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Jul 9 2019

Upstate New York Hotel Restaurant Combines 21st Century Amenities with Roaring 20s vibe

Hotel Saranac has been awakened, not with a kiss but with an expert, respectful restoration. When the Roedel Cos. purchased Hotel Saranac, it was a ghostly presence at the heart of the mountain village of Saranac Lake, N.Y., looming over the ...

Jul 5 2019

Breaking Down the Walls Between Back-of-the-house and Dining Rooms

There’s something magical about watching a talented cook prepare a vegetable stir-fry or flame-grilled burger in front of you. Red peppers and broccoli florets sizzle in the wok; the flame of the grill reaches up to surround the freshly-formed patty. ...

Jun 28 2019

Foodservice Industry is Making Wide Use of BIM

BIM works at its best when everyone is working in it. Mention the word “Revit” to a room full of foodservice facility designers and the resulting groans are likely to be louder than a pond full of croaking Kermits. By ...

Jun 20 2019

Friendly’s Kitchen Designed for Efficiency

New England Chain Rolls Out Upgrade Prototype Gray-on-white cone graphics. LED lighting.  Settee seating.  Online ordering. Friendly’s has come a long way from its staid New England origins.  Friendly’s new prototype, opened in Marlborough, Mass., marks a great leap forward for ...

Jun 11 2019

How a Commercial Laundry Facility Was Transformed Into a ‘Magic Bar’ of Chicago’s Past

Chicago Magic Lounge: Everywhere you Look, There’s Something to Delight the Eye. The Chicago Magic Lounge building, located in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood at 5050 N. Clark Street, is easily overlooked by the uninitiated. Its unremarkable brick exterior sports no signage ...

Jun 4 2019

Little Caesar Arena

Little Caesars Has a Mission: to Serve as the Heart of Detroit City   Arenas are usually all about sports and entertainment. But for Little Caesars Arena, opened one year ago in downtown Detroit, the venue has a larger mission: to ...
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