Investors back out of Evergreen Health deal

A group of investors that had applied to acquire Evergreen Health said Wednesday that they were backing out of the deal, leaving the Baltimore-based health insurer’s future in doubt. The investors said in a joint statement that “new financial information came to light that raised significant concerns” as they moved toward closing. The investors were LifeBridge Health, Anne Arundel Health System and JARS Health Investments, a group of individual investors. (Balt. Sun)

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Marriott finalizes development deal for downtown Bethesda headquarters

The ink is drying on the development deal for the new Marriott International Inc. headquarters and flagship hotel in downtown Bethesda. The hotel giant has officially signed an agreement with The Bernstein Cos. and Boston Properties to build the $600 million campus at 7750 Wisconsin Ave., according to a Wednesday afternoon announcement. (Bethesda)

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'Amazon Jobs Day' aims to hire 1,200 new local workers

Amazon is planning to hire 1,200 workers in Baltimore early next month. The Seattle-based internet giant will hold a job fair in a dozen U.S. cities — including Baltimore — on Aug. 2 to hire a total of 50,000 new workers. In January, Amazon said it planned to create 100,000 new jobs by mid-2018 in the U.S., most of them at giant warehouse, or fulfillment centers, where internet orders are filled and shipped. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Food truck owners continue fight against city

Two food truck owners appeared in city court again Wednesday, challenging a law that prevents them from operating within 300 feet of brick-and-mortar businesses that sell similar food. Both the food truck owners — Joey Vinoni of the Pizza di Joey and Nikki McGowan of the MindGrub truck — and the city have filed a motion for summary judgment from the Baltimore City Circuit Court. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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New developer interested in buying proposed Royal Farms site in Towson

The developer behind Silo Point, a $180 million waterfront condominium development in Baltimore City, is interested in buying a county-owned property at York Road and Bosley Avenue in Towson, according to a letter to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. Turner Development Group's president, Patrick Turner, offered to purchase the former Baltimore County fire station property for $8.3 million plus $200,000 to cover county legal expenses following an unsolicited phone conversation, Marks said. (Towson)

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Medical-marijuana doctors plan new Hagerstown office

A group of doctors who want to help Maryland patients enter the state's new medical-marijuana program are planning to open an office in Hagerstown next month. Green Health Docs — which bills itself as "the nation’s premier medical marijuana evaluation practice" — is already accepting patients in anticipation of opening Aug. 14 in a shopping plaza at 15 E. Oak Ridge Drive. (Herald-Mail)

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Opening of new Wal-Mart could be delayed until 2018

The opening of the new Wal-Mart Supercenter on Sharpsburg Pike just south of Interstate 70 has been delayed due to water-line and storm-drain problems related to road work, according to state and county officials. The road improvements along Sharpsburg Pike, or Md. 65, are being made in anticipation of increased traffic once the store opens, state officials said. (Herald-Mail)

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Radcliffe Jewelers is latest 'local icon' moving to The Shops at Kenilworth

A popular local jeweler will soon be making the move from Towson Town Center to The Shops at Kenilworth. Radcliffe Jewelers will soon begin packing to vacate its 10,000-square-foot retail location at the suburban mall in late 2018 for new digs a couple miles away at Kenilworth where a nearly $30 million redevelopment is in full swing. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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