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    Hoen Lithograph building's $28 million transformation begins
    The long-planned $28 million conversion of a former industrial plant in East Baltimore into a nonprofit hub got underway Tuesday. The project to convert the Hoen Lithograph Building at 2101 E. Biddle St. into the Center of Neighborhood Innovation was led by prayer, song and a tossing of dirt on gilded shovels by school children, community leaders, nonprofit advocates and Mayor Catherine Pugh. "We want to bring life back to this building," said Rev. Dr. H. Walden Wilson, pastor of the Israel Baptist?

    Flight records show which Amazon HQ2 cities Jeff Bezos' jet has visited ? and which it hasn't
    Jeff Bezos' Gulftstream G650ER was in Boston just before and after the search for a second headquarters was announced, and at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport the day the 20 finalists were named.

    Pizzeria featured on the Food Network puts its Baltimore location up for sale
    A local pizza parlor featured on the Food Network is putting its Baltimore location on the market. Champs Pizza & Subs has listed its restaurant at 3212 Washington Blvd. for $250,000. The price includes inventory as well as furniture, fixtures and equipment. The eatery, one of two Champs restaurants, leases space in a Southwest Baltimore strip mall about a mile from Lansdowne High School. The original Champs restaurant in Glen Burnie appeared on a January 2017 episode of "Ginormous Food" for?

    Local angels on investing: It's like falling in love
    Industry experts at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum said of investing, "It's a lot like dating."

    Ray Lewis' 28-acre estate in Baltimore County is under contract
    Ray Lewis' 28-acre estate in Reisterstown is off the market and under contract with a potential buyer, the real estate company listing it confirmed on Tuesday. The soon-to-be NFL Hall of Famer's home on Tufton Road came up as an example of the sluggish market for luxury homes during the Baltimore Business Journal's Future of Real Estate panel discussion at the Assembly Room in downtown Baltimore. Karen Hubble Bisbee, of Hubble Bisbee Group of Long & Foster/Christie's International Real Estate,?

    Johns Hopkins-born startup Ready Robotics is moving out of Maryland
    Johns Hopkins-born startup Ready Robotics is moving its headquarters out of Baltimore, to Columbus, Ohio, on the heels of a $15 million funding round. News of the move was first reported by VentureBeat. It comes seven months after the company disclosed it was doubling its manufacturing space in Baltimore, and taking on another 3,000 square feet in the City Garage startup hub operated by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's investment arm, Sagamore Ventures. At the time, Ready Robotics said the local?

    iHeartMedia names new Baltimore market president
    Aaron Hyland has been named market president of iHeartMedia Baltimore, charged with overseeing the company's four radio stations in the market. In his new job, Hyland will run the programming, advertising and operations at the company's Baltimore-area stations: 102.7 Jack-FM; 93.1 WPOC; Z104.3 and Heaven600. He will also continue to oversee sales in the Washington, D.C., region as regional senior vice president, a role he has held since February 2016. San Antonio, Texas-based iHeartMedia (OTCMKTS:?

    If Amazon HQ2 comes to Maryland, high housing prices, low inventory will only get worse
    Homeowners interested in moving on are biding their time waiting for prices to go up, local experts say.

    MECU buys naming rights to Pier Six Pavilion
    Pier Six Pavilion will now be known as MECU Pavilion. Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore Inc. has struck a deal to claim naming rights for the city-owned concert venue over the next four years, officials announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pavilion, built in 1981 along the Inner Harbor with capacity for 4,600 concertgoers, is in the midst of renovations that are scheduled to be done in time for the venue's first event of the summer season, a Primus and Mastodon?

    Baltimore County design firm is latest company moving to McHenry Row
    A workplace design company that has been located in Woodlawn for more than two decades is moving to the city. MOI Inc. has inked a deal to lease 13,284 square feet of new Class A office space currently under construction at McHenry Row III, moving its headquarters and 60 employees to the five-story Locust Point project this fall. The company bills itself as a workplace solutions expert and creates custom-designed interiors for offices like flexible work spaces, interactive meeting rooms, huddle?