A second tenant planned for Annapolis' outer West St building

A new retail tenant is coming to the former Gold’s Gym building on West Street, making it the structure’s second occupant. Construction has been ongoing at the 26,000-square-foot building at 1127 West St. It has been vacant for three years and its first tenant anticipates a fall opening. (Capital)

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Plastics recycling firm relocating to Design District

Bach Polymers LLC, an Annapolis plastics recycling firm, is moving its offices to 111 Chinquapin Round Road. The company is moving from 603 Admiral Drive to the city's Design District for its “combination of contemporary space, easy access to downtown and major highways,” according to Bach Polymers President Tom Bach. (Capital)

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August 8 // City Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point

After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The 3-0 vote came over the objections of protesters who demonstrated outside City Hall. A disgusted Councilman Carl Stokes, the committee chairman who has fought the subsidies, left the room as the vote was being called. (Balt. Sun)

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Severna Park company Dynasplint lays off 500 after loan foreclosure

Severna Park company Dynasplint Systems Inc. laid off 500 employees, including about 250 in Maryland, on Tuesday after its lender moved to foreclose on its property, including cash that was to cover payroll. (Balt. Sun)

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In year three, Baltimore hoteliers hopeful Grand Prix will deliver a sellout

Downtown hotels are banking on the third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore for a sellout weekend at the end of this month. The Labor Day weekend race did not provide capacity numbers for all of Baltimore’s hotels last year, but hoteliers are optimistic that the extra time race organizers had to pull together this year’s Aug. 30-Sept. 1 event will drive more overnight business. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland Live sued for claims of short pay 

Three former employees claim Maryland Live Casino owes them a payout — and not from the slot machines. (Daily Record)

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Legg Mason to close international equities unit

Legg Mason Inc. is shutting down an emerging markets equities subsidiary based in London and Hong Kong, the latest move as the Baltimore asset manager continues to restructure under its new CEO. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Sinclair Broadcast Group net income down 41 percent

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s second-quarter net income fell 41 percent, to $17.8 million, or 19 cents a share, from $30.1 million, or 37 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier but beat Wall Street's expectations. (Balt. Sun)

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