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Tax help sought for proposed hotel in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Wind Creek hopes a powerhouse tax incentive will pump $10 million more glitz and glamour into a hotel it wants to build next to its casino in south Bethlehem. Read The Morning Call story here

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South Reno, Nevada Hyatt Place construction start nears

It’s official: The new hotel coming to The Summit mall in south Reno will be a Hyatt Place. Construction for the hotel is expected to start sometime in the spring. The hotel will have 132 rooms once finished. Read the Reno Gazette-Journal story here

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History comes alive in iconic Seattle hotel facelift

The 95-year-old Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle is celebrating the city's history as well as its own as it undergoes a revamp of public spaces. Artifacts on display range from the terrazzo floor hand-laid by Italian artisans to an opening-day register signed by the local elite. Read The Seattle Times story here

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Anchorage, Alaska awaits $60M boutique hotel

A boutique hotel will soon begin to rise on a downtown Anchorage block that’s now home to the bus terminal and parking garages, sprucing up the site and supporting the growing tourism industry. Read the Anchorage Daily News story here

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Texas mall getting multi-million-dollar makeover

Broadway Square Mall in Tyler, Texas, is in the midst of a multi-million-dollar renovation that includes a new anchor, Dick Sporting Goods is building a new store at the Sears site. The mall will also get a HomeGoods and a Party City and has added Longhorn Steakhouse and Boba-Loompia, an Asian fusion restaurant. Read the Tyler Morning Telegraph story here

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Shaquille O’Neal opens 2nd Big Chicken location in California

Legendary NBA player Shaquille O’Neal’s fast casual fried chicken restaurant Big Chicken is now open in Glendale. The restaurant lands just across the street from the Rick Caruso-owned Americana development, and doors down from Shake Shack and Eggslut in the former Greenleaf space. Read the Eater/Los Angeles story here

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Major renovation planned for historic Mich. mall

A new owner of the historic Farmington State Savings Bank building, also known as the Village Mall, plans an extensive renovation that will respect its 1920s character. Read The Oakland Press story here

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GLY to build Seattle’s first underground robotic garage

GLY Construction (GLY), an employee-owned general contracting firm, announced today the project team’s plan to install a three-level, robotic, space-saving parking garage beneath the upcoming addition to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The robotic garage will be the first of its kind for any medical center in the Puget Sound Region and the first of its size and scale on the West Coast. (more…)

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$4B driving Charlotte, North Carolina building boom

Construction is evident across the city center of Charlotte and a report from Charlotte Center City Partners pegs spending at more than $4 billion. One factor is the presence of light rail in the South End neighborhood, attracting residential, retail and other development. Read The Charlotte Observer story here

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March opening scheduled for Kimpton in New Orleans

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will debut the 202-room Kimpton Hotel Fontenot on March 13 in New Orleans’ Central Business District, near the Arts District and French Quarter. The property’s opening marks Kimpton’s return to the Big Easy following a 15-year absence. Read the TravelPulse story here

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