Guitar Center to open at Oakview Plaza North
Omaha, Neb. –– New York City-based The Lightstone Group said Thursday that Guitar Center has signed a 10-year, 18,000-sq.-ft. lease at Oakview Plaza located in Omaha, Neb.
Built in 1999, Oakview Plaza is a power center that serves Omaha’s westward expansion, and comprises three single-story retail buildings located on approximately 19.6 acres of land and containing approximately 177,303 rentable sq. ft. It is tenanted by Famous Footwear, Men’s Warehouse, PetSmart, Panera, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Babies "R” Us.
Kite Realty Group completes five deals in South Florida
Pembroke Pines, Fla. — Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group said Thursday that five new tenants will open at Cobblestone Plaza, located in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
The center is anchored by Whole Foods, All Pets Emporium and Party City.
The new tenants, all of which are slated to open fall 2011, include Russo’s Coal Fire Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria for 3,334 sq. ft., Mattress Firm for 3,150 sq. ft., Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt for 1,737 sq. ft., Pines Injury Chiropractic Center for 3,200 sq. ft. and Orange Theory Fitness for 2,600 sq. ft.
Walmart raises dividend
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart said Thursday that it is increasing its annual dividend 21% on the back of strong earnings.
The retailer last month reported a 27% increase in fourth-quarter net income as it benefited from cost-cutting and strong international sales. Walmart said it will pay an annual dividend this year of $1.46, up from $1.21. It will pay quarterly dividends of 36.5 cents in April, June, September and January in fiscal 2012, which ends Jan. 31.
The next dividend will be paid on April 4 to shareholders of record on March 11.
Walmart president and CEO Mike Duke said the company was able to boost its dividend because of its earnings performance in fiscal 2011 and its strong financial position.