Fresh Market Anchors Abercorn Walk
Columbia, S.C., Private retail real estate company Edens & Avant is opening a 70,000-sq.-ft. lifestyle center Abercorn Walk in Savannah, GA. The center’s grocery anchor, The Fresh Market, will open Aug. 31. Chico’s, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Kirkland’s and White House/Black Market will also open at Abercorn Walk.
Landau Jewelers Expands in Manhattan
New York City, Landau Jewelers leased 280 sq. ft. at 794 Madison Ave. for its sixth Manhattan location. Cushman & Wakefield Retail Brokerage professionals Joanne Podell and Mark Price represented the landlord, Williamsburg Assets, in marketing the available retail space and in lease negotiations. Landau was represented by Judson Realty.
Macy’s Banner to Fly Over May
Cincinnati, Federated Department Stores Inc. will convert 330 stores owned by May Department Stores Co. to Macy’s after Federated’s takeover of May is complete. Famous-Barr, Filene’s, Hecht’s and Kaufmann’s are among the banners to be converted to Macy’s as of fall 2006, according to Jim Sluzewski, Federated spokesman. Federated will also sell 68 stores, 27 of which are Federated stores, in 2006. The company said that after the conversions take place, there will be 730 Macy’s nationwide.
Federated will keep the Lord & Taylor name, which represents 58 stores. It is still studying the Marshall Field’s name, which represents 60 stores. The company says it will not eliminate any jobs before March 1, and all May stores will keep their current names until after this year’s holiday season.