MedMen operates 19 licensed facilities in California, New York and Nevada, and recently obtained a license to do business in Florida. Its retail locations, which have a minimalist layout and tablets displaying product information, have often been likened to Apple (AAPL) stores. On Friday, MedMen said it had landed “prime retail locations” in Florida, with long-term leases in Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale,….
I value restaurants and people the same way, I suppose. I like those with a take. They don’t have to be the smartest or the prettiest, but the ones I like have a unique perspective, something that differentiates them from everybody else. Next week I’m going to review a restaurant that reads like a time capsule of food from 2018:….
Blake Communities is pleased to announce it’s most recent acquisition in Groveland Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The development will consist of 51 lots, and Blake Communities has partnered with Maronda Homes to take down the entire project. Blake Communities broke ground immediately following closing and expects to deliver lots by early 2019. Blake Communities continues to actively pursue permit-ready….
Heatherland focuses on building quality homes and tries to avoid the optics associated with competing with any of the national homebuilders – we don’t need large deals, we don’t need to hurry, we are willing to pay fair market value and we certainly are looking for projects where everyone enjoys working together. If you know of a project or have….
Blake Communities is looking for more projects in Charlotte and any major MSA in the Southeast. We pride ourselves as one of the most nimble and creative developers in the South, with a willingness to pay finders fees, enter into JV agreements with qualified partners and to provide off-balance sheet capital to any mid-to-large scale homebuilder or developer.
Last month, Ryan Griffin of downtown St. Pete’s venerable Mandarin Hide gave CL a little glimpse into the new restaurant project he and fellow Mandarin partners Blake Thompson and Bill Griffin (his father) were working on: a fresh fish house with nautical cocktails. And, well, the laid-back addition to the Grand Central District from this trio of St. Pete locals….
ATLANTA, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Blake Communities broke ground this week on Meadowbrook, a new 282-lot community off NC 55, featuring new residential construction by Level Homes and Chesapeake Homes. The new development continues the recent growth in Fuquay-Varina — a growing commuter town serving the greater Raleigh-Durham market. “We couldn’t be more excited to begin this project,” said Mark Kring, Division President for Chesapeake Homes. “Meadowbrook will….
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PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, Calif. The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale software, back of house automation, and efficient order interfaces that combine inbounds from various delivery platforms, to….
Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….
Kitchen United is WeWork for commercial kitchens. Kitchen United operates dedicated delivery-only hubs for restaurant partners to service the dine-anywhere customer by leveraging the growing food delivery service Industry. Each Kitchen United facility is comprised of approximately 10-15 stalls of fully-equipped kitchen infrastructure. These facilities create a venue for the fulfillment of online orders while allowing the traditional restaurant locations….
Companies in Greater Orlando have outsourced their legal, engineering and surveying work for decades when it comes to real estate development. Now land acquisition consultancy Blake-Wilder Strategies is two months into staking its claim as the market’s next competitive advantage. Active in eight markets nationally including Tampa/St. Petersburg, the firm’s two-man office for Greater Orlando went live in early June….
Tampa Bay Times tried learning how to bartend at the Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg Every bar’s a stage, and all the bartenders merely players. At least, that seems to be Erin Lee’s philosophy. As director of operations at the Mandarin Hide, a prohibition-style bar in downtown St. Petersburg, she equates bartending to acting. “When we open, the….
Prior to joining Blake-Wilder Strategies, Max spent time as both a Land Acquisition and Land Development Manager with the CalAtlantic Group in Orlando, FL. Max was responsible for land acquisition, due diligence, entitlement, and development of thousands of lots throughout the Orlando MSA. He was instrumental in guiding CalAtlantic’s second largest division throughout their merger with Standard Pacific Homes in one of….
ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg-based investment firm is purchasing the Masonic Lodge building in downtown St. Petersburg with a broad menu of development options. Blake Whitney Thompson, the founder and CEO of Blake Investment Partners, is open to rent the “boutique” space for an art studio, office space, tech firms, food hall or even a rooftop bar. He….
BWS and Lennar are actively purchasing large residential land tracts in the Orlando Market. The largest builder in the Orlando market, Lennar, has hired Blake-Wilder Strategies, a land acquisition consulting company, to execute their 5-year land acquisition strategy. BWS will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating Lennar’s land opportunities throughout the market. This will help Lennar process deal-flow and provide….