Cold Stone Creamery opens first Pakistan store in September
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Cold Stone Creamery will open its first store in Pakistan in September. Kahala Brands, the parent company of Cold Stone Creamery, has signed a master franchise agreement with Venus Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., part of the Venus Group of companies, spearheaded by Adnan Asad.
The stores in Pakistan will be called Cold Stone Creamery Cafes. The first location will open at the Gulberg Galleria in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan. The Galleria houses international and local high-end brands and eateries. A second Cold Stone Creamery Cafe will open by the end of 2014 in Karachi, a metropolitan city with a diversified culture and the business capital of the country.
Dillard’s to Anchor Conway’s Central Landing
Conway, Ark. — The Central Landing retail development now underway in Conway, Arkansas, has added a well-established name as a key anchor for the development’s first phase. Will Wilson, president of Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC and the company’s partner, the Conway Development Corporation, announced the completion of a letter of intent with Dillard’s to become part of the Central Landing development.
The Arkansas-based retailer will become an anchor for the development’s first phase.
“Adding the commitment of Dillard’s to the retail segment of Central Landing speaks volumes about the positive retail future of this excellent site in Conway, Arkansas,” Wilson said. “Dillard’s, well known to everyone in Arkansas, will bring an exciting, state-of-the-art store to this exceptional, growing and vibrant market, only a short distance from its Little Rock corporate office.”
Bill Dillard II, CEO of Dillard’s Inc., added: “We are happy to announce our commitment to Central Landing, adding a ninth location to our home state of Arkansas. Conway is an established community and we look forward to serving this growing market that already knows Dillard’s as the hometown fashion destination.”
The new Dillard’s at Central Landing is planned at 100,000 sq. ft. and will feature the company’s latest advances in store design and construction.
The new shopping and dining destination located in the center of Conway will begin the transformation of the current airport site into a multi-use development that will serve Faulkner County, which is already recognized nationally as one of America’s fastest growing counties for population and job growth.
Central Landing is a 150-acre planned development featuring, in Phase 1, the 250,000-sq.-ft. life style center, the Shoppes at Central Landing, anchored by Dillard’s department store and to be joined by over 40 specialty stores and restaurants. Following the retail phase, the development also includes plans for hotels, office buildings, single family residential and apartment homes.
Home South to open store in Rock Hill Galleria center
Smithfield, N.C. – Home South, a specialty home furnishings chain operated by Carolina Pottery, is opening a 30,000-sq.-ft. store in the Rock Hill Galleria shopping center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in the fall. Rock Hill Galleria is anchored by Belk, Sears and J.C. Penney, plus offers a variety of specialty stores including Victoria’s Secret, Aeropostale, Hot Topic, Yankee Candle, rue21, Kay Jewelers and Bath & Body Works.
"We are thrilled to be opening our second Home South store at Rock Hill Galleria,” said Grady Marsh of Home South. “Our company is headquartered in York County, and we operated a Carolina Pottery store for years on Carowinds Boulevard, so we are very excited to once again have a retail presence in York County. We feel Rock Hill Galleria is the perfect regional destination for our business, and we look forward to serving the needs of the surrounding communities."