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R. House to reopen patio on June 18, seek minority-owned business for new stall

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Photo via Johns Hopkins University.

R. House is opening up its patio on Thursday, June 18, for patrons to enjoy dining al fresco, the Remington food hall announced today.

Service starts at noon and the market will use social distancing measures and increased sanitation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

George Marsh’s Heritage Smokehouse gets a liquor license

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

George Marsh’s Heritage Smokehouse took a big step today toward operating as a full-service restaurant and tavern, when Baltimore;s liquor board approved its request for a seven-day liquor license at 5800 York Road, in Govans.

Downtown restaurant Maisy’s announces it’s closing for good

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Image via Google Street View.

Maisy’s, a restaurant located in the heart of downtown known for brick oven pizzas and creative takes on classic American fare, will not reopen after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, owner Matt Helme posted on Facebook.

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.

Chef Bledsoe is leaving Miss Shirley’s Cafe to helm Towson restaurant group

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Courtesy: Fallston Group

Chef Brigitte O. Bledsoe, a mainstay in the kitchen of Miss Shirley’s Cafe for years, has left to lead Towson Tavern and sister operations The Rec Room and Torrent Lounge.

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Gypsy Queen adding location at Whole Foods Market in Harbor East, will begin delivery tomorrow

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Gypsy Queen on Thursday will begin delivery from their new Harbor East cafe location. Photo via Facebook.

The Gypsy Queen Cafe Food Truck, which also has a “truckstaurant” in Hampden, is adding a third member to its family of eateries: a cafe in Harbor East.

The Gypsy Queen Cafe has set up shop inside the new, soon-to-open Whole Foods supermarket in Harbor East.

Located at 711 S. Central Ave., the eatery will offer delivery through GrubHub from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Thursday.

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.

Fate of historic Martick’s building still in question after panel rejects removing the roof

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A rendering of the former Martick’s building with a “green screen” in place of the roof. Courtesy: Chris Janian.

The developer who agreed last year to explore restoring part of the historic Martick’s restaurant building in downtown’s west side now says he is not able to carry out his original plan because the public funds he was seeking never came through.

Despite community opposition, CHAP approves apartment plan for Tractor Building

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A rendering of the apartment building planned for the Tractor Building.

Developer Larry Jennings’ plan to convert Woodberry’s underutilized Tractor Building into 99 apartments cleared a key hurdle yesterday, when Baltimore’s preservation commission voted 6 to 2 to give the project concept approval.

The action by Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) brings Jennings and Valstone Partners one step closer to obtaining building permits for a redevelopment project that will result in an investment of $32 million to $35 million in Woodberry and help preserve much of the last large mill building at Clipper Mill that hasn’t been recycled for contemporary uses.

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