7-Eleven to grow Manhattan presence
New York City — A Friday report in Crain’s New York Business said that Dallas-based 7-Eleven, which currently has 12 c-stores in Manhattan, plans to open another 14 in 2012.
Parent company Seven & I Holdings Co. said some of the 14 spaces were leased last year, but others have not been sited yet. Neighborhoods to be developed include Midtown, Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the Upper East Side. The Financial District is also on the boards, according to the report, which said that another 20 locations are planned between 2013 and 2017.
“Between the number of folks living in Manhattan, coupled with the worker population, there’s significant demand and opportunity,” Dan Porter, VP real estate at 7-Eleven, told Crain’s.
J. Crew identifies new Canadian locations
Vancouver — J. Crew has announced three new Canadian store openings, according to a report in the Financial Post.
The new locations include stores in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto, and will join the sole store already open in the country as well as herald the launch of the retailer’s men’s apparel line in Canada.
HBD and grocer Dierbergs team to build St. Louis store
St. Louis — HBD Construction said Thursday that it teamed with grocer Dierbergs to build a freestanding store in St. Louis that features an underground parking garage.
The 80,000-sq.-ft. store, located on 6.5 acres, is the first St. Louis-area supermarket to offer covered parking, with 42% of its parking spaces planned for a brightly lit lower-level garage. The construction completion date is estimated to be July 31.
The site plan provides customer and cart escalators and elevators leading directly into the supermarket. It will be the chain’s first multi-level store and will have a 5,000-sq.-ft. mezzanine.
The Jacobs Group served as the design architects while Dawdy & Associates are serving as architect of record and working drawings.