Oakland Mall helps moms with Facebook fundraising challenge
Troy, Mich. — Oakland Mall is using social networking as a tool to get shoppers involved this Mother’s Day to benefit Moms at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting the homeless and getting them back on their feet.
From now thru Mother’s Day if you "like" Oakland Mall on Facebook, Oakland Mall and its stores will donate money, gift cards, and much needed items to DRMM. The value of the donation will be based on the number of "likes" Oakland Mall receives. Shoppers can also donate items by dropping them off at the Information Center located on the lower level of the shopping center near J.C. Penney.
Maurices to expand at Gadsden Mall in May
Gadsden, Ala. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said Wednesday that Maurices will move to a new, larger location at Gadsden Mall, in Gadsden, Ala., in May.
The 5,000-sq. ft. expanded store will be positioned near Belk.
The expansion of Maurice’s follows on the heels of the recent opening of KOBE Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.
Forest City promotes Bishop to COO, Commercial Group
Cleveland — Forest City Enterprises said Wednesday it has promoted Duane F. Bishop Jr., to the position of executive VP and COO of the company’s Commercial Group.
Bishop was previously executive VP – Asset Management.
Forest City’s Commercial Group, the largest of three major strategic business units, includes the company’s retail, office and hotel properties.
In this new role, Bishop will report directly to James A. Ratner, chairman, president and CEO of the Commercial Group. His responsibilities will include asset management, leasing, finance and financial reporting.