Lowe’s opens at Golden Hills Plaza
Paso Robles, Calif. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers has announced the grand opening of Lowe’s at Golden Hills Plaza along with the formal opening of the shopping center in Paso Robles, Calif.
Regency Centers closed on the land acquisition for the shopping center in 2007 and construction on the project began in September 2008.
Lowe’s will open the 169,112-sq.-ft. store on Oct. 23.
According to Regency, it worked together with Lowe’s to create a unique architectural facade to the store’s exterior and streetscape along with period lighting to resemble the Spanish influence of the El Camino Real design era in California’s central coast. This architectural style is carried throughout the entire shopping center.
In keeping with Regency’s sustainability program called “greengenuity,” the project will use low VOC paints, energy-efficient air conditioning units and a drainage system to capture on-site storm water. Plus, Regency has donated funds for a clean-powered bus for the Paso Robles Transit Services in order to help improve regional air quality.
Golden Hills Plaza includes 223,104 sq. ft. of space for restaurant, office and retail. Additional merchants at the center include The UPS Store, Subway, Sky Nails and Spa, Me & Ed’s Pizza and El Pollo Loco on an outparcel.
Walgreens, aVinci Media’s fight against breast cancer
DRAPER, Utah. Walgreens and aVinci Media have launched a national initiative to raise vital funds and awareness for breast cancer research and support.
On Oct. 7, Walgreens offered aVinci’s My Personal Movie slideshow DVDs, retail price $19.99, for $1. aVinci Media and Walgreens extended this offer to Oct. 8. 100% of the purchase price of this item was donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Network of Strength and their missions in the fight against breast cancer. Over two days, more than $50,000 was raised for these organizations.
Chett Paulsen, CEO, aVinci Media, commented, “Each of us in someway has been personally impacted by breast cancer and our hope is that this donation-and more importantly the stories people tell-inspire, teach and provide hope for others to fight this widespread disease.”
Walgreens divisional merchandise manager Mona Kelly noted, “This initiative is one way we give back to our valued customers and provide the much needed support for this important cause.”
Fujitsu Computer Products of America names new CEO
SUNNYVALE, Calif. Fujitsu Computer Products of America announced the appointment of Etsuro Sato as president and CEO, and named Victor Kan EVP and COO.
Effective immediately, Sato will lead Fujitsu Computer Products of America forward in its next phase of development.
“Fujitsu has always been committed to creating success for our customers and partners and that has been evident in our proud history of innovation in the industry,” said Sato. “I am excited to lead Fujitsu Computer Products of America forward at a time when there are tremendous opportunities and technology advancements in the document imaging industry.”
Sato brings more than 30 years of experience to his new leadership position at Fujitsu Computer Products of America. Sato joined Fujitsu as VP Imaging Products Group, where he directed the management of the scanner and service lines for the United States and Latin America, which includes the sales, marketing, engineering and customer support departments. Previously, Sato was director of business development marketing, system products group, Fujitsu Computer Systems, where he was responsible for business planning and operation strategies.