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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
  The chef changes in Harbor East are piling up. On Wednesday, Julian Marucci officially took over executive duties at Pazo . He will remain the executive chef at Cinghiale . Both restaurants are in the Foreman Wolf restaurant group. The Bagby Restaurant Group has announced two promotions at its Harbor East restaurants. Nate Magat, formerly the chef de cuisine at Ten Ten American Bistro, is now the executive chef at Fleet Street Kitchen . And John Hufnagel is now the executive chef at Ten Ten Bistro.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young called Monday for a hearing on whether the city should charge passengers a fee to ride the Charm City Circulator, the popular bus service that now connects more than 4 million Baltimoreans and visitors to work, school and entertainment in the city for free. Young wants to review the $7 million annual cost of running the service and determine whether the city can afford it. But his suggestion of charging $1 a trip drew criticism from riders and others.
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BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics will open its first Baltimore store early this summer at Harbor East. The retailer bills itself as offering "ethical" skin care, hair care and bath and body products. It will open its fourth Maryland store at 1001 Aliceanna Street, Harbor East representatives said, joining national retailers Under Armour Brand House, J.Crew, Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, MAC Cosmetics, City Sports and White House/Black Market along with regional and local shops.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
Whole Foods in Harbor East closed for several hours Sunday afternoon after a man robbed the store, a spokeswoman for the supermaket said. Kate Malloy, Whole Foods' public relations manager for the mid-Atlantic region, said no one was hurt and the store in the 1000 block of Fleet St. was closed as a precaution while police investigated. The store reopened around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a post on the market's Facebook page. Police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said a man entered the store about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and demanded money from an employee at one register.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Oliver Speck's Eats & Drinks has closed in Harbor East. The last meal at the barbecue restaurant was Sunday dinner, according to executive chef Jesse Sandlin. Sandlin said that there had been, in the past several months, internal discussions about possibly re-locating Oliver Speck's, but the restaurant's immediate future was uncertain on Monday morning. Oliver Speck's owner Jim Lancaster confirmed that he is selling the business -- the equipment and the liquor license -- but not the Oliver Speck's trade name.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
The Harbor East Management Group is holding another one of its progressive dining events. Scheduled for March 6, Sip, Savor & Stroll will take participants into some dozen popular neighborhood venues. Confirmed for the March event are BIN 604, Bond Street Social, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Kozmo's Lounge at the Marriott Waterfront, Lebanese Taverna, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Ouzo Bay, Pabu, Taco Fiesta, Talara and Wit & Wisdom. Yes, we know that some of these establishments are in Fells Point.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Pabu Izakaya, an Asian restaurant in Harbor East's Four Seasons Hotel, plans to reopen next week after being closed since late January because of water damage. Audrey Slade, director of public relations for Baltimore's Four Seasons Hotel, said the restaurant will reopen with a party on the evening of March 7. Normal service will resume on March 8. Slade said the damage was caused by a burst pipe brought on by the recent cold weather. The restaurant originally hoped to reopen in to seven to 10 days, but the repairs took longer than expected.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Impressive views of Harbor East, Little Italy, Federal Hill and the Baltimore waterfront can be found from the windows of this seventh-floor condominium at Spinnaker Bay. With an asking price of $975,000, the property at 717 President St. offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room. Listing agent Cindy Conklin of Prudential Homesale YWCG Realty calls it one of the best deals in the Spinnaker Bay high-rise complex. The condo's open-floor design features ample space for a large living room, dining room and den, all opening onto a kitchen and breakfast room.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
Harbor East restaurants like Talara, Taco Fiesta, Lebanese Taverna James Joyce and Fleming's will be offering selections of their menus at Harbor East's Fall Harvest Fest on Saturday. Taco Fiesta will be bringing chips, guacamole, salsa and burritos; Lebanese Taverna will have chicken shazam and hummus; Fleming's will be serving lamb chop lollipops and Talara will show up with smoked pulled pork brisket sandwiches and red cabbage slaw. They're all bringing booze, too. The Harbor East Fall Harvest Fest will also feature live music and strolling entertainment.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
Preliminary plans for a red brick and glass hotel near Harbor East were approved Thursday by the city's architectural review panel. The structure, at South Central Avenue and Fleet Street, also will have about 14,000 square feet for retail and restaurants on the first floor, said Neil Tucker, a partner with Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC. It's too early to name retailers, he said, but that they will be equivalent in quality to retailers currently...
