BJ’s Restaurants opens in Tyler, Texas
Huntington Beach, Calif. — BJ’s Restaurants on Tuesday announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Tyler, Texas on Feb. 28.
The new, 8,000-sq.-ft. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is the newest addition to the 650,000-sq.-ft. Broadway Square Mall.
According to Jerry Deitchle, chairman and CEO of BJ’s, the company is on track to open as many as 12 to 13 new restaurants during 2011 and currently has six new restaurants under construction for planned openings later this year.
BJ’s Restaurants owns and operates 103 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse or BJ’s Pizza & Grill brand names.
Paducah firm named to renovate Kentucky Oaks Mall
Paducah, Ky. — Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. said that A&K Construction, based in Paducah, Ky., will serve as general contractor for the multi-million-dollar renovation of Kentucky Oaks Mall, also located in Paducah.
A&K Construction will guide the work that will transform the look of the 28-year-old mall, with new entrance features, ceiling treatments, skylights, upgraded flooring, energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems, modernized public restrooms and other amenities.
Physical work is slated to begin immediately, with a completion date of November 2011.
Regency Centers to renovate Beckett Commons
West Chester, Ohio — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has begun construction to renovate Beckett Commons shopping center, located in West Chester, Ohio.
The center remodel will include demising vacant space into six additional side shop spaces, new exterior façade and awnings, upgraded signage, new roof and HVAC units.
“Increased demand for smaller retail spaces prompted the renovation and space reconfiguration, which in turn will help us to maintain our position as the top grocery-anchored center in the affluent Beckett Ridge market,” explained Jason Gibson, Regency Centers senior leasing agent. “Furthermore, the work will be completed within 120 days by May, which is very fast considering the area’s climate.”
Three retailers, totaling 16,708 sq. ft., have signed leases for retail space and will open in the spring. Advance Auto Parts, has leased 6,300 sq. ft., Plato’s Closet has leased 5,204 sq. ft., and Once Upon a Child has leased 5,204 sq. ft.
Beckett Commons is a 121,316-sq.-ft. neighborhood center anchored by Kroger, along with national retailers The UPS Store, GNC and Subway.