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Nevada-California rail project aims for spring start

Brightline West could launch construction of a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Victorville, California, as soon as spring. The company is updating its funding plan, which includes resuming the sale of $2.4 billion in private activity bonds, which …

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CitizenM’s 6th modular US hotel takes shape in LA

Construction of citizenM’s modular 11-story, 315-room hotel in Los Angeles is nearing completion, although it may be some time before it can open its doors for guests. Read the Construction Dive story here

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McHugh Construction completes 2 Chicago apartment projects

James McHugh Construction Co., one of the country’s largest commercial contractors with a concentration in high-end multifamily, announces it has completed the ground-up construction of two apartment developments in Chicago: the 11-story Westerly by Fifield Cos. in the River West …

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Del Taco debuts new flexible format

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. pulled the wraps off its pandemic-altered store prototype, offering flexibility in size and cost. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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2022 debut planned for Hampton Inn in Concord, California

Construction of a four-story Hampton Inn hotel is scheduled to begin in April at 1844 Market St. in Concord. The 86-room, 48,000-square-foot hotel is designed in a Spanish architectural style and is expected to be completed by summer 2022. Read …

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Denny’s plans to debut 2 virtual brands this year

Denny’s has been testing a pair of virtual brands focused on burgers and melts that it plans to roll out to more than half of its US restaurants this year, according Nation’s Restaurant News.

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New hotel planned for Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee

The Music Row site once home to the iconic United Artists Tower and long eyed for a hotel and then an apartment building will now, and finally, be developed with a hotel. Read the Nashville Post story here

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Starbucks plans $100M Community Resilience Fund

Starbucks will create a $100 million fund to back small businesses and community development efforts in 12 US cities with large populations of Black people, Indigenous people and other people of color, the company announced today. The Community Resilience Fund …

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BK’s biggest franchisee outlines growth strategy

Major Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group is shifting back into acquisition mode after hitting pause for much of 2020. Carrols’ portfolio has grown to include 1,000 Burger King units and 65 Popeyes restaurants, largely through acquisitions, and in the …

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Caesars’ Silver Legacy in Reno to undergo $47M upgrade

Caesars Entertainment Inc. is spending $47 million to upgrade its showcase downtown Reno resort property, the Silver Legacy. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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