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Collectors Corner closing Mount Vernon location

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

After four years on N. Charles Street, comic book shop Collectors Corner plans to close the doors of its Mount Vernon store permanently at the end of February, one year after owners mulled shutting down the location but ultimately decided to keep it open.

The company says its two other locations, in Parkville and Bel Air, will remain open.

Hot Plate: Restaurant Week, changes at Cunningham’s & The Milton Inn, NiHao pop-up and more

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The vegan dish Rabbit Paradise is a highlight of Alma Cocina Latina’s Restaurant Week menu. Baltimore Restaurant Week starts Friday, Jan. 10. Photo by Irena Stein Photography.

It’s a new year, full of resolutions, promise — and opportunity to eat well in Baltimore. This year kicks off with lots of exciting news of openings, renovations, and expansions. Plus, it’s Restaurant Week season, which means it’s prime time to peruse menus.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Baltimore restaurant scene this week:

Start Your New Year with Good Food at Baltimore Restaurant Week – 1/10/20 – 1/19/20

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What better way to start off 2020 than with good company and great food during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Explore Baltimore’s food scene this January during Baltimore Restaurant Week, running January 10 – January 19. Try somewhere new, treat yourself to lunch, have a date night (or two).  

Enjoy two-course brunch and lunch menus, ranging from $15-20, and three-course dinner menus, ranging from $25-$45. Make your reservations early (there will be no formal extension this year). Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltCityRW2020Click here to learn more about participating restaurants, the menus offered or to make reservations.

Halcyon House Antiques to close, will re-open occasionally as pop-up shop

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Halcyon House Antiques will close its retail store this month but the owners plan to hold on to the historic Lutherville property to host events such as shopping pop-ups and art and trunk shows.

East Baltimore restaurant The Boiler Room will open mid-January

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A New American restaurant serving rockfish pho and Reuben eggrolls will open later this month in a former industrial area of East Baltimore.

The Boiler Room will likely open Jan. 15 with 120 seats and goes before the liquor board Jan. 9, General Manager Richard Whelan says. The restaurant will be the first eatery in the Highland Forge complex, a collection of buildings whose tenants include Urban Axes, Monument City Brewing Co., and the Emerging Technology Centers.

Towson restaurant Cunningham’s to change restaurant concept, expand cafe

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Cunningham’s closes, effective today. A new concept will open in the spring.

Cunningham’s restaurant announced today that it will undergo a major rehaul this spring changing its name, look, and menu. Effective today, Cunningham’s, the restaurant, located at 1 Olympic Place in downtown Towson, will close and begin renovations to create a redesigned and rebranded restaurant.

Cunningham’s Cafe, located on the lower level, will remain open during renovations with a slight interruption to accommodate an expansion.

Country store Rooster & Hen opens in Federal Hill’s Cross Street Market

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Rooster & Hen employee, Rebecca, in the new store.

Rooster & Hen, a country store that sells local, organic produce, baked goods, and flowers, has opened in Federal Hill’s revamped Cross Street Market.

Visitors can find the 1,800-square-foot store just inside the market’s Light Street entrance, across from Ceremony Coffee Roasters. While the store might be in the city, the rustic design will make customers feel as though they have stepped into a rural barn.

Hot Plate: New Year’s Eve dinners and New Year’s Day brunches to ring in 2020, Gourmand dinner at La Cuchara and more

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This week we welcome a new year and a new decade. What better way is there to ring in 2020 than with a great meal or two? Baltimore restaurants have a lot planned throughout the week and through the beginning of the new year, so whether you’re looking for a casual brunch or an over-the-top dinner, local restaurants have you covered.

This installment of Hot Plate is a little longer than usual: instead of one week of events, it covers two weeks (Dec. 28 through Jan. 10). Here’s a look at what’s happening during that time:

Hot Plate: Peerce’s and Taharka Bros. open, Chanukah, Christmas Eve and Christmas dining and more

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Several local restaurants will offer Feast of the Seven Fishes menus this Christmas Eve.

Merry merry merry! The big dining news this week is all about the holidays, but that doesn’t mean celebratory dinners are the only good dining opportunity on the horizon. There are several fun events happening this week, plus a bunch of good news about Baltimore restaurants.

Here’s a look at what’s happening around town:

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