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Published June 17, 1998
The NHL and its development partner, Mentmore Holdings Co., plan to open five ice rink and entertainment facilities in Metro Detroit, according to R.J. King of the DETROIT NEWS. Each of the NHL SKATE facilities is expected to cost $7-8M. Areas being targeted for the development include Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Brighton, Canton Townships and Southfield (DETROIT NEWS, 6/17)....Aetna Inc. and Hartford city officials "suspended the bidding process" on the Hartford Civic Center Mall yesterday, granting LaSalle Partners an "exclusive right" to buy the mall "if it submits suitable plans within 60 days." In Hartford, Puleo & Swift say a LaSalle deal "would be a huge setback" for a proposal to create a $30M SportsTech Center in the mall with ESPN as a collaborator (HARTFORD COURANT, 6/16)....Reports say ESPN is planning an ESPN Sports Cafe on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, and will pay a "whopping" $100,000 a month in rent (Ron Hudspeth, GEORGIA TREND, 6/98 issue).