Target to open new location in Spokane, Wash.
Minneapolis — Target said it plans to open a new store in Spokane, Wash., in July 2014.
The 135,000-sq.-ft. store, part of the Regal Plaza shopping center, will be the retailer’s third location in the Spokane area.
“Target is pleased to open its third store in the Spokane area,” said Bryan Everett, Target’s senior VP of stores in the Midwest and Northwest regions. “Washington continues to be a great market for Target, and we are committed to being a good neighbor and developing long-lasting relationships with guests and the Spokane community.”
Three more retailers sign with The Palms
Miami — Three new retailers opened at The Palms at Town and Country in Miami during May. They include a 23,070l-sq.-ft. Total Wine & More, a 2,518-sq.-ft. Voodoo BBQ & Grill, a New Orleans-style barbecue restaurant, and a 2,119-sq.-ft. Crazy 8, a kids’ line retailer from Gymboree Corp.
Under construction now and opening in November is a 47,982-sq.-ft. DICK’s Sporting Goods.
The 75-acre, 700,000 sq. ft. open-air lifestyle center stands at the junction of the Florida Turnpike and Kendall Drive. The traffic count on Kendall Drive exceeds 90,000 vehicles per day, while the count on Florida’s Turnpike is more than 102,350 vehicles.
Owned by financial services organization TIAA-CREF, the center is managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Retail.
Key retailers include Nordstrom Rack, Loehmann’s, New York & Co., Marshalls, Men’s Wearhouse, blue Martini, Cadillac Ranch, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Publix.
Redesigned Build-A-Bear comes to Cherry Hill Mall
Cherry Hill, N.J. — A reimagined Build-A-Bear Workshop will open at Cherry Hill Mall this fall in a new 2,000-sq.-ft. location in the J. C. Penney wing. The new design incorporates technology into the personalized stuffed animal-making experience.
Customers refine their stuffed animals with digital personality emoticons and sounds including current music hits and their own voices. The new design also features a digital bathtub that recognizes items as they are placed in it and reacts with sensory effects such as virtual bubbles. Customers can also create a birth certificate for their creation.
The new prototype received a 2013 Industry Excellence Award from the Digital Screenmedia Association.
Anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s and J. C. Penney, Cherry Hill Mall is owned, managed and leased by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust.