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Target planned for Morrisville, N.C.

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Morrisville, N.C. Casto and partner 1st Carolina Properties of Cary, N.C., announced Tuesday that Target has purchased 10-acres of its Phase I development at Park West Village, a 100-acre mixed-use project to be located at Cary Parkway and Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, N.C.

In addition to Target, retailers joining the project will include Buy Buy Baby; T J Maxx; The Dress Barn; Rack Room Shoes; Mattress Firm; Sprint; Omaha Steaks; New Japan Express; Qdoba Mexican Grill; Zoe’s Kitchen; Platinum Nail Spa; Fantastic Sam’s; Massage Envy; Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream, GameStop; Ruckus Pizza Pasta and Spirits; and Deluxe Cleaners.

“In an environment where development activity has been tough, together with the support and efforts of the Town of Morrisville, Target and the partners of 1st Carolina Properties, we believe this will be one of the few new developments done in 2011,” stated Brett Hutchens Casto partner.

Connell Radcliff, principal of 1st Carolina Properties added, “We are excited to break ground on the initial phase of this 100-acre mixed-use development. With Target and over 100,000 sq. ft. of additional retail, restaurant, and entertainment uses, Phase I of Park West will serve the Morrisville community well.”

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Kimball Office names director of architecture

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JASPER, Ind. Kimball Office announced Georgy Olivieri as the new director of architecture and design strategies.

“Georgy’s strong relationships with the architecture and design community, and unique knowledge of creating sustainable environments, provide Kimball Office with the tools necessary to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones as well,” said Allen Parker, VP marketing and sales at Kimball Office. “Kimball Office’s product portfolio is expanding to further meet the changing demands of workplace environments, and Georgy’s experience will provide great insight into developing strategies that complement the needs of the design community.”

After spending time coordinating the national A&D efforts for Haworth and Teknion, Olivieri is returning to Kimball Office, which is where she previously worked as an A&D rep for seven years. “Exciting transformations are taking place at Kimball Office and the A&D community is taking notice. I look forward to sharing the company’s relevant, new solutions that will inspire designers and build strong awareness of the brand,” said Olivieri.

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Claire’s to launch exclusive ‘Glee’ line

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CENTURY CITY, Calif. Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Claire’s Stores, have announced a partnership to launch exclusive “Glee” Jewelry Collection and accessory lines. The program will kick-off Sept. 3 with the introduction of three fully-branded Glee pop-up shops in the Los Angeles, Chicago and New York Metropolitan areas. These pop-up shops will be followed by a rollout of the line to over 1,500 stores across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on Sept. 9.

Claire’s exclusive Glee Jewelry Collection will feature a wide selection of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings from H.E.R Accessories. Additional Glee accessories will include cosmetics, hats, armwear, legwear, wallets, handbags, stationery, novelty, pillowcases and posters.

Claire’s said it will help promote the line by transforming the “l” in its name to the index finger and thumb pose featured within the “Glee” logo.   

“The partnership bringing Claire’s and ‘Glee’ together makes perfect sense and we are so thrilled to be collaborating with Fox Consumer Products on this project,” says Gene Kahn, Chief Executive Officer of Claire’s Stores, Inc. “The process of creatively developing the exclusive product collection, as well as the pop-up shops will provide the loyal fans of Claire’s and ‘Glee’ with the opportunity to fully ‘Gleek’ out from head to toe.” 

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