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Hampden Junque store celebrates 20th year on The Avenue
Hampden Junque store celebrates 20th year on The Avenue

What do Peewee Herman, Betty Boop, Marijuana Girl and Godzilla have in common? You can find them all in some shape or form at Hampden Junque, the kitschy curiosity shop that is celebrating 20 years this month. "We brought chic to The Avenue," said retired teacher Michal Makarovich, the 60-ish co-owner of the store with partners Margo Goldman, 74, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. credit analyst, and Joe Witkowski, 42, who also works for a furniture restoration company. The tiny, 300-square-foot store at 1006 W. 36th St. next door to Cafe Hon, is open four days a week, but draws attention from passers-by for its spacious display window, which changes every few months,...

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