Renovated Senator Theatre gets OK to sell alcohol

The Senator Theatre and its adjoining small-plates restaurant, Bar Zini, will be authorized to sell alcohol when it reopens in the coming months, after a Baltimore licensing board voted Thursday to approve its application. (Balt. Sun)

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Merritt Canton losing new business due to water main break

The Southeast Baltimore water main break earlier this week continues to keep Canton’s Merritt Athletic Club out of commission — and out of new business. Donyel Cerceo, Merritt’s director of marketing, said between lost new member sign ups and possible camp refunds, the club is losing a significant amount of revenue. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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United Medical Center plan looks like Prince George's plan

The District seems to be taking a page from a Prince George's County playbook for redeveloping safety-net hospitals. And it's a plan with a lot of promise but still some big questions. A consultant's emerging vision to solve the vexing challenge of United Medical Center in Southeast D.C. — endorsed by Mayor Vincent Gray and the hospital's board — looks a lot like the two-year old plan across the border. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Metro workers get 11.4 percent pay raise

Metro’s board of directors unanimously approved a new four-year contract Thursday for its employees that includes an 11.4 percent pay increase over several years. (Wash. Post)

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Silver Spring shopping center acquired 

Regency Centers Corp., of Jacksonville, Fla., a real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, closed on the off-market acquisition of Shoppes of Burnt Mills, a 31,316-square-foot neighborhood center in Silver Spring, for a gross purchase price of $13.6 million. (Daily Record)

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Sale of Rocco’s Capriccio in Little Italy rejected

Alex Cooper Auctioneers declined a $275,000 bid for Rocco’s Capriccio, the Little Italy restaurant that went to auction on Thursday. The restaurant went to the auction block after the owners closed the mainstay in June. The auctioneers declined to sell the property because the owners were expecting a much higher sale price, said Paul Cooper of Alex Cooper Auctioneers. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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July 25 // BWI expansion seed money approved, officials criticize developer

The state's three top elected officials had harsh words Wednesday for the company that manages concessions at BWI Marshall Airport for not doing more to help hourly employees who staff the restaurants and shops. An angry Gov. Martin O'Malley said at the Board of Public Works meeting that "it's pretty obvious" that 10 years after being awarded the contract to manage concessions, AirMall USA had done little to help raise pay and benefits for workers. (Balt. Sun)

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T. Rowe Price raises safety concerns as it weighs headquarters options

As T. Rowe Price weighs whether to remain at its Pratt Street headquarters in the heart of Baltimore, the safety of its employees is a key concern, the company's CEO said Wednesday. Employees of the Baltimore-based money manager have been harassed by groups of youths, and one of Price's vendors from New York was mugged outside his downtown hotel within the past two months, said CEO James A. C. Kennedy. Price contacted the city several weeks ago about its concerns. (Balt. Sun)

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