Randall family exploring sale of Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers of Wheeling W.Va.

Randall Family LLC announced on Wednesday it intends to sell The Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, a family-owned media company that owns more than 40 daily newspapers across the country. The deal would include The News-Post’s assets, including the newspaper and staff, printing press and building on Ballenger Center Drive. (News-Post)

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March 15 // Pugh looks at how to keep 'fiscally unsustainable' Circulator going

Mayor Catherine Pugh is concerned about the long-term viability of the Charm City Circulator, and is actively searching for a solution to keep it going. Pugh's transition team, in its recently released report, stated that the free bus service was "fiscally unsustainable," and that the administration needed to enlist other government agencies to find additional funding sources for the Circulator. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Under Armour launches new women's digital campaign, #ImPretty

Under Armour is launching #ImPretty, a digital marketing campaign focusing on the impact of women through their careers and craft. An online campaign video was designed to challenge the idea of "just a pretty face," Under Armour says. "Judging someone solely by how she looks is pretty unfair," the video posted to Instagram says. "You're more than a pretty face. You're also pretty strong, smart, tough, bold, fierce." (Balt. Sun)

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First Mariner completing move out of former namesake Canton tower

First Mariner Bank is nearing completion of a move out of the tower in Canton Crossing it has called home since 2006. Greater Baltimore's 11th-largest bank has taken 67,000 square feet at neighboring 3301 Boston St., downsizing from 80,000 square feet in the 17-floor tower developed by former CEO Edwin F. Hale Sr. and currently anchored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Giant hhgregg warehouse in Md. hits the market as chain downsizes

Weeks after appliance chain hhgregg announced it was closing 88 stores nationwide, 10 in Maryland, a 393,000-square-foot suburban Maryland distribution center and warehouse leased by the company has hit the market. Indianapolis-based hhgregg's (NYSE: HGG) inventory stretched out in the sprawling facility it leased in Brandywine in Prince George's County. The warehouse is 14301 Mattawoman Dr. just off of Route 301. The building was first developed in 1998 for another appliance and electronics company, (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Popular Mount Vernon building being sold at auction

The popular Midtown home of the Theater Project and Ryleigh's Oyster in Mount Vernon is going on the auction block later this month. The three-story building is located at 1225 Cathedral St., across the street from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and is scheduled to be auctioned at noon on March 23 at the site. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Marbles the Brain Store closing four Maryland locations in bankruptcy

Marbles the Brain Store is shutting down and holding closing sales at all stores, including four in Maryland. The "smart toy" specialty retailer is closing at Mall in Columbia, Towson Town Center, Annapolis Mall, and National Harbor, in Oxon Hill. The Chicago-based chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 3 and is closing its 37 stores. The company plans to liquidate all inventory while trying to sell intellectual property related to the e-commerce and wholesale businesses, Girisha Chandraraj, company CEO, said in a court filing. (Balt. Sun)

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Bel-Loc Diner to close March 26 after 53 years

After 53 years, the Bel-Loc Diner in Towson is closing. The diner announced that its last day will be Sunday, March 26, in a March 11 message to patrons on its Facebook page. "We wouldn't have done it without you. We hope that you can join us for a meal or two prior to closing," the post reads. On Tuesday, the diner's owner, Bill Doxanas, said he is closing the diner because he wants to retire. Doxanas has worked at the family-run business for 45 years, he said. (Towson)

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