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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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Hard Rock aiming for 77 new hotels by 2020
posted on Nov 20 14

Hard Rock Hotels plans to grow its portfolio to 100 properties by 2020 with a focus on regions where it has already established a foothold, including the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. The 300-room resort with an indoor ski facility announced for Grand Prairie, Texas, may be the first of many that the company is hoping to launch across the United States, including possible locations in Florida and California. Read the HotelsMag.com story here

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Doubletree by Hilton adds 150 hotels to global pipeline
posted on Nov 20 14

Doubletree by Hilton brand is set to welcome 150 additional hotels worldwide, with most expected to open over the next three years. Conversion projects on nonhotel properties and new builds will make up about 80 percent of these new properties, with about 70 percent to be in the Asia Pacific region. The company is also looking to open its first Doubletree properties in Germany and France. Read the BusinessTraveller.com story here

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Smithsonian plans $2B D.C. renovation
posted on Nov 19 14

The Smithsonian unveiled plans to renovate the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, in Washington, D.C., and add base isolation to enhance safety in an earthquake. The $2 billion project will also add better signage, enhance entrances and adjust other building spaces to create a larger space around the National Mall. The project faces many obstacles before construction can begin. Read The Washington Post story here

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Texas, NYC, L.A. among 2014’s hot construction markets
posted on Nov 19 14

The construction industry in Texas has grown considerably with the increase in oil and gas activity. The state has added 300,000 new jobs over the last year and houses and apartments are being built to accommodate workers. But it’s not alone. Dodge Data & Analytics has compiled a list of 20 U.S. markets that are booming this year. The New York metro area, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles are among areas that are seeing increased activity. Read the Forbes story here

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Anthropologie may open in AT&T’s former NYC headquarters
posted on Nov 18 14

Quirky urban retailer Anthropologie has a lease out for 28,141 square feet at 195 Broadway, which would glom up the entire Dey Street corner retail space at the downtown office tower. Read the New York Post story here

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