COMPANY/PERSONNEL UPDATES: JGA, Southfield, Mich., has published a new book, “1,000 Retail Graphics,” that is available from Rockport Publishers ( www.rockpub.com ).… Jenny Lucas has joined RYA as a creative director for the Dallas office. Jack Wellman has joined the office as an account director.
NEW PROJECTS: Echeverria Design Group, Coral Gables, Fla., will provide interior design services for the renovation of Macy’s in Northshore Mall, Peabody, Mass.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Chain Store Age’s annual SPECS conference will be held March 9-12, 2008, at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Visit www.specsshows.com for more information.
CORRECTION: There was a mistake in the December issue with regard to the design of Under Armour, Annapolis, Md. FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, designed the store.
Tiffany to Open in Pittsburgh
New York, Tiffany & Co. on Tuesday announced plans to open an approximately 5,700-sq.-ft. store in Ross Park Mall, an upscale shopping center in Pittsburgh, in October 2008.
The center’s owner, Simon Property Group, Inc. is currently expanding the center with an additional 65,000 sq. ft. of luxury retailing and restaurants.
Toys ‘R’ Us Opens First Store in South Korea
Wayne, N.J. Toys ‘R’ Us will open its first store in South Korea on Dec. 8. The 36,931-sq.-ft. store, located at the Lotte Mart in Guro, will be the largest toy store in the country.
The Lotte Group, one of the premier retailers in South Korea, is opening the store through a license.