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Dormant Erie Canal-area club may become boutique hotel

A Gasport developer is looking to revive the vacant Tuscarora Club in the City of Lockport by turning it into a boutique hotel and special events center. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hard Rock plans 2020 opening of Madrid hotel

Hard Rock International has announced that the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid will open in 2020. The 159-room hotel will be conveniently located in the heart of the city, across from the Reina Sofia National Art Center Museum and next to …

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The North Face focuses on experience with new store format

The North Face has created a new store format with the opening of an 8,000-square-foot New York City location, and it plans to remodel most of its 100 existing stores in the coming years. The lighter, brighter store features products …

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Hy-Vee rolls out newest Fast & Fresh location

Hy-Vee cut the ribbon on its third Fast & Fresh store this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The concept offers prepared foods, groceries, gas and convenience store products on a smaller scale than Hy-Vee’s full retail locations, but on a …

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5 cities nearly tied in meeting planners’ poll

New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas placed 1-2-3 in a tightly bunched ranking of top North American locations for meeting planners over the coming two years, an STR survey shows. Orlando, Florida, and Washington, D.C., were nearly as popular. …

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Tradition-conscious update set for Beverly Hills’ Hilton

A top-to-bottom overhaul of California’s iconic Beverly Hilton hotel is expected to be completed by early 2020, in time for the luxury property’s 65th anniversary. Texas design firm Paul Duesing Partners is steering a modernization aimed at honoring the sumptuous …

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Dick’s Sporting Goods creates clearance concept

Dick’s Sporting Goods has reportedly transformed three of its stores into Dick’s Sporting Goods Clearance Outlets since May. The stores sell only clearance footwear and apparel from a variety of brands, and do not stock sports equipment or other products. …

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Amazon expands 4-star store concept in Seattle

Amazon will open its newest brick-and-mortar 4-star store on the ground floor of the e-commerce giant’s new Seattle office tower. The store will stock about 2,000 products that are new, trending or whose Amazon reviews average at least four stars. …

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Canadian Tire to pay $174.4M for Party City’s Canada unit

Canadian Tire will acquire the 65-store Canadian business unit of New York-based Party City Holdco for $174.4 million, with plans to add Party City products to its stores and reach more consumer segments. Party City commands 10% of the party …

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Virginia hospital reborn as $100M Gulf Coast resort

Centennial Plaza, covering 48 acres and costing more than $100 million, is the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s newest resort. Barrington Development and Robert Lubin have repurposed the historic site in Gulfport, Mississippi, formerly occupied by the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Read …

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