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Is Uber Moving to Retail?

October 19, 2017 |

You may have started to see retail centers with Uber signs on display and had a moment of confusion, Uber retail stores? To rectify their notorious history of difficult customer service contact capabilities, Uber has started to implement “Greenlight Hubs” … Read More

Driverless Cars Will Open the Door to a Building Spree

October 19, 2017 |
  • Autonomous vehicles will drive construction, MIT study says
  • A glut of land could initially slow appreciation downtown

It’s 2027 (or 2037) and the age of the self-driving car. City-dwellers have traded … Read More

Michigan is turning into a self-driving car testing ground

October 17, 2017 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On the outskirts of the University of Michigan campus, there’s a sight that instantly shows how much the area has changed: A sensor-connected car steered by an Xbox controller roams the streets of what is known … Read More

As economy improves, so does Michigan tourism

October 17, 2017 |

An improving economy is contributing to a strong tourism season in Michigan.

From state park campsite reservations to national park visits, from Mackinac Bridge crossings to hotel stays, tourists are driving a solid Michigan summer for the tourism industry, data … Read More

Moderate growth expected for commercial real estate

October 16, 2017 |

The US commercial real estate industry should see moderate growth through much of 2019 according to new forecast from the Urban Land Institute.

The survey of top real estate economists calls for national vacancy or availability rates to rise modestly … Read More

There Is More To Detroit Than Urban Blight

October 10, 2017 |

Our city is filled with world-class arts and culture.

When I moved to Detroit in the mid-’90s, my friends and colleagues in Atlanta thought I was crazy. Detroit’s national reputation suggested that smart people knew to stay away. I challenged … Read More

September/October retail and restaurant openings around South Florida

October 9, 2017 |

September/October openings

Bean & Barnacle, in the Plunge Beach Hotel, 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, PlungeBeachHotel.com.

Beehive Kitchen, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Beehive-Kitchen.com.

Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, 6897 SW 18th St., west of Boca Raton, BlueMoonMexicanCafe.com.

Ceviche Street, 199 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, CevicheStreet.com.

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Checkers serves up ambitious South Florida growth plan, envisions 100 new locations

October 9, 2017 |

South Florida’s burger wars are on the verge of a major escalation as Checkers & Rally’s, operator of compact drive-thrus without the dining rooms, says it intends to plant more than 100 new locations in the tri-county region.

Checkers stores … Read More