GreenbergFarrow completes Manhattan Mall redevelopment
New York City Architectural firm GreenbergFarrow said Thursday that it has completed the renovation and repositioning of Manhattan Mall at Herald Square, a project for which the company served as the architect.
The five-level, 400,000-sq.-ft. property was acquired by Vornado Realty Trust in 2007.
The upgrade of the retail centers, which encompasses the full Avenue of the Americas block front extending from 32nd to 33rd Streets, included improved site access and circulation, renovation of the core and atrium, relocating and adding escalators and elevators, and recladding portions of the exterior facade.
The redesign was highlighted by the opening of a new, 153,000-sq. ft. J.C. Penney, the retailer’s first Manhattan location.
Target helps active military, veterans find service opportunities
MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that it has partnered with VolunteerMatch to help connect military veterans, active military, and their families with community and civic service opportunities across the country.
Available now, military families, veterans and supporters can visit www.VolunteerMatch.org to help connect with service organizations that are available nationwide. The VolunteerMatch home page features a link to its Advanced Search page where “Military Families & Veterans” has been added as a new Interest Area — making it easy for visitors to find military-related volunteer offerings.
“At Target, we have a profound connection to this survey, as we are proud to count many veterans and military reservists among our 350,000 team members. I can’t think of a better way to show our continued support to veterans and active soldiers serving in our Armed Forces than to listen and swiftly respond to their needs,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations for Target. “This online resource provides an easy way for veterans to find meaningful volunteer and service opportunities and make connections in their local community.”
Walmart announces BlackBerry deal
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart announced that for one week, starting Nov. 14, customers will receive a $100 gift card when they purchase a BlackBerry device with a two-year contract.
“We know customers are very focused on value, and we have promised each week to deliver new savings to help them stretch their dollars this holiday season,” said Greg Hall, VP media services for Walmart U.S. “With our expansion of Walmart Wireless products over the last year, we look forward to providing an exciting offer on our BlackBerry assortment and give cellular customers an extra boost on holiday needs.”