Planet Fitness opens at Delta Center
Lansing, Mich. — Centro Properties Group said that Planet Fitness recently opened a 22,950-sq.-ft. location at Delta Center, directly across from Lansing Mall, in Lansing, Mich.
New York City-based Centro owns Delta Center.
Former Home Depot execs to expand LaVida Massage in Georgia
Atlanta — LaVida Massage said Wednesday it has named Duane Goodwin and Terry Sharp as Master Developers in the state of Georgia.
Goodwin and Sharp, both former Home Depot senior executives based in Atlanta, will be charged with spearheading the regional growth and the development of several centers in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
LaVida’s development throughout Georgia is part of a consistent and strategic plan being implemented by the brand, which includes concentrated market expansion and growth in key market sectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to the company.
With two centers currently operating in Georgia, Sharp and Goodwin will double LaVida’s presence in Georgia by the end of 2011 with plans for further expansion into 2012.
Goodwin was previously VP merchandising-hardware for Home Depot and Sharp was VP human resources.
Chobani to open first yogurt shop in Manhattan
New York City — Robert K. Futterman & Associates said it recently secured the first Manhattan Chobani location at 150 Prince St. in SoHo, located on the southwest corner of West Broadway.
The 550-sq.-ft. space, formerly occupied by Swatch, is set to open this summer.
The SoHo location will introduce the Greek yogurt brand to a thriving retail corridor of Manhattan surrounded by co-tenants that include Lucky Brand, Cole Haan, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, among others.