Hyde Park Village signs 10 new retailers
Tampa, Fla. — Madison Marquette Retail Services has announced the opening of five new retailers with five more to come this year at its Hyde Park Village shopping center in Tampa, Fla.
The five open retailers include a 1,430-sq.-ft. Francesca’s Collections and four local and regional names: Betty with 1,000 sq. ft., a 939-sq.-ft. Don Me Now Styling & Clothing Lounge, FITniche with 2,251 sq. ft. and Piquant, a French restaurant and bakery, which took 5,397 sq. ft.
Still to come is a 6,500-sq.-ft. West Elm, slated to open in September. Another four local and regional names have signed on to take residence this year. Online retailer Dixieland Monogram will open its first brick and mortar store with 939 sq. ft. High Cotton Living will use 1,645 sq. ft. to sell furniture, home goods, clothing and accessories. Navy has taken 562 sq. ft. for its women’s shoes, jewelry and accessories boutique. Finally, The White Magnolia Bridal Collection will occupy 1,239 sq. ft.
Center City Philadelphia has a Theory
Philadelphia — Men’s and women’s apparel retailer, Theory has taken 3,000 sq. ft. at 1616 Walnut Street in Center City Philadelphia near Rittenhouse Square, according to Fameco Real Estate.
Fameco represented the building’s ownership group of Federal Capital, Alterra Property and Cross Properties in the transaction.
Buffets appoints two senior executives
Greer, S.C. — Buffets, the parent company of six family style steak buffet restaurant chains, has named Chip Romp to the newly created position of VP Training and Jay Allen to Senior VP Real Estate and Development.
A 20-year training veteran, Romp comes to the company from the Italian Fast Casual concept Fazoli’s, where he served as VP Training, Development & Ops Services. He also has training experience with Applebee’s International, Damon’s International and Jillian’s Entertainment.
With more than 25 years experience, Allen most recently served as the VP Restaurant Development for Focus Brands. He has also held senior executive positions with Marriott Contract Service providers, O’Charley’s and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Buffets’ six restaurant brands operate 344 restaurants in 35 states.