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Lee's Pint & Shell is planning to add more outdoor drinking and dining space — this time, above street level. The Canton bar submitted an application this month for permission to build a deck extending out from its second floor. Plans filed with the city's Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals show a 790-square-foot balcony wrapping around the Lee's facade on South Linwood Avenue and Hudson Street. 

Pompeian Inc. Looks to Expand (BBJ Story)

Oct 8, 2020
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Pompeian Inc. says it's seeing demand for its products surge — growth that has prompted it to pursue a lease for a 400,000-square-foot distribution center at Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point. The Baltimore-based olive oil and boutique vinegar company's expansion will also include a new city-based warehouse near Highlandtown and about a dozen new jobs by 2023, company officials said this week. 

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As small business owners continue the fight of their lives, M&T Bank is trying to give them a boost. M&T Bank is featuring more than a dozen of its Baltimore-area, small business clients on an online retail shop designed to lure new and existing customers to the businesses’ websites during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Jimmy's On The Auction Block Again (BBJ Story)

Oct 5, 2020
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Jimmy's Restaurant in Fells Point is hitting the auction block for the second time this year. The beloved landmark at 801 S. Thames St. was ordered sold last month by a U.S. District Court bankruptcy judge nine months after the business filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to Towson-based Alex Cooper Auctioneers, which is handling the sale. 

McCormick & Company Sales Soar (BBJ Story)

Sep 30, 2020
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McCormick & Co. Inc. continues to see sales soar during the Covid-19 pandemic, but some analysts on Wall Street are questioning how long it will last. 

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A former state labor secretary and U.S. Department of Labor official is set to take over Baltimore County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development. Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday nominated Leonard Howie III to the post, saying in a statement that he “brings an impressive track record and the passion we need to support our families and businesses and continue building our economy.” 

Soup Is On At Java Joe's (BBJ Story)

Sep 17, 2020
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The soup's on again at Java Joe's, a downtown eatery that closed in March along with the rest of the world. At the time, owner Michael Ditter thought the coronavirus pandemic would have passed after a month or so. 

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A new bar and restaurant opening in the former Metropolitan Coffeehouse & Wine Bar building will be run by a family with roots in the local drinking and dining scene. 

Grand Central Closes Permanently (BBJ Story)

Sep 3, 2020
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Grand Central, the nightclub that was a beacon of Baltimore's "gayborhood" for 30 years, has closed for good on Charles Street. Grand Central had been operating on borrowed time at 1001 N. Charles St. for more than a year. 

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Sweet and savory crepes will be the latest addition to the vendor mix at Cross Street Market. Crepe Crazy, a Texas-based franchise, will open a new location inside the historic Federal Hill market in September, developers Caves Valley Partners and CANAdev said Tuesday. 

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Dangerously Delicious Pies will venture beyond its namesake dish. 

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Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recorded more passengers in June than Northern Virginia's two major airports combined, according to new data released by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. 

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Cloudy Donuts, formerly known as Donut Alliance, has a new name and new owners — but that isn't stopping it from trying to expand the vegan doughnut experience in Baltimore. Cloudy Donut's new owners, brothers Derrick and Justin Faulcon, started out as frequent customers but were so impressed by the doughnuts that they ended up purchasing the business in December. 

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A new pop-up at the Red Star in Fells Point could become a permanent fixture. Two local chefs have taken over the bar's kitchen with a concept that merges their appreciation for tavern food with their love of 80s pop — and a good pun. 

Growler Closes Rotunda Store (BBJ Story)

Jul 23, 2020
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Growler USA, the craft beer bar chain with more than 100 beverages on tap, has closed for good at the Rotunda development in Hampden. The mixed-use center’s retail leasing agent, Alli Oliver, confirmed the closure Tuesday. 

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Lexington Market will start accepting vendor applications next month as the market's redevelopment continues amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. A first round of the application process will launch Aug. 11, according to a spokeswoman for Seawall Development, the lead developer in a $40 million revamp of the 238-year-old public market complex. 

Camden Yards Workers Still In Limbo (BBJ Story)

Jul 15, 2020
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Workers who staff the concessions at Oriole Park at Camden Yards face a continuing limbo as the start of a new baseball season approaches. The Orioles are set to start an abbreviated, 60-game season July 24 with a Fenway Park matchup against the Boston Red Sox. 

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The University of Maryland, College Park men's lacrosse team will get its equipment next season from Maverik Lacrosse, the first of several likely dominoes to fall after Under Armour Inc. parted ways with its equipment manufacturer.

Mr. Nice Guy Cocktails Here To Stay (BBJ Story)

Jul 11, 2020
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When Anthony Nastasi Jr. launched Mr. Nice Guy Cocktails in March, he figured it would be a temporary concept. Back then, many hoped the novel coronavirus outbreak would be a receding nightmare by summertime.

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The struggles of Baltimore's downtown core in attracting businesses, reducing crime and lowering vacancy rates have become magnified as the city aims to pull out of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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On their latest project in West Baltimore’s historic Auchentoroly Terrace, Dan Midvidy and his team are all about the details. Look to the soon-to-be-installed front wraparound porch, made of African Mahogany from Baltimore woodcrafter Thomas Brown Woodwright. 

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Fells Point's luxury hotel, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, will reopen July 1 with new guidelines in place as the novel coronavirus remains a concern. 

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Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc., better known as Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which halted large gatherings and choked off the 45-year-old company's main source of revenue. 

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As Covid-19 continues to shake up the local retail market, one developer is hailing this week's full opening of the first mid-Atlantic location of a chain restaurant as a sign of hope. 

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A recent design competition will soon yield new temporary, outdoor social spaces across 17 Baltimore neighborhoods. 

Bottoms Up Bagels Finds A New Home (BBJ Story)

Jun 17, 2020
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After five years of pop-ups and market appearances, Bottoms Up Bagels has a brick-and-mortar home. On Wednesday, the once-nomadic bagelry debuted the "BUB Hub," its new shop and production space at 2731 Greenmount Ave. in Harwood. 

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W.R. Grace & Co. is looking to raise $550 million in senior debt to pay off a portion of outstanding debt scheduled to come due next year. 

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Under Armour unveiled a new performance-focused face mask Thursday, seeking to make exercise in gyms and in groups safer for athletes without restricting their breathing. 

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A national report out Tuesday predicts that a record of up to 25,000 retailers could close this year across the U.S. as Covid-19 continues to rattle the market. The grim prediction by Coresight Research showed a coming tidal wave of retail failures compared to last year when 9,821 retailers went under. 

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Maryland's university presidents say they know it is not a matter of if anyone will become infected with Covid-19 when on-campus activities resume, but when. And they are making major investments to try and limit infection spread as much as possible. 

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