Urban farm coming to former Sparrows Point steel mill site in Baltimore County

A former Baltimore County steel mill is going green, as a New York-based urban farming operation looks to transform a portion of Sparrows Point into a large greenhouse. Gotham Greens is opening a 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse at Tradepoint Atlantic, the massive redevelopment project planned for Sparrows Point, according to a news release. Using recycled water and renewable energy sources, the climate-controlled facility will grow produce for restaurants, grocers and other food services throughout the Mid-Atlantic. (Balt. Sun)

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Exelon announces new CEO for Baltimore-based Constellation

 

Exelon Corp. announced a new CEO for Constellation, their Baltimore-based subsidiary, in a statement Tuesday. Jim McHugh, previously senior vice president of wholesale trading, has been named CEO of Constellation, according to a statement by the company. He will also serve as executive vice president of Exelon. Constellation spokeswoman Tanika Davis called McHugh a “respected leader with extensive industry experience” in a statement. (Balt. Sun)

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Md. restaurants nab 7 spots on 100 Best Brunches in America list

Four Baltimore restaurants and seven from Maryland made the list of top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2018, according to users of OpenTable, an online restaurant-reservation service company. Others making the list from Baltimore were Gertrude’s, The Food Market and Woodberry Kitchen. (Daily Record)

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Coppermine Fieldhouse expresses interest in operating Aberdeen swim club

Coppermine Fieldhouse, a Baltimore-based private operator of facilities for indoor and outdoor, adult and youth sports and activities, has expressed interest in expanding its operations into Harford County, and is focused on the Aberdeen Family Swim Center. “You have a lot of folks that are leaving this area that are coming down to Baltimore County to play in club soccer, club lacrosse programs,” Alex Jacobs, Coppermine’s founder and owner, said during a work session with Aberdeen leaders Monday evening. Coppermine operates seven facilities, including some with swimming pools, in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, according to its website. (Aegis)

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Md. biotech to be acquired by New Jersey pharmaceutical goliath

Rockville-based BeneVir Biopharm Inc., a biotech specializing in immunotherapy treatments for cancer, has reached a deal to sell to pharmaceutical goliath Janssen Biotech Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, in a deal worth up to $1.04 billion. Janssen, based in Titusville, New Jersey, will pay BeneVir $140 million in cash upon closing of the transaction, expected in the second quarter of this year, according to a company announcement. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Heavy Seas Beer's new taproom to feature a patio and private event space

For more than a year now, Heavy Seas Beer has been plotting ways to give customers more reasons to visit its Halethorpe brewery. Expected to cost between $1 million and $2 million, renovations have begun at the facility to turn the current, nondescript taproom into a modern space approximately seven times larger, with the capacity to hold 300 people, more seating and more beer taps, said Christine Shaffer, media and communications manager for the brand. A new canning line has already been installed, and a new 15-barrel brewhouse that will produce taproom-only beers is nearly up and running, according to Shaffer. (Balt. Sun)

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Main Event Entertainment opens Tuesday at The Mall in Columbia

With more than 120 virtual video games and 22 bowling lanes, the 50,000-square-foot Main Event Entertainment will open its doors Tuesday at 2 p.m. at The Mall in Columbia, according to a news release. The venue will be located on the south side of the mall near Sears and J.C. Penney. The Texas-based brand has more than 40 locations nationwide, and the Columbia location is its first in Maryland. Main Event Entertainment will host birthday parties with multiple packages available seven days per week, the release stated. The venue also offers private-meeting spaces with Wi-Fi and catering. (Balt. Sun)

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May 8 // David Cordish, Scott Plank selected to national list of Commercial Real Estate executives

Cordish Cos.' chief David Cordish and War Horse Cities CEO Scott Plank have been selected to a national list of notable commercial real estate executives. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Commercial Real Estate spotlights 100 executives having an influence on real estate and development in their respective communities. These 100 executives represent both large, nationally recognized firms and smaller, family-owned businesses. Some are long-tenured executives while others have found success relatively early in their careers. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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