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  • Sex toy shop moving into former HONtown space in Hampden

    HONtown, a gift shop run by Cafe Hon owner and HonFest founder Denise Whiting, has moved out of its space at 1001 W. 36th Street (The Avenue) in Hampden and is moving across the street to Cafe Hon, 1004 W. 36th St.
  • Minas art gallery closing after 22 years

    Minas art gallery closing after 22 years
    Minas Konsolas is closing his art gallery in Hampden after 22 years, but he's not retiring his paint brushes. "I'm going to my new chapter as a full-time painter," said Konsolas, 60, who runs Minas Gallery and Boutique, 815 W. 36th St., with his wife,...

    The "hon" ruckus remembered

    Two years ago the portion of Baltimore that lives online was preoccupied with a brouhaha over a word.  The word was hon, on which Denise Whiting, proprietress of Cafe Hon, had filed trademark papers for business purposes.* Several persons, given a...

    Longtime Hampden merchant celebrates 35 years in business

    Longtime Hampden merchant celebrates 35 years in business
    Alice Ann Finnerty, a former nurse at Union Memorial Hospital, was raising six children in Guilford when she paid $5,000 to buy The Turnover Shop in 1978. On the check she wrote, "Oh, happy day." Now 75 and a matriarch of the Hampden business...

    Family finds way to celebrate Hampdenfest and observe Yom Kippur

    Family finds way to celebrate Hampdenfest and observe Yom Kippur
    Saturday was Hampdenfest. It was also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for Jews, not to mention their weekly Sabbath. For Liz Baker, of Hampden, it represented a dilemma. Baker, 41, certainly didn't want to miss the holiest day of the year for Jews....