Judge: Marley Station must turn over deed on old Boscov site

The way Deepak Jain sees it, last year he paid $1.5 million for the largest single space at Marley Station mall. And on Friday, an Anne Arundel County judge ruled the mall has to turn over the deed. It’s the latest development in the relationship between one of the area’s largest retail centers, and its biggest — decidedly not retail — stakeholder. (Capital)

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Harris Teeter to be acquired by Kroger in $2.5 billion deal

Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will see few, if any, changes in existing stores. Kroger, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said Tuesday it would buy the Charlotte, N.C.,-based regional chain in a $2.5 billion deal that will raise its store count in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. (Balt. Sun)

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Prometric opens $12M Baltimore County facility

Test development firm Prometric Inc. has opened its $12 million facility in Baltimore County and has hired 100 new employees as part of the new location. A total of 250 people will work at Prometric’s new global operations hub in White Marsh. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Calvert opens in larger space in Hunt Valley Town Centre

Calvert Wine & Spirits has opened in a new, stand-alone 9,237-square-foot building next to Chico’s in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre, after relocating from its previous spot in the complex. The store opened with the name “Hunt Valley Wine, Liquor & Beer.” (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Kaiser opens new Largo location

Kaiser Permanente is one step closer to completing its major build-out of new medical clinics in the Mid-Atlantic region with the opening this week of a multispecialty hub in Largo, its fifth since 2011. The Largo facility, at 1221 Mercantile Lane, includes a 24-hour urgent care and observation unit, an ambulatory surgery center, radiology, pharmacy and other lab services, and several medical specialities. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Renovation for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to begin 

“All’s well that ends well!” shouted a crowd of nearly 150 as the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company kicked off renovations of the historic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co. building at Calvert and Redwood streets Tuesday morning. (Daily Record)

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Federal medical research cuts decried at Johns Hopkins

The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding cuts are reversed. (Balt. Sun)

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Levin tapped as Saul Ewing managing partner

Barry F. Levin, a partner in law firm Saul Ewing LLP’s Baltimore office, has been elected managing partner for the Philadelphia-based firm. Levin, who chairs the firm’s Business and Finance and Family Business practices, is the first Saul Ewing lawyer from the Baltimore office to be elected to the top spot at the 252-lawyer firm. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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