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Beans Beauty Salon leases space at Rittenhouse Square

BY CSA STAFF

Philadelphia Michael Salove Co., an X Team partner, announced the completion of a lease transaction at 1733 Chestnut Street with Beans Beauty and Salon.

Beans Beauty Salon will open in mid-November and will occupy approximately 2,300 sq. ft., joining Di Bruno Bros. Gourmet Market, South Moon Under, Victoria’s Secret, The Continental Midtown and Sephora.

 

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Wal-Mart debuts in-store clinics in Maine

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Bangor, Maine Wal-Mart Stores said Monday that it opened its first in-store health clinic in the state of Maine on Monday, at the recently opened Stillwater Avenue Supercenter in Bangor.

Additional clinics will open in coming months at stores in Brewer, Palmyra and Presque Isle.

Although Wal-Mart has in-store clinics in many other states, the four northern Maine clinics announced Monday are the first in Maine.

In Bangor and Brewer, the 680-sq.-ft. clinics will be run by Eastern Maine Medical Center through its Norumbega medical practice affiliate. In Palmyra and Presque Isle, they will be operated by Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, through local affiliates Sebasticook Valley Hospital and The Aroostook Medical Center, respectively.

Acute-care services available at Wal-Mart clinics are limited to the treatment of relatively simple problems such as colds, earaches, sore throats, and minor burns and injuries.

At Supercenters in Brewer and Palmyra, clinics are on schedule to open in January. The Presque Isle Wal-Mart clinic is expected to open in December.

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Nonprofit promotes sustainable community development

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San Rafael, Calif. A new nonprofit, The Partnership for Sustainable Communities, has been established to help reduce sprawl and encourage reinvestment in established neighborhoods.

PSC operates nationally to promote land-use policies and development practices that encourage high-density transit-oriented development and housing and economic opportunity for persons of all incomes, said its president and founder Andre F. Shashaty.

“The housing market crash and the new alarm about the dangers of global warming mark the beginning of the end of the ‘General Motors model’ of community planning that dominated post-war America,” said Shashaty. “With increasing fears of climate change on their minds, progressive cities and states are going far beyond just green building. They are changing land use policies to reverse our love affair with car-dependent, carbon-spewing, cost-inflating sprawl. They are working to facilitate more compact, transit-oriented development and vibrant, diverse communities.”

PSC said it will help realize that vision by providing tools and information to help local governments improve their local land-use policies and help developers build projects that enhance community sustainability.

PSC will serve a broad range of participants and advocates in community and transportation development, as well as state and city officials concerned with GHG emissions and land use.

Federal housing, environment, and transportation officials are now collaborating on federal policy. PSC said it will encourage similar collaboration among private sector companies and state and local governments by serving as an objective clearinghouse of information on sustainable community planning and development.

PSC will provide tools for developers and activists to influence government policymakers to adapt progressive land use and zoning policies.

The nonprofit is operating on an initial seed money grant from a small family foundation in Ohio and is currently soliciting other grants from individuals and foundations.  

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