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Eat’n Park plans LEED-certified restaurant in Pittsburgh

BY CSA STAFF

Pittsburgh Eat’n Park announced late Thursday it is breaking ground on what it says will be the first green-certified restaurant in Pittsburgh.

According to a report in QSR magazine, the new location, in the Waterworks shopping plaza in Fox Chapel, will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-designed Eat’n Park restaurant and is part of the company’s ongoing effort to implement sustainable practices.

The new Eat’n Park location, expected to open in May 2010, will be more energy efficient and will feature Energy Star-rated equipment, as well as environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials. The restaurant will take advantage of natural light and will use light sensors to automatically dim the electric lights when it’s bright. An educational wall will explain the steps taken to push sustainability in the restaurant.

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RadioShack rumored to be moving corporate HQ

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Dallas RadioShack may be moving its corporate headquarters, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

The report suggested the electronics retailer was quietly shopping for new space and considering an office relocation both inside and outside of Fort Worth, Texas.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported that there is “buzz among Tampa area brokers and developers” about RadioShack looking quietly for a home in the area.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal said a mystery company was conducting a probe into possibly moving into the area under a project name “Project Prince.” The business behind the project is looking for a Class A office building in the 300,000 sq. ft. to 350,000 sq. ft. range.

Another indicator that RadioShack is the possible entity behind the project is the fact that developers have said they heard RadioShack is planning to re-brand itself as part of its relocation plan.

Economic development officials, who are required to maintain confidentiality, have declined to discuss the project.

Several developers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they heard that RadioShack planned to re-brand itself as part of a relocation.

The company began referring to itself as “The Shack” earlier this year.

A spokesperson for RadioShack said Thursday in a statement, “You may recall our current lease agreement with (Tarrant County College) allows RadioShack to remain in its current office space until 2011, with an option to extend through June 2013. Terms of the agreement have not been changed.” The spokesperson added, “Nothing new to discuss concerning long-term decisions.”

Other cities under consideration reportedly include Charlotte, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Albuquerque, N.M., according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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Sheetz opens third store in Greensboro, N.C.

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Altoona, Pa. Sheetz said Thursday it has opened a new store in Greensboro, N.C., the retailer’s third in the market.

The 5,000-sq.-ft. facility, which opened Thursday morning, features a full line of fresh foods and a full-service coffee and espresso bar.

The family-owned and operated convenience store chain generated more than $4.9 billion in revenue for 2008. It operates more than 350 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania; West Virginia; Maryland; Virginia; Ohio and North Carolina.

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