REAL ESTATE

Hobby Lobby, Ashley Furniture, Total Wine to open in Las Vegas

BY CSA STAFF

Las Vegas X Team International, an international alliance of retail real estate advisors, announced the completion of two purchases and one lease transaction by Las Vegas-based partner Dunbar Commercial.

All three transactions are located in the Galleria Mall trade area, and include the opening of Hobby Lobby’s first-ever Las Vegas location — a 51,296-sq.-ft. building purchased in the Whitney Ranch Shopping Center anchored by Target and Ross.

Ashley Furniture purchased a 37,707-sq.-ft. free-standing building at the Galleria at Sunset Mall. Previously occupied by Linens ’N Things, the building has been vacant for nearly two years and will serve as an upgrade for Ashley from a previously leased 35,261-sq.-ft. location at nearby Sunmark Plaza.

Total Wine & More will open in a 21,909-sq.-ft. space previously occupied by Shoe Pavilion. The new store will be the retailer’s second in Las Vegas.

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Licensing industry honors Hasbro leader

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NEW YORK Alan Hassenfeld, chairman of the executive committee and former chairman of the board Hasbro and the late Stephen Hassenfeld, CEO and chairman of the board until 1989, have been selected for induction into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will take place on June 8 at the second annual LIMA Opening Night Awards Party at Licensing International Expo 2010, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“Stephen and Alan transformed their family’s Rhode Island toy company into a global marketing powerhouse, along the way garnering Wall Street’s respect for toy companies,” said Charles Riotto, president of LIMA. “They also share LIMA’s commitment to integrity in business and to giving back to the communities and consumers who support our business. LIMA is proud to honor them as licensing industry pioneers at Licensing International Expo this June.”

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Sears selects TweetMyJOBS to promote employment opportunities

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Sears Holdings has selected TweetMyJOBS, a company that uses social media and other digital platforms to inform members of new job opportunities.

“Last year, Sears Holdings posted more than 500 thousand job openings through several traditional job recruiting channels, but we’re quickly realizing that we needed to broaden our employment marketing to include social media,” said Lance Brolin, director of talent and human capital services operation for Sears Holdings. “We’ve chosen to work with TweetMyJOBS because their service is an innovative approach that can save us time, money and, most importantly, bring us the quality candidates we need.”

Job seekers can search TweetMyJOBS.com by type of work, location or specific company, or choose to receive instant notification via text message when a job fitting their criteria is posted. Online, through computers or smartphones, they can see detailed information about available positions, and view recruiter or employer web pages which further describe the job listings. After identifying a position that is ideal for them, job seekers can apply in a few short clicks. They can also proactively tweet their resume out on the “Twittersphere” for recruiters to find while searching for job candidates.

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