Cabela’s opens second Canadian location
Edmonton, Alberta — Cabela’s will open its first store in Canada’s Alberta province on Aug. 4. It is the second Cabela’s to open in Canada.
The 70,000-sq.-ft. store will be built in Cabela’s trademark style that showcases the best of the outdoors in a spectacular retail environment. The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s traditional store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing.
When the doors open, visitors will be greeted in an open foyer with a massive stone fireplace, sporting the atmosphere of an inviting lodge. Hand-painted murals by Edmonton brothers David and Al Thomas and museum-quality taxidermy are just some of the unique store features.
The interior will highlight the company’s next-generation layout, which is designed to immerse customers in the outdoor experience.
Gold Max opening 100 locations in California
Tustin, Calif. — Gold Max of California announced that is on track to open 100 Gold Max stores in Southern California within the next year.
With more than 150 stores, Gold Max operates the United States’ largest chain of stores specializing in buying gold and precious metals from consumers. Gold Max entered the Southern California market in the fall of 2010 and opened eight stores.
Since retaining Present Value Properties as its exclusive real estate broker for California in early 2011, Gold Max has opened six new stores in Southern California and is set to open nine more. Currently, Present Value Properties is in negotiations on additional 23 stores for Gold Max in Southern California.
“Present Value Properties has worked with us to redesign our development process to significantly reduce the time necessary to identify sites, sign deals and open stores,” said Jordan Sadoff, co-founder of Gold Max. “We are now opening stores in less than 90 days from start to finish.”
Gold Max stores can range from 700 sq. ft. to 4,000 sq. ft.
Gold Max operates over 150 cash for gold stores, including more than 60 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, 45 in Georgia and 10 in Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Dunkin’ Donuts signs agreements for 12 new units in Tampa
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts on Monday announced it has signed agreements with three franchisees to develop 12 new restaurants throughout Tampa over the next several years.
"The Sunshine State is a priority growth market for Dunkin’ Donuts in 2011, and we’re excited to expand our footprint in Tampa," said Grant Benson, CFE, VP franchising and market planning, Dunkin’ Brands.