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Thinking about a Brew Pub for your Vacancy?

Wine is well known to be paired with cheese and light hors d'oeuvres, but what about beer? When it comes to pairing beer and food, it ultimately comes down to matching both the food’s flavor and the beer’s flavor. With so many styles of beer, here’s a breakdown of the best style to pair with your favorite bites and some expanding breweries. 

Giant Food Expansion Continues

For over 75 years, Giant Food has been operating under a single goal: delivering unmatched selection, quality, and value. It’s now expanding its operations in the northeast region.

Expanding retailers in Arizona

With economic recovery as a nation in a constant state of rise and fall, some retailers are finding growth in a time filled with uncertainty.  For some retailers, economic relief and recovery will not come in time, but for others, it will bolster their expanding businesses. One of those places includes Arizona, with a population of over 7 million, and upwards of 80k total retailers, some of which are still expanding despite the turmoil and fallout from the pandemic. Here are a few retailers who are expanding in Arizona.

Expanding Retailers in New Mexico

Retailers in New Mexico have dealt with a whirlwind as they struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy during the pandemic. Bordered by Texas and Oklahoma, New Mexico is the 36th largest state by population with 2.35 million residents, projecting to hit the 2.5 million mark by 2025. And primed for unique retail expansion.

Five Below Plans Expansion Following Successful Holiday Season

Following a successful holiday season, the retailer has plans to expand with 170 locations.Five Below has announced it will be expanding following a successful holiday season. The retailer will open 170 stores over the next nine months to bring its total to more than 1200 locations.

Godiva will Shut Down All U.S. Store Locations by March

Luxury chocolatier, Godiva, is getting out of the brick and mortar business in the United States, citing the pandemic as the reasoning for shuttering locations. Godiva, a nearly 100-year old luxury chocolatier, is quickly leaving the brick and mortar business in North America as a strategy to boost global online sales.

Retail had a Tough Year; What’s Next in the Near Future?

Retail sales are on the rise. Here’s what that could mean for the immediate future in retail.In a September retail sales report, data showed that sales grew by 1.9%, beating expectations and reversing August’s sales growth that fell short of estimates. With retail sales fluctuating, is it time for retailers to begin preparing for more growth?

Top Bankruptcies of 2020

Bankruptcy was a trend as businesses tried to stay afloat during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Retail bankruptcies reached the highest in a decade, and the numbers included these influential retailers. In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took over the United States, which caused government-sanctioned shutdowns, and the aftermath on retailers presented quite the fallout.

Butter Chicken Company Expanding in DC area

There’s a signature curry chicken-joint headed to DuPont Circle and Bethesda Metro. Known for its experimental concept in 2019, opening early lunch and closing after serving 300 Butter Chicken trays, the company has seen a surge in demand that supports expansion.  Still, wondering what it is? It’s Butter Chicken Company.

Men’s Wearhouse owner exits bankruptcy, slashing $686 million in debt

The retail group Tailored Brands Inc. emerges from bankruptcy after permanently closing more than 30 Men’s Wearhouse locations.Tailored Brands Inc., the Houston-based business, filed for bankruptcy in early August due to decreased demand for suits and formal fashion as stay-at-home orders kept consumers indoors.