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Lorraine Mirabella

Writer

Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • GameStop plans to close up to 225 stores this year

    GameStop plans to close up to 225 stores this year

    GameStop has joined a growing list of retailers planning to trim store counts this year, announcing plans to close between 150 and 225 stores after holiday sales declined. The video game retailer, which has 40 stores in the Baltimore area, has not identified locations slated to close. The closures...

  • Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Betsy Brooks Wendell began modeling as a teenager, walking runways and posing for print campaigns. But she often felt like she wanted to be on the other side of the camera. "I always wanted to see what the photographer was seeing through his lens, and how can we make the shot better," said Wendell,...

  • Advocates call on Mayor Pugh to sign $15 minimum wage bill

    Supporters of Baltimore's $15 per hour minimum wage bill called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to deliver on her promise to support the higher wage, saying opponents' predictions of job losses in the city are overblown and the city stands to benefit from decreased poverty and increased home ownership....

  • Businesses balk at Baltimore's minimum wage bill

    Businesses balk at Baltimore's minimum wage bill

    Russ Causey chose Baltimore nearly 20 years ago to start a customer service call center serving colleges, but the CEO said Tuesday he has started working with an office leasing broker to prepare to leave. A $15 minimum-wage mandate passed by the City Council on Monday will put his CMD Outsourcing...

  • BBB warns consumers to avoid "fake" Pandora website

    BBB warns consumers to avoid "fake" Pandora website

    The Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland warned consumers to avoid a Pandora Jewelry lookalike website that's selling imitations from China. Shoppers who bought merchandise on pandorapick.com may have believed they were purchasing from Pandora, a Danish company with U.S. headquarters...

  • Under Armour will sell footwear at DSW

    Under Armour will sell footwear at DSW

    Under Armour plans to start selling its athletic shoes at Designer Shoe Warehouse, or DSW, stores in July. The brand's training and running shoes and slides in women's, men's and youth sizes will be sold at all 480 DSW stores, the company said Monday. Jason LaRose, president of Under Armour North...

  • Brick Bodies will open a health club this spring at the redeveloped Rotunda in Hampden

    Brick Bodies Fitness Services Inc. will open a coed health club this spring in the redeveloped Rotunda shopping center in Hampden, joining tenants such as Mom's Organic Market and the CineBistro dinner-and-a-movie theater. The club plans to focus on small group training and offers a spinning studio,...

  • Car owners tap into sharing economy to help offset costs

    Car owners tap into sharing economy to help offset costs

    A couple of times a month, Baltimore resident Patrick Campbell hands the keys to his BMW 335is two-door coupe over to a stranger to drive for a few days. For Campbell, a 53-year-old technical marketing consultant who works from his home near Patterson Park, renting out his BMW and his Audi Q5 sport...

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