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Harris Teeter to open new eco-friendly grocery store

BY CSA STAFF

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Harris Teeter is breaking ground on a new, environmentally friendly store that will anchor the 60,500-sq.-ft. Rivertowne Place shopping center in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

As proposed, the 53,000-sq.-ft. Harris Teeter will be part of South Carolina’s first shopping center to be registered under the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Sustainable attributes include recycled construction materials, low-flow toilets, energy-efficient lighting and new refrigeration methods.

“We are going to recycle as much as possible,” said Dawn Reeves, director of environmental sustainability for Harris Teeter.

The Rivertowne store is part of an expansion plan that the Matthews, N.C.-based grocery chain mapped out last year. At least six locations have been proposed for the local area. The Mt. Pleasant store will be the company’s third in the town.

Harris Teeter opened its first LEED-certified grocery store May 6 near Charlottesville, Va. Two others are in the works, in northern Virginia and Maryland.

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P.F. Chang’s expanding to Mexico

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New York City P.F. Chang’s China Bistro said it is expanding to Mexico, with the first location to open in Mexico City in the fourth quarter.

The company will develop 30 restaurants in Mexico over the next decade via a license agreement with Alsea SAB de CV, an operator of fast food and casual restaurants in Mexico.

P.F. Chang’s operates restaurants under the P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner names.

 

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Saks to anchor new Westchester, N.Y., shopping center

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Las Vegas Cleveland-based Forest City Ratner Cos. said Monday on the trade show floor at ICSC’s RECon 2009, that Saks Fifth Avenue will anchor Ridge Hill, the developer’s mixed-use shopping center in Westchester, N.Y. The center is currently under construction.

The 80,000-sq.-ft. store will be two levels and feature its usual assortment of apparel collections from high-end designers, as well as accessories, cosmetics and gifting merchandise.

The new store is the first Saks location in the county.

The new shopping center will also feature approximately 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail space and will host other retailers such as Banana Republic, L.L. Bean and a Cinema De Lux, a multiplex cinema operated by National Amusements.

The open-air mall will also feature approximately 150,000 sq. ft. of office space, and a residential component of 1,000 apartments.

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