135 W. North Ave., (410) 539-2328, thehourhaus.com
Station North’s transition from an organically grown artist enclave to a landing spot for corporate bucks was a foregone conclusion to anyone even half paying attention. Even so, it’s been a bit dispiriting to slowly watch it happen over time, and the coup de grâce came somewhat surprisingly when it was announced in May that Hour Haus—the studio, practice space, and venue that existed before “Station North” was even a neighborhood—would be closing its doors after nearly three decades. Fittingly, the old brick building is being turned into office space. The cycle will be complete if and when MICA or Hopkins put its name on the lease.