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Housekeeping: More Events and Shopping News in the Baltimore Fishbowl

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Our unscientific research informs us that you want more event and shopping coverage.  Today we introduce two new features to give you more of both: Catch of the Day and Hooked: Events to Put on Your Line.  Each will let you know about what’s buzz-worthy  — new restaurants, store openings, trunk shows, products, art shows, book readings, whatever catches our fancy.  Again, it’s unscientific.

If you want your place or thing to get notice as a Catch of the Day, please let us know by email at [email protected]  If you would like your event featured in Hooked, you’ll have to put it on the events page; we’ll only select from among the events on our events page. Shoot us an email too if you want us to take special notice.

Thanks for reading.

Hampden Gets a New Grocery Store

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If you happened to have a particular fondness for Superfresh, then we’ve got some sad news for you:  all their area grocery stores are closed, and several — including the one in Hampden — are about to get a speedy makeover/takeover from a Canadian company that no one seems to know much about.

Here’s what people have pieced together:  Fresh & Green’s, owned by a natural foods services team from Toronto, took over the Charles St. Superfresh last week; a new one will colonize the former Superfresh in Hampden, on 41st St., by the end of this week. The changeover is happening as quickly as possible — a mere 36 hours in the case of the downtown store — because the new owners don’t want to disrupt the routine of their regular shoppers.

While Superfresh was pretty much a generic grocery store, Hampdenites are hoping for something a little different from the new store. Fresh & Green’s will apparently offer a “hybrid” store that combines all the standard grocery store offerings with expanded natural foods options, fresh prepared foods, and possibly even an in-store restaurant.

According to the company’s CEO, Matt Williams, “We’re pretty experienced in natural and organic grocery, and we feel that these eight stores would all benefit from having not just a token appearance of natural and organic but a strong presence. We see a couple of the stores being entirely natural and organic.”

As for all those Superfresh employees? They’ll have to reapply for new jobs at the re-vamped stores, and no one’s guaranteeing them employment.

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