| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:34 PM
– In the heart of this historic Eastern Shore city, the effect of a state program that lends money to small businesses in struggling neighborhoods is easy to see.
There's Jimmy & Sook's restaurant with its award-winning crab cakes; My Favorite...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:56 PM
After 17 months and $3.5 million in construction, the renovated and expanded Senator Theatre will reopen Oct. 10 with a screening of John Waters’ “Hairspray” — 25 years after the original film had its premiere at the North...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89.
The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Beginning Oct. 10, the merchants at Belvedere Square will begin staying open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The later hours coincide with the re-opening of the Senator Theatre, the long shuttered movie house located just across...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:58 PM
When the Senator Theatre reopens to the public on Friday, moviegoers will be able to get popcorn and Raisinets but not calamari and chardonnay.
The Senator will reopen with standard movie house concessions, but the previously announced Bar Zini, a 100-...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Suddenly, Belvedere Square is the center of the universe, or at least north Baltimore.
The Senator Theatre reopens to the public on Friday, following Thursday night's super-sold-out gala showing of "Hairspray."
It's also Thursday when the merchants in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
After 18 months of darkness, the lights at the Senator Theatre will shine again this week.
A new art deco chandelier gleams inside the landmark movie palace. Carefully repainted acrobats and Harlequin clowns prance along the lobby's circular mural. And,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
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,...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
A major step forward in the Senator Theatre's renovation could take place at Thursday's Liquor Board hearing.
The board will vote on the Senator's application for a beer, wine and liquor restaurant license, and co-owner Kathleen Cusack Lyon says she...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The Senator Theatre and its adjoining small-plates restaurant, Bar Zini, will be authorized to sell alcohol when it reopens in the coming months, after a Baltimore licensing board voted Thursday to approve its application.
The Rosebank theater, closed...