Alonso's, a Roland Park staple, prepares to change hands

Alonso's, a Roland Park standby for burgers, cheesesteaks and pizza for more than 85 years, will be sold to the owner of neighboring Namaste Baltimore Indian Cuisine this summer. Namaste owner Binod Uprety said the sale will close if a liquor license transfer is approved later this month. He's buying the restaurant for $315,000, according to city liquor board documents. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Moby Dick House of Kabob picks second Baltimore-area location

Moby Dick House of Kabob is heading to the Festival at Woodholme in Pikesville, the second in the Baltimore area for the Maryland chain. The restaurant has leased 2,000 square feet in the Reisterstown Road shopping center, putting the 81,015-square-foot property at 94 percent occupancy, said Geoffrey L. Mackler, principal for H&R Retail. H&R Retail brokered the lease on behalf of the retail center's owner, Regency Centers (NYSE: REG). (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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A new Life Alert? UMd. grad advances medical alert system startup with new tech.

“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” We all know the catchphrase from the 1980s Life Alert TV commercials, which gained as much recognition over decades as the issue it was intended to solve: getting help to seniors who fall. But when Erich Meissner’s grandmother had a fall of her own, that device didn’t work for her — because she wasn’t wearing it, a problem the University of Maryland alum found to be widespread. So he’s tackling it with a different approach, eliminating the need to wear anything. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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June 13 // Amazon now offering grocery delivery from Whole Foods in Baltimore

Amazon Prime members in Baltimore can now have orders from Whole Foods Market delivered within a couple of hours, Amazon announced Tuesday. The service, offered through Amazon’s Prime Now, also launched in Boston, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va. Amazon plans to expand the service to other U.S. cities this year. Two-hour delivery through the service is free for Prime members, and delivery within one hour is $7.99 on orders of $35 or more. Delivery is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore tech workers make $19K more than Marylanders in other careers

Employees in Baltimore's technology industry make an average salary of $97,437 — putting the state relatively high on a list of major metro areas with big paychecks for tech professionals, business.org found. That figure is $19,000 more than the state's average salary for other occupations, which is about $78,945. Maryland is among 10 U.S. metro cities where tech employees earn between an average $90,000 and $100,000 annually. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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What's next for Pimlico? Community members weigh in at public meeting

There could be graduations, or maybe a farmer’s market — perhaps a museum, like the one at Churchill Downs. Community members had the chance to tell the Maryland Stadium Authority what they wanted to see in the future of one of the nation’s oldest racetracks, at a forum held in the glitzy but dated clubhouse Tuesday night. The community meeting was held as part of the Maryland Stadium Authority’s Pimlico Race Course study, now in its second phase and due to be completed in December. (Balt. Sun)

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New Nike sportswear logo looks a lot like Naval Academy seal

Nike and Undefeated, a Los Angeles-based sneaker boutique, released the logo for their new collaborative soccer apparel. It looks an awful lot like the Naval Academy coat of arms. The official Undefeated Twitter account tweeted out a picture of the new logo for “The Fives” apparel line Monday — it features a shield with five tally marks flanked by columns. The shield is surrounded by a scroll reading “Respect All,” “Fear None,” “The Fives,” and “Los Angeles.” A hand extends above the tallies to clutch a trophy adorned with a Nike logo and another scroll reading “MMII,” or 2002, the year Undefeated was established. (Capital)

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Baltimore could be part of 2026 World Cup if FIFA picks United Bid

It's going to be a late night for Terry Hasseltine. The executive director of Maryland Sports plans to stay awake into the early hours Wednesday as he and the rest of the sporting world await a vote on who will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. With Baltimore on a list of 23 cities that could welcome games, workshops and other World Cup-related events as part of a "United Bid" from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, "I want to make sure that I witness it," Hasseltine said. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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