Shake Shack debuts in Brooklyn
New York City Robert K. Futterman & Associates said it has arranged a retail lease with Danny Meyer’s modern-day “roadside” burger stand at 409 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn. The lease was for 2,600 sq. ft. of ground floor space and additional space in the lower level.
Shake Shack is expected to open in spring 2011. The retail space adjoins Willoughby Plaza, which has outdoor seating. This will be the brand’s sixth restaurant in the New York metropolitan area and is the eighth location for the brand.
409 Fulton Street is a 20,706-sq.-ft. building in the heart of downtown Brooklyn.
Smoke less, smell better
All this month Target is promoting an initiative called Celebrate Smoke-free designed to promote the benefits of not smoking while helping customer and employees choose a strategy to quit that suits their needs and lifestyle. Target hasn’t sold cigarettes in its stores since 1996.
The retailer does offer a wide assortment of stop-smoking aids and is giving those items greater visibility to Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic healthcare professionals who can offer support, smoking-cessation materials and advice. The month-long campaign is promoted with in-store signing, informational brochures and features in the weekly ad and at Target.com. The program coincides with the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Great American Smokeout on Nov.18. The Great American Smokeout is now in its 35th year.
Aldi opens new Florida location
Sebring, Fla. — Aldi opened a 17,000-sq.-ft. supermarket in Sebring, Fla., on Thursday.
The new store is Aldi’s 42nd Florida location. The grocery retailer opened its first store in the state in 2008 and, according to the company, will have 47 in Florida by year-end.