Papa Murphy’s to open 100 Middle East locations
Vancouver, Wash. — The international arm of Take-and-bake pizza operator Papa Murphy’s announced Monday it has signed a master franchise agreement with MAM Foodco to open 100 locations throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The first location, which marks the chain’s debut outside North America, is slated to open in Dubai, UAE, before the end of 2012.
Englewood Construction completes two shopping center projects for General Growth and GK Development
Chicago — Englewood Construction has announced its interiors team recently completed work for General Growth Properties at Water Tower Place in Chicago, and for GK Development at the Peru Mall in Peru, Ill.
In Chicago, Englewood Construction completed a 5,000-sq.-ft. space reconfiguration for landlord General Growth Properties at Water Tower Place on the iconic Magnificent Mile. Shapiro Associates LTD. of Chicago served as the architect for the project.
Englewood was hired to change the interior layout and motif of the retail space to accommodate a new tenant.
In the LaSalle-Peru area, Englewood was hired by GK Development to complete prep work for a 14,990-sq.-ft. JoAnn Fabric store at the Peru Mall, which is the only enclosed, regional shopping center within a 55-mile radius.
Working with Lakewood, Ohio-based ADA Architects Inc. on the project, Englewood performed demolition and site due diligence work for GK Development.
Donahue Schriber launches construction on Rocklin Crossings
Rocklin, Calif. — Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Donahue Schriber announced the start of construction on Rocklin Crossings, a 543,500-sq.-ft. power center located just east of Sacramento, in Rocklin, Calif.
Anchored by Walmart, Rocklin Crossings is one of two sister-shopping centers being developed by Donahue Schriber within the city. Together, they will offer over 900,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurants providing a regional shopping and entertainment destination for Rocklin.
Located directly across the Interstate 80 interchange, Rocklin Commons will follow at a later date as a second phase, with both centers slated to open in spring 2014. The shopping center will be a complement to Whitney Ranch, a new sub-division now under construction in the northwest area of Rocklin.
“We are very excited to be underway,” said Donahue Schriber executive VP and chief investment officer David W. Mossman. "This project has been entitled since 2008 but we were not going to build until we had strong leasing activity. Now we’re ready to roll.”