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May 15, 2015

As gay acceptance grows, Mt. Vernon’s gay bars fade away

Bill “Boz” Boswell stands at the bar at Leon’s of Baltimore, drinks a shot and takes a sip from one of two Yuenglings just delivered by the bartender. He talks excitedly about the scene he found here in 1979 after getting out of the Army. It’s in Baltimore’s gay bars that he finally found a […]

Sep 18, 2013

Despite delay, insurer may be on the hook

A developer’s fight over some $625,000 in lost historic tax credits for an award-winning Mount Vernon redevelopment has survived a challenge in U.S. District Court.

Aug 13, 2013

CHAP gives preliminary approval to Mt. Vernon site

A city review panel gave limited preliminary approval to plans for a $25 million, 142-unit apartment building at a busy intersection in historic Mount Vernon Tuesday.

Jun 12, 2012

Agora Publishing buys 1001 Cathedral St. in Mt. Vernon

Agora Publishing, a 33-year-old international publisher based in Baltimore, will soon be moving into another city landmark: 1001 Cathedral St. in Mt. Vernon. The company announced Tuesday it had purchased the former site of Chase Brexton Health Services to expand its office space. Chase Brexton is moving to larger office spaces in the Monumental Life […]

Mar 28, 2012

Brass Elephant to become cafe called The Museum

The new manager of the former Brass Elephant restaurant said Wednesday the doors will soon reopen as a seafood and brunch specialty café called The Museum — and not as a night club as originally planned. Taking a break from renovations, Charlie Curry said the restaurant will feature menu items such as shrimp and lobster […]

Jan 27, 2012

St. John to build strip mall on Timonium Road

St. John Properties has announced the purchase of a one-acre parcel at 56 Timonium Road for redevelopment into 10,000-square-foot retail strip mall. Known as Timonium Exchange, the site is configured to hold a medley of tenants with businesses ranging from 1,500 to 4,500 square feet. St. John said this week that it plans is to […]

Jan 20, 2012

Top 5: ‘It’s a better bargain than it’s ever been”

A Mt. Vernon landmark restaurant that closed down could be open again by spring and three annual coin shows threatened to leave Baltimore if Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget eliminates their tax breaks. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Brass Elephant could reopen by spring – by Melody Simmons The “old […]

Jan 18, 2012

Brass Elephant could reopen by spring

The “old lady” is coming back. Baltimore’s historic Brass Elephant restaurant could reopen as early as spring with new owners, a real estate agent said Wednesday. Workers were busy Wednesday inside the Mt. Vernon landmark checking the restaurant’s kitchen and operating systems, and the sale could close within 30 days, said Martin Kibbe, a ReMax […]

Sep 30, 2011

Work in progress for Baltimore’s newest park

The work at what soon will be Baltimore’s newest park is in full swing near Pier 5. Look for Pierce’s Park to open this fall. The development, located on a sliver of land behind the Columbus Center, is going to be an oasis for fun and creative play. Park benches will be made of recycled […]

Sep 9, 2011

The Daily Record News Quiz: September 5 – 9

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

Sep 5, 2011

Indigma, displaced by fire, moves across street in Mt. Vernon

As the landmark redbrick building near the square in Mount Vernon undergoes repairs from a devastating fire in December, the owner of a small restaurant has found hope just across the street. After being closed for eight months, chef and owner Tony Chemmanoor reopened Indigma Restaurant in mid-August in temporary quarters at 801 N. Charles […]

Aug 24, 2011

‘Fashion’s Night Out’ in Baltimore

When you think of Baltimore, you don’t necessarily think “fashion destination” along the lines of New York, Paris, Milan, etc. But apparently someone wants to try to change that. On Sept. 8, a “Fashion’s Night Out” celebration of sorts will be held in Baltimore, along with 100 other cities in 17 countries participating in the […]

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