Kaufman Capital bringing $50M mixed-use project to Georgia

Kaufman Capital Partners has been approved to build a $50 million mixed-use development in Georgia in place of a mostly vacant shopping center once called Friday's Plaza. The Village at Tilly Mill Crossing will bring in more than 300 affordable apartments and include space for retail. Read the Curbed story here

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Subway launches online grocery ordering test in California

Subway is testing a curbside grocery concept at more than 100 restaurants in California. The Subway Grocery pilot lets customers order items including bread, sliced meats and cheeses, soups and vegetables online for same-day pickup, and about half the units are also offering delivery. Read the Nation's Restaurant News story here

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July debut set for boutique hotel in Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo's first-ever boutique hotel is scheduled to open July 23. The Barfield building is being transformed into the first Autograph Collection Boutique Hotel by Marriott. Read the KVII-TV story here

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West Des Moines, Iowa, sees plans for Dave & Buster’s

Plans have been unveiled for a Dave & Buster's entertainment center at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa. The 22,600-square-foot standalone facility awaits approval from the city council for preliminary plat and construction plans. Read The Des Moines Register story here

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$200M Virgin Vegas hotel project still going

Transformation of the Hard Rock Hotel in coronavirus-wracked Las Vegas into a Virgin-branded property will continue apace. An estimated $200 million is being spent on the makeover of the hotel acquired for a reported $500 million by Bosworth and partners. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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Stadium construction continues with precautions

Stadiums often face hard deadlines for work to finish, and construction around the country continues unabated or with precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, though other projects have stalled. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas remains on track for completion July 31, officials say. Read The Associated Press story here

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Construction continues at TownePlace Suites in Westport, Massachusetts

Tim Burkhardt has been in the hotel field through the Great Recession, the recession in the early 1990s and 9/11. For the hotel business, those monumental economic times pale in comparison to the coronavirus crisis. Read The Herald News story here

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Sweetgreen uses delivery platform to feed hospitals

Fast-casual chain Sweetgreen has teamed with World Central Kitchen to create Impact Outpost Fund, which will provide free bowls and salads to hospitals using its established platform that normally provides delivery to central points set up in office buildings. Read the QSR magazine story here

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Budget cut will not delay Nevada convention center work

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's $79 million budget cut will not stifle progress on a $980.3 million expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center and an associated underground people mover worth $52.5 million. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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Potomac River tunnel project allowed to proceed

DC Water has gained approval from the National Park Service to construct a sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts and support structures to collect rainwater runoff, sewage and industrial wastewater along the Potomac River and move them to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read the WTOP-FM story here

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