Five & Dime to expand nationally
New York City Five & Dime General Stores said Wednesday that it has teamed with commercial real estate firm Prime Sites to launch a national expansion initiative for the dime-store retailer.
According to Prime Sites, it will create a feasibility study on tourism markets throughout the United States. “Our goal is to provide our client — Five & Dime General Stores — with a comprehensive look at key locations in hard core tourism markets throughout the country,” said Daniel O’Grady of Prime Sites.
In August 1997, Woolworth’s announced it was closing all of its U.S. stores.
Five & Dime General Stores are owned and operated by UTBW (“Used To Be Woolworth’s”) LLC.
Elder-Beerman in Centerville, Ohio, to shutter
York, Pa. The Bon-Ton Stores announced that it will close its 191,000-Sq.-ft. Elder-Beerman store in Centerville Place in Centerville, Ohio. The location is scheduled to close by late January 2011.
Bud Bergren, president and CEO, commented, “The company continually reviews the performance of its assets; as a result of a review of the Centerville location and its proximity to our Dayton Mall store, we made the decision to close this location. We will continue to provide great service and an outstanding merchandise assortment to our Dayton-area shoppers at our remaining six Elder-Beerman stores.”
New supermarket has rustic design
New York City Pequot Lakes Supervalu has opened in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country. The new supermarket features a rustic design modeled after the area’s numerous vacation cottages and wilderness homes. Designed by Supervalu Store Design Services, the 30,000-sq.-ft. supermarket is outfitted with authentic cabin decor, including split log signage, stacked stone pillars, deer antler chandeliers and even hanging canoes that once belonged to a local resort.
To make the store especially relevant to the Pequot Lakes community, the interior walls are lined with photos of outdoor recreation in the region, each aisle directory is named after a nearby lake and bulletin boards in the dining area give anglers an opportunity to show off their latest catch.
Although Pequot Lakes flies the Supervalu banner, it is actually owned by an independent grocer supplied by Supervalu’s wholesale division.