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The former Apostolic Truth Tabernacle church on the 1000 block of W. 36th Street is now CO-BALT Workspace, a co-working office building along The Avenue in Hampden.

It also happens to be the home of Baltimore Fishbowl, and the new owners are throwing a party with free food and drinks on April 26 that’s open to the public. Neighborhood favorites like Food Market, Luigi’s Italian Deli, Cafe Hon and Sweet Side Cafe will all be represented in the food spread.

The MD Home Team, a Keller Williams-affiliated real estate group, purchased the stone church earlier this year and relocated its operations. And while it was a co-working space before that, the MD Home Team has spruced the place up (including the addition of a shuffleboard table for slacking journalists) and opened up meeting rooms and event rentals to the public.

A quick bit of history, according to the space’s website: The church was constructed in 1899 as the Grace-Hampden United Methodist Episcopal Church​. Nearly a century later, in 1982, Pastor Tom Cobb bought the building and moved his Apostolic Truth Tabernacle flock in.

A fire in 1999 destroyed most of the building, but a year later it was purchased by Gilden Advertising and brought back to life with a design from architecture firm Ziger/Snead. The stained-glass windows and high ceilings of the original building remain, while the inside has a more modern touch.

But enough about that, let’s get back to the party. DJ LOAR will be on hand spinning music in addition to the delicious eats and booze. And did we mention it’s free? The party runs from 5:30-10 p.m. Register here.

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...