Arizona Mills names marketing director
Tempe, Ariz. Todd Olson, general manager at Arizona Mills, in Tempe, Ariz., said that Dianne Agar has been named director of marketing and business development for the shopping center.
The announcement was made by Todd Olson, general manager at Arizona Mills.
Agar will be responsible for selling in-mall media, securing sponsorships, coordinating promotional events, as well as managing public relations, advertising and marketing programs.
Arizona Mills, which is owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, features more than 175 outlet and value retail stores, including Last Call by Neiman Marcus; Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th; Juicy Couture; 2b Bebe; American Eagle Outfitters; The Disney Store Outlet; G by Guess; Gap Outlet; Kenneth Cole Co. Store; Nike Factory Store; Perry Ellis; Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret. It also features entertainment venues such as Sea Life Arizona; GameWorks; Harkins Luxury 25 Cinemas and Harkins IMAX Theater; and restaurants such as 5 & Diner, Claim Jumper, Garcia’s and Rainforest Cafe.
Fresh & Easy to expand in Southern California with 10 new stores
El Segundo, Calif. — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Thursday announced plans to open 10 stores in Southern California early next year.
The locations include Long Beach; San Diego; Walnut Park; Costa Mesa and Ventura.
Target to open in downtown Los Angeles
New York City — Target Corp. will open a store in downtown Los Angeles, at the 7+Fig shopping center, which has been without an anchor tenant since Macy’s left early last year, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Expected to open in 2012, the store will be located in a combined space on one floor formerly occupied by Macy’s and Bullock’s department stores. It will carry a different merchandise mix, with a heavy emphasis on food and household basics, according to the newspaper.
"It’s really about trying to magnify the relationship that we have had with those urban central core guests," said John Griffith, executive VP property development at Target, in the report. "We believe that as we offer them an alternative that is immediately adjacent to where they work, where they live, that we can increase the depth of that relationship."
Target’s agreement to rent more than 100,000 square feet at the corner of 7th and Figueroa streets is one of the largest retail leases in decades downtown, the newspaper reported.