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Wine distributor relocating to White Marsh

Mega wine and spirits distributor, Reliable Churchill LLLP, is relocating its headquarters to Baltimore Crossroads in White Marsh in a new 449,200-square-foot building.

The company is the state’s largest alcohol distributor, employing more than 500 associates.

“It is great to see job growth along the Maryland Route 43 corridor and we welcome Reliable Churchill to our Middle River business community,” Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, whose district includes the site, said in a statement. “They join the growing number of companies that already know what a great place eastern Baltimore County is to work and live.”

Reliable Churchill will join the 1,000-acre business community off Route 43 that will hold about 5.5 million square feet of office, manufacturing, retail and industrial space once it is completed. Luxury homes, condos and apartments will be built by St. John Properties nearby as part of its 200-acre Greenleigh at Crossroads development.

Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC has been tapped to build the new Reliable Churchill facility.

Towson Square developer Cordish Cos. announced Thursday it had inked some new leases for eateries.

Look for a Bonefish Grill, Bobby’s Burger Palace, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Hanabi Japanese Restaurant to join the already announced Nando’s Peri-Peri, La Tagliatella and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in the $85 million project.

A 15-screen Cinemark Theater is currently going up at the site on Joppa Road between Delaware and Virginia avenues near the heart of the county seat. In addition, an 850-space parking garage is also under construction.

The development is expected to open in late summer or early fall 2014.

“Towson Square is bringing quality entertainment and new international restaurant choices to the lively transformation of downtown Towson,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz at a midday press conference in Towson.

The city’s latest luxury rental development, Mill No. 1, on the Jones Falls near Hampden will officially open Oct. 29.

The development at 3000 Falls Road by Terra Nova Ventures has been visible for months as it has been transformed from a nearly abandoned 19th century, former red brick cotton mill into the apartment development that will also hold office space and fancy restaurants, overlooking one of the city’s signature vistas and landmarks, the Jones Falls. Architects at Alexander Design Studio have even designed an infinity pool to overlook the Jones Falls waters.

Last week at the swank Pazo restaurant in Harbor East, the Urban Land Institute unveiled and toasted its 2013 Wavemaker Award winners.

The are: the Union Wharf development, the Baltimore Design School, the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University and the Southeast Community Development Center.

Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and CEO of The Bozzuto Group, was honored with the 2013 ULI Baltimore WaveMaker Lifetime Achievement Award. Tommy Eckes, a land planner with Morris & Ritchie Associates, received the 2013 ULI Baltimore Leadership Award.

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