Fusion Performing Arts Center opens at Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, N.J. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust announced that Fusion Performing Arts Center has opened at Voorhees Town Center, located in Voorhees, N.J.
The new 6,346-sq.-ft. center, which features such events as dance workshops, theater productions and local band performances, is located on the lower level across from Tilt Studio.
In October, Fusion organized South Jersey’s largest live performance of “Thriller,” performed at “Thriller Night,” and hosted the Fusion Rock Show for local bands. Fusion also has a holiday show in the works that puts a modern twist on the classic story of “The Nutcracker.”
Gap debuts in Poland
New York City — Gap Inc. on Thursday opened its first store in Poland, in Warsaw’s Arkadia mall.
Gap and its Polish franchise partner, Ultimate Fashion, are planning to open more stores in Poland in 2012 and expand to other countries in the region.
Fannie May Fine Chocolates in 62-store franchise deal
Carle Place, N.Y. — 1-800-Flowers.com announced Tuesday the signing of a 45-store franchise development agreement for its Fannie May Fine Chocolates division with GB Chocolates. The agreement calls for 45 new Fannie May franchise stores beginning in December 2011, with all open and operating by year-end 2014.
The first three stores under the agreement are slated to open in Minnesota in time for the Christmas holiday. The agreement provides exclusive development rights for several Midwestern states as well as specific cities in Florida and Ohio.
In addition to the development agreement, GB Chocolates has also acquired 17 existing Fannie May stores from the company. The stores are located in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan.
Financial terms were not released.