Long haul ahead of landmark’s rebirth in Little Rock, Arkansas

The winning bidder for the shuttered Hotel Frederica in downtown Little Rock said it intends to reopen the troubled historic property as soon as next summer, perhaps under a new name. Read the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story here

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Amazon Fresh expands with first Illinois store

The first Amazon Fresh store outside of California is set to open Dec. 10 in the Chicago suburbs. The 35,000-square-foot store, located in Naperville, Illinois, will become the fifth Amazon Fresh location. Amazon also plans another store for the Chicago suburbs, this one in Schaumburg. Read the Progressive Grocer story here

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Chicago’s hot Fulton Market district eyed for new hotel

A developer is set to pitch neighbors this week on a plan for a 14-story hotel in Fulton Market. Read the Block Club Chicago story here

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Reuse of store as hotel gets new start in Racine, Wisconsin

Dominion Properties is rebuilding its capital stack for a Racine hotel development that was announced a year ago and sidetracked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read The Business Journals story here

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$190M Grand Hyatt to cap complex in Memphis, Tennessee

A glass tower with at least 20 floors is now poised to rise at the corner of Beale Street and Riverside Drive. If completed, the $190 million hotel would carry the Grand Hyatt brand—and bring to fruition Phase IV of the long-gestating One Beale development. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hilton Garden Inn makes debut in Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Hilton Garden Inn opened the doors for the first time in downtown Kalamazoo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the WWMT-TV story here

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Empty building in DC suburb on way to becoming hotel

A vacant office building in Oxon Hill is primed to be converted into a small hotel after the Prince George's County Planning Board unanimously approved the project's site plan. Read the The Business Journals story here

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Fort Worth, Texas, celebrates grand opening of Tru by Hilton

Hilton recently announced the opening of its latest property, Tru by Hilton Northlake Fort Worth, and the new hotel will host a grand opening celebration. Read The Cross Timbers Gazette story here

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Federal Realty to upgrade Virginia shopping center

Federal Realty Investment Trust plans to upgrade its 144,000-square-foot Falls Plaza shopping center in Falls Church, Virginia, with enhancements including a facade renovation and new outdoor amenities. The goal would be to finish the project before Thanksgiving 2021, according to The Business Journals.

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Omaha’s first mall demolished for new development

Crossroads Mall in Omaha was one of the first indoor shopping malls in the 1960s and the first in the Nebraska city but developers are demolishing the mall to make way for a new mixed-use development. Developers are preserving the mall's parking garage and a Target. Read the KETV-TV story here

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