Books-A-Million names corporate development analyst
Birmingham, Ala. — Books-A-Million has named Michael Rediker as corporate development analyst. Rediker will be responsible for identifying, analyzing and implementing strategic corporate initiatives within the organization, including new business growth opportunities.
Rediker was most recently with the investment banking firm Paces Battle Group Inc. where he also provided a broad array of transactional and other corporate finance services to bank and thrift clients.
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PGA Tour Superstore to open in New Jersey
Roswell, Ga. — PGA Tour Superstore announced plans to open a location in Paramus, N.J. The store, scheduled to open later this year, is PGA Tour’s 15th location.
The PGA superstores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired Home Depot co-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons.
PGA Tour Superstore provides an array of goods and services, including personalized golf lessons; seminars conducted by certified golf professionals using state-of-the-art teaching technologies; golf club and ball fittings; club repair and re-gripping; and tennis racquet restringing. The store experience also includes performance practice bays with swing analysis; eight swing simulators for lessons and club fittings; and a 2,500-sq.-ft.putting green.
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Schimenti Construction to build Buybuy Baby in Fashion Center, Paramus, N.J.
Ridgefield, Conn. — Schimenti Construction has announced that it has been selected to build a new Buybuy Baby in the Fashion Center, Paramus, N.J. The 53,028-sq.-ft. store will be on the third floor of the shopping mall.
Designed by Greenberg Farrow Architecture, Arlington Heights, Ill., the store will present a construction challenge in that is has very limited accessibility for bringing in required construction materials.
“To solve this challenge we have developed a plan that will remove a portion of the existing façade which will then allow us to easily hoist all the equipment and materials we need up to the third floor,” said Anthony Saoulidis, Schimenti project manager. “We expect construction to begin in early July and be completed within 18 weeks.”
Buybuy Baby is an upscale retailer offering a broad selection of products including baby furniture, car seats, high chairs, toys and complete lines of infants and toddlers clothing. In 2007, it was purchased by Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. confirmed the broad appeal and enormous growth potential of the Buybuy Baby.
Since 2003, Schimenti Construction has built nearly 40 Bed Bath & Beyond projects.