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NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

A guide to local favorites in Old Goucher

A customer browses records at the True Vine record store.
  • By Lisa Snowden-McCray
  • Photos by Andrew Mangum
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Old Goucher
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Old Goucher is a crazy, eclectic mix of what makes up all that’s great about the city. There’s flourishing small businesses of all kinds, a thriving arts community, and beautiful, spacious old rowhouses. Lots of communities in Baltimore like to brag about redevelopment, but the people in Old Goucher seem to be doing it in a way that feels right — and that’s important in a diverse city like Baltimore.

Meet Lisa McCray

Lisa Snowden-McCray is the editor of the Baltimore Beat, an alternate news outlet, and has been reporting about Baltimore since 2003. She’s a Maryland native who attended school just outside the city. She loves a good orange crush.

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Old Goucher

Sophomore Coffee
People can’t stop buzzing about this new coffee spot that aims to make coffee feel approachable again. It’s cool without being snobby.
Sophomore Coffee, 2223 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, Md. 21218
Terra Cafe
Terra Cafe feels like more than just a restaurant. Come in and you’re sure to find a few local politicians chowing down or a community group working on making the city better. It doesn’t hurt that it has really good soul food.
Terra Cafe, 101 E. 25th St. Baltimore, Md. 21218
True Vine Record Shop
A classic Baltimore record shop where you can get your hands on hard-to-find treasures.
True Vine Record Shop, 1827 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md. 21201
Fadensonnen
A comfortable and cool beer garden featuring natural wine, sake and snacks.
Fadensonnen, 3 W. 23rd St. Baltimore, Md. 21218
Oyin Handmade
This colorful, vibrant shop is intended to make you feel great about your hair, no matter the type. Stock up on handmade soaps, shampoos, conditioners and stylers made with love.
Oyin Handmade, 2103 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md. 21218
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Lisa Snowden-McCray
Lisa Snowden-McCray is the editor of the Baltimore Beat, an alternate news outlet, and has been reporting about Baltimore since 2003. She’s a Maryland native who attended school just outside the city. She loves a good orange crush.
Andrew Mangum
Andrew is a contributing photographer to The Washington Post based in Baltimore.
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