Leslie’s Poolmart to grand-open two stores on path to 48
Phoenix — Leslie’s Poolmart, parent to Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies, said Monday that it will grand-open two stores on May 3, putting the retailer on track toward opening its previously announced 48 new stores between March and May 2013.
The May 3 grand openings are in Springfield, Pa., and in Oceanside, Calif.
Petco to open at Hamilton Plaza
Hamilton Township, N.J. — North Plainfield, N.J.-based Levin Management Corp. said that Petco will open a store at Hamilton Plaza, located in Hamilton Township, N.J.
The pet supply retailer leased 13,640 sq. ft. at the 175,515-sq.-ft. center which is anchored by ShopRite and A.C. Moore. Other tenants include Sleepy’s, Dollar Tree, Hallmark, New Wave Wireless, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Texas Roadhouse.
Simon Property names senior communications exec
Indianapolis — Simon Property Group announced that it has named Liz Zale as senior VP in a newly created role overseeing corporate affairs and communications, effective May 1.
Zale’s responsibilities will include supervision of Simon’s investor relations, public relations, corporate communications, and government relations functions.
She previously served as senior VP investor relations for Nielsen Holdings.