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Report: Man charged with attempting to plant bombs in Target stores

BY CSA STAFF

Target Corp. is the central player in a drama that even Hollywood wouldn’t dream

A Florida man has been charged with plotting to bomb Target stores along the East Coast — an attempt to cheapen the company’s stock.

Charles Barnett of Ocala, Florida, asked a law enforcement informant to put homemade bombs disguised as packages of pasta, stuffing mix and breakfast bars on Target store shelves from Florida to New York state, Reuters reported.

Barnett expected the company’s stock value would plunge after the explosions, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares of Target stock before an eventual rebound in prices, according to the report.

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Round 1 to take Macy’s Space at Northwoods Mall

BY Al Urbanski

Round 1, the retail center amusement concept from Japan, has signed a lease for the vacated Macy’s anchor space at Northwoods Mall in Peoria, Illinois. Washington Prime Group, the mall’s owner, purchased the store from Macy’s last month.

Washington Prime CEO Lou Conforti hailed the singing as an example of a corporate objective to use redevelopment to foster “differentiated tenancy, especially dining and entertainment alternatives.”

Round 1 delivers on both those items, offering up bowling, billiards, arcade games, and karaoke along with beer, wine, and a basic pub food menu.

Since its founding in Japan in 1980, Round One Entertainment, Inc. has opened 113 across the globe and reports some 25 million customer visits annually. The Northwoods Mall location will be its 17th in the U.S.


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Happy Presidents’ Day

BY CSA STAFF

Chain Store Agewill be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will reopen and resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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