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New Richmond, Virginia casino opening date shifts to 2024

The casino at ONE Casino + Resort in Richmond, Virginia is now expected to be ready for an October 2024 opening, a delay from the original launch date of 2023 due to the time required for state approvals. The hotel, …

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Ruby Tuesday dishes up new Libby’s BBQ brand

Ruby Tuesday has expanded plans for a new barbecue brand that was originally intended to be a virtual concept but will now also be available to dine-in customers. The Libby’s BBQ brand will include pulled pork and brisket entrees and …

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Kura Sushi revives US growth plans after reopenings

Japan-based Kura Sushi is in growth mode in the US, where it operates 32 units. The chain, which uses a conveyor belt to deliver small plates to customers’ tables, reported a rebound in sales as units were allowed to reopen …

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Wine bar opening in Louisiana retail center

New Orleans-based Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is opening a wine bar in the middle of Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate. The wine bar will also offer food and to-go cups …

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Why Warby Parker is putting brick-and-mortar first

Eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker has shifted gears from its original online-only model and is increasingly betting on stores to grow sales as the company gears up for an initial public stock offering. Warby Parker expects to open about 36 locations …

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Soccer titan Ronaldo opens Big Apple hotel

The debut of the Pestana CR7 Times Square in New York City brings Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo’s fledgling hotel enterprise to the US. Named for the star’s uniform number, the lifestyle hotel results from a collaboration between Ronaldo and …

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Huey Magoo’s plans growth with 5 unique store formats

Chicken chain Huey Magoo’s has grown from two to 18 units since a group of former Wingstop executives acquired it five years ago, with plans to grow to about 25 locations this year and open up to 20 more in …

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Survey: Shoppers planning more store visits

A shopper study from the Feedback Group shows that four times more consumers say they plan to shop at brick-and-mortar stores this year, compared to the number planning fewer in-store visits. The study reflects shifts in behavior prompted by the …

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Great Wolf Lodge resort planned for Nashville, Tennessee

A Great Wolf Lodge water park resort could open in Nashville, Tennessee A $20 million grant was allocated for the project as part of the state’s budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. WZTV-TV

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Pressed Juicery unveils rebranding plans

Pressed Juicery has shortened its name to Pressed in a brand refresh that also includes menu and design changes, upgrades to its more than 90 restaurants and new perks for loyalty members. Customers who agree to spend at least $10 …

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