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Sainsbury’s creates new c-store concept
posted on Feb 21 20

Sainsbury’s has unveiled a brand new city convenience store concept known as On The Go, with plans already in the works to roll it out to other locations as part of a trial. Read the RetailGazette.co.uk story here

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Grocery-anchored shopping centers attract tenants
posted on Feb 21 20

Macy’s announced its intent to open smaller-format stores outside of malls around the same time Sephora revealed similar expansion plans outside of malls. Open-air shopping centers are typically anchored by supermarkets, making surrounding retailers closer to customers’ everyday routines. Read the The Motley Fool story here

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Famous Dave’s, Landry’s to buy Granite City chains
posted on Feb 21 20

Famous Dave’s parent BBQ Holdings has a deal to acquire Granite City Food and Brewery, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection two months ago. In a separate deal, Landry’s will buy three of Granite City’s four Cadillac Ranch restaurants. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Groundbreaking nears for Marriott in West Bend, Wisconsin
posted on Feb 21 20

Kinseth Hospitality Cos. conpleted its second local land purchase for a new hotel, picking up 3.3 acres in West Bend where it plans a 68-room Marriott TownePlace. Read The Business Journals story here

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Dolphin-themed hotel planned for Fla.’s Clearwater Beach
posted on Feb 20 20

Winter the Dolphin Beach Club Hotel is expected to open this spring in Clearwater Beach in Florida following a partnership agreement between Page Development Group and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The marine life- and dolphin-themed hotel will include environmentally friendly features such as special window treatments for reduced energy consumption, sea turtle safe lighting and a single-use plastic ban. Read The Business Journals story here

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