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Whisky Hotel will take shot at LA market

A whiskey-themed hotel, appropriately named The Whisky Hotel, is in the works in Los Angeles. The seven-story building, which is currently in the early stages of construction, will include 134 rooms and is expected to open in Hollywood in 2022. …

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Study: Climate change requires major growth in ports

It could cost $223 billion to $768 billion by 2050 to sufficiently expand global seaports to withstand rising seas and growth in global trade, according to a new study funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The …

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American Dream mall in NJ to reopen on October 1

New Jersey’s American Dream mall has set Oct. 1 to reopen its indoor amusement and entertainment areas and open some of its stores for the first time. Zara, H&M and Primark are among the retailers set to debut, and in …

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AGC: Construction adds 16,000 workers, but nonresidential down

Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in August, but the gains were concentrated in housing, while the infrastructure and nonresidential building construction sector lost 11,000 jobs, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data. …

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Google plans 40-acre mixed-use development

Lendlease will design and build 1 million square feet of offices and up to 1,850 new homes in the East Whisman area of Mountain View, California, near a light-rail station. Google sees the 40-acre project as “another step forward” in …

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Survey: Labor shortage persists amid pandemic

A survey of contractors by AGC and Autodesk found just over half of respondents report difficulties finding craft workers, even though 60% said at least one planned project had been delayed or canceled. Substantial numbers also cited lengthier project times …

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Macy’s maps plans for small, off-mall stores

Macy’s will continue investing in stores at top-flight malls, but it will also test smaller-format namesake stores away from malls and one non-mall Bloomingdale’s location. Macy’s reported $3.6 billion in second quarter sales, up from $3 billion in the first …

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Gap, Banana Republic plan mall-based store closures

Gap will shutter upwards of 225 namesake and Banana Republic stores this year, more than the 90 locations the retailer initially announced in March. Most of the stores slated for closure are mall-based, the retailer said, and it expects to …

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Conversation with…Rob Haddock, S-5!

The inventor of metal roof attachment solutions is an award-winning roof-forensics expert, author, lecturer, building envelope scientist and former contractor with more than five decades of metal roofing in his blood. Through S-5! (www.S-5.com), he has created the leading authority …

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Fast-casual concept The Hatchery began as a ghost kitchen

FSC Franchising, the parent of Beef O’ Brady’s, has created a fast-casual chicken concept called The Hatchery that began life as a ghost kitchen amid the pandemic. The Tampa, Florida restaurant had been slated to open in April, but instead …

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