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Atomic Books to expand store space, open a bar

April 2, 2013
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Atomic Books to expand store space, open a bar

In a post on its blog yesterday — April Fools’ Day, mind you — Atomic Books announced plans to take over a space being vacated in the spring by Doubledutch Boutique and expand the square footage of both the bookstore and record shop Celebrated Summer. The space that Celebrated Summer and the store’s offices...
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Unclean! Unclean!

December 9, 2010
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Credit: Honfest.net

She’s finally gone and done it. Not satisfied with having Disney-fied Hampden, Denise Whiting—owner of Café Hon and creator of Honfest—is going national. She has registered the word “hon” as a federal trademark, according to an article in the Baltimore Messenger. As the self-proclaimed owner of the word, Whiting has a licensing agreement with...
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Belgian Pub to Open in Hampden

May 12, 2010
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Belgian Pub to Open in Hampden

We were tipped off by the Midnight Sun (which was tipped off by Beer in Baltimore–don’t you just love the interwebs?) that a Belgian pub is opening in Hampden. It’s called De Kleine Duivel (which means The Little Devil in Flemish) and will open sometime this summer, after extensive renovations, in the old Nutty Pub...
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Grano is Moving

July 31, 2009
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According to a post on Baltimore magazine’s In Good Taste blog, Hampden’s pasta bar is on the move. Grano, which is one of those love it or hate it places, is moving off the Avenue and into 3547 Chestnut Avenue, the former home of Dangerously Delicious Pies Savory House. According to the blog post,...
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New Wine Bar Opens

July 24, 2009
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“Hip in Hampden” is the motto of Baltimore’s latest drinkery, 13.5% Wine Bar (1117 W. 36th St., 889-1064), which opened July 10, bringing the bar-as-lounge concept to 36th Street. A peek inside revealed that this is not your neighborhood tappie, unless you know of another area bar with leather sofas, bubble chairs, orange...
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McCabe’s on the Auction Block

March 31, 2009
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Calling all entrepreneurs. The Hampden pub formerly known as McCabe’s Fine Food and Spirits is up for public auction, 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, at 3845 Falls Road (contact A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers for more details at 752-8440). The sale includes the building as well as all the furniture, fixtures, and restaurant...
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McCabe’s Closed ?

February 25, 2009
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Following a tip from one of her readers (who read the news on Chowhound) Elizabeth Large reports via her Baltimore Sun blog, Dining@Large, that Hampden favorite McCabe’s has closed. We called McCabe’s (no answer) and did a drive-by (closed sign in the window), both signs that point towards the not-good news. (Anyone got any...
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Lock Up Your Scooters

July 31, 2008
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Lock Up Your Scooters

It was a big weekend for scooter thefts in Hampden. Five Vespas were stolen from Scott Baxter’s garage behind the 3800 block of Falls Road, ranging from a vintage 1966 scoot to a pair of 2005 models belonging to his wife (OK, if you want to split hairs, one of the 2005s was a...
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