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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

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  • Dennis J. Healy, salesman

    Dennis J. Healy, salesman
    Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73.
  • Burger stand serves up root beer and nostalgia in Rosedale

    Burger stand serves up root beer and nostalgia in Rosedale
    The roadside root beer stand's orange contours memorialize this venerated shrine to a different era. Its fans make pilgrimages to this Stewart's franchise on Pulaski Highway, a truck-battered stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore County, to recall the...

    Chicken Rico adding downtown location

    Chicken Rico adding downtown location
    The operators of Chicken Rico in Highlandtown are opening a second Baltimore location at 55 Market Place. Chicken Rico will open in the long-vacant space in The Shops at Harbor Park that was formerly Baja Beach Club, a nightclub that closed in 2008....

    It's easy to see where the bus stops in Highlandtown

    It's easy to see where the bus stops in Highlandtown
    Artist Pablo Machioli hangs out in the belly of the letter "B." Kyle Miller likes to linger in "U," a letter he helped shape from steel and pine. And bus driver Kaliha Taylor waits for her shift to begin while perched on the lower curve of "S."...

    Police blotter: Robberies for the week of Aug. 9

    Note: There was no blotter last week because data was not uploaded to Open Baltimore. Across Baltimore, 58 robberies were reported by police for the week ending Aug. 9, with the Northeastern and Southeastern districts the hardest hit, according to...