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Seasons 52 to open first Massachusetts location

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Burlington, Mass. — Boston-based Wilder Cos. announced that, as part of a two-phased revitalization plan, Seasons 52 will open a new restaurant at Wayside in Burlington, Mass., the restaurateur’s first location in the state.

Seasons 52 is taking the upper level of the former Border’s space. “We are making excellent use of both Border’s levels by dividing it into two functional spaces. This allows us to introduce a highly popular restaurant like Seasons 52 to the Greater Boston marketplace, and still have room for an additional retailer on the lower level,” said David J. Mallen, a principal of The Wilder Cos., which manages Wayside.

Phase I will introduce additional new merchants including more restaurants and a national home furnishings retailer for the former Border’s lower level.

Phase II will see property improvements including replacing Wayside Road’s utility poles with decorative lighting , making architectural, lighting and signage upgrades at the rear of the center and adding wayfinding signage. The center also now has a new logo and brand strategy.

Wayside has 195,100 sq. ft. of shops, eateries and services including L.L. Bean, West Elm, Arhaus, Coldwater Creek, Eileen Fisher, Loft, Citibank, Not Your Average Joe’s and The Capital Grille.

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Harbor Freight Tools makes urban Chicago debut at Bricktown Square

BY Staff Writer

Chicago — Harbor Freight Tools recently signed a lease for 20,000 sq. ft. of space at Bricktown Square in Chicago, according to Mid-America Asset Management, which represents the center.

The tool retailer held the grand opening of its first urban Chicago store on June 13.

The 277,489-sq.-ft Bricktown Square is anchored by Babies ‘R’ Us, Sports Authority and XSport Fitness, with area tenants including Target, Loews, Jewel/Osco and Office Depot.

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Colonial Candle to open first-ever retail store for the brand

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Charleston, S.C. — Colonial Candle said it is opening its first retail and research boutique in Charleston, S.C. The 3,000-sq.-ft. flagship store is the 103-year-old candle company’s first and only boutique.

Located in The Shops at Charleston Place, the Colonial Candle boutique joins Godiva, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Lacoste at the center.

The new store is slated to open in early fall 2012.

In the new boutique, customers will have the opportunity to join the creative process, experiencing new fragrances in originally designed fragrance rooms and sharing their impressions to influence the direction of current and future fragrances and products.

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