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Stew Leonard’s enters N.J. with 7th store

Martha Stewart will oversee the grand opening of the first Stew Leonard's store in New Jersey. The opening marks the grocer's seventh location, with the last store opening on Long Island, N.Y., in August 2017. Read the Progressive Grocer story here

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Hawaii stadium on track for 2023 opening

The University of Hawaii is on track to have a new home for its football team by 2023, according to contractor Crawford Architects of Kansas City, Missouri. An environmental impact statement for Aloha Stadium should be ready before August. Read The Associated Press story here

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New-builds, renovations liven Houston downtown lodging

Two new properties and two extensive makeovers comprise the hottest hotel activity in downtown Houston since the Super Bowl in 2017. AC Hotel, Cambria Hotel, C. Baldwin and The Magnolia carry room rate minimums ranging from $126 to $159. Read the Houston Chronicle story here

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Top floors of Spokane, Wash., hotel undergo condo conversion

Work to convert the top floors of the old Ridpath Hotel into condos continues, according to permits issued by the city. The 12th and 13th floors of the building have long been considered for privately owned condos, but only recently did permits get issued for the 12th floor, which will have 14 units and see nearly $500,000 in renovation work. Read The Spokesman-Review story here

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New owner of Wash. hotel wants to make business thrive

Camas Hotel, a 107-year-old hotel in Camas, Wash., has a new owner who, at 32, has already started a clothing line and owned two previous hotels. Read the Camas-Washougal Post-Record story here

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ReefSuites opening first underwater hotel in Australia

A lot of change has occurred in this magical part of the world, including a damaging cyclone in 2017 and environmental warming having bleaching effects on the coral. Read the Forbes story here

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Boutique hotel plan honors Winter Park, Florida history

For years, Adam Wonus looked across the street and wondered what could be. Wonus—a developer and owner of Lake Mary-based Atrium Management Co.—saw opportunity in the property adjacent the upscale restaurant Hillstone, at 215 S. Orlando Ave. in the posh suburb of Winter Park. Read The Business Journals story here

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First Popbar in Georgia opens in Alpharetta

All natural, handcrafted, gelato on a stick. 50-plus flavors on the menu, including the likes of birthday cake, strawberry cheesecake, green tea, passion fruit, pistachio, and more). Endless ways to customize your selection (try 15-plus toppings. If you are up to it, the Popbar in Alpharetta is officially open @ the Halcyon. (more…)

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Oklahoma City Fourth memorial moved for Renaissance

Almost 30 years after the stars and stripes first went up in the heart of Bricktown, the American flag was taken down for one last time to make way for a 10-story Renaissance hotel. Read The Oklahoman story here

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Trio of towers with hotel proposed for downtown Orlando, Fla.

A trio of proposed towers has gained momentum in recent weeks — and may reshape downtown Orlando's urban core. Read The Business Journals story here

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