Design of Walmart-anchored 25th Street Station gets chilly reception

WV Urban Development will need to revise plans for the Walmart-anchored 25th Street Station after city officials and neighbors said they opposed the design. The shopping center was back before the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel on Thursday after the site’s owner, Bruce Mortimer, settled last month a lawsuit aimed at blocking development. It was the first time the panel had seen the revised design after a Lowe’s home improvement store withdrew as a co-anchor to Walmart last year. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Severna Park firm faces new lawsuit as it struggles to rebound

Just one month after laying off 500 employees, a Severna Park manufacturing company is the subject of new allegations. In addition to an ongoing U.S. Justice Department Medicare fraud investigation, a new lawsuit was filed and former workers have accused the company of not paying money owed them. (Capital)

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Frederick prepares to hire new airport manager

Frederick Municipal Airport will soon welcome a new manager. Next week, the city plans to offer the job to its preferred candidate, said Richard Griffin, the city's director of economic development. The new hire will be paid between $69,000 and $111,000 a year. (News-Post)

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New shops, restaurants coming to The Mall in Columbia

New shops and restaurants are coming to The Mall in Columbia this year and next, with many moving into the center's new expansion wing, the mall's management said. (Balt. Sun) 

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Kevin Plank wants Baltimore to be the 'coolest city in the world'

Kevin Plank wants to rebrand Baltimore. No, he doesn’t want to plaster it with the Under Armour (NYSE: UA) logo. Rather the company’s founder and CEO wants the city to become a destination for entrepreneurs and innovative young professionals. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Annapolis firms practice their pitch

The Annapolis Economic Development Corporation groomed three companies that were able to present to Pitch Across Maryland this month. The firms - 1100 Energy Corporation, Sandy Bottom and JNP Project - were among the seven companies that got to get on the Startup Maryland bus and give their three-minute business pitches at the Annapolis stop. (Capital)

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Added cancer centers mean patient options, provider challenges 

Cancer: The word itself generates anxiety. A diagnosis can be devastating and treatment even scarier. And for many patients, the ordeal gets worse. (Daily Record)

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Maryland lagging on entrepreneurial activity 

Despite a state economy ranked high for innovation, Maryland’s entrepreneurial activity is lacking, according to speakers at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday morning. (Daily Record)

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