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The Stand sees a bigger market for fast-casual
posted on May 05 16

Apollo Global Market will finance an aggressive expansion of The Stand, a three-unit California fast-casual chain with a 40-item casual-restaurant menu. Read the Restaurant-Hospitality story hereĀ 

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Aparium goes on building spree in smaller markets
posted on May 05 16

Aparium Hotel Group is converting buildings in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Kentucky. The group is on its way to operating 20 hotels in smaller markets. Read the Bloomberg story here

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Salt Lake City to build $740M airport terminal
posted on May 05 16

Officials at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah have added a second terminal to their expansion project. With the new $740 million terminal, the entire project is valued at $2.6 billion. Construction is already underway on car-rental maintenance facilities and utilities at the airport. The two terminals will be connected by a tunnel and should be completed in 2020. Read The Salt Lake Tribune story here

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Extensive green efforts power Calif. Whole Foods store
posted on May 04 16

Whole Foods‘ store in San Jose, Calif., was the first to include a microbrewery and taproom, but that is not the only thing that sets the location apart from other food retailers. The store also features several investments in sustainability, including its pedestrian-friendly design incorporating salvaged and locally-sourced materials, heavy use of skylights and other natural light features, use of only natural refrigerants and its ability to operate almost completely off the grid through on-site heat and power plants that run a generator and an emphasis on cutting unnecessary power consumption. Read the Inhabitat story here

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Chinese chain HNA to acquire Carlson Hotels
posted on May 04 16

Carlson Hospitality is selling Carlson Hotels Inc. to China’s HNA Tourism Group for an undisclosed sum. A Fortune 500 company, HNA is invested in several hotel chains worldwide and is the largest shareholder in Spokane, Wash.-based Red Lion Hotels. Read the Skift story here

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