: Carriage House Condo Asks $199K

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Hot House: 13 E. Branch Lane, #C1, Baltimore, MD 21201

One bedroom, two-level, 700 sq. ft condo in the brick carriage house of an E. Mt. Vernon Place mansion, circa 1850. Private courtyard entrance. Small vestibule, large living room with wood burning fireplace, updated galley kitchen, upstairs master bedroom with fireplace and walk-in closet, and large modern, spa-like bathroom. Washer/dryer, central a/c, new windows and HVAC, storage unit and maintenance included. $199,000. Coop fee: $229/mo. Also available as a rental.

Red Emma’s is moving to the old Ryleigh’s space in Mount Vernon

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Members of the Red Emma’s collective pose outside their future home at 1225 Cathedral St. Photo via the Red Emma’s Facebook.

The radical bookstore and cafe Red Emma’s is leaving its location on North Avenue for the old Ryleigh’s Oyster space on Cathedral Street, the collective announced today on social media.

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

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Image via Facebook

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.

Brew House No. 16 ready for relaunch this weekend

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Image via Facebook.

Brew House No. 16, the brewery and restaurant occupying an old firehouse in Mount Vernon, is planning to relaunch this weekend with an updated menu and new beer offerings.

Event Pick: The soft opening for Mount Vernon’s new rooftop bar, Topside

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It seems Topside, a brand new rooftop bar crowning the also-new 107-room Hotel Revival in Mount Vernon, timed its soft opening just right to coincide with the warm-weather kickoff of spring. Starting at 5 p.m. today, the new spot, billed as a “seafood-centric, elevated beer hall,” will be pouring drinks for all who journey up to the 14th floor for the view.

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