In-N-Out Burger to open new location in Tucson
Tucson, Ariz. Commercial Retail Advisors said Wednesday that In-N-Out Burger has signed a 20-year lease with General Growth Properties for a 45,000-sq.-ft. padsite at the Oracle Road entrance of the Tucson Mall in Tucson, Ariz.
A new 3,500-sq.-ft. drive-thru restaurant building will be constructed on the site. Construction is scheduled to start in September with opening planned for first quarter 2011.
This restaurant will be In-N-Out Burger’s sixth within the Tucson area.
Houston Kroger store expanded, remodeled
New York City Centro Properties Group said Monday that the Kroger store in its Merchants Park Shopping Center in Houston has completed a comprehensive expansion and remodeling project.
The newly expanded 89,000-sq.-ft. store, which opened June 9, is the grocer’s largest in Houston proper. It features enhanced in-store departments as well as a drive-thru pharmacy lane, fuel center, Starbucks Coffee shop and lounge area with free Wi-Fi.
Merchants Park is nearing completion of its $7-million two-part redevelopment. The first phase reconfigured the shopping center to accommodate a new 30,000-sq.-ft. Ross Dress for Less and a 9,000-sq.-ft. O’Reilly Auto. The second phase included the expansion of Kroger as well as the construction of approximately 9,500 sq. ft. of additional retail space. The new retail building, still under construction, is slated for completion in September.
Some of the new retailers who have executed leases in the new building at Merchants Park include GNC, Sally Beauty Supply, and Subway. Tuesday Morning, another new retailer to the center, has also recently opened.
TJX Cos. to expand Marshalls into Canada with up to 100 units long-term
Framingham, Mass. TJX Cos. said Tuesday that it will expand its Marshalls store chain into Canada, with plans to open six locations there initially and up to 100 stores ultimately.
The first Canadian unit is slated to open next spring, according to Carol Meyrowitz, president and CEO, who also said that TJX’s Canadian division has the retailer’s highest returns.
“Canada has been a very successful market for TJX since we first entered in 1990,” she said in a statement. She noted that the Canadian market can ultimately support 90 to 100 Marshalls stores.
Marshalls in Canada will be managed by TJX Canada, the operating group managing the Winners, HomeSense and StyleSense chains there.
TJX has not yet announced specific locations for the Canadian launch.
The company operates 903 T.J. Maxx stores, 819 Marshalls stores, 328 HomeGoods stores and 154 A.J. Wright stores in the United States. In Canada, the company operates 208 Winners locations, 79 HomeSense units and three StyleSense stores. In Europe, the company operates 281 T.K. Maxx stores and 19 HomeSense stores.