Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun

Lorraine Mirabella

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Lorraine:

The $349 billion federal Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday. Here’s what you need to know.

The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday, offering loans of up to $10 million, mostly to employers with fewer than 500 workers that are designed to help employers keeping paying their workers. → Read More

Giant will install plexiglass shields in stores as it and other grocers adopt social distancing protocols

Giant Food is installing plexiglass shields at its cash registers and in high traffic areas in its supermarkets such as pharmacies and customer service desks. Other grocers also are implementing social distancing protocols. → Read More

As layoffs rise due to coronavirus, some companies still need workers. Here’s who’s hiring in Maryland.

As shutdowns continue and layoffs rise because of the coronavirus pandemic, some companies are busier and need more workers. → Read More

Top Under Armour executive Kevin Eskridge will leave company in August

Kevin Eskridge, Under Armour's chief product officer, will leave the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker in August, the company said Tuesday. → Read More

Department stores join specialty stores in temporary closures as coronavirus spreads

Department stores Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s joined a growing list of speciality stores in shutting their doors to help prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus. Hanover-based DTLR also announced a temporary chainwide shutdown Tuesday, while Under Armour and Nike made similar announcements over the weekend. → Read More

Amid coronavirus-fueled panic buying, Baltimore-area grocers say they just need time to restock

Relax, folks, we don’t need to buy out all the meat, bread and toilet paper. Despite the empty shelves in some stores, there’s plenty more in warehouses waiting to be delivered. Retailers say the panic buying stressed their supply chains but sought to reassure customers that there's more coming from their warehouses. → Read More

Verizon and Comcast prepare for more at-home internet users amid coronavirus outbreak

Verizon and Comcast are preparing for additional demand for at-home internet and wireless use as more people likely will work and take online classes from home amid the spread of the new coronavirus. → Read More

Safeway reaches tentative labor deal with workers to avert strike as Giant contract approved

Giant Food workers in Maryland and the MidAtlantic ratified a new contract with the grocer Thursday, the same day the union that represents them and Safeway workers said it reached a tentative labor deal with Safeway to avert a potential strike at its stores. → Read More

Under Armour’s top communications executive steps down

Diane Pelkey, a top communications executive at Under Armour, has stepped down after more than a decade with the sports apparel and footwear maker. → Read More

Towson University sophomore dies after collapsing while playing basketball

A Towson University sophomore has died after he collapsed while playing basketball, the university said Saturday. → Read More

GoPuff expands its Baltimore-area convenience store delivery service to Graceland Park and part of Baltimore County

GoPuff, which bills itself as a digital convenience store, is expanding in the Baltimore area. → Read More

Sears will close mall stores in White Marsh and Annapolis

Sears plans to close two more Maryland stores, at malls in White Marsh and Annapolis. → Read More

Pier 1 Imports, with 19 Maryland locations, plans to close up to half its stores

Pier 1 Imports, with 19 Maryland locations, plans to close up to 450 stores in the U.S., about half the chain → Read More

Eddie’s of Mount Vernon to move to Belevedere tower nearby

Eddie’s of Mount Vernon, the Baltimore neighborhood’s longtime grocery anchor on West Eager Street, will move next year to the Belvedere condominium tower a block away, the supermarket owner said Friday. → Read More

Kohl’s plans to hire more than 850 seasonal workers for Baltimore-area stores

Kohl's plans to hire more than 850 seasonal workers for its Baltimore area stores, the discount department store retailer said Tuesday. → Read More

Hobby Lobby will open in former Toys R Us in Owings Mills

Hobby Lobby will open in a vacant Toys R Us space in Owings Mills next year. → Read More

Sears will close Security Square Mall store

Sears at Security Square Mall will shut its doors under the troubled department store chain’s latest round of store closures, with a going-out-of-business sale expected to start next week. → Read More

Banana Republic closing store at troubled Harborplace

Banana Republic is closing its store at the troubled Harborplace in downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor just over a year after moving from The Gallery across Pratt Street. → Read More

Concern grows about Belvedere Square’s future as neighborhood anchor

North Baltimore residents and some tenants are concerned about the future of Belvedere Square, long considered a neighborhood gathering spot for shopping and dining, after several popular restaurants and stores have left and the owner put the center on the market. Business owners are hoping to see a new owner step in soon and leverage the strong community support for the center. → Read More

Wawa becomes Baltimore Ravens “official hoagie” and partner

While Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sings the praises of Baltimore-based Royal Farms, competing convenience store chain Wawa has signed a full team deal to become the Ravens' "official hoagie" and marketing partner. → Read More