Five Guys Burgers and Fries to open at Geneva Commons
Geneva, Ill. — Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Mid-America Asset Management said that Five Guys Burgers and Fries recently signed a lease for 2,158 sq. ft. at Geneva Commons in Geneva, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago.
The new restaurant will open at the 437,650-sq.-ft. lifestyle center in the spring.
In other Geneva Commons news, the following retailers recently renewed their leases at the lifestyle center: Chicago Home Fitness, Francesca’s Collections, Kay Jewelers, Learning Express and Stride Rite.
BJ’s Restaurants opens in Tyler, Texas
Huntington Beach, Calif. — BJ’s Restaurants on Tuesday announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Tyler, Texas on Feb. 28.
The new, 8,000-sq.-ft. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is the newest addition to the 650,000-sq.-ft. Broadway Square Mall.
According to Jerry Deitchle, chairman and CEO of BJ’s, the company is on track to open as many as 12 to 13 new restaurants during 2011 and currently has six new restaurants under construction for planned openings later this year.
BJ’s Restaurants owns and operates 103 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse or BJ’s Pizza & Grill brand names.
Paducah firm named to renovate Kentucky Oaks Mall
Paducah, Ky. — Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. said that A&K Construction, based in Paducah, Ky., will serve as general contractor for the multi-million-dollar renovation of Kentucky Oaks Mall, also located in Paducah.
A&K Construction will guide the work that will transform the look of the 28-year-old mall, with new entrance features, ceiling treatments, skylights, upgraded flooring, energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems, modernized public restrooms and other amenities.
Physical work is slated to begin immediately, with a completion date of November 2011.