Nordstrom Rack sets 2014 opening in Riverside, Calif.
Seattle — Nordstrom plans to Nordstrom Rack at Riverside Plaza in Riverside, Calif. The approximately 45,000-sq.-ft. store will be the Rack’s first location in Riverside County when it opens in spring 2014.
Riverside Plaza is owned and managed by Vestar.
"We are excited to have Nordstrom Rack as a tenant at Riverside Plaza," said Jeff Axtell, Vestar VP of acquisitions and development. "Nordstrom Rack is a premier retailer who will be a great complement to our existing tenants."
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery expanding in Iowa and Nebraska
Memphis — Perkins Restaurant & Bakery announced a six-unit franchise development agreement in Iowa and Nebraska over the next six years.
The expanded development of the Iowa/Nebraska area was signed with Perkins franchisee CyHawk Hospitality Inc., which operates six Perkins Restaurants and Bakeries — five in Iowa and another in Independence, Mo.
The first of the six additional units opened in July in Ankeny, Iowa, to be followed by a location in Norfolk, Neb., slated to open in September.
Altoona, Iowa, is slated for early 2014 and CyHawk Hospitality is currently looking at several different communities in Nebraska as possible locations for the remaining restaurants.
Fitch names business development director
Columbus, Ohio — Fitch announced that Gina Noda has joined the company as business development director. She previously served as director of business development for Sargenti Architects, and prior to that spent 15 years at Scorpio Construction as director of marketing.
Based in the New York City area, Noda will be responsible for expanding Fitch’s presence on the East Coast, as well as across the country.