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Neighborhood Life: The Ups, Downs, and Day-to-Days on East Monument Street

"Main Street." What does that mean, really? It's as much an idea as a place, as much a goal for which to strive as a set of storefronts. Baltimore has a dozen or more Main Streets, each with its own unique character and its own set of challenges. We visited one of the lesser-known examples -- East Monument Street -- to learn more about its history and what's happening there today.

Marketing Charm City's Neighborhoods

As a city of neighborhoods, Baltimore's independent food markets add an atmosphere and appeal that trumps standard, big-name grocery stores. Baltimore's small grocers abide by the philosophy that quality products and the highest level of customer service will make and keep them neighborhood mainstays.

Audio: Sustainable Agriculture at Kayam Farm

Bmore's Sam Hopkins teamed up with WYPR's The Signal to produce an audio piece to accompany our recent article on Kayam Farm. Click through to give it a listen.

Developing a Different Kind of Renaissance in Park Heights

When discussion turns to neighborhood success stories in Baltimore the usual suspects tend to get most of the glory. We hear quite a bit about Canton, Federal Hill, and, more recently, Harbor East. Which is fair enough -- those are indeed successes. But they're not the only ones. A less heralded but no less significant story is playing out as we speak in Park Heights, a neighborhood that has seen its share of struggle but which appears poised to finally emerge from the shadows.

Ancient Lessons: Sustainable Agriculture Takes Root at Kayam Farm

"What is this earth I live on -- within half an hour of my house -- capable of producing right now?" It's a question both asked and answered at Kayam Farm, where Jewish agricultural traditions point the way to a better, more meaningful relationship with food. Bmore's Sam Hopkins went behind the scenes to learn more.

First In the Manufacture of Straw Hats: The Past and Future of Baltimore Industry

Baltimore's industrial past is present at every turn, woven into both our infrastructure and our DNA. Yet one would be hard pressed to accurately describe present-day Charm City as a manufacturing town. What happened, and where do we go next? The answers lie in understanding the lessons of the past and adapting to a new and possibly better future.

Ditch the Mall: Local Holiday Shopping Options Abound in Baltimore

Do long lines and crowded parking lots at malls and big box stores strike you as a less-than-appealing holiday prospect? Us, too. Good thing you've got options. The "shop local" scene in Baltimore is alive, well, and ready to welcome you with open arms this season.

Eco-Friendly Destination Retail Takes Root at Clarksville's Conscious Corner

It started back in 2000 with Roots Market, an attempt to provide an alternative to both Whole Foods and the smaller, independent natural foods stores. Today it's 175 employees and eight stores strong. Meet Jeff and Holly Kaufman, the green entrepreneurs behind Clarksville's Conscious Corner.

Maker's Mark(et): Art and Artisans Pop Up at Becket Hitch

On Saturday, November 13th a handpicked group of artisans and craftspeople will convene at Woodberry Kitchen for Becket Hitch, a one-of-a-kind pop-up shop and self-described "makers market." We sat down with the event's co-founders -- Kohli Flick and Katie McDonough Kutil -- to learn more about the ideas and inspiration behind the event.

Remaking Highlandtown, One Building (and One Business) at a Time

Like many Baltimore neighborhoods, Highlandtown is blessed with both rich history and as-yet-untapped future potential. The question is: how to connect those dots? We talked to one area developer who just might have an answer.

From Gifts to Growth for Biggs & Featherbelle

Sisters Kelley and Kasey Evick had other goals in mind -- they never really imagined they'd start a natural bath and body products business. Yet that's exactly where they are today with Biggs & Featherbelle. We caught up with the Hampden-based entrepreneurs to learn more about how they got here and where they're headed next.

Neighborhood Life: Waverly Businesses Show the Value of Resilience

As with all things, there's more than one way to view the Great Recession. For some it's a tale of banking malfeasance and abstract approaches to risky investment. That's fine as far as it goes, but what about the human component? We took to the streets of Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood and found three small business owners who each have their own stories to tell about challenge, hardship, and perseverance.

Men's Style Gets an Upgrade With the Arrival of Sixteen Tons

Entrepreneur and shopkeeper Daniel Wylie looks to plug a hole in Baltimore's menswear market with Sixteen Tons, a new Hampden venture steeped in classic American style.

Puree By the Pedal

What's the human equivalent of the energy it takes to power a blender? Entrepreneur Natan Lawson helps us find out by bringing bike-powered smoothies to Baltimore.

"Form" Takes Shape in Baltimore

The agony. The ecstasy. The sewing. September heralds fall fashion everywhere, and in Baltimore this month, a boutique owner and a designer aim to give local women some Baltimore couture of their very own.
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