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‘Glamping’ hotels enter the mainstream

AutoCamp, an outdoor lodging brand, recently raised $115 million to open a network of hotels created from Airstream camper trailers across the United States. Its plans reflect the demand for innovative travel experiences, including upscale “glamping” hospitality. Read the National …

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FBI eyes $1B Alabama expansion

The FBI could invest $1 billion in an expansion at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, as construction continues on a sprawling campus inside the gates of Redstone Arsenal. Read the The Huntsville Times story here

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IKEA to launch furniture rental pilot

IKEA will start testing a furniture rental program in Switzerland as part of a plan to extend the life of the retailer’s products. Program participants will be able to return products and choose new ones when leases are up, and …

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Gift retailer Things Remembered enters bankruptcy

Mall-based gift retailer Things Remembered filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday and plans to close about 250 stores and kiosks, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company hopes to sell 128 of its top-performing stores to gift …

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CrazyShakes creator eyes global expansion

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer has grown to 12 locations since the original New York City location launched in 2015, and it expects to add as many as nine new eateries this year. Black Tap’s co-owners want to turn …

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C-store chain launches healthy dining concept

Waltham, Mass.-based gas station and convenience store chain Alltown has created Alltown Fresh, a new concept that serves grain bowls and avocado toast instead of hot dogs and sodas. The menu is focused on fresh, organic, plant-based fare including kimchi …

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Houston led U.S. cities with $28B in new construction starts last year

Houston’s $28 billion in construction starts was the highest value by total volume in the United States in 2018. Providence, R.I., led the way in year-over-year percentage change with 71%, jumping from $2.3 billion in 2017 to $4 billion in …

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Plans revealed for North Point Mall near Atlanta

New images of the planned redevelopment of North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Ga., near Atlanta, have been released. The project calls for 24,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, along with room for 300 residential units. Read The Business …

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Hoxton opening this spring in the Windy City

Inspired by the neighborhood’s meatpacking-district roots and drawing inspiration from local architecture and galleries, the new Hoxton Hotel will open in Chicago’s West Loop this April. The London-based hotel brand chose the neighborhood around Fulton Market because of its rich …

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Hotel plan approved in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The only old standing pine grove on Pine Grove Road in Steamboat Springs might soon be replaced by a new hotel. Read The Steamboat Pilot & Today story here

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