Three Rouse malls work with Square for POS solution
New York — Rouse Properties announced that three of its Bay Area shopping mall locations – NewPark Mall in Newark, Calif., Southland Mall in Hayward, Calif. And West Valley Mall in Tracy, Calif. – are launching a one-month pilot program to offer common area small business retailers a convenient and cost-effective point-of-sale solution.
According to Andrew Silberfein, president and CEO of Rouse Properties, "Working with Square is a prime example of our continuous efforts to align ourselves with innovative companies that offer value-added services to help enhance the shopping experience at our malls for both consumers and retailers.”
The technology that Square offers is a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, allowing anyone to accept credit cards. Participating retailers plug the credit card reader into their mobile device and swipe to process a transaction.
Square first introduced its free credit card reader in 2010. Rouse Properties said it plans to roll out the Square service to its entire portfolio of 31 malls later this year.
Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Stuart Weitzman join Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, N.J. — Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Taubman Centers said that five fashion and accessory boutiques will join its Mall at Short Hills property in Short Hills, N.J.
Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Stuart Weitzman, Thomas Pink and Tourbillon are opening this fall in the luxury center, with four out of the five making their New Jersey debut.
Emporio Armani opened this fall, as did Giorgio Armani and Stuart Weitzman. British shirt maker Thomas Pink will open this fall on the upper level near Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tourbillon will also open this fall with a luxury timepiece boutique.
The Mall at Short Hills is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
ShopRite of West Milford gets planning board nod
West Milford, N.J. — Inserra Supermarkets has been granted final site plan approval for the renovation and expansion of West Milford Shopping Center, which includes a 65,925-sq.-ft. ShopRite.
The 100,000+-sq.-ft. retail center’s tenant roster includes Wells Fargo Bank, Rite Aid, Frank’s Pizza and Just a Buck, and adjoins a free-standing McDonald’s restaurant.
The shopping center will undergo extensive landscaping, lighting, and parking lot improvements. The ShopRite store will be expanded and remodeled and remain open during all renovations.
West Milford Shopping Center is managed by Crossroads Cos.