How Bob Evans revived the brand with a focus on restaurants

Bob Evans Restaurants has been in the midst of a turnaround under its new CEO, who took the reins in 2015 and led the chain through its acquisition by Golden Gate Capital two years later. A separate sale of the branded food products arm freed the restaurant division to focus on its core and it has since renovated about 100 locations, won renewed consumer confidence and boosted both same-store sales and profits. Read The Business Journals story here

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Dunkin’ to open at Mall of America in 2020

Will the third time prove to be the charm, doughnut-wise? The Mall of America, that magnet for fast-food chains, has landed a Dunkin’ outlet. (Dunkin’ is the doughnuts-and-coffee behemoth that inexplicably dropped the “Donut” from its name). Read the Star Tribune story here

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Nordstrom to debut its biggest beauty department at NYC flagship

Nordstrom's new New York City flagship will feature the luxury department store's largest beauty department when it opens next week. The two-level department will give shoppers access to both a traditional beauty counter experience and a concept called Beauty Haven that will offer 110 services including facials, blowouts and Botox. Read the Glossy story here

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Boutique hotel to accompany Southern Post in historical Ga. town

A five-story boutique hotel is planned along Roswell's Alpharetta Street, which could help bring visitors to the walkable downtown district. Read The Business Journals story here

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Oklahoma lays out 8-year infrastructure plan

Oklahoma transportation officials have prioritized work on bridges and shoulders in an infrastructure plan for fiscal 2020 to fiscal 2027. Nearly 1,400 projects are included at a price tag of $6.5 billion, including rehabilitation or replacement of 657 bridges. Read the KFOR-TV story here

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Roche Bros. store coming to Cambridge, Mass., neighborhood

Roche Bros. is bringing a new 20,000-square-foot Brothers Marketplace outpost to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts., which currently doesn't have a food retailer. Read The Boston Globe story here

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Kempinski Hotels keys in on international expansion

The Kempinski Group is focusing on international expansion, with plans to have more than 100 luxury hotels in operation around the globe by 2021. Read the Trade Arabia story here

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Report: Gyms are moving into retail centers

The number of gyms in retail centers has jumped 23.5% since 2010, according to a report by JLL. Centers anchored by grocery stores are most popular for gyms, the report shows. Read the Chain Store Age story here

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Blue Jays stadium in Fla. getting a $102M renovation

Gilbane Building is managing a $102 million renovation of a stadium and training facility that house the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training and minor league operations in Dunedin, Florida. The project is on track to be completed ahead of spring training. Read the Tampa Bay Times story here

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San Francisco airport’s Grand Hyatt opens for business

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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