Bluehouse in Harbor East is closing today and is paying its respects to customers by offering free coffee, any size, any flavor, even lattes and cappaccinos, for free. I was happy to get the freebie but am really sad to say goodbye to my favorite hideaway cafe. I would often lose myself in a book at one of the tables while enjoying a mid-afternoon coffee.
Bluehouse, which bills itself as an "eco-friendly home-furnishing store," will still exist at the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson—but minus the cafe. The industrial-chic space on Fleet Street was just too big to maintain, a barista told us. Talk about a rotten Friday the 13th.