Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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12 COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — MAY : JUNE 2017 INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRY NEWS Around the Industry Retail Dollar General Dollar General plans to open 1,000 new stores this year, as well as invest in digital, open smaller stores and expand tests of fresh produce. Target Target will remodel 28 of its 47 stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth market this year, investing $220 million in the projects. The new lineup in- cludes self-checkout lanes, new fixtures and the addition of Starbucks cafes in three locations. The project is part of a plan to invest $7 billion to upgrade U.S. stores over the next three years. Office Depot Office Depot has remodeled 25 U.S. stores with its "store of the future" look, including two in Minnesota. The new footprint, which will be implemented at 75 of the chain's 1,400 stores, includes more space to try out products, as well as tech support and additional business services. H&M/Arket H&M will add the new concept Arket to its brand portfolio. The first Arket store is slated to open in London by the fall. The Arket brand will offer essentials for women, men and kids, in addition to home products, with a focus on timelessness and quality at a higher price point than traditional H&M stores. Uniqlo Uniqlo is adjusting its store strategy in the United States, closing loca- tions in suburban malls and focusing on bigger stores in major cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. The move marks the retailer's third attempt to build its brand in the U.S. market. Publix Publix is partnering with BayCare Health System to offer in-store medi- cal clinics at select Tampa Bay area locations, which will include private areas for patient videoconferencing with physicians. As part of the deal, Publix will operate pharmacies located in five BayCare hospitals. Wegmans Food Markets Wegmans Food Markets will open stores in northern New Jersey in July and September as it continues construction of a store in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is expected to open next year. It will be its first New York City location. The new stores are part of a bigger expansion for the retailer, which will add about 10 more stores in the six states. Hospitality Marriott International Marriott International's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts expanded the company's footprint to 122 countries. The Marriott brand expects its total new room count to reach up to 300,000 by the end of 2019. Walt Disney World Disney is asking guests whether they would stay at a hotel resort inside Star Wars Land, which will open at Walt Disney World's Holly- wood Studios in 2019. Guest rooms would be designed to look like the interior of a starship. Waldorf Astoria The Waldorf Astoria New York, which is undergoing an extensive renovation, has received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to bring back 1931 design features. The work will take two to three years, and the property will reopen under a long-term management contract with Hilton. Red Roof Inn Red Roof Inns plans to expand to the western United States, Asia and Brazil. Renovations have been under way throughout the chain since 2011. Hotel Julian Hotel Julian will occupy the historical Atlantic Bank building in Chica- go once it completes a $75 million transformation. The property will feature 218 guest rooms. Loews Hotels & Resorts/Live by Loews The Live by Loews hotel in Arlington, Texas, will open in 2019 as a $150 million flagship property for Loews Hotels & Resorts. It will be a key feature of the Texas Live! neighborhood, a $250 million project with entertainment, dining and hospitality. Citadines The Citadines brand is coming to the Big Apple in 2018 and will replace Hotel Central Fifth Avenue New York following a $50 million renovation.

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