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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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Rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy crawls along
posted on Oct 31 14

Only a handful of the billions of dollars in proposed projects to protect New York and New Jersey after 2012’s Superstorm Sandy have been completed. Some of those include elevating homes, adding flood protection and protecting power supplies. Experts predict it will take years to get many projects moving. Read The New York Times story here

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Whole Foods’ new flagship uses tech to engage shoppers
posted on Oct 31 14

Whole Foods has unveiled a new range of touch screens and other digital tools at its new flagship store in Alpharetta, Ga., that incorporate social media and other technology to provide product information such as food source and nutrition. The move is part of the retailer’s effort to stand out among an increasingly crowded market in which more traditional retailers are starting to offer natural and organic items. Read the Adweek story here

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U.S. military breaks ground on $990M hospital complex
posted on Oct 31 14

Ground broke for a U.S. military hospital complex in Germany on Friday after being delayed for years. A 1 million-square-foot hospital will be built to replace aging facilities for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and utility plants, a warehouse and parking garage will be added as well. The project could cost up to $990 million. Read the Stars and Stripes story here

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$125M conference center being built in Atlantic City, N.J.
posted on Oct 30 14

Business and political leaders signed the last steel beam for the new $125 million conference center that is being built in Atlantic City, N.J. The center, which will open in August 2015, is part of the city’s renewed drive to create non-gaming revenue. Read the KYW-TV (Philadelphia)/CBS Radio story here

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Red Lion Hotels unveils lifestyle Hotel RL brand
posted on Oct 30 14

Red Lion Hotels has launched Hotel RL, a full-service, lifestyle brand that aims to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest and places an emphasis on authenticity and community interaction. One of the brand’s signature offerings is The Steps, a pavilion-style lobby that evokes a town-square atmosphere. Red Lion said the brand would grow primarily through conversion projects and target the 80 largest urban markets in the United States. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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