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    Restaurant roundup: Baltimore chef headed to the Super Bowl, Chaps Pit Beef expands
    Happy Friday! There?s lots of restaurant news to dig into this week, from the return of Mount Vernon favorite Minato to a party for Union Craft Brewing?s Henry ?Zadie? Benesch, who is celebrating his 100th birthday. Mount Vernon sushi bar Minato is back in business after a December fire that damaged the building housing the restaurant and its neighbor, Indochine. An employee who answered the phone Friday said Minato is up and running with slightly modified hours ? it will be closed?

    Why JPMorgan Chase is 'playing the long game' in Cherry Hill
    JPMorgan Chase plans to open a branch in a Baltimore neighborhood this summer that has never had a bank before.

    Busboys & Poets is coming to Baltimore
    Busboys & Poets is headed to Baltimore. The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant-and-bookstore chain has plans to open at 9 E. 33rd St., near Johns Hopkins University, according to records filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation. City liquor board documents suggest the eatery could take over a space that used to house Red Star Charles Village. If it moves forward, the Baltimore eatery will be the latest for the growing local chain, which was founded in 2005 by artist and?

    Pinnacle Logistics will lay off 1,600 Baltimore workers. Amazon plans to hire them back.
    A trucking and aviation services contractor for Amazon will lay off more than 1,600 Baltimore-area employees this spring, but the online retail giant will hire most of them back as it seeks to bring more of its Prime Air operations in-house. Fort Worth, Texas-based Pinnacle Logistics on Wednesday notified the Maryland labor department of its plans to lay off 1,609 employees based out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The layoffs are scheduled to take effect April 14.?

    SBA offering grants to open new Women's Business Center in Maryland
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for partner organizations to open a new Women's Business Center in Maryland. Up to two grants worth $75,000 each are available for organizations to start a center, which are aimed at providing resources to help women entrepreneurs start, sustain and grow companies. Maryland already has one such center, operated by Rockville Economic Development Inc., which has locations in Montgomery, Prince George's and Frederick counties. The new center would help?

    JPMorgan Chase celebrates its ongoing expansion with opening of Harbor East branch
    Peter Scher spent his Friday in two Baltimore neighborhoods that represent opposite ends of the city's economic spectrum, both key parts of an ongoing expansion by JP Morgan Chase & Co. The chairman of the mid-Atlantic region and global head of corporate responsibility for the bank began his morning in Cherry Hill where he announced a $100,000 commitment to help improve the financial wellbeing of the south Baltimore community. He then went over the the tony Harbor East neighborhood to celebrate?

    Coppermine planning expansion to Harford County
    Coppermine Fieldhouse is planning to expand its reach into Harford County by 2021 with eight new turf fields for youth sports tournaments. The Baltimore-based sports group is negotiating a deal with officials in Harford County to convert a portion of publicly owned land in Edgewood into a $12 million youth sports complex to open by spring 2021. The move is being hailed as a major step in a push to renew Edgewood, a peninsula off Route 40 near Interstate 95, that for years has struggled with poverty,?

    This Hunt Valley manor was the most expensive home sold in Greater Baltimore in 2019
    A Hunt Valley mansion was the most expensive home sold in Greater Baltimore last year and it wasn't even all that close. The 9,355-square-foot manor at 13941 Cuba Road sold for $6 million, about $1.3 million more than the region's next most expensive home, according to data from Bright MLS. The Hunt Valley home, which sold on April 30, was listed by Krauss Real Property Brokerage. The estate, built in 1800, features interior stone walls, wood-paneled bookcases and six fireplaces, as well as a wall?

    United launching hourly weekday flights between Reagan National and Newark
    Have a tight window to get from here to Newark, New Jersey? United Airlines will soon have a flight for you. Starting March 29, United (NASDAQ: UAL) announced Friday, the airline will run hourly weekday shuttle flights between Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport. That's 13 flights Monday through Friday, up from the eight currently offered. The flights will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. out of National, and from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. out of Newark?

    Baltimore PR firm changing leadership, moving HQ to Annapolis
    Ray Weiss is stepping down as president of Weiss PR Inc., a change that will bring in new leaders, a new name and new headquarters for the 12-year-old public relations firm. Jessica Tiller, Weiss' co-founder, and Matthew Pugh, are taking over the firm and changing its name to Pugh & Tiller PR LLC. The pair has moved the firm's headquarters from Baltimore to 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway in Annapolis. Weiss will stay on as senior counsel to focus on the firm's strategy and growth. He will also?