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Finance committee votes to halt Providence hotel project

Nov. 27, 2019 6:30 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence’s finance committee has voted to halt a deal that would have extended tax benefits to a developer who planned to build a hotel in two historic buildings. The Providence Journal reports the city’s Finance Committee members voted 3-to-2 Tuesday to not move...

Kanye West denied permit for amphitheater on Wyoming ranch

Nov. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Kanye West has been denied a permit to build an amphitheater on his ranch in Wyoming. The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission made the decision Tuesday after the rapper changed his plans for the structure near Cody. West told county officials he now wants to include residential...

Yellowstone looking at Wi-Fi upgrades for some buildings

Nov. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials have unveiled a proposal from a company that wants to install Wi-Fi in the park’s developed areas. AccessParks, a wireless network company, has proposed upgrading internet infrastructure all over the park within buildings managed by Xanterra...

Kanye West wants to build amphitheater on his Wyoming ranch

Nov. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper. West recently announced that he plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody. He also wants to build a...

Aid OK'd for businesses affected by hotel's partial collapse

Nov. 6, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Businesses in New Orleans affected by the partial collapse of a hotel under construction are eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction when part of it collapsed Oct. 12. Three people...

Deal for Nordic units of Thomas Cook could save 2,300 jobs

Oct. 30, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian hotel and property developer and two equity funds have bought the Nordic subsidiaries of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency, potentially saving some 2,300 jobs. Petter Stordalen and Scandinavian fund Altor have each acquired 40% of Ving group while London-based TDR...

Developer envisions arts hub for historic Vegas movie house

Oct. 26, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A developer who grew up going to the Huntridge Theater is poised to get city approval to buy the shuttered former movie in central Las Vegas, renovate its damaged roof and convert it to an arts hub. The architecture won't change, but the building dating to 1943 could become a concert...

Developers plan luxury hotel in basket-shaped building

Oct. 23, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Developers plan to turn the iconic, basket-shaped building in Ohio that was once headquarters for The Longaberger Company into a hotel. One of the developers who bought the seven-story building in Newark in 2017 announced plans Monday to transform it into a luxury hotel with 150 rooms,...

Fire at New Zealand construction site sends smoke over city

Oct. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A large fire that broke out Tuesday on the roof of a convention center that's under construction in downtown Auckland sent plumes of thick black smoke over New Zealand's largest city. The St. John ambulance service said it took one person to Auckland City Hospital in a...

$416M luxury resort under construction at Big Sky

Oct. 21, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The southern Montana resort community of Big Sky is getting a new $416 million luxury resort soon. The Billings Gazette reports that the new Montage Big Sky resort is under construction in the private Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and is projected to open in 2021. The resort will...