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Walmart to welcome in-store Saladworks sites

The next few months will see a flurry of openings of Saladworks locations in U.S. Walmart stores. The fast-casual restaurant’s parent company, WOWorks, signed an agreement with Ghost Kitchen Brands for 60 stateside locations this year. Winsight Grocery Business

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Plans would convert shopping center into apartments, retail

Developers are proposing a luxury apartment building and 12,000 square feet of retail space in the location of an empty shopping center in Lisle, Illinois. The project’s price tag is almost $58 million. Daily Herald

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Hy-Vee’s store within a store features fitness focus

Hy-Vee plans to debut a fitness equipment “store within a store” concept under a new partnership with Johnson Fitness & Wellness. Supermarket News

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Conrad high-rise will join downtown L.A. destination

The debut of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, a 305-room luxury tower, is planned for next year in The Grand, a $1 billion mixed-use development across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The 1.6-million-square-foot complex designed by …

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Boutique Hotel Greystone joins Miami’s Art Deco scene

Marrying Miami’s rich past, present and future, Salt Hotels and B Group Capital’s Hotel Greystone enters the Miami hotel scene. Situated in the Art Deco District along 20th and Collins, the retro-inspired haven offers guests a unique hospitality experience with …

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Art-themed 21c Museum Hotel being sculpted in St. Louis

Before long, the vacant YMCA building in downtown west will be teeming with life — and penguins. Construction has already begun to turn the 10-story building into a 21c Museum Hotel, a Louisville-based brand that renovates historic buildings into boutique …

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Albertsons opts for solar to help power Shaw’s stores

Albertsons has started building a large solar array in Maine, which will ultimately generate 8.5 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy to help power its Shaw’s banner stores in the state. Working with Dynamic Energy and Soltage, the grocer expects …

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Expansion planned for Nashville Zoo in Tennessee

Work on a new “African Safari” exhibit at Nashville Zoo in Tennessee is to begin this fall. The 40-acre expansion project will include a walking path, a 12-minute boat ride, a restaurant and lodge, glamping tents and backstage tours. WKRN-TV

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Allbirds to go public, grow to “hundreds” of stores

Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has filed plans to go public in an initial stock offering, after raising $100 million last year in a funding round that valued the company at $1.7 billion. Digital channels generated 89% of last year’s sales …

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Ace Hardware builds a bigger store base

Ace Hardware has grown by 110 new stores this year and 60 more are planned to open before the start of 2022. The hardware retailer’s cooperative model puts independent local owners in charge of Ace’s 5,500 stores throughout 70 countries …

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