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All American Steakhouse and Sports Theater under construction in Aberdeen will feature golf simulators

An All American Steakhouse is coming to Aberdeen and Dominic Rose, who will be the operating partner and general manager, couldn’t be more excited. Rose, who has 35 or so years in restaurant management, and a silent partner, are bringing the business in the form of an 11,500-square-foot building just off Route 22 and Long Drive, near Ripken Stadium. In addition to the 5,700-square-foot steakhouse, the building, which will be identical to two others on the site, will also feature a 1,200-square-foot space housing three large golf simulators and a 3,200-square-foot space for an indoor turfed area for any types of sports training.

Read More: The Aegis
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Child Care Workers Say Lack of State Effort Leaves Them To ‘Scramble’ for Vaccines

After weeks of trying and failing to get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, child care worker Christy Braddock said she now has peace of mind since she’s gotten her first of two shots. “It doesn’t change anything. But it changes everything,” said Braddock, who has taken care of infants in a Silver Spring child care center since last May. The vaccination she received was one set aside by the local health department at the direction of the state. Her employer received an unexpected email from the county inviting the center’s staff to a vaccination clinic on Daniel Avenue in Silver Spring.

‘A major, major loss’: Closing of Lockheed Martin plant is end of an era for eastern Baltimore County

When the Glenn L. Martin Co. sprang up in Middle River more than 90 years ago, it helped usher in an era of manufacturing prosperity for eastern Baltimore County. News that Lockheed Martin, the company’s successor, plans to leave the plant within two years means the community is losing an icon, residents said. “It’s very sad when you have something that’s been around for nine decades and all of a sudden what we knew growing up is not going to be there,” said Paul M. Blitz, a local historian whose late godmother was a “Rosie the Riveter” at the plant.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore seeks outside company to overhaul ‘outdated’ and ‘inequitable’ procurement system

Baltimore City is looking to hire a company to lead a review and overhaul of its “outdated, broken, ineffective and inequitable” procurement system, Mayor Brandon Scott said in an announcement Monday. The mayor is seeking to correct longstanding problems with the city’s procurement processes, many of which have been called out in recent months by some members of the city’s spending panel. The problems are related to issues of overspending on projects, lack of transparency and failures to meet minority and women-owned business participation goals and help such businesses grow.

Baltimore health tech firm Aidar Health plans funding round, hiring surge after winning FDA clearance

The entrepreneurs behind Baltimore’s Aidar Health have spent nearly a decade working to make their concept for an easy-to-use, at-home health tracking device a reality. Now, they’ve finally gained validation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The health technology company has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its first product, called the MouthLab. That status indicates the device has been deemed safe and effective and clears the way for it to be brought to market. CEO Sathya Elumalai said now that MouthLab has gained market access in the U.S. and internationally, Aidar is ready to scale.

Harbor East movie theater will cut capacity, rebrand and reopen under new management

The shuttered Landmark Theatres in Harbor East will rebrand and reopen with new features inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. The seven-screen, 26,000-square-foot theater space will be renamed Harbor East Cinemas, the movie theater’s landlord, Harbor East Management Group, announced on Monday. Flagship Premium Cinemas, a Boston-based company with five theaters in Maryland, will be the cinema’s new operator.

The Charmery sets opening date for its newest ice cream shop in Columbia

Howard Countians can take advantage of this week’s warm spell with an ice cream cone from The Charmery. The Baltimore-based scoop shop has announced plans to open its newest location, in Columbia’s Merriweather District, on Friday evening. The 1,390-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Juniper Apartments complex will be the fifth location for the local chain, which got its start in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood.

Under Armour has ended endorsement deal with ballet dancer Misty Copeland

Even before Under Armour announced plans last year to cut marketing costs and renegotiate athlete endorsement deals, the Baltimore brand and ballet dancer Misty Copeland had parted ways. The sports apparel maker said Monday that the partnership with Copeland, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, ended in 2019. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together during our partnership, and incredibly grateful to Misty for helping us evolve beyond traditional sports and into new arenas,” the company said in a statement.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Between an app and a hard place: Baltimore restaurants get temporary break on fees, but worry about the future

Ariane Tuskey’s Brazil Gourmet is a portal to her homeland, brimming with imported snacks and fresh cheese biscuits called pao de queijo. But lately, some customers might have no idea what the place looks like: They interact with it solely through their smartphones, placing orders through apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash. At Tuskey’s Eastern Avenue cafe, such orders constitute the bulk of business — 60%, nearly triple what it was before the pandemic. Partnering with apps has helped Tuskey expand her geographical reach. Uber Eats drivers can take her churrasco and codfish croquettes as far as Towson, nearly half an hour away. But it comes with a price. Commissions and other fees can amount to more than 40% of some orders.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
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House Panel expands and approves sports gambling bill

The House Ways & Means Committee approved a sports betting bill on Friday that backers say would clear the way for more minority and female entrepreneurs to get a foothold in the new and fast-growing industry. The measure, House Bill 940, has the powerful backing of House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County). A work group has been meeting regularly to discuss the issue and consider amendments.

Read More: WTOP

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