Von Maur to open its first Alabama store
Davenport, Iowa — Von Maur Department Stores will open its 29th store at Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoover, Ala., on Nov. 2. Located just outside of Birmingham, Ala., the three-level, 185,000-sq.-ft. store will be the company’s first location in Alabama and will become one of Von Maur’s largest stores in the country.
Located at the mall’s former Macy’s location, the store underwent a full reconstruction and now the exterior boasts Von Maur’s signature exterior brick facade with arching entryways. Inside, open expansive floor plans accentuate Von Maur’s residential ambiance, complete with antiques, original artwork and music from the store’s grand piano. New department design in shoes, juniors, handbags and lingerie add to the shopping experience. Other features include an interactive, life-sized tree in the children’s department and an antique pub, motorcycle and multiple televisions will in the men’s areas.
"We’re excited to continue growing the Von Maur brand throughout the Southeast and to open our first Alabama location at the number one shopping location in the state," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "Riverchase Galleria Mall’s excellent mix of retailers, hotel accommodations and business offices is a great draw within the region, and we look forward to introducing shoppers to the style, service and experience our loyal customers across the country have come to know and love."
Chuck E. Cheese’s and Claire’s sign new leases at Kendall Village Center
San Jose, Calif. – Chuck E. Cheese’s has signed a long-term lease renewal and expansion of roughly 2,126 sq. ft. for a total of about 16,158 sq. ft. at Kendall Village Center in Kendall, Fla. To accommodate this expansion, Berkowitz Realty Group had to relocate accessory retailer Claire’s within the center.
Signing a new five-year lease, Claire’s has taken a roughly 1,059-sq.-ft. space and recently reopened on Sept. 26. As part of its expansion, Chuck E. Cheese’s will undergo a full renovation which ties into a nationwide rebranding. At Kendall Village Center, the upgrades to the family restaurant and entertainment destination will touch upon the façade, signage, seating, game room, kitchen, bathrooms, and more.
Located at 8651 SW 124 Avenue in Miami, Kendall Village Center features 276,000 sq. ft. of national and boutique local retailers in a pedestrian friendly outdoor setting and 159,000 sq. ft. of office space.
New Fairway Market to open in TriBeCa in 2014
New York — Fairway Group Holdings Corp., parent company of the Fairway Market grocery chain, has signed a long term lease to open a 52,242-sq.-ft .grocery in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood with commercial realtor Jack Resnick & Sons.
This store is expected to open in fall 2014. It will be the first Fairway location in Lower Manhattan and the 16th Fairway food store in the tri-state New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region.