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Wetzel’s develops more non-traditional formats

Mall food court staple Wetzel’s Pretzels is focused on non-traditional venues for growth, including the rollout of its first standalone Twisted by Wetzel‘s unit. The pretzel brand operates 350 units including a small-format kiosk in a California Macy’s store that …

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Amazon Fresh to open 4 locations this summer

Amazon Fresh opened its eighth store in Illinois, in the Chicago suburb of North Riverside, and three stores are planned to open in Virginia this summer. The new stores will feature grand opening deals in several categories, and all will …

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$85M expansion at Atlantic City resort nears completion

More than 460 ocean-inspired hotel rooms and suites will open July 1 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, as part of an $85 million development project. The casino-resort is also set to launch the Gallery Bar Book & Games, …

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Black Tap to bring Crazy Shakes to 3 new US markets

New York City-based Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer will grow into three new markets this year, with leases signed in Miami, Dallas and Nashville. The casual dining chain features a menu of burgers and craft beers, as well as …

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Kohl’s outlines plans for store investments

Kohl’s plans to open about 100 small-format stores over the next four years as part of a plan to enter markets where it doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar retail presence. The retailer also will invest $850 million this year to open …

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ELLE Magazine branches out into hotel trade

ELLE Magazine will add a hospitality arm and two boutique hotel concepts to its array of offshoots. ELLE Hospitality and the Maison ELLE and ELLE Hotel will join the French-owned media company’s line of ELLE Boutique and ELLE-branded cafes. TravelPulse

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Sweet Chick maps growth plans

Chicken-and-waffles chain Sweet Chick has raised $5 million in new funding from Founder’s Table Restaurant Group to accelerate growth in markets including Los Angeles and its home market of New York City. The concept launched in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood in …

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Champs Sports kicks off new Homefield store format

Champs Sports‘ new 35,000-square-foot Homefield store in Pembroke Pines, Florida is the retailer’s biggest footprint to date and will be the prototype for future locations. The store aims to appeal to athletes of all ages with an array of apparel, …

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Las Vegas casino’s renovation has Latin community focus

The Lucky Club Hotel & Casino in North Las Vegas will be re-developed as the first hotel-casino that is dedicated to the Latino community and will have the largest Ojos Locos Sports Cantina in the country. After renovation, the property …

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Grand Canyon National Park unveils rare new hotel

Travelers headed to Grand Canyon now have a new option for in-park accommodations. After its $35 million reconstruction by Xanterra Travel Collection, Maswik South Lodge is the first new lodging inside the park in over 50-years and is just footsteps …

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