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Howard Clark, director of retail construction and development of City Sports, shows us why the sporting goods retailer still is the “go to” place for today’s urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. Read the City Sport’s story and much more in our September/October 2014 issue.

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$125M conference center being built in Atlantic City, N.J.
posted on Oct 30 14

Business and political leaders signed the last steel beam for the new $125 million conference center that is being built in Atlantic City, N.J. The center, which will open in August 2015, is part of the city’s renewed drive to create non-gaming revenue. Read the KYW-TV (Philadelphia)/CBS Radio story here

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Red Lion Hotels unveils lifestyle Hotel RL brand
posted on Oct 30 14

Red Lion Hotels has launched Hotel RL, a full-service, lifestyle brand that aims to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest and places an emphasis on authenticity and community interaction. One of the brand’s signature offerings is The Steps, a pavilion-style lobby that evokes a town-square atmosphere. Red Lion said the brand would grow primarily through conversion projects and target the 80 largest urban markets in the United States. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Montage Hotels & Resorts unveils lifestyle brand
posted on Oct 30 14

Montage Hotels & Resorts has launched Pendry Hotels, a new brand that targets the upper-end lifestyle segment.  The brand’s first property will be the 317-room Pendry San Diego, which is in development and is slated to open in 2016. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Under Armour raises its athletic-shoe game
posted on Oct 29 14

Under Armour is revving its competitiveness in the footwear arena, opening new retail stores and launching SpeedForm running shoes. The moves led to a 50 percent jump in shoe sales in the third quarter and a 42 percent surge in footwear revenue through September. Read the Bloomberg Businessweek story here

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Simon set for opening of Tampa Premium Outlets
posted on Oct 29 14

Simon Property Group‘s latest project, Tampa Premium Outlets, has begun construction and is scheduled to open this fall. The REIT has a $2.2 billion development pipeline, largely made up of outlet projects. Read the American City Business Journals/Tampa, Fla. story here

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