rue21 and Monroe Expo Center to open at Mall of Monroe
Frenchtown Township, Mich. — Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. said Monday that rue21 will open a new store at Mall of Monroe, located in Frenchtown Township, Mich.
The 5,700-sq.-ft. store is slated to open June 2013 in the mall’s south concourse, and will be the only rue21 location in Monroe County.
Cafaro also said that The Monroe Expo Center opened Feb. 4, converted from a former retail use to a 51,000-sq.-ft. event space.
Dick’s, Corner Bakery to open at Shops at La Palmera
Fort Worth, Texas — Trademark Property Co. said Tuesday that Dick’s Sporting Goods and Corner Bakery Café will open this year at The Shops at La Palmera in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 61,233-sq.-ft. Dick’s store will anchor the 200,000-sq.-ft. redeveloped and rebranded center, located across from La Palmera mall. Construction on Dick’s is set to begin in February with opening slated for fall 2013.
Scheduled to open in May is a 4,166-sq.-ft. Corner Bakery Café, adding to its 140 locations across the country.
The initial renovation and construction work has already begun at The Shops at La Palmera, which will undergo a major redesign to be completed in late 2013. The new design of the property will complement that of La Palmera mall, which underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.
Dunkin’ Donuts to develop 11 locations in New Orleans
Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop 11 restaurants throughout New Orleans.
The two franchise groups and their development plans include:
- Alaa and Dhiya Esmail plan to develop six restaurants in New Orleans. Their first restaurant is planned to open in 2013 and the remainder by 2016.
- BBC Foods, LLC plans to develop five new restaurants in New Orleans. Led by Bhavin and Bharat Chauhan, their first restaurant is planned to open in 2014 and the reminder by 2018.