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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Late decision creates a hot spot

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 25 / 17

One of the hottest hospitality spaces at Mercedes-Benz Stadium came late in facility development. Molly B’s, a restaurant/club concept, sold out about nine months after project officials finally decided how to fill that piece of valuable real estate in the northeast corner of the 100 level con...

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