Site being cleared for Fla. city’s first downtown hotel

Construction of Inverness’ first downtown hotel is slated to begin in two months as heavy equipment does away with the last of the former Baptist church that called the location home for decades. Read the Citrus County Chronicle story here

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70-room Legacy hotel gets green light in Santa Fe, NM

The Santa Fe Governing Body unanimously approved a 70-room hotel on the corner of West San Francisco and Sandoval streets despite concerns from the public and members of the city council. Read the Albuquerque Journal story here

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Pandemic dooms $20M hotel project in Rutland, Vermont

The downtown hotel project has become the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a letter to the Board of Aldermen from Rutland Redevelopment Authority, developer DEW construction has abandoned its plans to build a hotel on Wales Street. Read the Rutland Herald story here

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FAT Brands to grow in Chicago with ghost kitchen partner Epic Kitchens

Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express and Hurricane Grill & Wings will be available for delivery only in Chicago, according to Nation's Restaurant News.

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New ideas contribute to Long Island track expansion

Novel ideas and methods are playing a role in a 10-mile track addition for the Long Island Rail Road commuter line, a project that involves eliminating eight grade crossings and upgrading rail infrastructure and stations. A design-build contract allows flexibility, while a contractor "ambassador" program introduces a box-jacking construction method. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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J.C. Anderson completes phased renovation project in Lisle, Illinois

J.C. Anderson has completed a phased renovation project at 2441 and 2443 Warrenville Road (Westwood of Lisle) in Lisle, Illinois. Property owner, Briar Meads Capital LLC, hired J.C. Anderson to complete the capital improvement project, which consisted of renovating the property’s two existing lobbies, the fitness center with new showers, restrooms, two new tenant lounges, a new on-site deli as well as a conference room.

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Cheval Blanc Hotel coming to Beverly Hills

A building boom in Beverly Hills, California, will be enhanced by Louis Vuitton parent LVMH's luxurious Cheval Blanc hotel opening on the corner of Rodeo Drive in 2025. The 115-room hotel will have a private nightclub, large rooms, at least two swimming pools and a VIP private penthouse pool. Read the Forbes story here

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Bay Area construction resumes with safety measures

Construction workers are returning to most projects in the Bay Area as contractors practice social distancing, check symptoms, issue industry-specific personal protective equipment and hire safety consultants. Some companies, such as Swinerton and Webcor, have experienced a quick turnaround because of off-site preparation and expect to achieve 80%-plus site productivity. Read the Bisnow/San Francisco story here

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Akerna Flash Report: Curbside Orders Soar as Restrictions Ease in Nevada

Business intelligence from Akerna, a leading compliance technology provider and developer of the cannabis industry’s first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®) shows pickup as a fulfillment method in Nevada increased to 67% of total sales on May 7.

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Rockefeller family eyes possible resort development

The grandson of Nelson Rockefeller heads up SixRock Group, which plans to create branded resorts, golf courses and more in the US, China and the Middle East. With his Rose Rock Group, he may revive plans for a beachfront hotel in Vietnam. Read The Real Deal online story here

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