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Diablo Doughnuts is on the move, with a food truck and new kitchen, after closing Federal Hill shop

Diablo Doughnuts has closed its Federal Hill storefront, but the doughnut maker is headed for new digs in Brooklyn — and making plans for a food truck, too. Owner Michael Roslan took to social media Monday to announce the doughnut shop will relocate its operations to 3432 S. Hanover St. in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood. He said he decided to leave the Federal Hill store behind due to disputes with the building’s landlord.


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Baltimore will know by year’s end whether it will host a 2026 World Cup match

Baltimore is slated to know by the end of the year whether it will be host to a 2026 World Cup game. FIFA officials plan to visit prospective host cities in the third quarter of 2021 and make site decisions by the end of the year. The international governing body of soccer announced the timeline late last month.

Four tech companies move to Port Covington’s City Garage and Impact Village

Four new technology companies are moving to Port Covington’s City Garage and Impact Village in South Baltimore. The new tenants are Olive, an artificial intelligence service specifically for health care; Conscious Venture Lab, an accelerator for startup businesses; LINQ, a provider of cellular communication services to companies; and CoFactor Venture, an equity firm that invests in local technology companies.

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JMI Equity taps new leaders as part of succession plan

JMI’s new chairman and managing general partner have both been with the firm for more than 20 years and have a wealth of experience investing in software companies. The private equity firm announced Monday the promotions of Paul Barber to chairman and Peter Arrowsmith to managing general partner.

Baltimore-Based DTLR Villa To Be Acquired By UK-Based Retailer JD Sports Fashion

A sports retailer based in the United Kingdom has announced its plans to acquire Baltimore-based streetwear company DTLR Villa for around $495 million. In a news release, JD Sports Fashion said it anticipates the deal closing in the first quarter of 2021. DTLR’s current co-CEOs Glenn Gaynor and Scott Collins are expected to stay with the company.

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Restaurant roundup: Baltimore City will join state in lifting 10 p.m. dining curfew

This week brought news of a little more leeway for restaurants as state and local officials slowly loosen Covid-19 restrictions. Starting Monday, local bars and restaurants will be allowed to stay open past 10 p.m., ending a curfew that was instituted in November during a spike in coronavirus cases. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the decision Thursday, saying the state is ready for the step after seeing drops in Covid-19 positivity rates, case rates and hospitalizations since the holiday season surge.

Ellicott City woman provides local, global jobs while creating beauty products for Black women

Funlayo Alabi believes that shea butter and its devotees — mostly Black women — will revolutionize the beauty industry where Black consumers already account for 86% of the ethnic beauty market, according to Neilsen, a global research company. The Ellicott City resident who owns Shea Radiance, a locally made globally sourced natural beauty brand, is well on her way to doing just that. She’s also creating more than a dozen jobs in the Baltimore region and offering a product that fills a niche for Black women, while employing women in West Africa.

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A plant in East Baltimore is making millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines. But they still have to be approved.

Covered head to toe in sterile garments, workers inside a modern manufacturing plant in East Baltimore have been making coronavirus vaccine for months — tens of millions of doses that, for now, are being stockpiled with no date set for distribution. None of the vaccines at the Emergent BioSolutions factory has yet been authorized for use. But among the pharmaceutical companies contracting with Emergent is Johnson & Johnson, which reported promising trial results Friday and is expected to submit data to federal regulators within a week for emergency authorization.

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Baltimore City unions report workers underpaid or unpaid; Council President Mosby calls for investigative hearing

Hundreds of Baltimore employees continue to be underpaid or receive no money in their paychecks, several weeks after the city rolled out a new payroll system, the heads of multiple city unions said Friday. Mike Mancuso, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3, said that as of this week, 800 of his 2,400 members continue to have problems with their checks following the transition to Workday software. The City Union of Baltimore has mediated problems for at least 200 of its 3,000 members, including some who have gone unpaid for six weeks, said Ray Baker, spokesperson for the union.

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Vikki’s Fells Point Deli Receives $10K In Assistance From The Famous Fund

Another Baltimore restaurant was the recipient of much needed assistance as the city businesses continue to struggle during the pandemic. Vikki Powers got a call from WJZ Anchor Rick Ritter that she would get $10,000 from The Famous Fund. She started to cry when she learned the news and thanked The Famous Fund.

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