Publix coming to mixed-use project in Atlanta

Construction will begin this fall on a Publix at a mixed-use project called Sandtown Crossing in Atlanta. The 48,387-square-foot store is expected to open in fall of 2020 amid 15,000 square feet of other retail space and 18,000 square feet of office space. Read the Shopping Center Business story here

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Rosewood Miramar Beach revamp blends beach club, attention to detail

Rick Caruso has a story to share. It begins in the 1930s, with a New England family summering in a beachside Montecito manor for which they commissioned the renowned architect Paul Williams. Over the years the stately stone home expanded, with two wood clapboard wings and cottages for visitors. Read the Los Angeles Times story here

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Historical hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., to reopen as boutique property

The White Elephant Palm Beach, a luxury, boutique hotel, is expected to open late this year in what was formerly the Bradley Park Hotel, which dates back to the 1920s. The property will be the sister hotel to Nantucket's White Elephant hotel, owned and operated by New England Development. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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Dranoff Properties breaks ground on Arthaus in Philly

Properties celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest property, Arthaus, a 47-story condominium tower located on Philadelphia’s famed Avenue of the Arts, situated at Broad and Spruce streets, across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Designed by Philadelphia-native Eugene Kohn of world-renowned architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Arthaus is unlike any other condominium building in Philadelphia, boasting 108 light-filled units, more than 36,000 square feet of world-class amenities, including a first-of-its-kind rooftop greenhouse, and more than 4,200 square feet of ground floor retail space.

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Gap reaffirms Old Navy spinoff plans

Gap remains committed to its plan to spin off Old Navy as a separate company, despite a disappointing first quarter. Read the Bloomberg story here

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Marcum Commercial Construction Index sees surge coming

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the first quarter of 2019 reports the highest levels of private nonresidential construction spending ever recorded. The index is produced by Marcum’s National Construction Services group.

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Charleston’s City Market Doubletree reinventing itself

A large hotel near the historic City Market is reinventing itself. The DoubleTree Charleston Hotel is going through a major renovation and, when it reopens, will be an independently flagged lifestyle hotel. Read The Post and Courier story here

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AGCA: Construction spending diverges in April

Construction spending was unchanged from March to April, with mixed results by project type for the month and for the year to date, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new federal spending data. Association officials warned that tariffs and countermeasures by U.S. trading partners are adding costs and uncertainty to construction projects and are potentially reducing demand for numerous types of projects.

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Boston’s luxurious lock-up: Historic jail is now Liberty Hotel

A 19th-century jail has done the lovely Beacon Hill proud with a fascinating renovation into a well-appointed, contemporary hotel. A three-story lobby offers a prison guard's upscale view of several of the 298 rooms' doors; the suites and rooms have a contemporary flair; and the Charles River and Boston skyline comprise the panoramic views from this grand, Boston granite style structure. Read the Travel + Leisure online story here

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Hotel figures in San Jose, California multi-use plan

A big new village has been proposed for north San Jose, a development totaling more than one million square feet that would bring office spaces, hotel rooms, and retail uses to this increasingly busy section of the South Bay city. Read the Contra Costa Times story here

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