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Target takes its small format to Times Square

Target opened a 30,000-square-foot store in Times Square in New York City over the weekend, with a merchandise assortment tailored to both tourists and local residents. The store also features an 84-foot-high digital display and bold and colorful design elements …

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3-tower Miami project with hotel eyed by Hyatt, Gencom

Hyatt Hotels and local upscale developer Gencom propose to build a three-tower complex with a 615-room hotel and 1,500 residences on the site of the city-owned downtown Miami Hyatt Regency. The partners say they hope to begin construction in 2025 …

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Kroger debuts Dallas-area restaurant supply service

Kroger has opened a supply service for restaurants, bakeries and caterers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that provides next-day delivery on orders of $250 or more. Kroger Restaurant Supply aims to help restaurants circumvent ongoing supply chain issues and offers …

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UK plant-based chain Neat Burger plans 3 US eateries

UK-based Neat Food opened a pop-up location of its Neat Burger concept in New York City, and the company plans to expand the plant-based burger brand in the US with three permanent locations scheduled to open this year. The Neat …

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Reno, Nevada sees groundbreaking for its first Kimpton hotel

What happens in Vegas does not necessarily stay there, as Las Vegas-based developer CAI Investments broke ground for Nevada’s first Kimpton boutique hotel — in Reno. Reno Gazette-Journal

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WOWorks adds Zoup!, Barberitos to restaurant portfolio

WOWorks, the Florida-based parent company of banners including Saladworks and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, has acquired burrito concept Barberitos and fast-casual soup chain Zoup! Eatery. The acquisition creates a WOWorks portfolio of six restaurant brands, and the company expects to end …

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$100M project at Wisconsin casino to add gaming, dining options

An extensive renovation project at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee will feature an exclusive high-limit room, 1,800 slot machines, multiple 4K televisions and a Rock & Brews restaurant that will include a stage for live performances. The 120,000-square-foot project …

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Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. parent begins $500M brand update

CKE Restaurants Holdings has unveiled plans for a major update of sibling chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, a project that will include revamping restaurant exteriors, simplifying menus, adding new kitchen equipment and implementing digital drive-thru menu boards. The chain will …

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Paradox Museum coming to American Dream in NJ

Paradox Museum is opens later this year at American Dream Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. The 11,000-square-foot museum will teach guests about the science behind paradoxes through over 70 interactive exhibits, while The Game Room powered by Hasbro and Skip …

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Best Buy to grow outlet store strategy

Best Buy‘s off-price outlet banner will grow to 32 locations in the next year, and the retailer will also start offering outlet deals online to cater to bargain-hunting consumers. The retailer rolled out the outlet format about eight years ago …

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