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In Sacramento, Kasler & Lillis in a front-page piece report Sacramento Superior Court judge Raymond Cadei on Thursday "awarded possession of the former Macy’s men’s store, at the southeast corner of Downtown Plaza, to the city," helping further clear the way for the NBA Kings' proposed $448M arena. The decision "enables the city to use the eminent domain law to wrest control of the vacant building from its owners." While the purchase price for the building "won’t be resolved for months, Cadei’s ruling keeps the arena project on schedule" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 3/21).

BIZARRE DECISION: In Minneapolis, Nick Halter reported Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern "has signed a deal with Aramark to bring his AZ Canteen concept to TCF Bank Stadium" and the Vikings' new stadium. Zimmern, who lives in Edina, Minn., said that he also is "working with Aramark to develop a 'whole slew of concepts in Minnesota and outside of the state as well.'" Aramark won the Vikings stadium food and beverage concession contract in July (BIZJOURNALS.com, 3/20).

IN THE ZONE: The White Sox on Thursday announced that they have expanded their partnership with Comcast and will open Xfinity Zone at U.S. Cellular Field. The new, 2,200-square-foot bar and restaurant -- with digitally advanced video technology -- is located on the 100-level of the ballpark near the right-field corner of the facility and is set to open March 31 for the team's first game this season (White Sox).
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