REAL ESTATE

Cabela’s to open new store in Tulalip, Wash.

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Sidney, Neb. — Cabela’s will open a store in Tulalip, Wash., in 2012.

The 110,000-sq.-ft. store will be located within Quil Ceda Village on the Tulalip Tribes Indian reservation, about 30 miles north of Seattle. It will be the outdoor retailer’s second Washington store.

The building’s exterior will feature log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The inside will highlight the company’s next-generation layout, which is designed to immerse customers in the outdoor experience and includes conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts.

Construction is expected to start later this year. Quil Ceda Village also includes Walmart, The Home Depot and Seattle Premium Outlets as well as several restaurants, an amphitheater and the Tulalip Resort Casino.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Liz Claiborne to close distribution center

BY CSA STAFF

Dayton, Ohio — A report by the Dayton Business Journal said that the Liz Claiborne distribution center in West Chester, Ohio, will close within the next year.

Liz Claiborne said it plans to close and sell the 900,000-sq.-ft. DC due to “changing business needs,” company spokeswoman Dana Stambaugh told the Journal.

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STORE SPACES

Johnny Rockets unveils new design

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — Johnny Rockets debuted its updated interior design at its just-opened restaurant at South Street Seaport, in New York City.

"I’ve waited 10 years for this site, and we’ve taken great care to preserve the historical aspects of the building, while keeping to the tradition of our sleek and modern American feel," said Johnny Rockets franchise owner Bill White. "

The new Seaport restaurant is the first prototype of the chain’s new interior design, which takes the traditional red, chrome and checkerboard décor and replaces it with rich earth tones for a more contemporary, warm, and upscale environment.

“Just as the Seaport has maintained its historic American heritage, while updating its offerings for visitors, we have also modernized the look and feel of our restaurant design to keep up with our Guests’ lifestyles and the ambiance of the area,” said company CEO John Fuller.

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