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Explore the 4 most popular spots in Baltimore's Abell neighborhood

Explore the 4 most popular spots in Baltimore's Abell neighborhood
The Book Thing | Photo: Renu O./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 31, 2019.

Spending time in Abell? Get to know this Baltimore neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a bookstore to a lounge and restaurant.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Abell, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. The Book Thing

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Topping the list is The Book Thing. Located at 3001 Vineyard Lane, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 165 reviews on Yelp.

All of the books are free at this bookstore. Its website states that the store's mission is "to put unwanted books into the hands of those who want them."

2. Greenmount Loan and Jewelry

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Next up is Greenmount Loan and Jewelry, situated at 3118 Greenmount Ave. With five stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

The pawn shop and jewelry store sells watches, electronics, musical instruments and more.

3. Normals

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Normals is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 425 E. 31st St., 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews.

In addition to selling books, vinyl records, CDs and DVDs, the store hosts in-house shows.

4. Melba's Place

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Finally, Melba's Place is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 31 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3126 Greenmount Ave. to see for yourself.

The lounge and restaurant features live music, karaoke, DJs and happy hour with a complimentary buffet.


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