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Starbucks one step closer to opening at Bel-Loc Diner location

Starbucks Corporation moved one step closer this month to opening a new coffee shop at the current location of the Bel-Loc Diner in Parkville.

This spring, Starbucks submitted plans to Baltimore County officials to replace the 52-year-old diner with a new 1,850 square-foot coffee shop, including a drive-through. The diner, which opened in 1964, would be demolished under the Starbucks proposal.

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Liquor board waives Walt's Inn fine for offering karaoke without a license

The fate of Canton’s slurred karaoke remains in the balance. 

On Thursday, the dive bar Walt’s Inn pleaded guilty to a liquor license violation from November for offering karaoke without a live entertainment license.

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Baltimore liquor board revokes Stadium Lounge liquor license

The Baltimore liquor board voted Thursday to revoke the liquor license of the Stadium Lounge in Waverly, upholding a protest lodged by neighbors.

Board members voted 2-1 to uphold the protest against the bar at 3151-3153 Greenmount Ave. Chairman Albert Matricciani Jr. cast the dissenting vote.

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For farmers' market food vendors, a hard sell

Neither duct tape nor dumbbells can keep wind from rattling vendors' tents at the Pratt Street Market, knocking down signs and chalkboards for Trisha's Almond Toffee on an otherwise sun-soaked Thursday.

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Mugs' Italian Bistro reopening in Little Italy under new owner

Mugs' Italian Bistro, a Little Italy staple for seven decades, will reopen under a new chef and owner this summer — and he's bringing back the phone booth. 

Todd Sheppeard is reopening the space at 300 S. Exeter St.

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Three restaurants to join Charles Village student housing development

Two new restaurants have signed on to open alongside Spike Gjerde's forthcoming bookstore-cafe in a student housing complex in Charles Village. 

PekoPeko Ramen and honeygrow will join Bird in Hand, Gjerde's shop, at Nine East 33rd, an off-campus student housing development at the intersection of St. Paul and 33rd streets.

PekoPeko Ramen is owned by Johns Hopkins University alumnus David Forster.

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