Business

Berries by Quicha: Customized gourmet strawberries

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

LaQuicha Brown owns and operates Berries by Quicha. Photo by Ardajah Jones By Ardajah Jones Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer BALTIMORE – Valentine’s Day is nearly synonymous with chocolates but LaQuicha Brown never imagined that her joy of decorating strawberries with chocolate for family [...]

Residents eager to reinstate legendary Dollar House Program

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Residents seek reinstatement of popular housing program. Photo by Jerice Boston By Jerice Boston Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer City residents and community activists crammed into City Hall Wednesday in hopes of bringing back the “Dollar House” program that revitalized underprivileged [...]

Women-owned bagel business creates memories from the Bottom Up

October 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

Michelle Bond, Joan Kanner own pop-up business, Bottom’s Up Bagel. Photo by Alexander Best. By Alexander Best Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer BALTIMORE – A new report that names Charm City as tops for women-owned businesses in the U.S. arrived at a critical time for partners and [...]

County Council approves loan to entice Amazon

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to approve a $2.2 million loan to help entice Amazon to build a distribution center in the unincorporated community of Sparrows Point. Council member David Marks said that Amazon’s move into Baltimore [...]

New online company launches out of Baltimore

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Patrick Brooks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Live Green, a new company that allows customers to purchase organic food products online at wholesale prices, used last week’s Earth Day to launch in Baltimore. Heather McDade, Pat Welsh and Erin Welsh, all Baltimore residents, and Tom Wood, a [...]

Local breweries await new Guinness facility

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Wynne Kirchner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Guinness brewery set to open in the Baltimore area next fall is drawing support not only from local and state government officials but also from smaller brew houses that hope the new facility will attract tourist and beer drinkers to their [...]

Local restaurant brings Basque flavor to Baltimore

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chaz Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Ben Lefenfeld’s love for cooking began as a child, when he would prepare breakfast for his family before school. Today, he owns his own restaurant. Lefenfeld, 37, is the executive chef and co-owner of La Cuchara, a Basque region inspired restaurant [...]

Local business owner hopes to teach kids a second language: music.

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sixteen years ago, Justin Levy set out to teach children a second language: music. Today, the 32-year-old biochemist and musician has built a growing business in the heart of Towson in which he revels in the chance to teach students to create their own [...]

Businesses rebuild in Ellicott City in time for holidays

December 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Ellie Mamula Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Joey and Charlie Tangires had never seen anything like it. Main Street in Old Ellicott City had become a raging river as waste deep water gushed through the downtown area, killing two people and wiping away more than 90 businesses and 100 homes last [...]
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