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Pivot is the name of the game in 2020, and restaurateur Benjy Levit sure knows how to play. Early on in the Covid crisis, he converted parts of his popular Local Foods restaurants into pop-up grocery stores, offering hard-to-get essentials like eggs, milk and bread. The concept evolved, turning into Local Foods Market, with an expanded selection of gourmet goodies and prepared foods.

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Driving down Montrose Boulevard, it's hard to ignore the tower reaching high into the sky behind La Colombe d'Or. The historic mansion began its renovation process two years ago, tapping Rottet Studio to modernize its classical French aesthetic, and breaking ground on the 34-story highrise — a Hines development that will include residences as well as 18 hotel suites — in a former parking lot. It has since announced the extended-stay-style Garden Bungalows, connecting the mansion to the tower.

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