Lord Baltimore Hotel drops Radisson name; renovations planned

The Lord Baltimore Hotel has dropped the Radisson flag and will begin renovations soon to mark its new ownership. LB 1928 Associates LLC acquired the property at 20 W. Baltimore St. in March for $10 million, according to state assessments and taxation records. The address of the LLC is the home of Miami-based Rubell Hotels. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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$100M, 470-unit Towson apartment project advances stalled development

Two local real estate companies are partnering with Atlanta-based Wood Partners on the development of a 470-unit luxury apartment project on Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Construction on the first phase, 295 units spread over two four-story buildings called The Winthrop, has started and delivery is slated for spring 2014. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Dolan Co. loses $140M, continues to grow tech services 

It’s a tumultuous time for The Dolan Company the Minneapolis-based parent of The Daily Record, which on Thursday announced a net loss of $140.4 million, or $4.62 per share, during the second quarter. (Daily Record)

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Lawyer wants access to traffic docket back 

An Ellicott City lawyer is fighting a change in the rules governing access to court records, which he says denies him public information and hampers his business. (Daily Record)

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Jos. A. Bank Clothiers to give 5,000 suits to veterans

Hampstead-based retailer Jos. A Bank Clothiers will give away business suits to more than 5,000 recently discharged veterans in a promotion with the Gary Sinise Foundation. The "Uniform of Success" promotion, geared toward helping veterans re-enter the workforce, ran during the first week of July at Jos. A. Bank stores nationwide. Customers who bought a suit got two free suits with an additional suit donated to a veteran. (Balt. Sun)

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Federal lawsuit could threaten coal exports at Port of Baltimore 

Coal exports at the Port of Baltimore could be threatened if a federal lawsuit filed this week succeeds in stopping a $90 million government loan to a Pennsylvania-based supplier. (Daily Record)

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Shoo-Fly headed for Sept. opening at Belvedere Square

The forthcoming Belvedere Square restaurant from Woodberry Kitchen owner Spike Gjerde has a name - it's Shoo-Fly. First announced in May, the “farmhouse diner” is being readied for a mid-September opening in the free-standing building that was formerly Crush, according to Gjerde. Shoo-Fly will share its 5,000-square-foot space with Gjerde’s burgeoning canning and preservation operations, which are currently housed at Woodberry Kitchen. (Balt. Sun)

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Collapsed distillery in Cockeysville to be demolished Sunday

A distillery building in Cockeysville that collapsed last year during Superstorm Sandy was purchased by Baltimore County last month and will be demolished early Sunday morning, county officials said Thursday. The purchase and demolition is part of a multi-phase project aimed to mitigate a small flood plain in Cockeysville that comprises several businesses, officials said. (Patuxent)

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