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    Starbucks, restaurant eyed by COPT for redesigned front porch of 250 W. Pratt St.
    The plan to redesign the public entrance to one of Baltimore's signature towers is set to get underway in the coming months and will result in a new vibe for busy West Pratt Street. The 24-story 250 W. Pratt St. building ? anchored by Pandora jewelry ? will have a wide pedestrian pavilion and a more open feel to welcome workers and the hundreds of visitors who pass by the office tower daily on their way to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center, the Pratt Street Ale House?

    Growler USA opening a craft beer bar in the Rotunda
    The first Maryland location of craft beer bar Growler USA is coming to The Rotunda in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. The specialty chain is the latest tenant to sign a lease at the $70 million, mixed-use redevelopment project on West 40th Street, The Rotunda's retail leasing office said Monday. Centennial, Colorado-based Growler USA offers 100 beverages on tap at each of its locations. In addition to local craft beers, the pub also serves hard ciders, draught wines and non-alcoholic kombucha?

    Mercy hospital debuts new $4 million pediatric, primary care space
    When Mercy opened its new 18-story, 700,000-square-foot main hospital tower in December 2010, the hospital left empty space on campus for future growth.

    Cordish says former Ruth's Chris space on Water Street will be something 'a little different'
    The Water Street location has been vacant since Ruth's Chris Steak House closed in 2016 after 24 years of operation.

    From Uber to Facebook, a look at who T. Rowe Price invested in early
    For years T. Rowe Price Group Inc. has been known within the financial industry for getting in early on startup companies before they become public. The Baltimore-based money manager continues to live up to its reputation. T. Rowe Price is one of the biggest shareholders of Dropbox Inc., which will go public this week. Last week the firm led a $75 million Series E funding round in eyeglass retailer Warby Parker. Spotting companies early on can help financial firms like T. Rowe Price because a?

    5 minutes with: Adam Skolnik, executive director, Maryland Multi-Housing Association
    As executive director of the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, its Adam Skolnik's job to be the voice of rental housing providers around the state.

    Cool Digs: Inside 'Club Cushman' ? the commercial real estate company's downtown office cafe
    Employees and guests at Cushman & Wakefield's downtown office have a clear view of the Pratt Street corridor through the floor-to-ceiling windows in its office cafe. Known around the water cooler as "Club Cushman," the cafe and coffee bar provides a sleek, modern space to take a break and try a new coffee brew or flavored creamer. The space has white tile floors, a white subway tile backsplash and a white marble table that is offset by a darker wooden table, cabinets and shelves. "Club Cushman"?

    8 things you need to know this morning
    Good morning and happy Monday. It's funny how just when Spring feels like it could be on the horizon, Mother Nature decides to throw some snow into the mix to keep us on our toes. The Baltimore area could see one to three inches of snowfall tonight into tomorrow morning. But for today, you can expect cloudiness and temperatures in the high 40s. Here are eight things you need to know to start your week. Perhaps the biggest story this weekend was the men's NCAA game Friday, in which University?

    Pier Six Pavilion getting new tent, seats as part of multimillion-dollar renovation
    The Pier Six Pavilion along the Inner Harbor is undergoing a multimillion-dollar overhaul, with a new tent and seats set to debut for the 2018 concert season. The city approved in late 2016 a 10-year contract for SMG and Live Nation to take over control of the waterfront venue. The bid included a guarantee of upgrades to the 37-year-old pavilion. The operators plan to spend around $4 million over the next seven years on work to the venue, said Frank Remesch, the general manager of Pier Six. Remesch?

    Maryland hospitals on-track to meet federal requirements for 'all-payer' model, data shows
    Maryland hospitals continue to demonstrate low cost of care increases under the state's unique payment model that incentivizes quality-over-quantity of care, new data shows. Maryland began piloting a new payment structure for state hospitals in January 2014, known as the "all-payer model." Essentially, the state is exempt from federal Medicare regulations, allowing hospitals to try and reduce health care spending and improve community health through universal payment structures. The state's Health?