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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Chicago chef sets his sights on Dallas with 2 new eateries

Chef Danny Grant of Chicago's Maple & Ash will open a pair of restaurants in Dallas' new Thompson Hotel next spring. Kessaku will offer high-end sushi and a large selection of sake, and Monarch will center around modern Italian dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven. Read the Eater story here

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Virginia mall will be replaced with retail, multipurpose complex

Plans for Virginia's Staunton Mall include a partial demolition of the old mall and the creation of space for possible new retailers, offices and multi-family dwellings. Executives with Commonwealth Commercial, which is leading the project, plan to retain Dollar Tree, Belk, McDonalds, Red Lobster. Read The News Leader story here

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Downtown Carpinteria, California eyed for new hotel

A new hotel is proposed for Linden Avenue in the downtown corridor of the City of Carpinteria. The 30-40 room hotel is planned to replace a parking lot next to the railroad tracks on the southwest corner of Linden Avenue and Fifth Street on city-owned property. It's the same location where the Carpinteria Train Station once stood before being demolished in 1969. Read the Edhat story here

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Las Vegas bus depot figures in hotel-casino’s plans

New developments are coming to downtown Las Vegas. The Plaza Hotel & Casino announced plans to continue transforming its corridor of Main Street by redeveloping the building that currently houses the Greyhound bus station. Read the KLAS-TV story here

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Hotel-apartment project approved in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale commissioners approved a site plan for Bahia Cabana Hotel, a mixed-use project with 124 hotel rooms and six apartments in the city’s south beach area. Read The Real Deal online story here

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