Top 5: ‘It’s a better bargain than it’s ever been”
A Mt. Vernon landmark restaurant that closed down could be open again by spring and three annual coin shows threatened to leave Baltimore if Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget eliminates their tax breaks. Those stories and more in this week's business top 5. 1. Brass Elephant could reopen by spring - by Melody Simmons The “old lady” is coming back. Baltimore’s historic Brass Elephant restaurant could reopen as early as spring with new owners, a real estate agent said Wednesday. Workers were busy Wednesday inside the Mt. Vernon landmark checking the restaurant’s kitchen and operating systems, and the sale could close within 30 days, said Martin Kibbe, a ReMax Studio Realtor who listed the upscale eatery. 2. Coin show threatens to leave Baltimore over O’Malley budget - by Nicholas Sohr An Atlanta company threatened to uproot three annual coin shows from Baltimore and move them out of state Thursday after Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to cut a tax break for precious coins and bullion sales.