Togo’s enters Tempe, Ariz., with first restaurant
Tempe, Ariz. — Togo’s Eateries has opened its first restaurant in Tempe, Ariz., owned by current Togo’s franchisees, Monty and Diana Coury, who opened the first Togo’s restaurant in Gilbert, Ariz., last year.
"Since opening our first restaurant in Gilbert, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of support from the community and there is still a huge potential for growth in the market,” said Monty Coury.
The Courys have another Valley restaurant in development and plan to open additional restaurants in Arizona over the next several years.
Recently, Togo’s marked its 40th anniversary with more than 300 open and under development throughout the West.
Nordstrom Rack to open in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Seattle — Nordstrom announced plans to further expand its Los Angeles-area presence with the addition of a Nordstrom Rack at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The approximately 40,000-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The Rack location at Janss Marketplace is a development by Seritage Realty Trust, a division of Sears Holdings Corporation.
Nordstrom has operated a full-line store approximately one mile from the new Rack location at The Oaks since 2008.
"Our new Rack store at Janss Marketplace will be right down the street from our full-line store at The Oaks and can offer an additional way to shop for the brands our customers love at great prices," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack.
The new, two-story Nordstrom Rack will occupy a portion of the existing Sears location at Janss Marketplace with entrances accessible to parking on level one and to the shopping center on level two. Sears will continue to occupy an anchor position on the primary floor of the existing store.
Retail Live! acquires Retailer One on One
Austin, Texas — A national networking company that brings retailers together at events with industry leading landlords, brokers and developers, Retail Live! recently acquired Orlando, Fla.-based Retailer One on One, expanding the company’s market presence in the Southeast.
Founded in 2011, Retail Live! has programs in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and now Orlando.
The 16th Annual Retailer One on One networking event will run from 11:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando.
Retail Live! programs are condensed, retailer-centric networking events conducted in a casual format, all while being productive and entertaining. Each program includes a trade show and reception, affording commercial real estate professionals the opportunity to network directly with the retailer’s representatives.