TJX HomeGoods to open on Michigan Avenue
Chicago — Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Mid-America Real Estate Group said Thursday that TJX’s HomeGoods has signed a lease for 25,503 sq. ft. of space at 600 N. Michigan Avenue.
The site is the largest single-footprint space available in the district.
Saks Off 5th to open in Mississippi
New York City — Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th announced that it plans to open a store at the Tuscany Place Designer Outlets, a new, upscale pedestrian-friendly lifestyle outlet development in Madison, Miss.
The center and the Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th store are expected to open in the spring of 2012.
"We look forward to opening our first Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th store in Mississippi where the temperate climate allows for year round shopping," noted Robert Wallstrom, president of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
City Furniture opens store built to LEED standards
New York City — Home furnishings retailer City Furniture has opened its first store built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. The 93,680-sq.-ft. location, in Boca Raton, Fla., houses a City Furniture and Ashley Furniture HomeStore under one roof.
The store has dual-flush toilets, low-flow urinals and a landscape irrigation system, and is expected to use 42% less water for interior use and 78% less outside than a traditional store. Walls are paneled with reclaimed wood. Design features include walls paneled with reclaimed wood and natural stone feature walls.