Argo Tea opens new Chicago café
Chicago — Argo Tea has opened a greenhouse-inspired café in Chicago’s newly restored Connors Park. Argo and the city worked together on the park restoration, which includes chamomile and hibiscus tea bushes and native drought-tolerant plant varieties.
Argo Tea opened its first café in Chicago in 2003 and now operates 27. Plans call for 15 new locations over the next 12 months.
Taubman unveils new outlet center store lineup
Chesterfield, Mo. — Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield, a new fashion outlet center opening on Aug. 2, has announced its lineup of stores, many new to the St. Louis market.
Store names include Polo ralph Laurent Factory Store, Restoration Hardware, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Abercrombie kids, 2b bebe Outlet, Lucky Brand Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store and many other well-known names.
A complete list of stores appears on the center’s website at Taubmanprestigeoutlets.com/shopping.
Jones Lang LaSalle acquires Surge
New York — As part of a continuing effort to expand its retail platform, Jones Lang LaSalle has acquired Surge Retail International, a New York/Boston-based specialty retail tenant brokerage.
The price was undisclosed.