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Luxury brand Versace 19.69 to open U.S. stores this year
posted on Jun 27 16

A Versace brand dubbed Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo Srl, or Versace 19.69 for short, will open its first two U.S. stores in California this summer and launch at Minnesota’s Mall of America in the fall. The Milan-based luxury brand, launched in 2001 by Alessandro Versace, will sell accessories, fragrances and women’s fashions priced from $150 to $2,000. Read the Star Tribune story here

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Barnes & Noble to create a new restaurant concept
posted on Jun 27 16

Barnes & Noble will open four concept stores next year with larger cafes where waiters will serve full meals, beer and wine as way to keep shoppers lingering longer, according to The Wall Street Journal. The retailer has hired an executive chef to create affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

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$1.4B project in Calif. includes long toll bridge
posted on Jun 27 16

A $1.4 billion road improvement project on State Route 91 in California includes a 3,700-foot toll bridge that will take nearly a year to build. The contractor, Atkinson-Walsh, says the project will be finished on time in May 2017. Read The Press-Enterprise story here

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Clark Construction awarded $616M Army construction contract
posted on Jun 27 16

Clark Construction won a $616.3 million construction contract from the US Army to build an office tower at Fort Meade in Maryland. The company is also working in a public-private partnership to build a $513 million civic center in Long Beach, Calif. Read the GovConWire story here

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How Uniqlo plans to beat its retail rivals
posted on Jun 24 16

Japan-based Uniqlo is on a mission to become the world’s biggest clothing retailer, a goal that will require an ongoing focus on product quality, building customer relationships and expanding its digital presence, analysts said. The retailer has 1,734 stores in 17 countries and tops the list of most-valuable retail brands in Japan. Read The Associated Press story here

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