A&S Bagel to open at Centre Plaza
Bensalem, Pa. North Plainfield, N.J.-based Levin Management Corp. said that A&S Bagel has signed a lease for 1,700 sq. ft. at Centre Plaza in Bensalem, Pa.
Levin is the exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 43,550-sq. ft. center.
A&S Bagel will join a foodservice roster that includes the recently opened Thulasi Indian Restaurant, as well as Tako Japanese Restaurant, Brady’s Pub and Domino’s Pizza.
Target redesigns five Denver stores to focus on fresh food, value, convenience
Minneapolis Target Corp. announced Tuesday that it has redesigned five Denver-area Target stores toward delivering one-stop shopping attributes.
The five stores — located in the Denver suburbs of Arvada, Aurora and Englewood, Colo., as well as in Boulder and Greeley, Colo. — feature an open-market grocery layout with increased fresh-food selections, and reinventions in several other areas throughout the store such as beauty, home, shoes and electronics.
Target said the redesigns offer 90% of the categories found in a grocery store, interactive displays and wider aisles to make shopping easier and more enjoyable.
“Target developed these concepts in response to guest feedback. This is one of the many ways we’re evolving our store design to deliver one-stop shopping and convenience for our guests,” said Tim Mantel, VP merchandising for Target.
In addition to the expanded fresh food layout, the beauty department features softer lighting and curved fixtures, as well as interactive screens to help shoppers select the right beauty products for their individual needs. The home department has added wider aisles and lower product fixtures offering easier navigation and enabling shoppers to see more of the department at a glance.
The shoe department provides better product visibility and more seating and mirrors. In electronics, video games are displayed on a tether system, allowing shoppers to browse and try games at their convenience.
In 2010, Target said it will add approximately 350 new and remodeled locations nationwide.
Construction launches on Barstow Mall renovation
Colton, Calif. Hodgdon-Miank Construction announced that it has started construction on the remodel of the Barstow Mall in Colton, Calif., including tenant improvements for the County of San Bernardino’s new social service office for the Transition Assistance Department and Children and Family Services.
According to David Miank, executive VP of Inland Empire-based Hodgdon-Miank Construction, the scope of work includes demolition and the reconfiguration of approximately 37,500 sq. ft. of space formerly occupied by Sears to make room for the county’s new offices located at the east end of the mall.
The tenant improvements should be completed Nov. 1, with plans to be open for business by Dec. 1.