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Portside Tavern, Cask & Grain owners weigh sale of Canton restaurants

The owners of Portside Tavern and Cask & Grain, neighboring restaurants on O’Donnell Square in Canton, are considering selling the businesses.

The ownership team is weighing its options as Steve Roop, a managing partner, steps back from the day-to-day management of the restaurants. The group listed the businesses for sale to test the market, Roop said.

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Checkerspot Brewing Co. aims for March taproom opening in South Baltimore after delays

Checkerspot Brewing Co. plans to open its South Baltimore taproom in March following construction delays.

The brewery at 175 W. Ostend St. was originally aiming to open this summer, but construction has been delayed by structural renovations at the building, co-owner Judy Neff said.

“They’re massively updating that whole building of which we’re just a small part,” Neff said.

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Portalli's restaurant to reopen in time for Ellicott City's Midnight Madness

More than a year after severe flooding ravaged historic Ellicott City, Portalli’s, a restaurant on Main Street, will welcome customers back again.

The Italian restaurant is set to reopen Dec. 1, in time for Ellicott City’s Midnight Madness holiday celebration. It has been closed since July 2016, when record floods swept through the town, destroying businesses and homes and killing two people.

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First building opens on East Baltimore's Food Hub campus

The first building at the Baltimore Food Hub, a planned two-acre campus of food-related businesses, opens Tuesday at a former brownfield site in East Baltimore, offering a space for novice cooks and food entrepreneurs to launch their culinary careers.

Known as the Baltimore Food Enterprise Center, the one-story silver building at 1731 Llewelyn Ave.

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Tea parlor Emma's Tea Spot opening in Hamilton

A British tea parlor and restaurant is opening in the former home of the Green Onion Market in Hamilton.

Emma’s Tea Spot is on track to open Nov. 25 — Small Business Saturday — at 5500 Harford Road, owner Emma Canoles said.

The shop will offer an array of soups and salads, “butties and sarnies” (sandwiches), scones and teas, using authentic British ingredients as well as ingredients from local farms.

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Fast-casual Grabbagreen opens first Maryland restaurant

An Arizona-based eatery is bringing its healthy menu to the Baltimore area.

Grabbagreen opened its first Maryland location Monday in Hunt Valley. The fast-casual restaurant serves grain bowls, salads, pressed juices, smoothies, acai cups and more.

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