Englewood Construction to launch four Midwestern projects
Chicago — Englewood Construction announced Wednesday that its retail group has begun work on four new projects, including three in the Chicago market and one in Columbus, Ohio.
In late February, Englewood Construction began building its eighth American Girl store – a 12,832-sq.-ft. space in Easton Town Center, in Columbus, Ohio; another large project this year for Englewood is the 20,000-sq.-ft. prep work for a Saks Fifth Avenue store in the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago, a 530,000-sq.-ft. outlet center set to open Aug. 1 in Rosemont, Ill.
The company is also remodeling two Chicago locations for Trader Joe’s – a 15,000-sq.-ft. store at 1147 S. Wabash Ave. and a 4,500-sq.-ft. store at 1840 N. Clybourn Ave.
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7-Eleven targets 50,000 stores by end of Q1
Dallas — 7-Eleven announced Tuesday that the company achieved record store growth in 2012 and expects the number of 7-Eleven stores worldwide to pass the 50,000-store mark by the end of the first quarter.
The c-store chain added nearly 5,000 stores globally in 2012; 1,000 were in the U.S. and Canada. At year’s end, 7-Eleven operated 49,500 stores in 16 countries.
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Cheesecake Factory to make state debut in Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — Taubman Centers, owner of Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Mich., said Friday that The Cheesecake Factory will make a Michigan debut with a new restaurant opening at Twelve Oaks.
The 8,430-sq.-ft. Cheesecake Factory will open in latter 2013, and will feature French limestone floors, decorative columns, hand-painted murals and contemporary lighting.
Twelve Oaks Mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, J.C. Penney, Sears and the Lifestyle Café Food Court.