General Growth names fearless fashionista blogger
Los Angeles — Self-proclaimed beauty and fashion junky, Jennifer Geisman, creator of Beautygrl.com, has begun writing a new fashion and lifestyle blog, “Fearless Fashionista,” for four Southern California retail centers, owned and managed by General Growth Properties.
The centers include Galleria at Tyler, Glendale Galleria, Northridge Fashion Center and Otay Ranch Town Center. The blog is available at each center’s website.
Crazy 8 signs into Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda, Calif. — Crazy 8 has signed a 10-year lease for a 3,117-sq.-ft. space at the Alameda South Shore Center in Alameda, Calif. The deal will bring the 594,000 open-air lifestyle center up to an occupancy rate of 92%. The new store is slated to open this fall.
SRS Real Estate Partners represented Crazy 8 in the transaction. Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank represented Jamestown, the shopping center’s owner.
One of Gymboree’s brands, Crazy 8 stores number more than 300.
Dunkin’ Donuts to open seven new Wisconsin locations
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group Travel Mart for seven new restaurants in La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wis.
The first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the remainder by 2020.
C-store operator Travel Mart currently has 10 area convenience stores as well as six Dunkin’ Donuts in Wisconsin. The group previously committed to open an additional seven Dunkin’ Donuts and, with the just-announced seven, will operate a total of 20 by 2020.