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Toad’s Cove reopens after fire last year

Toad’s Cove is more than just a convenience store in the Centerville community in Trempealeau. It’s the community’s meeting spot where you can fill your gas tank, grab a gallon of milk and catch up on everyone’s news. So when it burned to the ground a year ago, it was a loss for everyone living…

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NFI contracts with DBS Group

NFI has contracted with DBS Group to serve as design-builder on a grocery store conversion in Champaign, IL. The project will transform an existing County Market into a Niemann’s store format. Construction will begin in mid-June for substantial completion in late September.

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Hollywood Markets select DBS Group for renovation

Hollywood Markets has chosen DBS Group as design-builder for renovations to its store in Royal Oak, MI. The project includes design and construction of a new, expanded vestibule/entrance area, an exterior façade refresh, and a major renovation of the interior sales area. Construction begins in May 2024 for substantial completion in fall 2024.

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Design-Build 2024 Grocery & Retail Trends

Style meets substance Amid inflation and economic uncertainties, the retail sector stands resilient, ready to sustain as well as reinvent its spaces. Experts foresee a future where retail investment transcends mere upkeep, focusing instead on fostering innovation. The vision for 2024 is a retail industry that continually redefines itself, merging technology with eco-friendly practices to…

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2024 Industrial Construction Outlook

A tale of two trends The industrial sector outlook for 2024 suggests a story of contrasting trends —where the warehouse and manufacturing landscapes diverge, each charting its own course in response to evolving economic and technological demands. On one hand, the warehouse sector, having ridden the wave of unprecedented demand, is now settling into a…

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DBS Group to build new Camping World

Camping World has hired DBS Group to build a new Camping World Service Center in Council Bluffs, IA. This project consists of the construction of an approximate 15,594-square-foot, ground-up facility that will incorporate RV service bays, parts storage, equipment storage and an office area for business services supporting the Camping World dealership. Construction will begin…

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Best bets for senior housing finance

Borrowing for senior living commercial construction? Consider your options. When building a senior housing facility, whether in the Coulee Region of La Crosse/Onalaska or Rochester or beyond, financing is among the first and most critical considerations. And under our current lending environment, it’s more important than ever. Interest rates, risk-averse regional financial institutions, debt service…

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The rise of entertainment districts

Designing and building the ultimate intersection of life, work, and play. In communities throughout the 7 Rivers Region, including Rochester, MN, La Crosse, WI, and beyond, developers are innovating approaches to design and build the ultimate intersection of live, work, and play. The rise of entertainment districts represents a powerful shift in the design and…

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Here’s how design-build minimizes risk and workload

Here’s how design-build minimizes workload and risk Savvy developers and investors have a secret weapon in their commercial construction toolbox, one which excels in two major ways. The secret: the design-build project delivery model. No longer the closely guarded secret it once was, design-build is now the approach of choice for commercial developers who want…

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Senior housing investments in 2024

This is the year to invest in senior housing. Here’s why. Timing is an essential consideration for any developer, regardless of the type of commercial construction in the works. But when it comes to senior housing investments, whether you’re considering entering the senior housing market for the first time or expanding your current senior living…

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