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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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Influx of millennials could help address labor shortage
posted on Oct 20 14

The influx of millennials into the workplace should help address labor shortages in the construction industry. Meanwhile, the exit of baby boomers from the workforce is clearing a path to leadership positions for Generation-Xers. When hiring millennials, it is a good idea to let them rotate through positions or shadow a senior executive for a short time. Read The USGlass News Network story here

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Fox Restaurant Concepts will continue to grow
posted on Oct 20 14

Sam Fox began building his restaurant empire with the opening of Wildflower 16 years ago. Tucson, Ariz.-based Fox Restaurant Concepts operates 46 restaurants under 15 different banners, with plans to open 18 more in the next three years. Read The Arizona Republic story here

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Manhattan’s “215 Chrystie” to launch in 2016
posted on Oct 20 14

A luxury hotel-and-residences complex is opening in Manhattan in 2016, offering what its hotelier calls “a revolutionary new genre of urban living.” The 215 Chrystie, designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, will feature panoramic views of New York, 28 stories and a 370-room hotel. Read The Telegraph story here

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McDonald’s tests “Create Your Taste” kiosk in Australia
posted on Oct 20 14

McDonald’s has expanded a build-your-own burger test from California to Sydney, Australia, and added a tall standalone kiosk where customers can design their premium-priced sandwiches, place the order and pay with a credit card. Customers indicate where they’re sitting and employees bring the food to them. Read the BurgerBusiness.com story here

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Freds restaurant opens in Beverly Hills Barneys store
posted on Oct 20 14

Barneys New York in Beverly Hills will open an outlet of Freds, its signature restaurant, in the former fifth-floor Barney Greengrass space. The Los Angeles version (there are sister restaurants in New York and Chicago), will offer lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Read the Los Angeles Times

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