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

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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:

Ethan McLeod – “Police Arrest Middle River Mom Seen Hitting Kids in Viral Video” – Tuesday, March 21

Ethan McLeod – “Netflix to Spotlight Baltimore Nun’s 1969 Murder in New Documentary Series” – Monday, April 17

Ed Gunts – “The Owners of ‘Sascha’s Cafe’ Have Put their Landmark Building on Charles Street Up for Sale” – Thursday, April 20

Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: New Life for Hendler Creamery; New Owner for Brown’s Wharf; Ribbon Cutting for Sagamore Spirit Distillery; Community Meeting on Royal Farms Proposed for Towson” – Tuesday, April 18

Cynthia McIntyre – “Arts and Crafts Cottage Just Listed In Roland Park: Beautiful Gardens, Sale Pending” – Tuesday, April 18

Ed Gunts – “Construction Pushes Fells Point Farmers’ Market to Temporarily Move to Harbor Point” – Thursday, April 13

Stephen Babcock – “NY Times Does ’36 Hours’ in Baltimore” – Thursday, April 13

Ethan McLeod – “Queen Latifah Stops by Water for Chocolate in Upper Fells Point” – Tuesday, April 18

Ethan McLeod – “Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance to Resign at End of June” – Tuesday, April 18

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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