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Top Stories: Mount Vernon Hotel Getting a New Name and a New Roof, Middle River Mom’s Awful Video Goes Viral, Netflix to Run Docuseries on Mysterious Slaying of Sister Catherine Cesnik


The most widely read story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ report about the rebranding of a prominent boutique hotel at the corner of Cathedral and Monument streets. Once known as Peabody Court, the Wyndham Baltimore and, most recently, the Mount Vernon Hotel, the owners now plan to reintroduce it as “Hotel Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel.”

In addition to a new name, the building at 612 Cathedral Street is also getting a replacement roof and a bar. Presently, it sports a curved glass top that has grown cloudy and translucent over the last few decades. The new one will still be made of glass, but will have straighter edges and room for a brand new rooftop drinking spot.

The Revival Hotel is set to reopen this fall. As for the name, the business’ website says it all: “Revival combines traditional roots with modern details, made from scratch cuisine with private karaoke rooms and classic cocktails with sweeping views of Baltimore.”

Here were our other most popular stories over the last seven days:

Mount Vernon Hotel Has a New Name, ‘Hotel Revival’ — and Soon, it Will Have a New Top


The boutique hotel at the corner of Cathedral and Monument streets has been called the Peabody Court, the Wyndham Baltimore and the Mount Vernon Hotel.

Baltimore’s Washington Monument Receives National Award for its Restoration


Baltimore’s Washington Monument has just received more national recognition for its $6.5 million restoration.

Baltimore’s Biggest LGBTQ Event is Moving from Mount Vernon to Station North

A photo from last year’s Pride parade and block party.

After four decades in Mount Vernon, Baltimore’s largest LGBTQ Pride event is reducing its presence there and moving to a different part of town.

Baltimore Center Stage Picks Flavor as its New Restaurant Vendor

Julia (left) and Vanna Belton, owners of Flavor in Mt. Vernon. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Center Stage.

As it prepares to reopen following a $28 million renovation, Baltimore Center Stage announced today that it has a new pre-show restaurant vendor.

Baltimore School for the Arts’ New Film Program Builds on Success of Summer Pilot Course

Students await their turn to audition for the Baltimore School for the Arts’ new film program on Feb. 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of Baltimore School for the Arts.

Shannon Hutchinson, a senior in the Baltimore School for the Arts’ acting program, is used to playing characters on stage and screen. Last summer, however, she had a chance to learn just how much work goes on behind the scenes to make a good film, thanks to a pilot program offered by her school.

“Sometimes it’s hard to conceptualize until you’re behind the camera seeing what the frame actually is,” she said.

The Wall Street Journal Tours F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Baltimore


Following a recent visit to Baltimore, travel writer Nina Sovich has determined that the city has improved since famed American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald lived here in the 1930s. That’s a fine conclusion.

Walters Art Museum Outlines a New Vision for its Mt. Vernon Campus


Exterior work on Hackerman House

The Walters Art Museum is using the start of construction work on Hackerman House to outline a new vision for its Mount Vernon campus, from the way directors refer to certain buildings to what they display inside.

“House of Cards” Apartment for Rent in Baltimore — for Cheap!



In season one of House of Cards,  Zoe Barnes lived in a scuzzy apartment in a bad part of town. Now that apartment could be yours!

The Brass Elephant Is Now Just “The Elephant”


Brass Elephant

The Brass Elephant, a one-time Charles Street fine dining standby, closed in 2009. For many years after that, it sat empty. It was even listed for sale as a potential residential home at one point. But in early 2016, the nearly 150-year-old building at 924 N. Charles Street will once again be inhabited by a restaurant.