July 18 // Has MASN dispute affected Baltimore's chances of hosting All-Star Game? Rob Manfred says no

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday sharply denied that the ongoing Mid-Atlantic Sports Network dispute over TV rights fees and ownership in the Orioles-operated network has affected Baltimore’s chances of hosting the All-Star Game. Speaking at a Baseball Writers' Association of America event Tuesday morning, Manfred opened his comments by remarking on the excitement of Monday’s Home Run Derby at Nationals Park, won by Washington’s Bryce Harper, and how the District has been a superb host of baseball’s midseason showcase event. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland reinstates suspended medical marijuana business after judge's ruling

A Dorchester County medical marijuana company that had its preliminary business suspended in 2016 is getting a second chance to do business in Maryland. MaryMed LLC was among the 15 companies that received pre-approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission in 2016 to open up a marijuana growing business in the state. The company also won pre-approval to host cannabis processing and dispensing operations. But those pre-approved licenses were denied, as the majority owner of MaryMed faced a probe over potential violations of state cannabis laws. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Another rat, another market temporarily closed, this time in East Baltimore

Just days after Lexington Market closed following a video of a rat crawling around a pastry case went viral, Baltimore's Northeast Market temporarily closed its doors Tuesday for a similar rat-related issue. A Facebook user posted a video of two rats running and jumping on the floor of the market Monday afternoon. It has since been viewed 83,000 times, as of Tuesday at 2 pm. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Developer of former Steamers site in Bethesda returns with bigger project plan

Not much has happened at the former Steamers Seafood House site in Bethesda since last year, when the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the 58-unit Claiborne building for the spot. Now, it seems the redevelopment effort is heating up again. And it’s bigger this time. The updated proposal expands the Claiborne to three new parcels along Norfolk Avenue, adds about 20,600 square feet to the building size and increases the number of dwelling units to 82. (Bethesda)

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Firm conducting 'custom-made' economic development study

Allegany County commissioners awarded a contract of more than $120,000 last week to Indiana-based Thomas P. Miller & Associates to perform an economic development study. "This is a very detailed plan they will produce, custom-made for Allegany County," Jake Shade, county commission president, said during Thursday's meeting. The county received 11 applications from firms around the country and conducted phone interviews with the top contenders. (Times-News)

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Salisbury developer ready to go with 6-story addition

A developer who plans to add six floors to the top of an existing four-story downtown Salisbury building said he is ready to start once he gets final approvals from the city. Nick Simpson told City Council members he wants to build student apartments at 132 E. Main St., a building constructed in 1920 as an Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge, and wants to have units available for leasing by the end of July 2019. (Daily Times)

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Title Boxing Club opening region's second location in downtown Columbia

Title Boxing Club has signed a lease to occupy 2,231 square feet in the m.flats building in Columbia. The lease is the latest at the new downtown Columbia apartment complex. Title Boxing will join Cold Stone Creamery on the ground floor of m.flats. The neighboring Ten.M's first-floor is scheduled to include Halal Guys, Bonchon, a Bubbles hair salon and Kung Fu Tea. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Box Hill Pizzeria gets fresh look, adds menu items

Box Hill Pizzeria, a Harford County favorite for crab cakes, is getting a makeover, both inside and out. The Abingdon restaurant opened 35 years ago when Box Hill Square shopping center on MD-924 was new. Over the years, business boomed. Now, the owner said, it’s time for “the place to match the food.” The restaurant is extending the front of the building with a pergola that opens to the outdoors. (Balt. Sun)

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