Fells Point Farmers Market moves to Harbor Point for 2017

The Fells Point Farmers Market is gearing up to return May 6, but it won't take place in the center of the neighborhood along Broadway.Market manager Merritt Dworkin announced the market has partnered with Beatty Development Group to host the market on the surface level parking lot at 950 S. Caroline St. in Harbor Point. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Arizona-based salad and smoothie restaurant to open first Maryland location in Hunt Valley

An Arizona food and juice restaurant chain is opening its first Maryland restaurant this summer in Hunt Valley. Grabbagreen, which specializes in selling grain bowls, salads and healthy smoothies, will occupy a 2,100-square-foot space at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. The space is located on the first floor of the recently opened Avalon Bay Apartments, and will be next to Echo Frezco, a Mexican restaurant that is also opening this summer. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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April 13 // Baltimore adds 10 new food truck zones

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Wednesday the city is expanding its food truck program by adding 10 new mobile food zones across the city. The new food truck zones are stationed near areas with high pedestrian traffic, like hospitals, college campuses and transit stations, and will include space for two trucks to operate between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Baltimore hopes to be part of U.S. bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The U.S. said this week it will submit a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup alongside Mexico and Canada, and Baltimore is hoping to be part of those plans. Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports, said he put a call into the U.S. Soccer Federation on a potential role in the bid and to have M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field, in Landover, be part of a proposed venue list. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Baker Donelson accepting community grant applications

The law firm of Baker Donelson is accepting applications for its annual Community Grants Program. Previously known as the Ober|Kaler Community Grants Program, this program awards $35,000 in community grants to aid non-profit organizations serving at-risk youth living in Baltimore and Washington. (Daily Record)

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Rooftop restaurant coming to Four Seasons Baltimore

The Atlas Restaurant Group is planning a rooftop restaurant atop the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel and Residences in Harbor East. The to-be-named restaurant is projected to open this fall, according to a news release from the restaurant group. It will seat 250 guests amid 10,000 square feet, and offer three outdoor spaces with panoramic views of the city. The Atlas Restaurant Group also owns Azumi and Loch Bar on the first floor of the Four Seasons. The group is partnering with Harbor East Management Group on the new concept. (Balt. Sun)

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SmartCEO ceases publication after 15 years

SmartCEO, a Baltimore-based publication that aimed to connect business leaders across eight markets, announced Wednesday it has closed after 15 years. Craig Burris, founder and CEO of SmartCEO, sent out a memo to clients Wednesday announcing the closure. Burris said in the memo a bad fourth quarter last year led to staff reductions and ultimately proved to be the final blow to the company despite a positive first quarter. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Realty firm hired to market former Washington County school properties

After receiving no lease offers for the former Winter Street and Conococheague elementary school sites, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to hire a real-estate broker to market the properties. ReMax Achievers also was hired to sell the former job-development center on Federal Lookout Road near Smithsburg. (Herald-Mail)

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