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New mixed-use development coming to San Benito, Texas

A resaca-sided retail center in San Benito, Texas, may include 50,000 square feet of retail shops, offices and restaurants. Developer Carlos Varela has received approval from city commissioners for the project, which could cost as much as $7 million to build. Read the Valley Morning Star story here

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New hotel going up in El Dorado, Arkansas

Plans were announced today to build a boutique hotel in downtown El Dorado as part of the Murphy Arts District. Read the Arkansas Times story here

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Extended Stay America coming to Colonial Heights, Va.

Colonial Heights will soon be home to another new hotel, Extended Stay America. The new hotel will consist of 80-90 rooms and will be built adjacent to the newly-built and soon-to-open Sedona Taphouse. Read The Progress-Index story here

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Local developer plans new hotel for Richmond, Va.

A local hotel group is looking to bring a new brand to the Richmond market. Richmond-based BK Hospitality LLC is planning to construct the region’s first Avid Hotel on about 5 acres at 2302 and 2310 Willis Road near the Willis Road and Interstate 95 interchange in Chesterfield, according to a preliminary plan filed with the county’s planning department. Read the Richmond BizSense story here

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Amazon adds to 4-star concept with new California store

Amazon’s latest brick-and-mortar shop, one of its 4-star stores, opens today in Berkeley, California, marking the third 4-star location in just two months. The 4-star store first opened in New York City back in late September. Read The Verge story here

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Plans unveiled for MSG Sphere Las Vegas complex in Nevada

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Madison Square Garden Co. have submitted plans for the MSG Sphere Las Vegas, a 600,000-square-foot entertainment facility with a 18,453-seat arena, a museum, shops, luxury seating and private suites. The facility's exterior will have a 580,000-square-foot sphere with LED lighting, while the interior of the dome will be composed of a 170,000-square-foot LED screen. Read the Las Vegas Sun story here

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Boston a hot spot for hotel development

A sizable part of the Boston region’s historic building boom is the construction of new hotels. Inns either planned, under construction, or recently opened as of November 2018 are adding thousands of rooms to the area’s notoriously tight and expensive hotel market. Read the Curbed/Boston story here

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Local developer wins 2 more approvals in Charleston, S.C.

At a triangular lot where Meeting Street, Morrison Drive and Mount Pleasant Street converge, developer Montford Group imagines a new “architectural landmark”: the area’s first flatiron building. Read The Post and Courier story here

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Hotel could be part of Churchill Downs project

Churchill Downs Inc. is considering bringing slot-machine-like historical racing games to its iconic racetrack on Central Avenue, perhaps with an on-site hotel. Read the WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV story here

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Hotel conversion, construction under way in Canton, N.Y.

When it comes to hotel offerings, a transition is under way in this college community. Read the Watertown Daily Times story here

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