Max-Wellness to open new Mini-Max store format
Cleveland — Max-Wellness will debut its new format, Mini-Max, in Moorings Park, a premier upscale retirement community in Naples, Fla. The store will be located in a new facility in the community, The Center for Healthy Living, which features medical and exercise facilities, a spa and beauty center, plus a 75-seat movie theatre.
The new Mini-Max Moorings will be a prototype operation used as a springboard for future expansion in other markets throughout the country. There are approximately 30,000 retirement facilities operating in the U.S. and Max-Wellness intends to focus primarily on upscale operations.
The merchandise selected for the Moorings Park location was done in collaboration with its medical staff and wellness providers. Products range from natural and organic vitamins and supplements to mobility devices, fitness items, braces, supports and everything for head-to-toe care.
Max-Wellness, founded by Michael Feuer, opened its first stores three years ago. Feuer, the CEO of Max-Wellness, was also the co-founder of OfficeMax and its CEO for 16 years. Max-Wellness operates stores in Ohio and Florida, and last year launched Wellness-in-a-Box, an automated retailing dispensing station located in major airports such as New York City’s JFK, and Huston’s Bush International. The kiosk features a customized assortment of approximately 75 health-and-wellness products specifically tailored to the needs of travelers.
The company is also exploring deploying its boxes on college campuses and in hospitals, retirement communities and large corporate headquarters.
Waffle restaurant expands presence with Strand on 5th unit
Huntington Beach, Calif. — Bruxie announced that it opened its fifth waffle restaurant, with a new unit in Southern California in Huntington Beach on April 23.
Bruxie Gourmet Waffles opened at The Strand on 5th, a collection of shops and restaurants, boutique hotel and office space. Other key retail tenants to the coastal attraction include RA Sushi, Forever 21, Skechers, Active Ride, Rip Curl, Merrilee’s Swimwear, Johnny Rockets, ANGL, and CVS Pharmacy.
Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney opened their first Bruxie location in 2010 in Old Towne Orange, and a second location one year later on the Birch Street Promenade in Brea Downtown. Bruxie’s third location opened in Rancho Santa Margarita in May 2012 and, most recently, a fourth restaurant opened at The Shoppes at Chino Hills in November 2012.
The Huntington Beach restaurant features more than 90 seats of combined indoor and outdoor seating, and debuts the chain’s first Bruxie Streetside walk-up window.
New tenants bring Grace Park to near 100% occupancy
Morrisville, N.C. — The Kalikow Group, on behalf of KEP Morrisville Realty and EYC Cos., said that Grace Park, a mixed-use development featuring 90,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor and outparcel retail space, as well as 180 residences, is nearing 100% occupancy with the addition of four new tenants.
Trali Irish Pub, leased 4,100 sq. ft. at the Morrisville, N.C. property, and Health Station will occupy 1,500 sq. ft. Ladders Teaching Supply is opening a 1,500-sq.-ft. store and Italian restaurant Mare leased 3,200 sq. ft.
Existing tenants include Starbucks, 5 Hot Chilies, Peppers Market, Pristine Auto Spa, Salon 93, Quizno’s Subs, Buffalo Wings and Rings, Dairy Queen, Bite Dental, Anytime Fitness, Red Polish Nail Bar, NC Bagel Café and Goodwill.