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State gives $60K for historic hotel renovation in W.Va.

The West Virginia Department of the Arts, Culture and History has joined local governments in support of a Northern Virginia firm's proposal to renovate the historic Shenandoah Hotel building in Martinsburg. Read The Herald-Mail story here

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Hotel developer eyes Panama City, Fla., downtown marina

A letter from the St. Joe Company to Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki and city commissioners, proposes the construction of a hotel, lounge, and restaurant on the city's downtown marina property. Read the WJHG-TV story here

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$1.1B renovation underway to make Calif. mall more upscale

The 1.5 million-square-foot Westfield Valley Fair mall in California is undergoing a $1.1 billion renovation that officials hope will convert it into an upscale meeting place with 100 new shops and restaurants. Read the San Jose Mercury News story here

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Oakhurst, Calif., ponders $20M hotel-convention center plan

The Madera County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to approve a $20 million project that could bring a new hotel and conference center to Oakhurst. Read the KFSN-TV story here

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Craft beer is a hip and hopping business in Atlanta

More than 30 microbreweries have opened in the Atlanta metro area since 2012, when Georgia’s obsession with small-batch craft drafts began. The city is home to about half of Georgia’s brewpubs, many of which have popped up in old warehouses along The Beltline and near Ponce City Market. Midtown in particular, seems to be craft beer central due in part to its high percentage of millennials — 55 percent of the submarket’s 62,500 people are twenty- and thirty-somethings. Read the Atlanta Business Chronicle story here

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Bell Works adding 186-key hotel in New Jersey

The developer of Bell Works, the giant former Bell Labs headquarters resurrected as a suburban New Jersey tech hub, has chosen Two Roads Hospitality to operate a $50 million boutique hotel set to open in 2020. Read the Bloomberg story here

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Thomasville, Ga., to pick developer for hotel project

The Thomasville Payroll Development Authority is preparing to make a big decision soon. It involves a fresh start to the old Roses property at the corner of Remington Avenue and Dawson Street. Read the WCTV-TV story here

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JE Dunn begins major renovation of Tarpon Springs High School in Florida

JE Dunn Construction has broken ground on a sweeping modernization project for Tarpon Springs High School in Pinellas County, Florida. The $13.8-million overhaul involves new construction, the demolition or renovation of multiple structures, as well as site improvements throughout the campus. Noteworthy in the scope of services is the construction of a 12,261-square-foot building that will be the new home for Tarpon Springs High School’s widely acclaimed music program. A building formerly used for the program will be demolished.  (more…)

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Redevelopment proposed for Surfside Town Hall in Fla.

Developers Pointe Development and Monceau Realty have provided an unsolicited proposal to redevelop Surfside Town Hall in Surfside, Fla., into a retail and office building. The proposed $33.5 million project would be a public-private effort if approved to move forward by Surfside Town Commission. Read The Business Journals story here

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Ariz. Mayo Clinic to undergo $648M expansion

The Mayo Clinic in Arizona will spend $648 million to double the size of its Phoenix campus to accommodate more complex patient care. It will add 1.4 million square feet, including a new emergency department, surgery center and parking garage. Read The Arizona Republic story here

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