Shoppes at Hamilton Place to expand
Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties, announced a 6,000-sq.-ft. expansion to The Shoppes at Hamilton Place, a 125,000-sq.-ft. associated center in Chattanooga with existing anchors Ross dress for Less, Marshalls, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
The expansion will locate in the undeveloped parcel in front of the center and will bring new retailers and restaurants to the area including Sweet Peppers Deli, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and Bath Junkie.
Construction is underway with a grand opening scheduled for November.
The Hamilton Place shopping complex features a 1.1-million-sq.-ft. regional mall, Hamilton Place, several associated, community and power centers, and an abundance of restaurants. The newest additions to the Hamilton Place shopping complex include Carter’s, Earthbound Trading Company, Forever 21, White House Black Market, Sephora and Teavana.
Sears engages social media for charitable campaign
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears announced that it is inviting Facebook users to support to America’s military members by fan voting for the SearsRebuilding Together affiliate program that they believe is the most deserving.
Voting will take place through Sept. 23, and based on total vote tallies, Sears and Rebuilding Together will award 25 overall grants totaling $250,000 to Rebuilding Together affiliates at platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels.
"Veterans and the men and women of the military are the backbone of our great country," said Dave Friedman, SVP and president marketing for Sears Holdings. "Through the Heroes at Home online community, we want to give our customers a chance to help the brave men and women who protect our country and provide a place where those who serve and support our military can connect and engage with one another."
Fans of the Sears Facebook page can return daily to cast a new vote during the voting period. Facebook users who "like" the Sears Heroes at Home Facebook page, accessible from Facebook.com/Sears, will also receive the latest updates on the contest and have the opportunity to post an Operation Rebuild for Heroes at Home widget on their website to help spread the word about the contest and support their communities.
RCS Real Estate announces exec promotion
New York City — RCS Real Estate Advisors announced that Moe Puri has been promoted to VP from assistant VP.
A member of the RCS Real Estate Advisors team since 2008, Puri’s primary responsibilities included re-negotiating leases on behalf of clients. He has since elevated his expertise and, as a VP, is managing several key client real estate portfolios.
Prior to joining RCS Real Estate Advisors, Puri served as a regional director with Bare Escentuals. He has also held managerial roles with Ann Taylor, Brown Shoe and The Custom Shop.