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Giant Food Stores investing in Philadelphia with new flagship

Giant Food Stores is preparing to open a 65,000-square-foot, two-level flagship in downtown Philadelphia. The new location is expected to open by fall 2020 and will feature an outdoor terrace for eating and events, community vendor shelf space, a large plant-based department and online pickup and delivery options. Read The Philadelphia Inquirer story here

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Las Vegas convention center’s $935.1M addition progressing

Allegiant Stadium isn’t the only big Southern Nevada project in the topping-out stage. The $935.1 million west exhibition hall under construction at Convention Center Drive and Paradise Road is getting close to its peak of construction. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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New buyer on the horizon for Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

The 254-room Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown may soon have a new owner checking in. Read The Business Journals story here

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2020 debut planned for Hotel Effie near Destin, Florida

The Hotel Effie, located on the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort near the town of Destin, Florida, along the South Walton coast, announced it will open up its doors to guests next summer. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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Shoppers Square transforming into Reno Public Market in Nevada

Demolition has begun on Shoppers Square in Reno, Nev., as part of a $34 million remodel and rebrand. The new Reno Public Market will include a new food court, a coworking space and an art collective mixed in with retailers. Read the Reno Gazette-Journal story here

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Oklahoma City development proposal with hotel advances

Developers wanting to build a 20-acre, mixed-use development at Northwest Expressway and Pennsylvania Avenue won unanimous city council approval for rezoning, overcoming opposition from residential neighbors and owners of Penn Square Mall. Read The Oklahoman story here

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Buffalo firm takes up languishing Upstate N.Y. resort project

The long-stalled Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort project has been revived by a Buffalo-based hospitality development firm. Read The Business Journals story here

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IHG luxury hotel coming to Cityplace Tower in Dallas

Dallas' Cityplace Tower north of downtown is getting a makeover that will add a luxury hotel. The new owners of the 42-story office high-rise on North Central Expressway plan to convert eight floors of the tower into a 5-star InterContinental Hotels Group hotel. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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Hotel planned as part of Yakima, Wash., redevelopment

JEM Development is continuing its efforts to redevelop the former downtown Yakima Mall property with a new hotel. Read the Yakima Herald-Republic story here

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Milwaukee-area Holiday Inn to open by DNC dates

A local developer group intends to start construction in September on a Holiday Inn Express near Interstate 41 in West Allis and to have it open in time for the Democratic National Convention in July 2020. Read The Business Journals story here

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