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Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs talks growth and fatherhood

Before an interview last week, Cris Jacobs whispered a warning.

"I may talk a little quieter," said the 38-year-old singer-songwriter, on the phone from his Reisterstown home.

A couple days after back-to-back sold-out shows at the 8x10 in Federal Hill, Jacobs was doing his best to discuss his latest career happenings while carefully keeping his 3-month-old daughter, Thea, asleep.

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Fells Point bar Bad Decisions to close in February

After relocating to a new space in Fells Point six months ago, Bad Decisions will soon close its doors for good.

The cocktail bar announced its impending closure on Tuesday in a Facebook post, which noted it will be open until the weekend of Feb. 17. 

"It was a terrible fall/winter season and between that and the forced move from the original location I ran out of money," the post read.

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Gnocco offers an intimate experience at the bar

In June, chef-owner Brian Lavin opened Gnocco, a love letter to his time not long ago studying abroad — and eating and drinking — through Italy and Spain as a University of Maryland, College Park student. An August Baltimore Sun review of Lavin's cuisine called the Brewers Hill establishment “a restaurant you don't want to overlook.”

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Baltimore mayor's task force on artists' housing meets for first time

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's Safe Arts Space Task Force, formed after last month's shuttering of the workspace and performance venue the Bell Foundry due to safety violations, met for the first time Monday to discuss how the city can create a network of safe, cost-effective spaces where emerging artists can live, work and hold performances.

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Baltimore restaurant Maggie's Farm is for sale

Baltimore restaurant Maggie’s Farm went up for sale Wednesday, said co-owner Andy Weaver.

She and her husband, co-owner Matthew Weaver, have listed the business for $100,000, which includes its assets and inventory, a lease until 2019 and a Class B liquor license. 

Andy Weaver said the decision to sell is “sad for us, personally and professionally.”

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After more than a year, Clementine reopens in Hamilton

Closed since August 2015, the Hamilton restaurant Clementine quietly reopened late last month, said chef and co-owner Winston Blick.

He admits that opening the doors again around Christmas was “quite possibly the worst time to open anything,” but Blick said he’s reinvigorated by Clementine’s return.  

“It’s progressively gotten busier, and we anticipate tonight to be pretty busy,” Blick said.

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