Heavy work done on California’s first cable-stayed bridge

Crews have completed two years of heavy lifting for a $1.47 billion replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge, which connects Long Beach, California, with Terminal Island. The structure will be the first cable-stayed bridge in the state and will have a 100-year life span. Read the Daily Breeze story here

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August opening set for Purdue U’s redone Union Club Hotel

Renovation work at Purdue University’s iconic Union Club Hotel is on schedule. The hotel’s management company, Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Inc., says the 182-room hotel expects to welcome guests in August. Read the WISH-TV story here

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South Florida developer readies for luxury hotel bounce-back

Developer Gil Dezer may have had to furlough staff at his many hotels in South Florida during the coronavirus, but he is not giving up on the industry, saying "in the luxury hotel market, people will still spend money on experiential places and resorts." Read The Business Journals story here

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Cafe turns to meal kits in trying times

Molly Sullivan, owner of Miss Molly's Cafe and Pastry Shop in Milwaukee, is keeping her business running by selling dinner meal kits and offering curbside takeout. Sullivan has been able to keep five employees on full-time, and she has added a pay-it-forward model that allows customers to buy meals for staffers in local hospitals. Read the WDJT-TV story here

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Work continues on Foxconn campus in Wisconsin

Aerial photos reveal progress on Foxconn Technology Group's campus in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic. The company is also producing face masks for medical professionals. Read The Business Journals story here

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New entertainment to begin construction in Alpharetta, Georgia

Neal Freeman, visionary of LakePoint Sports in Emerson, Georgia, officially announced that construction will begin in May at Fairway Social at The Maxwell in Alpharetta, a golf and entertainment concept combining golf games and unprecedented experiences under one roof. Located in Alpharetta’s city center district, Fairway Social is well-positioned for fun-seeking patrons, both walk-up and arriving by car, at their location at 240 South Main Street.

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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Sysco team to help New York

C&S Wholesale Grocers and Sysco have joined to provide temporary jobs to some Sysco warehouse and delivery workers idled by the coronavirus outbreak. The new partnership is also aimed at helping to get more food to New York, the state hit hardest by the virus, and Sysco will continue paying its employees while they work at C&S. Read the Supermarket News story here

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On-screen tour showcases $200M Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City

We are getting a sneak peak at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City. The hotel's designers released a virtual tour showing off the 78,000 square foot building. The tour includes a look at the hotel's in-door bars, restaurants, pool and spa. Read the KWTV-TV story here

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Rule set aside, hotel finish OK’d in Bozeman, Montana

Saying it was too late to change things, Bozeman commissioners sided with the downtown armory hotel developer who asked to keep its walls as built, despite not meeting city rules. Read the Bozeman Daily Chronicle story here

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Dallas airport terminal to be reconsidered

Plans for a sixth terminal at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport are on hold. The 30-gate Terminal F was on track for completion in middecade, but the coronavirus pandemic and an aviation industry downturn mean the project will be revisited at the appropriate time. Read The Business Journals story here

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