Mt. Vernon

Police arrest woman accused of setting a bunch of cars on fire in Mount Vernon and Station North

A car on fire in the 1000 block of N. Charles Street. Still from Instagram video posted by user yflicker.

Baltimore police have identified and arrested a woman who they say lit more than half a dozen cars on fire around Station North and Mount Vernon last night, a spree that Acting Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said they believe was a “truly random act” of destruction.

Grand Central nightclub to get new owners in early 2019

Photo by Ed Gunts

Grand Central, Baltimore’s largest LGBTQ-friendly nightclub and a fixture on Charles Street for the past 15 years, will change hands early in 2019, current owner Don Davis said.

Baby’s on Fire in Mount Vernon is getting its own signature coffee blend

Baby’s on Fire co-owner Shirlé Koslowski (left), Open Seas Coffee founder Bryce Roszell (center) and Baby’s on Fire co-owner David Koslowski. Photo courtesy of Baby’s on Fire.

Mount Vernon record store-coffee shop Baby’s on Fire is linking up with Stevensville small-batch roastery Open Seas Coffee for some signature beans that will also help to reinvest in the communities abroad that are growing them.

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

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

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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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


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

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

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.”