Robert B. Aikens acquires Pine Ridge Square
Gaylord, Mich. — Birmingham, Mich.-based commercial real estate development firm Robert B. Aikens & Associates LLC announced Wednesday that it has acquired the Pine Ridge Square center, located in Gaylord, Mich.
At 189,000 sq. ft., Pine Ridge Square is home to Big Lots, Dunham’s, Bath & Body Works, GNC and Payless Shoe Source. The center currently has 30,000 sq. ft. available for lease.
NewPark Mall opens Cultural Arts Center
Newark, Calif. — NewPark Mall, in Newark, Calif., has opened an in-house cultural arts center, the NewPark Mall Cultural Corner.
The just-opened cultural center, located on the lower level near Sears, provides exhibit space for the work of local artisans, including painters, sculptors, photographers and digital artists.
NewPark Mall is anchored by Macy’s, Sears, J.C. Penney, Target and Burlington Coat Factory. It is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Chicago.
Chain Store Age conducts digital media survey
New York City — Chain Store Age is conducting a brief survey designed to take retailers’ “new” media temperature. Together with shopping center owner Forest City Enterprises and research firm Alexander Babbage, Chain Store Age is surveying our retail readership to find out what retailers nationwide are doing in terms of social, mobile and other digital media initiatives.
Watch for surveys to be emailed on Tuesday, July 26, or you can take the survey here. Deadline for completion is Aug. 8, and results will be published in the October issue of Chain Store Age.