J.C. Penney to renovate, expand Rock Hill Galleria store
Rock Hill, S.C. — The developers of Rock Hill Galleria, in Rock Hill, S.C., said Tuesday that the 470,000-sq.-ft. regional mall will initiate a comprehensive renovation and expansion of mall anchor J.C. Penney.
Construction will begin soon and is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.
J.C. Penney has been a key department store anchor at Rock Hill Galleria since 1991. The expansion will increase the store’s size from 51,600 sq. ft. to more than 83,000 sq. ft. and will move the department store retailer into its latest design format.
Rock Hill Galleria is also anchored by Belk and Sears, and features retailers such as Victoria’s Secret, Aeropostale, Hot Topic, Yankee Candle, rue21, Kay Jewelers and Bath & Body Works.
Toys ‘R’ Us unveils enhanced Imaginarium in-store shops
Wayne, N.J. — As part of a re-imagination of its Imaginarium brand, Toys “R” Us said Tuesday it will redesign its in-store Imaginarium shops nationwide with enhanced offerings and products in both bricks-and-mortar stores and online.
The retailer said it will support the Imaginarium redesign and product expansion with a fully integrated marketing program that includes print advertisements, as well as in-store and online boutiques.
Beginning Oct. 4, surrounding an expanded collection of educational toys will be such in-store additions as increased interactivity in the Imaginarium Express train section, the Imaginarium Pretend doll section and Imaginarium Harmony music section.
The new in-store feature shop will be prominently located in the front of stores to showcase the Toys “R” Us Imaginarium brand.
KFC awarded LEED Gold
New York City — A KFC restaurant in Indianapolis has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the state’s first LEED-certified retail establishment.
KFC was awarded certification on a number of green design and construction features, including energy efficiency. The restaurant is designed to use 25% less energy and water than a conventional KFC restaurant. It features energy-efficient cooking equipment, low-power, LED lighting, locally sourced building materials, fixtures designed for lower water use, waste recycling (including cooking oil and plastics) and many other green innovations.