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Pazo opened in 2004 with a Spanish-influenced menu and it kept on being Spanish until just last month, when it unveiled a new, wholly Italian format. That's a pretty big change. I'd compare it to the ninth season of "Roseanne," when the Conners won $108 million in the Ohio state lottery. Has Pazo jumped the shark? Hardly. Pazo is still in the hands of Baltimore's most capable restaurateurs, the Foreman Wolf group, who have a track record of making their restaurants work.
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July 16, 2014
Nando's Peri-Peri, the South African-Portugese restaurant chain, had its Towson grand opening today. Located next the the new Cinemark theater, it's the first restaurant to open in the new Towson Square development. Nancy Carr of Towson ate there on Tuesday -- a trial-run day to train staff -- and gave it a thumbs up. "I really enjoyed it. It's different from the usual grilled chicken place and the decor is very cool," she said in an email. "My son liked it, too, and he is very finicky.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Matt Corasanti was taking his gear off after a quick, after-work kayak outing in Fells Point when a frantic man ran up to him, saying his dog had fallen into the water and asking whether Corasanti could help him. Corasanti hopped back into his kayak, docked at the Canton Kayak Club's pier in the 1600 block of Thames St., and paddled toward the puppy, which was trying to scramble back over a concrete barrier and onto the dock. But he couldn't reach the puppy. So the 28-year-old Canton man slipped out of his kayak and into the harbor.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | June 23, 2014
Update June 26, 12:30 p.m.: Representatives for seller Kevin P. Welsh said he is negotiating a private sale and canceled Thursday's auction. Agent Scott Frank declined to disclose the potential buyer before the deal has closed. A Catonsville jeweler seduced by the beauty of a 19 th century mansion is to sell the Owings Mills property at auction this week. Kevin P. Welsh who bought the Trentham Mansion for $535,000 after an auction in 2006, said he has sunk $1.3 million into restoring the elegant stone house, which dates to around 1860.
FEATURES
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | June 22, 2014
Phaedra Parks -- one of the stars of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Bravo -- was spotted dining at Wit and Wisdom in the Four Seasons Hotel Saturday night. The reality show star is in town for the African American Festival, which continues Sunday. R&B star and actress Brandy headlines the event with a concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Camden Yards. The former entertainment attorney and aspiring mortician is promoting her new book, "Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Car-sharing company Zipcar has expanded quickly in its four years in Baltimore, scaling up from an initial fleet of 27 cars to more than 200 vehicles. The Boston-based company announced Monday the opening of a new office in Harbor East, next to a new on-street city bike corral. The company has more than doubled its workforce to seven employees, said spokeswoman Lindsay Wester, and expanded throughout the city from its beginnings around the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | February 6, 2013
Under Armour will open its first store in Baltimore - the Under Armour Brand House - on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Harbor East, the sports apparel company announced. The Locust Point-based company said in November that it would open an 8,000-square-foot specialty store at 700 S. President Street in the waterfront neighborhood of upscale shops, restaurants, hotels and apartments. In its promotion for the store, a new format for Under Armour, the company promises "a store unlike any you've seen before, featuring the very best UA innovations and Baltimore-exclusive products … all engineered to make athletes better.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | September 6, 2012
Tonight is Fashion's Night Out, and not only in New York City. Baltimore area shopping destinations are getting in on the fashion world's "shopping extravaganza," a single night that started in New York in 2009 to highlight fashion, restore consumer confidence and give retailers a boost during the recession. Last year, 18 countries participated and 4,500 events were held in the U.S. alone, designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances, according to Weinberg Harris & Associates, which represents Towson Town Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Lamill, the coffee shop at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, which was to close on Saturday and reopen on Monday with a new name, will instead stay closed for months. The space will reopen later this summer as a full-service bar and restaurant, according to Alex Smith, whose newly formed Atlas Restaurant Group is taking over the Lamill space at the hotel and another that currently operates as Pabu. Smith said he will reveal plans for the new space, and its new name, soon. Smith said his plans for Pabu have not changed.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
By Degrees Cafe in Harbor East has a unique offer for World Cup enthusiasts. Groups of six can "rent out" six seats at the cafe's bar for World Cup games. For $110, the group gets prime seats for their chosen game, and each person in the group gets a choice of sandwich and dessert and a beer, cocktail or soft drink.  If the team your group is rooting for wins, the house will buy you a congratulatory round. By Degrees is taking reservations for groups of six on a first-come, first-served basis, said Omar Semidey, the cafe's chef and general manager.
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