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Schnucks spotlights self-service at upgraded stores
posted on Nov 27 20

Schnuck Markets is nearly finished revamping two of its St. Louis-area stores, adding more self-checkout stations, a self-service coffee bar and expanded meat and seafood options, among other renovations designed for speed and convenience. One location is also being renamed Schnucks Downtown, shedding its former moniker of Culinaria, A Schnucks Market. Read the Winsight Grocery Business story here

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Esme Miami Beach will boast 3 F&B sites, including rooftop bar
posted on Nov 27 20

The boutique hotel Esmé Miami Beach has announced three new dining and drinking venues, and one of them is a rooftop bar. The 145-room hotel on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, which is scheduled to open in March 2021, will also open two other lounges serving food options with a Spanish flair. Read the Miami Herald story here

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Moe’s innovates with meal kits, giant burritos
posted on Nov 27 20

Moe’s Southwest Grill has used technology to improve convenience and modernize its brand amid the coronavirus pandemic, launching two years’ worth of planned updates in six weeks. Culinary innovation, the third component of Moe’s pandemic approach, has encompassed meal kits, grocery items and a two-pound burrito. Read the QSR magazine online story here

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Angie Mar to take NYC’s Beatrice in a new direction
posted on Nov 27 20

New York City’s The Beatrice Inn will close on New Year’s Eve, but chef Angie Mar will reopen the restaurant next spring as “Beatrice” in a new space next door with a refreshed menu, according to The New York Times. The new menu will focus less on the restaurant’s signature dry-aged beef and more on game birds and crustaceans with French influence.

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Landmark hotel renewal celebrated in Omaha, Nebraska
posted on Nov 26 20

The historic Blackstone Hotel reopens this week as The Cottonwood Hotel after a $75 million facelift, part of a revitalization of the Blackstone business district in downtown Omaha, Nebraska Built in 1916, the Blackstone was the city’s social center in its early day and is credited with creating the Reuben sandwich. Read the Omaha World-Herald story here

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