REAL ESTATE

Five Guys Burgers and Fries to open at Overlake Fashion Plaza

BY CSA STAFF

Redmond, Wash. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has leased restaurant space in Redmond, Wash., at Overlake Fashion Plaza to Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Five Guys has leased 2,475 sq. ft., and is slated to open for business this summer.

The 80,555-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Marshalls alongside national retailers such as Men’s Wearhouse, Payless Shoe Source, and Avenue.

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Home Depot centralizes in-store hiring

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New York City — The Home Depot has streamlined its in-store hiring process by centralizing it at the corporate level, making the process more uniform across the chain. Potential store hires now go through two reviews at the corporate level before they are even granted an in-person store interview, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported.

To read the full story, go to ajc.com/business/home-depot-centralizes-in-867327.html

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Timberland opens eco-friendly store in Boston

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Stratham, N.H. — The Timberland Co. has opened its new Boston retail location, at 201 Newbury Street. Construction on the store — housed in the old Prince School building — began earlier this year.

In step with Timberland stores worldwide, the new 2,500-sq.-ft. space is designed to reflect the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability. Eco-conscious build-out features include the use of reclaimed wood and other materials; FSC certified woods; LED lighting; Energy Star eligible equipment and appliances; low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints; "Ecotech" recycled stoneware floor tiles; tabletops reclaimed from athletic bleachers; and water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

The space also features an original 25-ft. x 4-ft. mural, which celebrates Boston neighborhoods as well as "green spaces" throughout the Boston area.

"Everything we do is informed by our New England heritage — from how we design our products and build our stores to how we engage with the local community,” said Jeff Swartz, president & CEO, Timberland.

Click here to see more photos of new the Timberland store.

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