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Here’s the latest on U Square’s hotel plans

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The hotel that has always been part of the plan for U Square @ the Loop could be getting started soon. Hotel Development Services LLC, an Oxford-based development company that owns more than 20 hotel properties, submitted plans for a 115-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. The proposed six-story hotel would be located at the northeast corner of South Market Street and West McMillan Street, a site currently used for surface parking. U Square is a nearly $80 million mixed-use project...

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Magic City Newsmakers: Wells Fargo, Hoar Construction, Bradley Arant & more

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Awards & Honors First Partners Bank was awarded the Community Bank of the Year Award from the SBA Alabama District Office. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings had 106 attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America. Coming up The Public Relations Council of Alabama-Birmingham will host a luncheon on Sept. 3 featuring guest speaker Julie Keith, communications director for UAB College of Arts and Sciences. She will speak on "Embedded Storytelling: Institutional Communications and the Challenge of...

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Cole: Feds should issue RFP to sell sprawling Metro West facility

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City Councilman Bill Cole says federal officials should issue a request for proposals for the hulking Metro West facility downtown, now that the General Services Administration has abandoned plans to swap the building for construction services. The 1.1 million-square-foot facility, which opened in 1980, once hosted as many as 5,000 workers. The agency abandoned the downtown complex in favor of a new building that opened in January on Wabash Avenue near the Reisterstown Road Metro station....

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A pre-Imagine Q&A with Atlanta’s EDM Queen MK Ultra (SLIDESHOW)

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She is MK Ultra. On Aug. 28 Atlanta Business Chronicle spoke with singer/songwriter/DJ Leah Culver, who is better known by her stage name MK Ultra, about her upcoming performance at this weekend’s Imagine Music Festival. She is currently working on some new songs with Atlanta rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Trinidad James. Imagine Music Festival is put on by Atlanta-based Iris Promotions Inc., which is owed by Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. Slideshow to the right. Atlanta Business Chronicle:...

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Quick look: Memphis’ weekly top home sales ending Aug. 22

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Only two home sales were above $700,000 this week, but there was another million-dollar 0deal. A nearly 8,000 square-foot home with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms in the East Memphis zip code of 38120 sold for $1.175 million and was the top home sale for the week by a wide margin. The only other home above $700,000 was another East Memphis home. A five bedroom, three bathroom home with more than 4,100 square feet in the 38117 zip code was also sold last week. Though the top-end home sales...

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Did Larry Silverstein just solve the ‘poor door’ problem?

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New York residential developers have already reacted to this summer’s blowup over so-called “poor doors”, separate entrances for residents in subsidized housing. A Larry Silverstein building on the Upper West Side could represent developers’ changing strategy. The Wall Street Journal explained that the Silverstein building will still include separate entrances for market-rate residents and subsidized renters, but all residents will have access to a courtyard and a roof deck on the...

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Is Orlando Sentinel property’s proposed hotel too much for downtown Orlando?

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The Orlando Sentinel property's massive mixed-use project includes a 144-room hotel property in its second phase. That would be another hotel of many in play for downtown Orlando. Details on the timeline of the project haven't been disclosed, but the hotel property could be another property in a long list slated for the central business district. The project also includes 280,000 square feet of office space, 746 apartment units and 56,000 square feet of retail. For example, others in play...

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Roseburg’s forestry workers get $10M boost from investor

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An investment firm has poured a healthy chunk of change into Roseburg’s primary employer. United Fund Advisors has put $10 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing toward Roseburg Forest Products, the companies said Thursday. The strategy will help retain some 970 family-wage jobs in the mill town. United said the move comes as part of what it called “the timber industry’s recovery.” Roseburg employs the nearly 1,000 workers at its Dillard Mill, said Carl Talton, All told,...

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Super Women in Business: Becky Jones West

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Memphis Business Journal is proud to honor 25 of the most accomplished and influential women in the Memphis area business community with the third class of Super Women in Business awards. As we approach the event on Aug. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, we'll take a look at each of these amazing businesswomen. To reserve your spot at the luncheon, click here. W ho is/was your career mentor? My parents were/are my role models. My mother, who recently passed away, was a teacher and also owned...

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Super Women in Business: Keri Wright

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Memphis Business Journal is proud to honor 25 of the most accomplished and influential women in the Memphis area business community with the third class of Super Women in Business awards. As we approach the event on Aug. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, we'll take a look at each of these amazing businesswomen. To reserve your spot at the luncheon, click here. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Garbage Woman – I loved the mechanics of the garbage truck. My mom...

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