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May 16, 2012

City approves 5-year deal for Grand Prix

With its first sponsor in hand and online ticket sales slated to start May 28, the new group behind the Baltimore Grand Prix is confident it will be able to pull off the Labor Day weekend street race in record time with good results. Race On LLC officially took over the event Wednesday after the […]

Mar 2, 2012

Top 5: ‘Only in Baltimore City’

Changes are coming to the Rotunda in Hampden and to the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace, and East Baltimore residents rallied again in protest of EBDI. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Rotunda changes loom – by Melody Simmons Outside the stately Rotunda development in Hampden Tuesday evening, the late […]

Jun 1, 2011

Ocean City sees record number of visitors

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials say a record number of people visited the resort over the Memorial Day weekend. Officials estimate that 281,895 people came to Ocean City. Ocean City Communications Director Donna Abbott says there has not been a crowd that big since 1993 when an estimated 278,468 people visited the town. Abbott […]

May 30, 2011

Travel officials optimistic about summer season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge has a new ride that park namesake Dolly Parton is “plain scared” to ride. In Nashville, famed for records and rhinestones, the raucous downtown honkytonks are prepared to serve cold beer and hot songs. But with gasoline flirting at $4 a gallon, will tourists come […]

May 27, 2011

AAA: Gas prices fall in time for Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices are falling just in time for Memorial Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday that the price drop and a summer-like forecast after a long winter and rainy spring are motivating people to travel. AAA Mid-Atlantic says about 719,400 Marylanders will travel this weekend. That’s a half percent drop from last year. Nationally, regular […]

May 27, 2011

Ocean City makes updates for beach visitors

OCEAN CITY — Travelers who are beach bound for the Memorial Day weekend may notice some improvements in Ocean City. Engineers have completed a $9 million beach replenishment effort to pump 900,000 cubic yards of new sand onto Ocean City’s beaches. Officials say visitors may notice the change most around 81st Street. The city dredges […]

May 26, 2011

Pump prices lower ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Drivers getting an early start on the Memorial Day weekend are pulling out of gas stations with a little more cash in their pockets. The national average for unleaded regular gasoline was $3.81 a gallon on Thursday. That’s 9 cents less than it was a week ago, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil […]

May 26, 2011

Getaways: Memorial Day weekend

In light of all the news about plans to change up the Inner Harbor that came out Wednesday, there are definitely some great things going on this holiday weekend worth checking out. My colleague Melody wrote Tuesday about concerts that are kicking off this weekend at Harborplace. The free, 44-event summer concert series will be rocking […]

May 24, 2011

Big soccer tourney translates into big dollars for Howard County

Starting Friday, a youth soccer tournament will invade Columbia for the holiday weekend and bring in money for the area’s hotels and restaurants. The 36th annual Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament will host 462 teams, bringing about 6,200 hotel room nights to the area’s lodging industry and untold dollars to restaurants and other attractions. “We’re looking […]

May 24, 2011

Fewer Marylanders will travel for Memorial Day holiday weekend

About 719,400 Marylanders are expected to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, a drop of about 500 travelers from last year’s number, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Despite rising airfares and tightened security procedures, air travel is expected to increase by 11 percent, with 60,800 Marylanders likely traveling trough airports to their holiday destinations. Those traveling […]

Dec 28, 2010

Ocean Downs casino to have its dry run

State regulators will put the Casino at Ocean Downs through its paces Wednesday as part of one of the final hurdles the Worcester County slots parlor has to clear before it can open its doors to the public. The invitation-only test drive will give Maryland Lottery Agency overseers a chance to watch the casino staff […]

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