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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

Top Highlandtown Articles

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  • Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside

    Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside
    In early December, a Facebook post announced a change had come to a Riverside haunt: “Hey guys. It's no longer Paul's bar ... we are under new ownership but not much else is going to change.” Shotti's Point had arrived, but it was the second...
  • For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter

    For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter
    On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
  • Baltimore incubator generated nearly $174 million in direct economic activity

    Baltimore incubator generated nearly $174 million in direct economic activity
    City officials praised the role of a business incubator Wednesday in helping boost the city's economic growth, pointing to a study that attributes nearly $174 million in direct economic activity in the city to the incubator's current and recent tenants....
  • Bonaventure von P. "Duke" Wachter, civil engineer

    Bonaventure von P. "Duke" Wachter, civil engineer
    Bonaventure von P. "Duke" Wachter, a retired State Highway Administration civil engineer who worked on numerous highway projects throughout Maryland, died May 23 of cancer at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was 69. "He was probably the...
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  • Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition

    Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition
    Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America. About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly...
  • Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

    Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre
    The searchlights shone, the crowds teemed and a movie unspooled again Thursday night at North Baltimore's Senator Theatre, as the city's most beloved cinema house, refreshed and expanded, reopened after 18 months of darkness. And the crowd loved it,...
  • Mentalist duo walks fine line of 'extra-sensory deception'

    Mentalist duo walks fine line of 'extra-sensory deception'
    A recent afternoon was windowpane-clear, the sun bright and direct. The environment could not have seemed less conducive for communing with the spirit world. And yet, Jeff and Tessa Evason walked up and down a stretch of Annapolis waterfront known as...
  • Gmart International Foods will open in former Santoni's in Highlandtown

    Gmart International Foods, a five-store supermarket chain with two Maryland locations, will open in the next 60 days in the former Santoni's Super Market site in Highlandtown, the shopping center's landlord said Monday. Gmart signed a long-term lease...
  • Despite sign, landlord says Gmart not signed to replace Santoni's

    Despite sign, landlord says Gmart not signed to replace Santoni's
    A sign outside the now vacant Santoni's Super Market in Highlandtown says Gmart International Foods, a six-store chain with two Maryland locations, is coming soon. But the shopping center's landlord said late Monday that no lease has yet been signed,...
  • For some businesses, snow day brings bustle

    For some businesses, snow day brings bustle
    As snow fell Tuesday afternoon outside Atwater's bakery in Catonsville, manager Lisa Harden hurried to pour the last cups of coffee and wrap up customers' food in to-go containers. The bakery had been busy, she said, but like many neighboring...
  • Marie F. Schramm, cashier

    Marie F. Schramm, cashier
    Marie F. Schramm, a homemaker and retired grocery store cashier who was also an accomplished cook, died Sept. 22 of a heart attack in Whitesville, N.C. The former Highlandtown resident was 76. Marie Frances Pistorio, the daughter of a tailor and a...