Ground Breaks for Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino Entertainment Addition

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino, construction/design teams and guests celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new bowling and entertainment center addition in in Murphy, North Carolina. The 38,000-square-foot Ultrastar Mutli-tainment Center at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino will bring a bowling center with 16 lanes and a 2,200-square-foot arcade to the Murphy area for family friendly activities. On the opposite side, the addition will also house the casino’s first full-service restaurant, with a nearly 260-seat capacity. Two bars will be included in the new construction, one to service the bowling center, the other near the restaurant to service both waiting … Read more

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Construction to Begin on Norfolk IKEA this Fall

NORFOLK, Va. — Swedish home furnishings store IKEA hopes to break ground on its new Hampton Roads location this fall. The company announced its plans to open the 331,000-square-foot Norfolk, Virginia store last year. The company had initially planned to begin construction as early as this spring, but ran into unexpected development issues. Because the land backs up to a reservoir, IKEA will build a parking facility and elevate the site for underground stormwater retention. IKEA has said the store is expected to support about 500 construction jobs, with 250 jobs in the store once it opens, which is scheduled … Read more

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Contractor Selected for Next Phase of Lake Nona Town Center

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tavistock Development company has selected Hoar Construction as the preconstruction program manager and master general contractor for the next phase of development of the Lake Nona Town Center, which will include a collection of more than one million square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office and hospitality uses located in Orlando, Florida. Developed by Tavistock Development Company, with Steiner + Associates serving as the exclusive retail planning, leasing and development services partner, Hoar Construction plans to break ground on the next phase of construction in the fall with anticipated completion in 2020. Hoar Construction brings the experience … Read more

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Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Construction of New Westin Jackson Hotel

JACKSON, Miss. – Brasfield & Gorrie has completed work on the Westin Jackson, a new full-service hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the hotel. Conveniently located in the growing downtown area, the Westin Jackson is the first luxury global hotel brand in the city. The nine-story, 174,000-square-foot structure features 203 rooms and suites. Amenities include a fitness center, restaurant, resort-style spa, Westin club lounge and indoor pool. The facility also features 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Participants in the development include Capital Hotel Associates, Wischermann Partners, Hinds County, Jackson Redevelopment Authority and the State … Read more

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