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After tearing up Thames Street, chic Sagamore Pendry hotel opens with glitz and glam

After tearing up Thames Street, chic Sagamore Pendry hotel opens with glitz and glam

Peering over the second floor balcony of Recreation Pier on Tuesday morning, the strip of cobblestones on Thames Street suggest a stark dividing line: On one side, Fells Point, and on the other, a Hugo Boss commercial.

Black SUVs deposit slick suit after slick suit onto the front "stoop" (as designer Patrick Sutton calls it) of the Sagamore Pendry for the grand opening of Under Armour overlord Kevin Plank's inaugural venture into hotels.

Across the street, passersby look—among them a green-bearded dude holding a coffee cup, beer delivery guys doing their rounds, and Haitham, taking a break outside Mona Lisa Tobacco & Gifts, where he works.

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