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The Galveston County Daily News : Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

December 19, 2014

Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

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What’s that land-clearing on I-45 all about?

The dirt: Inquiring readers want to know about all the dirt turning west of Interstate 45 at Holland Road in Texas City. The activity, south of Tanger Outlets, 5885 I-45, is the early work for the residential phase of the long awaited Lago Mar, which will eventually bring thousands of houses to the area.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Fertitta opens hotel and casino
Posted: December 11, 2014

High roller: Texas law prevents Tilman Fertitta from opening a casino in his hometown of Galveston. But the CEO and sole shareholder of Fertitta Entertainment is getting as near as he can. This week, the island-born billionaire opened Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Lake Charles, about two hours from Houston. The 1.3 million-square-foot property is the fifth Golden Nugget and the closest to Texas. The $700 million project features 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites; an 18-hole championship golf course; a luxurious spa; retail; an 18,000-square-foot ballroom; 30,000 square feet of meeting space; a pool, private beach front and marina; and several of Landry’s signature restaurants. Fertitta also is CEO, chairman and owner of Houston-based Landry’s, which operates restaurants and entertainment venues in Galveston and Kemah.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Who will drive into multimillion dollar Pier 10 facility?
Posted: December 04, 2014

Awake at the wheel: Plans for development of a $10 million-plus vehicle processing center on nearly 18.9 acres of Port of Galveston property advanced considerably late last month with the hiring of Shelmark Engineering LLC. 

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Dickinson is a test market for new type of ATM
Posted: November 26, 2014

As banks prune the number of physical branches to reflect consumers’ online habits, they’re also sprucing up their automated teller machines.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Cabela's in League City attracts attention of other retailers
Posted: November 20, 2014

Hunting grounds: When outdoor gear retailer Cabela’s said it would build a 72,000-square-foot store in League City, the news immediately triggered interest from other retailers, city officials confirm.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
After a break, new homes are rising again at Magnolia Court
Posted: November 13, 2014

New, moderately priced houses behind the seawall are a rarity in a city known for older homes and high-dollar new construction on the West End.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
New Kemah restaurant targets all five senses
Posted: November 06, 2014

In what has become a serious restaurant trend, some of the most inventive chefs around the world are working to deliver eating experiences that engage all five senses, using art and technology in what’s known as multi-sensorial or immersive dining. The first such restaurant concept in the county — eculent — will open Friday at 709 Harris Ave. in Kemah.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Isle homes sales strong, inventory tightening
Posted: October 30, 2014

The island’s streak of strong residential real estate sales and rising prices isn’t showing any signs of faltering.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Cafe owner cites cash crunch as reason for closing
Posted: October 23, 2014

DICKINSON — Restaurateur Adam Folden earlier this week was unusually candid when he used social media to explain why he was closing The Herb Cafe and Market.

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