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The steaming hot market for drive-thru coffee shops

Across the country there is an ongoing boom in freestanding drive-thru/walk-up coffee shops. These units rarely, if ever, incorporate indoor seating, though they may have some outdoor seats. Instead these shops are designed and meant for customers on the go … Continue reading

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Tallest prefab tower grows in Brooklyn

Currently under construction in Brooklyn, New York is the world’s tallest prefabricated tower – a 32 story, 322 foot tall apartment building containing 363 dwelling units. Erected much like individual Lego pieces, each of the 930 units is constructed offsite, … Continue reading

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