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Wegmans to open Connecticut’s first store in Norwalk

NORWALK — Wegmans, the upstate New York-based upscale grocery chain, announced plans on Tuesday to open its first Connecticut store on 11 acres of land off Connecticut Avenue near from Interstate 95. Marcie Rivera, a spokeswoman for the chain, said Wegmans “doesn’t have a timeline” for when the 95,000-square-foot store will open on Richards Avenue […]

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Grabango adds another c-store partner for its cashless technology as it turns to supermarkets

Diving brief: Frictionless checkout startup Grabango has struck a deal to install its computer vision-based technology at outlets operated by convenience chain Mapco, according to a Tuesday press release. Mapco plans to launch the technology, which allows customers to walk out of stores with purchases without stopping at a checkout, by this fall at two […]

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CD Peacock transfers its leadership and builds a new mega-store – JCK

CD Peacock transferred management of the three-store jeweler and plans to turn its suburban Chicago flagship into one of the largest jewelry stores in the United States. Qi and Steven Holtzman (pictured) will take over running the business, starting this month, from Steven’s parents, Seymour and Evelyn Holtzman. Steven will serve as Vice President and […]

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Walker’s Point CBD Store Buys Building, Plans Outdoor Destination Venue

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s first CBD and hemp specialty store, Canni Hemp Company, announced Monday that it has purchased a 2,000 square foot building at 810 S. 5th Street in Walker’s Point. This is the location of the company’s retail store. Canni Hemp Company founder and CEO, Milwaukee musician Colin Plant, closed the property on Friday. […]

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Scarborough chosen as potential site for first Costco store in Maine

One of the world’s largest retailers wants to build its first big box retail store in Maine on the site of the former Scarborough Downs horse track. The Scarborough Planning Board will conduct a review of the sketch plan for the 161,000 square foot retail/wholesale building and gas station proposed by Costco Wholesale on Monday […]

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Zoners give first deal to Weaver Hardware

The Kenhorst Zoning Hearing Board on Thursday approved two waivers for a Weaver’s hardware store on a 7.5-acre lot between New Holland Road to the west, Liberty Avenue to the east and John Glenn Avenue to the south. Plans include two buildings, a 20,500 square foot retail store and office and a 6,000 square foot […]

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From Paralegal to Three-Store Owner

I didn’t plan on being in the collision repair business. In 1997, I was working as a paralegal in Denver when my brother Jeff asked me to help with accounting at his growing collision repair shop. When he decided to build a ground-up location across town, I was pressed into full-time duty and left my […]

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Gucci opens two-story store in New Jersey’s American Dream mega-mall

Gucci has carved out a reputation as an innovator among fashion brands, but its latest move is to open a store in a New Jersey megacentre. On Tuesday, American Dream announced that Gucci was expanding its presence in the East Rutherford-based shopping entertainment center from a store on Saks Fifth Avenue to a 10,000-square-foot freestanding […]

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Schneider Electric: When to upgrade your building management system

Rob Bier is CEO and Director of TM Bier, a Master-level EcoXpert ™ BMS. Modern building management systems (BMS) enable superior integration between intelligent systems, including operating technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems. They also maintain heating, cooling and ventilation specifications, monitor independent power supplies, and support energy conservation and emergency response procedures. We […]

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Former Sears store in South Park Mall may have new tenants

New businesses may soon fill a cavernous old Sears store and auto center in South Park Mall. SP Hwy 35 Investment LLC, a group of investors in the Houston area, purchased about 18.3 acres from the owners of the mall in early December, according to deeds and documents filed by state companies. The deal included […]

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Development Could Bring Grocery Store South East of Lincoln | News from local businesses

The letter, written by Tom Huston, an attorney representing Baade, also explains why the site is a good place for a grocery store, noting that the closest is 2 miles away. “The closest grocery stores are to the north and west of this location, while the accommodations are (mostly) to the south and east of […]

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New store, new energy for Gearhead | New

JONESBORO – Highland Drive and Caraway Road retail is coming back to life. But it took longer than expected. Indeed, Ted Herget, owner of the new Gearhead Outfitters, which opened a few days ago, had thought it would open in April. Renovations to the old Sears building are still not complete, and everything Herget plans […]

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Target store arrives in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – During the week, Saint Louis University campus shuttles transport students around campus, stopping at classes and campus buildings. But on Saturdays, the only shuttle is for shopping. Eight times a weekend, SLU’s commercial shuttle takes students in a 20-minute drive to the nearest shopping center on campus. One of its most popular […]

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Find out how these 5 former Kmart store locations have transformed over the past few years

Kmart, the historic department store chain known for its discount prices and “blue light specials,” closed its last stores in Pennsylvania earlier this year. And as of Saturday, the five old Kmart stores in the Harrisburg, Hershey and Carlisle areas now have new tenants ranging from an At Home hypermarket to U-Haul and Big Lots. […]

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SC toy store sold to employee with long history at the shop | South Carolina News

By WARREN L. WISE, Post and Courier MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP) – At 9, Elizabeth “Schnookie” Royall was doing her after school homework in the back room of a Mount Pleasant toy store while her mother, Posie, worked. Twenty-five years later, Royall – now Darby after getting married – is the owner of Wonder Works. […]