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Blockbuster to shutter Alaska stores, leaving one in US

Blockbuster will close its two stores in Alaska on Monday, leaving the video rental retailer with one last U.S. store, in Bend, Ore. The company, which operated 9,000 stores in the United States and international markets in 2004, has steadily closed stores since filing for bankruptcy in 2010. Read the CNET story here

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Construction to begin on hotel in Madison Village, Ill.

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for July 13 at the site of Lake County’s newest hotel. Read The Southwest News-Herald story here

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Dream Atlanta project includes 200-key hotel

An upscale, global hotel concept is set to rise near the Buckhead Triangle with no shortage of nightlife and retail options, alongside private homes and even offices. The Dream Hotel Group announced today its latest venture—Dream Atlanta, Buckhead—for a site along Roswell Road, near the boutique shopping district north of the Peachtree Road split.
Read the Curbed/Atlanta story here

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400-acre Texas development to include “lifestyle” section

Plans are taking shape for the "lifestyle" section of a 400-acre, mixed-use development in Dallas. The $1.5 million section will include apartments and restaurants and is expected to be completed in 2022. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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Hotel Triton in San Francisco completes $6M revamp

The Hotel Triton, a historic boutique hotel located at the center of San Francisco’s Grant Avenue shopping corridor, is preparing to unveil a $6 million transformation. Read the TravelPulse story here

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$892M baseball stadium proposed in Fla.

The Tampa Bay Rays have proposed building an $892 million domed baseball stadium with a translucent roof. The Florida team did not release funding details but hopes the 30,842-seat stadium will be completed by 2023. Read the U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press story here

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Retailers, restaurants may move into new San Francisco transit center

The new $2.4 billion Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco will include ground-floor retail and restaurants. It will have 100,000 square feet of retail space, with leases signed for about 43,000 square feet. Read the San Francisco Chronicle story here

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Hotel developer tries again in Arlington Heights, Ill.

The developer behind a previously rejected hotel on the south side of Arlington Heights is bringing back a revised proposal in hopes of winning approval from the village board. Read the Daily Herald story here

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Work underway, 2020 finish eyed for Berkeley, Calif., hotel

There is a new bright red fence near the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street in downtown Berkeley, signaling that construction of a 16-story hotel is about to start. Read the Berkeleyside story here

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1M-square-foot office project planned in Bay Area

Construction is expected to start in 2019 on a 1 million-square-foot office complex near Google's proposed transit village in San Jose, Calif. Read the San Jose Mercury News story here

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