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    Enoch Pratt Central Library debuts 3-year, $115M renovation (PHOTOS)
    The Enoch Pratt Central Library is over 85 years old, but on Saturday the historic landmark will host its first-ever grand opening celebration. When it opened in 1933 during the Great Depression there wasn't enough money to throw a celebration, so Baltimore's library system is doing it up big this weekend as it debuts a massive three-year, $115 million renovation. Backed by private donors, as well as city and state funds, the comprehensive rehab marks "a new chapter" in the 137-year-old library?

    Harvest expands in Maryland with takeover of second cannabis dispensary
    Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., a national cannabis company with a Maryland presence, will begin operating its second dispensary in the state under a new deal. Harvest (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) signed a management services agreement on Sept. 9, signaling it will take over operations of the Your Farmacy medical marijuana dispensary business in Lutherville-Timonium. Harvest already runs one other Maryland dispensary in Rockville. The company also operates a cannabis growing and processing facility?

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra won't open season on time amid contract dispute
    A fall tradition ? the opening of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's new season ? won't go on as planned this weekend as management and the orchestra's musicians remain at a standstill over a new contract. The orchestra was supposed to perform a free preview concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The symphony will instead hold the concert Sept. 21, the symphony said Friday. BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh will conduct the program, which includes works by Mozart, Brahms?

    These are the 25 highest-paid athletes in Baltimore
    Twenty of the players on the List of highest-paid athletes in Baltimore are Ravens ? but none of them are named Lamar Jackson. The second-year quarterback who lit up the Miami Dolphins for 324 yards and five touchdowns in the season opener last weekend was the 16th highest-paid athlete last year but didn't rank in the top 25 this year. Click through the slide show above to see the 25 highest-paid athletes in Baltimore, ranked by 2019 pay. The top honor instead went to Jackson's teammate, free?

    Viewpoint: The opportunity for Harborplace's future is now
    Receivership represents a major opportunity for our local economy and a force for true change and fresh ideas.

    Meg Ryan's house from 'Sleepless in Seattle' for sale in Fells Point
    Here's your chance to own a slice of rom-com history. A Fells Point building used as the exterior of Meg Ryan's house in the classic 1993 film "Sleepless in Seattle" is for up for sale. A brochure from realtor Blue & Obrecht Realty LLC lists the 1,995-square-foot property near Broadway Pier for $575,000. The three-story, waterfront brick building has most recently been used as offices for Captel, a political fundraising firm, but could be converted to residential use, said Realtor J.C. Beese.?

    Bank of America widens lead as Greater Baltimore's biggest bank
    Though the numbers may change dramatically next year with JPMorgan Chase entering the market.

    Prince George's County company moving headquarters, 150 employees to Howard County
    The company's move was spurred by its acquisition with two other local companies of three buildings in Savage.

    $30M renovation of Mall at Prince George's pays off in traffic, sales
    The recent renovation and re-tenanting of the Mall at Prince George?s has paid off for mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, with sales increasing 23% to $557 per square foot in the past year, PREIT said in early September.  That brings the Mall at Prince George?s sales total above that of PREIT?s other local mall, Springfield Town Center, for the first time. (They?re neck and neck, however; Springfield?s third quarter sales per square foot averaged $555.)  The company?

    Table of Experts: Sustainability in Organizations
    The Baltimore Business Journal recently hosted a panel discussion with a team of experts to discuss sustainability practices and principles for organizations. The expert panel included: Jessa Coleman, programs manager at PACE Financial Servicing; Brian Dean, head of corporate real estate and workplace services at T. Rowe Price; and Abhinav Krishna, executive director of partnership development & commercialization at Constellation. Their discussion has been edited for length and clarity. I want?