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Sandy prompts many closures, but some are open for business
Sandy prompts many closures, but some are open for business

As much of the Baltimore region shut down, some businesses made sure they could stay open — come hurricane and high water. The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel brought in sandbags, ordered $30,000 in extra food and arranged for employees to stay overnight for the duration of the storm. The owner of Kooper's Tavern and two other Fells Point bars prepared to put his workers up Monday and Tuesday nights in his bed-and-breakfast, conveniently emptied by cancellations. Safeway rearranged shifts as it trucked in ice and extra bottled water to its grocery stores. And Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant pushed ahead with its unfortunately timed grand opening Monday in Harbor...

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