Abilene Sam’s Club relocates
Abilene, Texas — Sam’s Club will open a 136,000-sq. ft. relocated club today in Abilene, Texas. Mayor Norm Archibald and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Redcoat Committee are scheduled to attend the grand opening.
The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 16 Sam’s Club associates who have been with the club for more than 20 years. In addition, former Dallas Cowboy’s linebacker and defensive end Charles Haley, who has three Super Bowl rings, will be at the club signing autographs during the afternoon.
23rd Massachusetts’ Whole Foods now open
Weymouth, Mass. — Whole Foods Market has opened at Pleasant Shops in Weymouth, Mass., according to Federal Realty Investment Trust, one of the center’s joint venture owners.
The 40,000-sq.-ft. store, Whole Foods’ 23rd location in Massachusetts, will employ 140 full and part time workers.
Phillips Edison-Arc acquires Salinas, Calif., center
Cincinnati — Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc. has acquired Boronda Plaza in Salinas, Calif. Food 4 Less, a subsidiary of Kroger, anchors the 93,071-sq.-ft. shopping center, which is 98% occupied.
When combined with the Food 4 Less lease, 68% of the rents for the center derive from national tenants. More information at Phillipsedison-arc.com.