Tropical Smoothie Cafe to open at Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, Va. Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) said that Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open at its Patrick Henry Mall, in Newport News, Va.
The 1,270-sq.-ft. cafe is slated to open in early November.
Patrick Henry Mall completed an extensive interior and exterior renovation in late 2005, which included the addition of a 55,000-sq.-ft. Dick’s Sporting Goods store, Borders Books & Music, Red Robin Restaurant and Bailey’s Pub & Grille.
Polo Ralph Lauren opens women’s flagship in Manhattan
New York City Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. opened a four-floor, 22,000-sq.-ft. women’s flagship on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The luxurious store is located across the street from the company’s Rhinelander Mansion store, which has been converted into Lauren’s men’s flagship.
The flagship, located in a Beaux-Arts building that was built from the ground up, is dedicated to Lauren’s women’s and home collections and also features the designer’s first domestic Watch & Jewelry.
The store is outfitted with luxury materials and details that give the space a residential, Parisian feel. A grand marble staircase with an ornate handrail sweeps up through the four floors.
Report: Wegmans to enter Massachusetts
New York City Wegmans Food Markets plans to open its first Massachusetts store, according to The Boston Globe. The grocer is slated to open a 135,000-sq.-ft. store that will anchor a $100 million shopping and residential complex called Northborough Crossing.
“Over the next five to seven years, we might have half a dozen locations in Massachusetts,” said Ralph Uttaro, VP real estate development for Wegmans, in the report. “We’re looking for high-density areas with high levels of income and education.”
The Northborough store is scheduled to open in fall 2011.