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Toys ‘R’ Us to open e-commerce DC near Reno

BY CSA STAFF

Wayne, N.J. — Toys “R” Us announced Wednesday that it will open a new e-commerce distribution center near Reno, Nev., to support its expanding online business.

The dedicated e-commerce fulfillment center, located in McCarran, is slated to open in July.

Once operational, the retailer said the 300,000-sq.-ft. facility will enable it to increase its fulfillment capacity and expedite deliveries to online customers in the western United States.

“As more consumers enjoy the simplicity and ease of online shopping, Toys “R” Us continues to invest in e-commerce enhancements to advance customer service and satisfaction across all shopping channels. We believe the McCarran facility will play an important role in further accelerating our company’s online business growth and order fulfillment,” said Jerry Storch, chairman and CEO, Toys “R” Us.

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Target signs lease to open in San Francisco’s Metreon

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Rumors that Target would open in San Francisco’s Metreon center have now been confirmed: Terranomics announced it has brokered a signed lease for Target to open in the Wesfield-owned center.

The lease for 99,677 sq. ft. was only just officially signed, San Francisco Business Times reported. The Metreon will soon begin construction on a multi-million dollar remodel that will make room for Target, and will recreate the ground level as a food collection of Bay Area restaurant concepts.

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Gap to open Athleta store in Manhattan

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New York City — Gap has chosen Manhattan’s Upper West Side for its second freestanding Athleta store, Crain’s New York Business reported.

The report said has signed a lease to open a 3,500-sq.-ft. Athleta at 216 Columbus Ave. at W. 70th Street. The store will open in the fall, and Gap is already seeking more New York area locations, according to Crain’s.

Gap bought Petaluma-based Athleta, a catalog and website that sell women’s athletic clothes, for $150 million in 2008.

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