Best Buy Express to add 100 kiosks in the next year
Minneapolis — Best Buy Co.’s Best Buy Express plans to add nearly 100 kiosk locations in the next year spread over a variety of new channels.
The division has opened 150 Express locations in three years, and said it is adding two locations at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., and multiple locations at college campuses, events and ferry hubs this year.
Best Buy Express is a self-serve kiosk solution offering consumer electronics at Best Buy prices. With locations in airports, train stations, casinos and turnpike rest stops, Best Buy Express sells such products as computer accessories, digital cameras, storage devices and headphones through strategically located kiosks.
"The arrival of our self-serve kiosks at Disney is a testament to the continued growth of Best Buy Express," said Julie St. Marie, business leader of Best Buy Express.
Safeway undertakes major store renovation project in San Francisco area
New York City — Safeway is embarking on an extensive renovation project to build or extensively revamp 13 stores in the Bay Area, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The company is moving into three former Mervyn’s department stores at shopping centers in Pleasant Hill, Campbell and Petaluma.
To read the story, go to sacbee.com/2011/08/03/3814684/safeway-to-revamp-build-stores.html
Regency Centers leases 20,771 sq. ft. at Peartree Village
Brentwood, Tenn. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has leased retail space to four new tenants at Peartree Village, located in in Brentwood, Tenn.
Petco opened an 11,120-sq.-ft. store, NeighborMD Urgent Care has leased 3,736 sq. ft. of medical office space, and Serenity Nail Spa has leased 2,339 sq. ft. First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, has opened its first Tennessee location in 3,586 sq. ft., occupying a former Hollywood Video space. All stores are now open, and the center is 100% leased.
The 110,000-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Harris Teeter and OfficeMax.