West Elm to make Indiana debut
Brooklyn, N.Y. — West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, announced that it will open store in Indianapolis on Nov.15.
Located in The Fashion Mall at Keystone, it will be the first West Elm in Indiana. Through a partnership with Etsy, the store will feature a locally made collection of decorative accessories from artists in the Indianapolis area.
Corner Bakery Café expanding in the Northeast
Dallas — Corner Bakery Café has signed a franchise agreement to open its first restaurants in New York’s Nassau County beginning in 2013. Earlier this year, Corner Bakery Cafe announced similar expansion plans in the Northeast, including Northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Four M Bakery, LLC, a group of veteran restaurant operators, which also owns 12 Buffalo Wild Wings through Four M Capital, LLC, has plans to open seven Corner Bakery Cafes in Nassau County.
With several locations expected to open in the next 24-36 months, Corner Bakery Cafe is currently reviewing sites for its first restaurants in Nassau.
Marimekko expanding to West Coast
New York — Marimekko will open a flagship in the heart of Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 15. The 5,000 -sq.-ft. store will feature the entire range of Marimekko products, from signature fashions to home furnishings and textiles, as well as a showroom to support further business development of the brand in the area.
The Finnish textile and clothing design company, renowned for its original prints and colors, opened a store in Palo in the Stanford Shopping Center, on Oct. 25.
In past 12 months, the brand opened a flagship shop in New York City and expanded its Boston presence with a store on Newbury Street, as well as collaborated with Canadian-based design store EQ3 for a new shop-in-shop in Toronto in August.
In addition to the brick-and-mortar store Marimekko launched an e-commerce last year in an effort to bring the brand to a wider audience. Marimekko has also its own store in Cambridge and a retailer-owned store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side as well as shop-in-shops at select Crate & Barrel locations.