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Urban Oyster to open first brick-and-mortar shop in Locust Point

Urban Oyster to open first brick-and-mortar shop in Locust Point

Fans of the Urban Oyster flock to Jasmine Norton’s stand at Baltimore farmers’ markets to buy her char-grilled oysters and oyster tacos. But beginning April 12, they’ll have another, more permanent place to get their oyster fix.

This week, the Urban Oyster opens its first permanent brick-and-mortar location in Locust Point’s McHenry Row, in a space formerly occupied by Ruby 8 Noodles & Sushi.

Norton, who is from Baltimore, said it will be both the first black-owned and woman-owned oyster shop in Maryland. “It’s definitely exciting,” she said in an interview Monday. After two years of selling seafood on the move, Norton said she’s looking forward to having a place to call...

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