Golfsmith opens largest golf and tennis store in Calif.
Irvine, Calif. Golfsmith International Holdings announced the unveiling of its new 40,000-sq.-ft. playground for golfers and tennis players in Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif.
The new Golfsmith Xtreme in Irvine, Calif., is the largest golf and tennis store in California.
Based on the retailer’s interactive superstore format, Golfsmith Xtreme features an expansive nine-bay indoor driving range with state-of-the-art launch monitors and Certified PGA Pro golf instruction from GolfTEC.
Payless ShoeSource to open franchise stores in Philippines
Topeka, Kan. Payless ShoeSource said Tuesday that it will begin selling shoes in the Philippines as part of an international expansion.
Payless will work with Stores Specialists, which is based in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to open its first store there by mid-2010. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
Plans include opening five stores to start and more to follow.
Payless, a unit of Collective Brands, also plans to open franchised stores in the Middle East and Russia next year.
Developers Diversified names leasing exec
Beachwood, Ohio Developers Diversified Realty Corp. said Tuesday it has appointed Kurt Palmer to director of specialty leasing.
Palmer will oversee specialty leasing for the company’s portfolio of lifestyle centers, mixed-use centers and enclosed malls.