REAL ESTATE

Designer, artist expands on Madison Avenue

BY CSA STAFF

New York City The leasing team of Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph Aquino of Prudential Douglas Elliman’s retail leasing, marketing and sales division said Monday it has leased space for the expansion of collector, designer and artist Deborah Buck’s Buck House at 1318 Madison Avenue.

Prudential Douglas Elliman represented both the landlord and tenant in the long-term lease.

Located along New York City’s Madison Avenue, the boutique features a European-style townhouse garden; neighboring stores include antique dealers Linda Horn, Gerald Bland Gallery, Carnegie Hill Antiques and other interior design, furniture and objects d’art stores.

This is the third New York location for Buck House.

“That Buck House is expanding says a lot about the state of retail in this city,” said Aquino. “It’s not just the essentials that are selling well. New Yorkers are out there shopping at every price point.”

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Bi-Lo names new merchandising, store ops execs

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NEW YORK Bi-Lo has appointed Bill Nasshan to SVP merchandising and marketing, and Anthea Jones to SVP store operations.

Nasshan most recently served as SVP marketing and merchandising at Shaw’s Supermarkets. Prior to that he was SVP merchandising at Borders Books Music and Video and a category management consultant for The Partnering Group.

Jones has been VP, non-foods and pharmacy; regional VP; and director of customer Service at Bi-Lo. He began his career at Food Lion as a courtesy clerk.

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Blockbuster to sell netbooks at select stores

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DALLAS Blockbuster continues to look for new ways to diversify its offerings. This time, the movie rental company is selling netbooks at 1,000 U.S. stores.

The retailer will offer the ARCHOS 10 netbook, a mini notebook that includes an embedded link to www.blockbuster.com .The netbook retails for $299.99 and weighs less than 2.8 pounds.

“Blockbuster strives to provide consumers with convenient access to media entertainment when and where they want it. Enhancing our consumer electronics offerings with an affordably priced netbook that allows customers to access our online rental, retail and download services, whether they’re at home or on the road, is a natural fit,” said Joanne DeLorenzo, VP product for Blockbuster Inc.

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