Texas Running Co. to open two Austin locations
Austin, Texas Cencor Realty Services announced Thursday that running gear retailer Texas Running Co. will open two new stores in the Austin, Texas, market — one in Gateway Courtyard and one at The Shoppes at 5th and Lamar.
In addition to Austin, The Running Co. operates locations in the Houston area, New Jersey; New York; Maryland; Massachusetts; and the Washington, D.C., area.
rue21 opens 600th store
Warrendale, Pa. Rue21 said Thursday it has opened its 600th store, located in North Attleboro, Mass.
The specialty apparel retailer also announced it has opened its 400th etc! format rue21 store in Saugus, Mass. The format was introduced four years ago to highlight expanded accessory categories and has been incorporated into all new rue21 stores and remodels, according to the retailer.
Bob Fisch, rue21 president and CEO, said the company is “on target to open 100 new stores and convert 30 existing stores to the etc! format in 2010. These achievements will continue to drive total sales and profit growth for rue.”
Blakeney and Blakeney Crossing to welcome new tenants
Charlotte, N.C. Crosland LLC said Thursday that six new retailers are set to open at the upscale shopping center plazas Blakeney and Blakeney Crossing.
Jos. A. Bank, TCBY, Le Cookery and PJ’s Designs will join the mix of Blakeney restaurants and retailers later this year. Celebrating its grand opening, bevello, a woman’s clothing boutique, opened its doors at Blakeney in early July.
Also joining Blakeney Crossing will be City Cigar Co. and Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza this fall.
Blakeney is a 270-acre multi-use development zoned for 495,000 sq. ft. of retail to include a mix of local and national retailers with a signature retail component of specialty shops, as well as casual and upscale dining.
Blakeney Crossing features 87,000 sq. ft. of retail space for shops, restaurants and services. Anchoring the center are national retailers Best Buy and PetSmart. Previously announced shops include Winestore, Asian Fusion, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and Omaha Steaks.