OPERATIONS

Report: Professional shoplifters in Chicago area targeted in sting operations

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New York City — More than 50 professional shoplifters have been arrested in an undercover operation in the Chicago area, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The stings began in mid-October and were conducted in freestanding suburban stores, as well as stores on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and two local malls.

To read the story, go to: chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cook-county-shopping-arrests-20111121,0,5619010.story

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REAL ESTATE

City Sports opens 21st store

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Silver Spring, Md. — City Sports has opened its 21st store, in downtown Silver Spring, Md. It is the retailer’s second location in the metro D.C. area to open in the past year.

The store features an interactive electronics section that offers shoppers the use of in-store iPads to access information about products and the ability to wear-test headphones.

One of the key features of the Silver Spring store is City Sports’ signature women’s concept, a specially curated experience designed specifically for its female customer that the brand first introduced this past summer. The section houses a comprehensive assortment of sports bras of any specialty athletic retailer, a large selection of training pants, yoga and Pilates gear, private fitting rooms and an iMac communal area.

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STORE SPACES

Sachse Construction awarded two Nike remodels

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Birmingham, Mich. — Sachse Construction has been awarded two Nike store projects, in Louisville, Ky., and Des Moines, Iowa. Both projects expect to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

The Nike Factory Store in Louisville is a 14,971-sq.-ft. remodel. The project took roughly 16 weeks to complete and was finished in mid-October.

The Des Moines Nike store is a 14,000-sq-ft. remodel. The project will take about 14 weeks and will be finished near the end of November.

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