Two new locations announced for Nordstrom Rack
Seattle — Nordstrom announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in Louisville, Ky. The 33,000-sq.-ft. store, at Shelbyville Road Plaza, is scheduled to open in fall 2013 and will be the retailer’s first location in the state.
Nordstrom is also expanding its presence in Florida. It will open a Nordstrom Rack at the Shoppes at University Town Center to serve customers in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area. The approximately 35,000-sq.-ft.store is scheduled to open in fall 2013.
The retailer currently operates nine full-line stores and eight Rack stores in Florida. Nordstrom recently announced two additional new Rack stores in Jacksonville and Naples scheduled to open this fall in addition to the full-line store slated to open in Jacksonville next year.
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SkinnyPizza signs deal to expand in Manhattan
New York — SkinnyPizza has signed an exclusive deal with Mogull Realty for multi-unit expansion into Manhattan.
"Skinny is poised to become the next Starbucks,” said Kim Mogull, founder and CEO of Mogull Realty. Just like Whole Foods, the restaurant caters to people who want delicious, healthy food options."
Joseph Vetrano, founder and president of SkinnyPizza, said the company plans on being very aggressive in the New York City market, with a goal of having 16 to 18 operating locations within 36 months.
“Mayor Bloomberg is going to love SkinnyPizza,” Vetrano said. “We have no salt shakers, no high fructose corn syrup in any of our products, and our cups are 16 oz. already (always have been) and they’re made from plants. We plan on awarding franchise territories later this year both in the U.S. and International Markets.”
Schimenti announces its first project for Vince Camuto
Ridgefield, Conn. — Fashion-forward retailer and designer Vince Camuto has tapped Schimenti Construction to build his new store at 667 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
Located across from Barney’s, the location will join Vince Camuto’s two existing stores in Manhattan, along with its upcoming location in the Flatiron district.
“This is the first project we have been assigned by Vincent Camuto,” said Matthew Schimenti, president. “It is exciting and rewarding to be selected to build this new store in the heart of the most fashionable luxury area in New York.”
Each Vince Camuto store is unique in design with no two stores being identical. The new, 2,200-sq.-ft. Madison Avenue location will feature a dramatic storefront 23 ft. high with recessed curtain pockets, recessed lights and hanging signage.
Designed by Cthree Architecture + Design, New York, the interior renovation project is expected to be completed in 10 weeks.
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