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The Hippo, longtime anchor of Baltimore's gay community, to close this fall
The Hippo, longtime anchor of Baltimore's gay community, to close this fall

After more than four decades as an anchor in Baltimore's gay community and the Mount Vernon business district, The Hippo will close this fall and the site will be converted into a CVS Pharmacy. The nightclub first opened as a gay establishment at the corner of North Charles and Eager streets in 1972. CVS plans to open a drugstore in the space in late 2016, the club's longtime owner, Charles L. "Chuck" Bowers, confirmed in a club statement Monday. A date has not been set for the club's last night, though it will come after the city's big Baltimore Pride festivities this summer, and events still are being booked through the summer and early fall. Bowers, the...

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