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Warby Parker plans to open 35 stores this year

Eyeglass retailer Warby Parker will open 35 new brick-and-mortar stores in 2021, despite a shift to online shopping when the pandemic forced existing stores to close for months last year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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SeaQuest aquarium coming to Stonecrest, Georgia

A SeaQuest aquarium is set to open at the Mall at Stonecrest in Georgia by the end of July. The 25,000-square-foot-plus aquarium will feature interactive exhibits and attractions. Read The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story here

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Legoland opening at California retail center

Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area is opening June 14 at the Great Mall in Milpitas, California. The venue includes a miniland that features 40 area landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, built with 1.5 million Legos. Read the San Jose …

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7-Eleven to add EV charging stations at 250 stores

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven will add electric vehicle charging stations at 250 of its stores in the US and Canada by the end of next year, according to The Dallas Morning News. The move is part of the retailer’s ongoing …

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Reimagining the Durham County Main Library

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. But it is true that a tome with enticing artwork draws the eye and attracts notice. The same is true for a library where those books are displayed. Many …

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Industry execs discuss race to normalcy

We are making progess. As vaccines make their way across the country, the commercial construction industry is slowly inching its way back to the first phase of what will become our New Normal. As the participants in our Virtual CCR Men’s …

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4 tips for upgrading cybersecurity at construction sites

When it comes to the latest cybersecurity technologies, the construction industry often is a step behind. In fact, according to the “2019 Travelers Business Risk Index,” nearly half of all construction executives believe their firms are destined to fall victim …

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Foot Locker to grow 4 banners, focus on digital

Foot Locker will convert about one-third of its 272 Footaction stores into Foot Locker locations and close the rest over the next two years as it focuses on its four higher-performing banners. The retailer operates 2,952 stores and plans to …

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How Inanna Manufacturing is firing up the next generation of products for the cannabis market

When Raquel Origel launched Inanna Manufacturing, she had one goal in mind: to transform how people viewed cannabis. As a woman CEO in a male-dominated industry, she knew the road ahead to changing consumer perception would take some work. But …

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Important role building materials play post-pandemic

A year into COVID-19, and while there are signs of a light at the end of the tunnel, we still have a long way to go when it comes to bringing back a full semblance of normalcy. Along with developing …

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