City pumps $550k into dilapidated Ambassador Theater to save it

Baltimore Business Journal - 48 min 33 sec ago
The Art Deco structure in Gwynn Oak is in receivership and being primed for a new owner and redevelopment.
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As BWI announces another record, Hogan says it's 'beating the pants off Dulles'

Baltimore Business Journal - 1 hour 7 min ago
Numbers released Friday show Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport surpassed 26 million passengers for the first time in 2017.
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New Baltimore police commissioner: 'We are working to reduce violence. Like, literally, ASAP.'

Baltimore Business Journal - 1 hour 19 min ago
Darryl DeSousa, Baltimore's new police commissioner, said Friday he has been given one directive by Mayor Catherine Pugh: reduce violence. DeSousa was introduced by Pugh on Friday after the mayor announced earlier in the day she fired Kevin Davis from the role. A 30-year veteran of the police department, DeSousa said he has already rolled out a few initiatives aimed at driving down Baltimore's high murder rate. The city had 343 homicides in 2017, the highest per-capita rate of any city in the country. "We…
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All about Amazon: City leaders from Baltimore to L.A. weigh next steps following HQ2 announcement

Baltimore Business Journal - 1 hour 55 min ago
The nation came to something close to a standstill Thursday in the minutes following Amazon.com's announcement that some 20 cities made the first cut in its search for a new North American headquarters. But have no doubt: The race is officially on. It seems very few U.S. cities stood a chance from the get go. Of the 20 cities highlighted in Amazon's shortlist, 16 are east of the Mississippi River, and seven of those locations are clustered in and around a short radius of roughly 300 miles stemming…
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Target plans to sell its Mondawmin store after it closes

Baltimore Business Journal - 2 hours 4 min ago
The store is an anchor at the West Baltimore mall.
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Pugh fires Kevin Davis as Baltimore police commissioner

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 51 min ago
Mayor Catherine Pugh has fired Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, citing a need to reduce crime in Baltimore "at an accelerated pace." Pugh has appointed Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa to replace Davis, effective immediately. He will become the city's 40th police commissioner. “As I have made clear, reducing violence and restoring the confidence of our citizens in their police officers is my highest priority,” Pugh said in a statement. “The fact is, we are not achieving the pace of progress…
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8 things you need to know this morning

Baltimore Business Journal - 4 hours 40 min ago
Good morning, and happy Friday. Today is going to start off chilly, but things will warm up heading into the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will see temperatures in the 50s, so it'll be a nice time to finally get back outside for a bit. Here are eight things you need to know to get your day started.
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Baltimore may have lost Amazon HQ2. But here’s what local officials can learn

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 16 min ago
When news broke this morning that Baltimore was not on Amazon's list of 20 cities to potentially land its second North American headquarters, the list of people we wanted to call for comment was long. Johns Hopkins University. Mayor Catherine Pugh. Gov. Larry Hogan. The Baltimore Development Corp. The Greater Baltimore Committee. Sagamore Development Co. All of these colleges, businesses, organizations and elected officials came together to craft Baltimore's proposal to land the massive project…
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Editor's Notebook: Jeff Bezos, was it the crime or the potholes?

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 17 min ago
I find myself feeling even worse than I did on New Year's Eve when the Ravens lost the chance to be in the playoffs in the last seconds of the game against Cincinnati.
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Steps for moving from corporate life to entrepreneurship

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 19 min ago
It can be scary to quit your job to start a new venture. Here are a few tips to make the transition easier.
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Married in luxury: A look at Baltimore's popular — and expensive — high-end hotel wedding venues

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 19 min ago
A look at the wedding services and packages at three of Baltimore's luxury hotels; the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, the Four Seasons Baltimore, and The Ivy Hotel.
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Do high-speed rail plans in the Baltimore-Washington region stand a chance?

Baltimore Business Journal - 7 hours 32 min ago
Viable or no, see the case for high-speed rail in the region.
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Hogan to submit bill providing details of Amazon HQ2 package

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
More details on Maryland's $5 billion incentive package for Montgomery County will be coming out early next week, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Thursday. In light of Amazon's inclusion of Montgomery County on its shortlist of 20 finalists for its second headquarters, Hogan said he will submit a bill to the General Assembly laying out details of the tax incentives and "all of the proposed things" that are part of Maryland's package. Hogan said the state had been waiting to find out…
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Amazon exec key to HQ2 search is a former Montgomery County official

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Holly Sullivan of Amazon.com Inc.’s Public Policy office is quoted prominently in the HQ2 short list release, the official announcement that 20 North American communities have a shot at the company’s second headquarters. The list includes Montgomery County, where Sullivan's name may ring familiar. Now head of worldwide economic development at Amazon Public Policy, she previously held the role of president of the Montgomery Business Development Corp. We have asked Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) whether…
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Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill listed for sale

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
A Federal Hill institution is on the market. Regi's American Bistro, a neighborhood mainstay for 40 years, is listed for $600,000 on the online marketplace BizBuySell. The 3,252-square-foot red brick building at 1002 Light St. has a seven-day beer, wine and liquor license and can seat about 60 people, with bar seating for 10 and space for 28 on the patio, according to a brochure advertising the sale. The listing says Regi's brings in about $1 million a year in gross revenue. The restaurant,…
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Viewpoint: What else to consider when it comes to mall makeovers

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Given that brick-and-mortar stores have had a hard time competing with big-box and internet retailers on price, they have had to switch their focus.
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Roundup of BBJ's coverage on Amazon HQ2 shortlist

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Amazon.com named 20 cities and jurisdictions as finalists on Thursday for its highly sought after second headquarters. Baltimore did not make the cut. Below, a roundup of the Baltimore Business Journal's coverage: • Baltimore fails to make Amazon's shortlist for HQ2 • Port Covington developer 'optimistic' after Baltimore misses cut for Amazon HQ2 • Mayor Pugh on Amazon: 'I'm disappointed,' but city now going after Apple • What people are saying on social media about Baltimore not making…
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Pugh on Amazon: 'I'm disappointed,' but city now going after Apple

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
A dejected Mayor Catherine Pugh said she "may never know" why Baltimore was rejected by Amazon.com for HQ2. But now the city is setting its sites on another tech giant: Apple. The Cupertino, California-based company said Wednesday it plans to invest $30 billion in the U.S. over the coming five years and build a new corporate campus. The company hasn't said that it's doing a search for a city nor has it released any request for bids. Pugh was joined by business and civic leaders for what turned…
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New York. L.A. Chicago. And Montgomery County??? HQ2 puts MoCo in the big leagues.

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Montgomery County is among Greater Washington’s wealthiest, most populous jurisdictions, home to Fortune 500 giants, growing IT and biotech sectors, a highly educated workforce and a wealth of transit-connected land. Still, among the names that made Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.’s short list for its second headquarters — largely metropolises the likes of D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Denver, Toronto — Montgomery County doesn't exactly jump off the page. That means nothing…
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Cecil County hospital to join LifeBridge Health system

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Union Hospital of Cecil County and its affiliates plan to join the LifeBridge Health system. The nonprofit hospital's board signed a letter of intent to join LifeBridge, and the two have entered a period of exclusive negotiation and due diligence. An official agreement is expected to take several months to finalize, and will need approval from the health systems’ boards, as well as federal regulators. In joining LifeBridge Health, Union Hospital will have representation on the LifeBridge Health…
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