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Upscale hotel approved near LAX
posted on Aug 27 15

Plans for a 152-room hotel near Los Angeles International Airport include a Custom Fit fitness center, a restaurant and outdoor area. The Cambria El Segundo LAX, which is expected to open at the end of 2016, is being developed through a partnership between Fillmore Capital Partners/Fillmore Hospitality and Choice Hotels International. Read the Commercial Property Executive story here

 

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Zaxby’s to grow by 3 units in Nashville, Tenn.
posted on Aug 27 15

Zaxby’s, a Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, is expanding its Nashville-area footprint with three new locations opening over the next several months. Read the FastCasual.com story here

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Hospital chain to operate new Walgreens clinics
posted on Aug 25 15

In a new twist on its retail health clinic model, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) says it will open up to 25 new retail clinics in Oregon and Washington states that will be owned and operated by a Seattle-based health system. Read the Forbes story here

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Rising hotel demand pushes up rates
posted on Aug 25 15

Business is booming for hotels because a national room shortage is leaving room for price increases. Occupancy demand is rising as post-recession tourism improves, but construction is still catching up. The U.S. is currently 40% below peak for room-supply growth, according to STR. Read the American Public Media/Marketplace story here

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L.L. Bean charts path to 100 stores with new openings
posted on Aug 24 15

L.L. Bean plans to open a store outside of Kansas City, Kansas, later this year, marking the retailer’s 26th bricks-and-mortar store outside Maine and the latest in a series of expansion announcements. Read the Bangor Daily News story here

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