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A sports fanatic is set to open a three-room restaurant and entertainment venue inside a former pool hall near Bartlett.

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In this week's restaurant news, San Marco's Metro Diner will reopen, other locally owned restaurants shift their brands and more.

Metro Diner: The original Jacksonville Metro Diner in San Marco will reopen its doors at 3302 Hendricks Ave. on Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 a.m. The diner was briefly closed to repair damage after a car crashed into the restaurant on April 9. The Metro Diner team credits an outpouring of support from the city, the founding Davoli family, construction partner Bill Holmes…

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Michael Corvino, a James Beard Award finalist, talks about the moment he found out he was a finalist and what it’s like owning his first restaurant.

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Milwaukee Brewing Company plans to hire a president and CEO as founder Jim McCabe focuses primarily on marketing and product development.

McCabe, who founded the brewery in the late 1990s, recently led the company's transition from its original brewery on South Second Street in Walker's Point to a renovated facility inside The 42. Despite the search for a new top executive, McCabe will remain “deeply involved” with the brewery, although he'll have less of a focus on its day-to-day operations.

McCabe…

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Valley restaurant group, Luci’s Urban Concepts, is preparing to open its first Scottsdale store in June.

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Albuquerque residents are set to get a third Monroe's restaurant later this year.

The well-known Duke City establishment recently broke ground on its third location at 1025 4th St. NW. Monroe's posted a few teaser photos on its Instagram account earlier this week, hinting at the expansion.

“There’s a new Monroe’s breaking ground somewhere in Albuquerque today!” the caption read.

Matthew Diaz, Monroe's general manager, confirmed his restaurant's new location with Business First on Thursday.…

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The operators of a Rancho Cordova deli think their concept could have nationwide appeal.

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Acreage Holdings closed its all-stock acquisition of Form Factory, the Portland-based cannabis product co-packer, this week. Announced at $160 million in December, the deal closed at $157 million, Acreage said.

But Form Factory appears on its way to becoming part of an even bigger cannabis operation, as an industry heavyweight positions itself for a post-prohibition future.

Canopy Growth, a Canadian company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CGC), subsequently announced a definitive agreement…

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With Buffalo-area golfers set to return to the links, Business First is introducing its Private Golf Courses List.

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I'm Rob, and I'm your guide through a more casual look at the Business Journal's week that was — and what will be. If you missed Friday’s cover story, Ashley Stewart took readers inside the EB-5 investor program and how developers are using a program meant to help areas in need of an economic boost to pepper the Seattle skyline.

On a lighter note, this has been a good week for photo-heavy stories. Not only did Seattle see its first cruise ship landing of the season (the Celebrity Eclipse is…

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