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$670M MLB stadium nears finish line in Atlanta
posted on Jan 19 17

A joint venture among Barton Malow, Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction and New South Construction is working around the clock to finish the $670 million stadium for Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves. Just-in-time delivery has been an important part of the project, because the site has limited space. Read the Construction Equipment Guide story here

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Second Aloft hotel opens in Austin, Texas
posted on Jan 19 17

Aloft Austin Northwest has opened its doors as the second Aloft-branded property in the city. The hotel features 130 rooms and is managed by Lodgic Hospitality. Read the Zacks story here

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Chuck E. Cheese gets ready to go public or sell, sources say
posted on Jan 18 17

The private-equity firm owner of pizza and arcade chain Chuck E. Cheese is gearing up to take the company public or sell it outright later this year, sources said. An initial public offering would value the company at upwards of $1 billion, sources said. Read the Reuters story here

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Le Duff America to ramp up franchising growth this year
posted on Jan 18 17

Groupe Le Duff’s US subsidiary, Le Duff America, aims to expand its Bruegger’s Bagels and La Madeleine Country French Cafe chains by focusing more aggressively on franchising. The company will also revamp the menu at its Mimi’s Cafe chain and open up to six company-owned Brioche Doree locations in 2017. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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AGC, Dodge Data optimistic about 2017, but concerned over worker shortage
posted on Jan 18 17

Predictions from the Associated General Contractors of America and Dodge Data & Analytics indicate some growth in this year’s construction sector and general optimism about future¬†infrastructure plans. However, the lack of skilled workers could limit the growth. Read the Daily Journal of Commerce story here

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