Ritz-Carlton Residences partners on Chevy Chase condos

Ritz-Carlton Residences has struck a deal to be part of a $200 million mixed-use project being developed on a 15-acre site in Chevy Chase. The Bozzuto Group is incorporating the luxury housing brand into a 65-unit condominium building slated for delivery next fall as part of the larger Chevy Chase Lake project it is developing with the Chevy Chase Land Co. (Wash Bus Journal)

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Maryland casinos saw an increase in revenue in September

Casinos in Maryland are seeing an increase in revenue for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut their doors for three months. The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the casinos brought in more than $1.4 million during this past September than they did during the same month last year. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission said the state’s six casinos made a combined $143,709,268 in September 2020 compared with $142,223,137 in 2019. That makes for a 1% increase. (Daily Record)

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Three fired Maryland Legal Aid attorneys accuse pro bono law firm of discrimination, file EEOC complaint

Three former Maryland Legal Aid attorneys have filed a discrimination complaint against the pro bono law firm after their firing this summer. In charges filed Monday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the attorneys allege that Maryland Legal Aid discriminated against them based on their age, fired them in retaliation and failed to accommodate staff with disabilities or those high-risk for the coronavirus. (Balt Sun)

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Live Casino & Hotel takes a gamble on sports betting with new Sports & Social concept

When it opens, Live Casino & Hotel's new Sports & Social venue will have more than 50 large-screen TVs, two bars, mini bowling and casino games, as well as plenty of seating to catch a televised sports match. If Maryland voters approve sports betting next month, the lounge will also offer visitors a few ways to place a wager on those games. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Baltimore's Pompeian plans 400K-square-foot expansion at Tradepoint Atlantic

Pompeian Inc. says it's seeing demand for its products surge — growth that has prompted it to pursue a lease for a 400,000-square-foot distribution center at Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point. The Baltimore-based olive oil and boutique vinegar company's expansion will also include a new city-based warehouse near Highlandtown and about a dozen new jobs by 2023, company officials said this week. Pompeian's expansion is taking place as demand for olive oil has been strong this year due to a spike in home cooking amid Covid-19, Chief Operating Officer Mouna Aissaoui said Wednesday. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Airline Industry Left In Limbo As Federal Aid Runs Out

President Donald Trump is urging Congress to pass coronavirus aid for airlines and stimulus checks after calling off negotiations on a relief package via Twitter on Tuesday. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday, lines were virtually nonexistent as a small number of passengers checked in for their flights. Without some sort of federal aid, the airline industry faces months of economic pain. (WJZ)

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Ruby Tuesday, hit by COVID closures, files for bankruptcy

Ruby Tuesday is filing for bankruptcy protection, the latest casual restaurant chain to suffer from coronavirus-related closures and changing consumer habits. The Maryville, Tennessee-based company, which was founded in 1972, said on Wednesday that its restaurants will remain open throughout the bankruptcy process. Ruby Tuesday has 250 company-owned and franchised restaurants in the U.S., Canada and nine other countries, including Hong Kong, Chile and Kuwait. (Times-News)

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Lowe’s to hand out another round of bonuses to hourly workers worth $100M

Lowe’s Cos. announced Wednesday that it is handing out another round of bonuses to recognize its front-line employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. A news release from the company said all full-time hourly workers will get $300, and part-time and seasonal employees will receive $150 on Oct. 16. The bonuses total $100 million and will affect hourly workers at Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and store support centers, the company said. (Balt Sun)

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