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Ovando to open on Upper East Side

BY CSA STAFF

New York City Winick Realty announced Wednesday that Ovando, a full-service floral and event company, has leased its second retail store at 19 East 65th Street in Manhattan, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.

Ovando is building out the 1,000-sq.-ft. store now and plans to open before the end of 2010.

Ovando already operates one boutique at 337 Bleecker Street, between West 10th Street and Christopher Street, as well as a production studio at 120 West 28th Street, between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue.

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Modell’s unveils renovated Times Square flagship

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New York City Modell’s Sporting Goods has taken the wraps off its newly renovated Times Square flagship. The two-level, 20,000-sq.-ft. store displays top brands in distinct category shops.

Among the store’s attraction are a Manhattan-styled playground-style court, complete with a street-style backboard and rim and park bleachers, which is built into the design of a 4,000-sq.-ft. Nike concept shop on the store’s main level. Other attractions include a New York Yankees ticket booth offering same-day game tickets for prices that are up to 50% off face value, and a cap-embroidery station where customers can have their caps customized.

The flagship is set off with a 300-sq.-ft. high-definition LED video screen on the back wall of the top level. Aside from showing the daily customer activities occurring in-store, the video wall and 36-plus high-definition LCD TV displays throughout the store also broadcast the day’s biggest sporting events, exclusive offers, product endorsements and special event alerts.

“Our new Times Square store truly embodies our vision of embracing and celebrating passion for sport and we’ve created a unique in-store environment that will feature new multimedia interactive elements to connect with the sports enthusiast both locally and globally,” said Seth Horowitz, president, Modell’s Sporting Goods, which operates 144 stores in New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; and Washington, D.C.

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CVS/pharmacy enters Omaha market

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Woonsocket, R.I. CVS Caremark Corp. said Monday that CVS/pharmacy has entered the Omaha, Neb., market with the opening of one of two new stores.

CVS/pharmacy opened a 24-hour store at West Maple Rd. & 144th St. and is opening a second location at Fort St. & 108th St.

Additional locations in the market are planned over the next several years, according to the company.

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