Chelas Mexican Grill to open at Laguna Niguel Plaza
Laguna Niguel, Calif. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said that Chelas Mexican Grill has leased restaurant space in Laguna Niguel, Calif., at Laguna Niguel Plaza.
The quick-serve Mexican restaurant has leased 1,500 sq. ft. and is slated to open in December.
The 41,943-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Albertsons alongside such national retailers as Fantastic Sams, H & R Block, CVS/pharmacy and Starbucks.
Fresh & Easy to enter Northern California
El Segundo, Calif. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has announced plans to open eight stores in Northern California in early 2011.
The stores, located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Modesto, will be Fresh & Easy’s first north of Fresno.
Fresh & Easy first opened in Southern California in November 2007, and has steadily expanded in the state since, moving into Bakersfield in December 2008 and Fresno earlier this year. Next month, Fresh & Easy will open nine stores in California, including the grocer’s 100th store in the state.
Report provides look into secret world of Trader Joe’s
New York City Trader Joe’s has never participated in a major story about its business operations. But an extensive report shows a picture of a business at a crossroads: As the supermarket retailer expands into new markets and adds stores — analysts say the grocer could easily triple its size in the coming years — it must find a way to maintain its small-store vibe with customers.