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A caribbean experience

When driving along Park Heights Avenue, away from the bustle of Northern Parkway and the residual traffic of Pimlico, the faint sound of reggae beats becomes increasingly audible.

It would be difficult to locate the origin of the blaring music if not for two modestly sized but extremely ragged looking signs on opposite sides of the street. The signs draw your attention to a small, unassuming storefront with faded red brick and stray white spackle. Yes, this is definitely where the music is coming from.

As you get closer, the security bars on the windows come into focus, giving you the impression that this locale was never intended to be a place of business. They're there to keep people out, but the sign on the door says to come in.

As you open the door and cross the cracked threshold, you become immersed in a wave of Bob Marley beats and are greeted by the imposing image Prince Haile Selassie, an early 20th century Ethiopian monarch, in the form of an oversized poster.

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