Andronico’s files Chapter 11
Berkley, Calif. — Andronico’s Community Markets has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The company is seeking debtor-in-possession financing that would allow it to sell itself to a private investment group that would keep its seven stores in Northern California in operation.
Guess to open new store in downtown Seattle
Seattle – Guess said Tuesday that it will open a new store in November at Pacific Place shopping center, in downtown Seattle.
The shop will open on level 2 between Club Monaco and bebe and is one of three new store openings within a few months of each other at Pacific Place, which includes Kate Spade New York and Clarks, as well as a major remodel for Victoria’s Secret and the opening of its Pink boutique.
Pacific Place features 50 shops, restaurants and an 11-screen movie theater at Sixth Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle.
Sunflower Farmers Market to open second San Jose location
Boulder, Colo. — Organic grocer Sunflower Farmers Market said Monday that it will open a second location in San Jose in 2012, the company’s fourth in the Bay Area.
Sunflower said it will anchor West Valley Shopping Center, and is slated to open the 32,000-sq.-ft. store in second quarter 2012.
A total of four new stores are planned for the Bay Area in 2012, including the two San Jose metro locations, one store in Mountain View and one in Fremont. The first San Jose location is set to open in June 2012 at Branham Square Shopping Center. A new location will open in Modesto in mid-November, followed by a store in Sacramento scheduled to open in March 2012.
Sunflower Farmers Market, which currently has 34 stores in seven states, expanded into California for the first time earlier this year