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& Other Stories, H&M’s sibling brand, to SoHo

BY Michael Fickes

New York — & Other Stories, a sibling brand to H&M, has leased a 10,915-sq.-ft. space at 575 Broadway in the SoHo district of Manhattan, according to RKF, which represented the landlord, 575 Broadway Associates LP, in the transaction. Cole Schotz provided legal counsel. CBRE represented & Other Stories.

Upon opening later this year, it will be & Other Stories’ first location in the United States and its eighth store worldwide. The location offers 7,215 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space and 2,750 sq. ft. on the lower level.

& Other Stories is a fashion brand offering women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create a personal style or story.

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Cadence McShane completes mall redo in Denton, Texas

BY Michael Fickes

Addison, Texas Cadence McShane Construction Company has completed the renovation and new construction assignment at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, Texas, on behalf of owners GTM Development Ltd., a joint venture created by Cencor and The MGHerring Group.

The work included an addition plus a renovation of the shopping mall’s interior food court area, retail spaces and modifications to the mall’s entrances and parking lots. Cadence McShane carried out most of the work after closing hours to avoid inconveniencing shoppers or retail tenants.

The food court received an addition of 8,009 sq. ft., providing space for new restaurants and an outdoor patio dining area. The assignment also included new flooring, skylights and seating areas throughout the mall. Exterior improvements required the demolition and reconstruction of the existing southwest and southeast entrances, providing for larger, more inviting entryways.

Cadence McShane also constructed an outdoor courtyard with shaded, synthetic turf seating areas, stone paver paths and landscape beds.

The final phase modified the mall’s main entryway and created additional entrance and exist lanes to facilitate more efficient traffic flow.

Existing parking islands were relocated enhancing the parking layout while new exterior landscaping was installed to buffer parking areas and provide green space.

The 765,000-sq.-ft. Golden Triangle Mall is home to 70 specialty retailers. Anchors include Dillard’s, Macy’s, J.C. Penney Co. and Sears.

GTM Development purchased the mall in late 2011 with plans to implement this multi-phased renovation, addition and upgrade program.

C.M. Architecture served as project architect for the second phase of the assignment, while Brockette/Davis/Drake provided the civil engineering services for the final phase of the project.

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Opry Mills adds three professionals

BY Michael Fickes

Nashville, Tenn. — Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, has expanded its staff with the addition of three new professions. Natalie Smailis has been named marketing/tourism coordinator. Jamie Phillips will serve as guest services manager. Billy Patton will step into the role of director of operations.

In her new role, Smailis will support the director of marketing and business development in revenue generation and in the development and implementation of Opry Mills’ strategic marketing program. A recent graduate of Indiana State University, Smailis received a Master’s degree in Sport Management and a Bachelors of Science in Communications/PR.

As guest services manager, Phillips will take responsibility for gift card sales, distribution of mall directories and general shopper assistance. Phillips comes to Opry Mills with several years of experience in leasing and property management, customer service training, marketing and event coordination.

In the role of director of operations, Patton will oversee property maintenance, construction and contracted services at Opry Mills. Patton has served as operations director at several Simon Property Group properties including Arizona Mills in Tempe, Ariz.

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