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CBL Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of CoolSprings Galleria

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced renovation plans for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, Tennessee. The renovation comes on the heels of a major anchor redevelopment completed in early 2015, the recent addition of dining destination Connors Steak & Seafood, and the much-anticipated opening of Kings Bowling and Entertainment in May.

Michael Mina Opening Two Restaurants in Re-Imagined Beverly Center

Taubman Centers, Inc. is embarking on a $500 million re-imagination of Beverly Center this month that will transform every aspect of the iconic fashion destination. The details were revealed this evening at an event featuring Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Taubman chairman, CEO and president Robert Taubman, chief operating officer William Taubman, and other special guests.

HMSHost Wins Restaurant Contract at Louisville International Airport

Louisville is known for many things, from the Kentucky Derby, to where the majority of the world’s bourbon is made. Now it will also be known for an airport dining experience as global restaurateur HMSHost and its subtenant partner, Tinsley Family Concessions, was awarded an eight-year contract to expand restaurant services in Louisville International Airport.

Shopping for Retail Synergies

Wine Not Hospitality CEO Luke Johnson could have chosen to put his new restaurant, Kinfork, anywhere in the Chicago area.A suburban Main Street.A busy thoroughfare lined with strip malls.A freestanding pad in the shadow of a hotel, across from a convention center, or next to a towering office complex.

Designs on Food

“The restaurant really is the brand in 3-D,” explains Rob Goldberg, executive vice president of marketing for Tommy Bahama. “What I like is that the restaurant instantly gives the consumer an understanding of who Tommy Bahama is.

Duck’s Restaurant Dynasty

On a brisk February night in 1989, the sleepy resort town of Duck, North Carolina, wasn’t hiding any secrets.It looked deserted. Wind whipped around the Currituck Sound, and rain turned to sleet as John Power gazed into the Atlantic Ocean.

Into the Grey

Figuratively speaking, The Grey has set the Savannah restaurant scene on fire. But in its early days, the fire was nearly a literal calamity.Ask Mashama Bailey, the restaurant’s ebullient, Bronx-born chef about those formative months, and the memory quickly clambers to the surface.

Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse Moves into New Location

A New York City institution since 1926, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse started out as a whiskey joint and carnivorous speakeasy during Prohibition. The story began with two city slickers, waiters from Philadelphia, who opened up shop in the four-story dwelling.

Bulla Gastrobar Prepares for Strategic Expansion

Dallas-based Falcon Realty Advisors’ Restaurant and Entertainment Group has been hired by Centurion Restaurant Group to advise on the expansion of its Miami-based concept Bulla Gastrobar. Centurion Restaurant Group will use Falcon’s market intelligence and restaurant real estate expertise to expand its footprint further into the southeastern U.

Vince Young Steakhouse Changes the Game

According to Chef Phillip Brown, co-owner and founder of Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin, Texas, the city didn’t need another steakhouse. What it needed was a different kind of steakhouse. When the idea for the new concept was conceived, even he didn’t realize just how different it would turn out to be.

SLO Brew Brewpub to Expand and Relocate

Downtown San Luis Obispo, California’s longest running brewpub since prohibition, SLO Brew, recently announced plans to expand and relocate. SLO Brew is debuting in its new location on Higuera Street in early 2016 and will feature an upgraded brewery, restaurant, bar, and music venue.

New Hollywood Concept Celebrates Artistic Innovations of CBS

This winter, Paley, a new restaurant from Plan Do See group debuts in the heart of Hollywood, California, which has been undergoing a neighborhood renaissance. The restaurant is the first West Coast opening from the global hospitality group, and will open in partnership with NeueHouse, the new cultural center and co-working space that originated in New York City and has just opened its second location in Los Angeles.

The Name Game

Eighteen years ago, Donnie Madia confronted a daunting professional dilemma.As a founding partner in One Off Hospitality, a Chicago-based enterprise now responsible for some of the Windy City’s foremost dining treasures, including Avec, The Publican, and The Violet Hour, Madia and his colleagues battled—albeit cordially—over the name of the group’s inaugural restaurant in the city’s West Loop neighborhood.