Edgewood restaurant fined $6,000 by Harford liquor board

A Mexican restaurant near the I-95 and Route 24 interchange in Edgewood was fined $6,000 by Harford County's liquor control board Wednesday after a string of alcohol-related incidents, including fights, a stabbing and employees drinking on the job. The owner of El Rodeo Mexican Bar & Grill, in the 1700 block of Edgewood Road, failed to operate the business responsibly, which "resulted in the death of one patron and the stabbing of two others," liquor inspector Charles Robbins wrote in a violation report. (Balt. Sun)

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Pharmacy eyed as anchor of planned development in Charles Village

The developer of a planned mixed-use development in Charles Village on land owned by Johns Hopkins University is considering anchoring the project with a pharmacy, not a grocery store, as many area residents had feared. "The anchor tenant/retailer will likely be a 10,000-12,000-square-foot pharmacy, yet to be determined," Jennifer Mielke, director of the university's Office of Community Affairs, informed the Charles Village Civic Association in an email Oct. 23. (Balt. Sun)

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Blue Ocean Realty's latest buy is Baltimore County's largest industrial sale this year

Blue Ocean Realty has continued its shopping spree, snapping up a 105,000-square-foot building on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. The Baltimore company acquired the 55-year-old warehouse from Ray’s Envelope Corp. The building, at 7521 Pulaski Highway, was originally home to furniture company Pollack-Blums. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Preliminary plan could speed permitting for Silver Spring Blairs redevelopment

There’s a lot to like about the Tower Cos. plan to redevelop its Blairs residential and retail complex next to the Silver Spring Metro station. New shops and restaurants. Two dog parks. High-density, transit-oriented residential space. And a 200,000-square-foot office building in a market where other developers are tripping over each other to convert existing office space to apartments. (Gazette)

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Speeding up the incubator process

For six years, green energy business Clean Currents made the Rockville Innovation Center above the downtown Rockville library its home. The company enjoyed reduced costs for spaces and certain services than it would have had in the general private market. It had access to shared conference rooms, administrative help, a kitchen and copy machine, all pretty much financed by Montgomery County. (Gazette)

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Oct. 24 // Amazon's Baltimore site to receive more than $43M in tax credits

State and city officials said Wednesday that Amazon.com's new warehouse in Southeast Baltimore will receive more than $43 million in tax credits — incentives they say helped lure the large company to Maryland. The company and its landlord, Duke Realty Corp., are eligible for much of the incentive package by locating at the site of the former General Motors plant, which the state has determined to be an impoverished area. (Balt. Sun)

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Amazon's Baltimore distribution center means sales tax for its Maryland shoppers

When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax. Consumers might not like it, but that's just fine with many retailers in Maryland, who say the online giant enjoyed that competitive advantage for too long. (Balt. Sun)

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MASN drives Baltimore Orioles' value to more than $1 billion

The Baltimore Orioles are Major League Baseball’s latest billion-dollar franchise. A new report by Bloomberg values the ballclub at $1.12 billion when factoring in the team’s majority stake in regional sports network MASN. Bloomberg compiled the figures by examining ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships, broadcast rights, interests in TV channels, radio stations and real estate. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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