Sembler announces December lease transactions
St. Petersburg, Fla. The Sembler Co. announced a lineup of lease transactions, totaling 32,000 sq. ft., signed during the month of December.
Among the leases signed were Five Guys Burgers & Fries, which will open 2,500 sq. ft. at Perimeter Place in Atlanta; The UPS Store, which will open 1,075 sq. ft. at Alderman Plaza in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Fox’s Pizza Den, which will open 2,325 sq. ft. at Cumming Town Center in Cumming, Ga.; and Family Christian Store, which will open 5,000 sq. ft. at Canton Marketplace in Canton, Ga.
Delhaize to close 15 Food Lion stores
Charlotte, N.C. Delhaize Group will shutter 15 Food Lion and one Bloom store as part of a U.S. restructuring plan.
The company said its decision to close the underperforming stores “will favorably impact our operating profit from 2010 onwards.”
Affected employees can apply for other positions within the company.
Delhaize Group said it will focus on increased investments, accelerated store openings and cost reductions. It plans to open between 120 and 130 stores this year and remodel 100.