E-commerce, mobile payment providers partner for global retail network
Los Angeles — International payment and business development platform Payelp Global is partnering with mobile payment service Onebip, part of global mobile commerce group Neomobile.
The partnership enables Payelp’s retailers to be able to offer Onebip’s mobile payment service to their customers, which expands Payelp’s existing mobile payment solutions. Onebip enables retailers to seamlessly monetize digital goods and services to their users on a global scale and also provides consumers with a secure way of paying for their purchases via mobile without the need of a credit card or bank account.
“We are very pleased to be working with Payelp, a well known e-commerce and business development platform with wide global coverage and top online brands,” said Massimiliano Silenzi, executive director and head of Onebip. “Onebip’s partnership with Payelp will provide online merchants with the opportunity to maximize their revenue with mobile carrier billing payments and at the same time offer their customers a seamless payment experience.”
DDR completes redevelopment of Roswell, Ga., center
Beachwood, Ohio — DDR Corp. has announced the completion of a $12 million redevelopment project at Sandy Plains Village, a power center located in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell.
The redevelopment installed a 60,000-sq.-ft. Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in a space formerly occupied by a traditional grocer. The new location is DDR’s 79th Wal-Mart store and the company’s eighth in the Atlanta market.
The project also included the consolidation of three vacant small shop units and a mass-merchandising space where the lease had expired to accommodate a new 45,000-sq.-ft. Movie Tavern, which offers in-theater dining. The facility features stadium seating in eleven auditoriums.
The redevelopment improved the leased rate from 20% to 90%.
New tenants head to East Peoria’s Levee District
Peoria, Ill. — Called The Levee District, the 86-acre new downtown going up in East Peoria, Ill., will include 500,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space as well as office, hotel and civic components.
Four new retailers recently inked leases for space in The Levee District.
Construction is well underway on a 10,400-sq.-ft. space next to Gordmans to be occupied by Shoe Dept Encore. The new store plans to open in the spring of 2014.
Lane Bryant will occupy 5,000 sq. ft. on the other side of Gordmans. Site construction is underway and plans call for a late spring 2014 opening.
Diva Nails will soon join GNC and Jersey Mike’s in the multi-tenant building on W. Washington Street. Diva will occupy 1,135 sq. ft.
McDonald’s will open a new location on Spinder Drive during the summer of 2014. The restaurant will occupy 1.24 acres.