REAL ESTATE

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery expanding in Iowa and Nebraska

BY Katherine Boccaccio

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.

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Fitch names business development director

BY Staff Writer

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.

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Kohl’s taps Peter Som as fourth designer to work on DesigNation collection

BY CSA STAFF

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl’s is adding designer Peter Som to its DesigNation limited-edition collection roster. Some is the fourth designer to join the team.

As part of the Kohl’s DesigNation concept featuring premier designer fashions based on international inspiration, the collection will draw creative influence from Som’s recent trip to St. Barths. The collection features apparel for women and will be available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com beginning spring 2014.

“Peter Som has a fresh point of view on modern fashion that enables him to blend sophistication with elegance to create designs that allow women to look effortlessly stylish,” said Don Brennan, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer. “We are confident the collection he’s created for DesigNation will resonate with our customers and continue to position Kohl’s as a style destination offering quality designer fashions, all at an affordable price point.”

“The island of St. Barths is a favorite vacation spot of mine. Full of luxury and serenity, with chic cottages lining the harbor and colorful designer boutiques, the island has a French charm that floats throughout the city,” said Som. “I am thrilled to partner with Kohl’s to bring this DesigNation collection to life and provide women with beautiful clothing that emulates the luxe lifestyle of St. Barths at a great value.”

Som’s DesigNation collection will include maxi dresses, skirts and crochet sweaters in coral and blue. Retail prices for the collection will range from $36 to $88.

Launched in fall 2012 with Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam in spring 2013 and following with Catherine Malandrino launching September 27, Kohl’s DesigNation collections feature a different designer, marrying his or her aesthetic with influence from various global destinations. Kohl’s said it will continue to introduce new brands and exclusive partnerships that offer customers contemporary style at an incredible value.

Peter Som made his debut at Seventh on Sixth in the Bryant Park tents with his spring 2001 collection. Som’s following includes Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Rachel McAdams, Allison Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ginnifer Goodwin.

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