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What's On Tap? Brewing Up Business in Baltimore.

Consumers’ demand for artisanal, local products has led many beer lovers to turn their hobbies into new ventures. Several new breweries and beer-themed restaurants are in the works for Greater Baltimore as craft brew makers savor an uptick in sales. 

Putting Money on the Table

After a dearth of new restaurant openings during the last two years, Baltimore witnessed a restaurant revival in 2011 as investors were once again hungry for new ventures. The owners of several new contemporary bistros, a Hollywood actor and a celebrity chef bet big on Charm City just in the last six months. 

Sprinting Toward Success

Meet Josh and Kara Levinson, the owners of Charm City Run. The running shop is growing at a time when many retailers are struggling. The Levinsons operate four stores and are preparing to open their first Baltimore City location this spring. What is the Levinsons' formula for entrepreneurial success? Read on to find out.

Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes at Hippodrome Hatters

To speak of a neighborhood's "growth" or "renaissance" is usually to speak of that which is new, that which is emerging and upcoming. It's just as important, however, to remember the stalwarts. Those who kept their heads down through the madness, through good times and bad. Like, for example, Hippodrome Hatters.

Audio Feature: The Voices of Northeast Market

Back in April we brought you the story of what's happening on the East Monument "Main Street," one of Baltimore's less heralded commercial strips. Today, in partnership with WYPR's The Signal, we present a companion piece: an audio feature that allows you to hear directly from some of the folks featured in the original article as they discuss their life and business.
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