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Ready for company, Ryleigh's Oyster revives a cultural corridor corner

"This is the old Spike & Charlie's, right?" That's the No. 1 question I've been getting about Ryleigh's Oyster Mount Vernon, a new restaurant from Brian McComas, who owns and operates the original Ryleigh's in Federal Hill and a second, Ryleigh's Hunt Valley, on Padonia Road. Yes, this is where Spike & Charlie's had its long run, a multilevel restaurant space smack in the middle of the cultural corridor, directly across from Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and within oyster shell-tossing distance of the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Spike & Charlie's closed in 2004, and the three restaurants that followed in the...