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Locust Point

A couple enjoys the view from Fort McHenry
A couple enjoys the view from Fort McHenry

Bounded on the west by Lawrence Street and on the north, east and south by the Patapsco River, Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood that has remained largely untouched by the development sweeping through much of Baltimore. With two glaring exceptions: the chic Silo Point condominiums and the Class "A" Tide Point business campus.

Locust Point remains what it has been for generations: a close community of small, lawn-less brick rowhouses, where residents hang their laundry outside to dry, tend the odd backyard rosebush and congregate at whichever local pub has earned their fierce loyalty.

Historically a blue-collar neighborhood and a center of Baltimore's Polish-, Italian-, and Irish-American communities, Locust Point has long attracted commercial interests. It was home to a Coca-Cola syrup plant, a Procter & Gamble soap plant, and Indiana Grain silos, and still boasts a Domino Sugar refinery and the world headquarters of Phillips Foods. The neighborhood got an economic boost when athletic apparel company Under Armour set up its headquarters at Tide Point, where it employs hundreds.

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Locust Point Features

Roll through the food truck scene at The Gathering

Spend a day at food truck festival The Gathering with our writer. Gypsy Queen's famous Crab Cone, chicken croquettes at Darua Food Truck and GrrChe's bacon, cheddar and tomato sandwich are on the menu. 

Column: Once-stalled retail projects slowly move forward

Many of the city's retail projects that stalled during the recession are now moving forward, says Morris Ritchie & Associates Architect Gary Getz. New shops have opened at Harbor East and Locust Point, while others are on the way in Canton and Remington. 

Locust Point Resident Hopes Airport-Themed Cable TV Show Takes Off

A former state marketing executive dreams of turning her love of small airports and the businesses that depend on them into a cable TV show. Andrea Vernot has partnered with a Washington, D.C., media production firm to help launch Air Fare America. 

Chomp On the Charm City Circulator Culinary Tour

A Charm City food writer spends a day seeing what good eats can be found on the Charm City Circulator Banner Route. Hop on for the ride. 

A Stop-By-Stop Guide to Good Eats on the Banner Route

Our food writer provides a stop-by-stop guide to eating your way through the Charm City Circulator's Banner Route. 
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