Marcus announces tenants for Corners of Brookfield
Milwaukee — The Marcus Corporation has announced the initial line-up of tenants at The Corners of Brookfield, an open-air, town-center-style development in Brookfield, Wis. The mixed-use 460,000-sq.-ft. development will be anchored by Wisconsin’s first Von Maur department store, which will span 140,000 sq. ft.
The announcement followed a vote by the Brookfield Board approving the development agreement between the town and Marcus. The agreement provides for tax incremental financing for the project.
Tenants planning to open at The Corners of Brookfield include:
• Arhaus Furniture
• Brio Tuscan Grille
• Café Benelux
• Colectivo Coffee
• Crave Restaurant
• Grimaldi’s Pizza
• Hot Mama
• White House | Black Market
In February 2013, Marcus announced that it had signed an agreement with the Mandel Group to direct development of the residential component of The Corners.
Quaker Steak & Lube to develop restaurants in Nebraska and Iowa
Sharon, Pa. — Casual-dining brand Quaker Steak & Lube announced an area development agreement with Bosselman Food Services to open two locations in Nebraska and one in Iowa, which will mark the brand’s entrance into the state of Nebraska. Bosselman Food Services plans to open one Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant per year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
"We look forward to the opening of our first restaurant next year, and are excited for a great future with Quaker Steak & Lube," said Charlie Bosselman, president of the Bosselman Cos.
Located in Grand Island, Neb., Bosselman Food Services has targeted the Nebraska areas of North Platte, Lincoln, Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney and Omaha, as well as Des Moines in Iowa as potential development sites for the new restaurants.
"We are projecting a record-breaking 2014 for the Quaker Steak & Lube brand, and this agreement with Bosselman Food Services further validates our growth and national expansion," said John Longstreet, president and CEO, Quaker Steak & Lube.
Quaker Steak & Lube operates more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Inland Real Estate Group receives ethics award
Oak Brook, Ill. — The Inland Real Estate Group of Cos. has been named the recipient of the 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau.
The award was presented at the 17th Annual BBB Awards Luncheon Ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in Rosemont, Ill.
This is the second Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics that Inland has received from the BBB. The company was presented with its first Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2009. Last year’s winner was The Boeing Co.
“It is unusual to be recognized for the ethics award more than once by the BBB, whose name has long been synonymous with the highest standards of ethical conduct in business,” said Daniel L. Goodwin, chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group of Cos.
According to the BBB, Torch Award honorees are companies that exemplify ethical business practices and a superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit their consumers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and surrounding communities. Companies are judged by an independent panel in five categories based on number of employees. With more than 1,500 nominees for 2014, competition for the award was at a record level this year.