Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sapperstein, South Baltimore Little League reach deal on Locust Point fields

A longtime baseball league in Baltimore’s fast-growing Locust Point neighborhood will get some major upgrades to its fields after the league and the developer of McHenry Row reached a deal over a piece of land. Mark Sapperstein, owner of 28 Walker Development’s McHenry Row, and the board of the South Baltimore Little League agreed to grant a small easement on a sliver of turf for a new sidewalk off of Fort Avenue. In exchange, the league will receive new dugouts, gates, fences, a scoreboard, picnic…



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Station North's Motor House adds a cafe and stage to bring new food and nightlife options

Cross-cultural street food, craft cocktails and live entertainment is coming to Station North this October. Showroom, a new cafe, bar and performance venue, has plans to open inside of the nonprofit arts hub Motor House, which opened at 120 W. North Ave in 2015 after a $6.5 million restoration. The 25,000-square-foot former auto dealership currently houses seven nonprofit art organizations, studios for 14 artists, a gallery and a 150-seat performance venue. Baltimore Arts Realty Corp., the nonprofit…



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Behind the First Mariner deal: Howard's quest to be a 'powerhouse bank'

Howard Bank’s Mary Ann Scully met First Mariner CEO Robert Kunisch to talk shop. Months later, their $163.4 million merger deal is set to shake up the region’s banking industry.



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Md. marijuana growers, processors that missed Monday deadline could get second chance

Six of 15 pre-approved medical marijuana growers missed Monday’s deadline to receive approval for a full license to operate in Maryland. But the state might give those companies a second chance. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission awarded pre-approval to 15 grower and 15 processor businesses in August last year. Those companies had a year to get their operations up and running, including full background and financial checks and state inspections. Growers had a deadline of Aug. 14 to meet all…



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KCW Engineering hunts for office space near BWI

KCW Engineering Technologies Inc. is looking for new space to accommodate its growing workforce.



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How I became 'the Church Attorney'

Erika Cole has started a church and faith-based organization practice at Whiteford, Taylor & preston LLP.



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Dutch company moving its executive team to downtown Baltimore

With a boost from a $150,000 convertible city loan, an international manufacturing company is relocating its executive offices from New York to Baltimore. Constellium US Holdings II LLC will move 25 employees into offices at 300 E. Lombard St. by the end of next year, company officials said Thursday. The city’s loan will convert to a grant if the jobs remain here through Dec. 31, 2025, Baltimore Development Corp. spokeswoman Susan Yum said. “The company selected Baltimore due to the proposed loan;…



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