31 posts categorized "Retailing"

11/11/2014

PINSTACK bowling venue headed to Alliance Town Center

 FORT WORTH _ PINSTACK, a 50,000-square-foot entertainment venue and bowling alley, is headed to Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth.

Hillwood Properties said Tuesday it has finalized an agreement with Dallas-based Entertainment Properties Group for the project, to be located at the intersection of Hillwood Parkway and Heritage Trace Parkway.

The venue offers full-sized bowling lanes, private lanes and indoor games and attractions. It can accommodate as many as 2,000 people. It will also feature a full-service restaurant.

“AllianceTexas and north Fort Worth, is one of the country’s fastest-growing areas and we are excited to be adding a second PINSTACK location to our portfolio here in North Texas,” said Mark Moore, president and CEO of Entertainment Properties Group, in a statement.

PINSTACK is slated to open in early 2016, Hillwood said.

Entertainment Properties Group is also planning a PINSTACK at the Dallas North Tollway and Windhaven Parkway in West Plano. It is expected to open later this year.

Entertainment Properties Group also operates five iT’Z Family, Food & Fun brand in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.

_ Sandra Baker

09/09/2014

New REI store in Southlake looking for employees

The new REI Southlake store will officially open at Park Village in early November and the store is looking for employees. This is the retailer's first Tarrant County store, but third in the Metroplex.

The Seattle-based retailer is accepting applications online at http://rei-retail.jobs/.

Employees receive a variety of benefits, including product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions.

The store, at the southwest corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, opens Friday, Nov. 7. Grand opening activities of events and giveaways will be held from Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 16. 

REI Southlake will sell top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping,  climbing,  cycling,  fitness,  hiking,  paddling and travel,  the retailer said. The 22,050-square-foot store will also feature a bike store for assembly and repairs.

When the store was announced last fall, REI said it planned to hire about 50 employees.

REI has been recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For for 17 consecutive years.

Park Village is an 18-acre development by Fort Worth-based Woodmont Co.

_ Sandra Baker

 

 

 

 

 

08/27/2014

Arlington Sprouts store to open Sept. 10

Sprouts Farmers Market  will open its first Arlington store, 5711 W. Interstate 20, at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10.

This is the grocer’s second Tarrant area store to open in the past month. It opened in Hurst on Aug. 6.

The store will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the new 25,000 square foot store. 

Muffins and coffee samples will be served to everyone in line before the doors open and the first 200 shoppers in line will receive 20 percent off their first total purchase.

Coupon books will be given to every 15th shopper and every customer will receive a free reusable bag with a purchase. 

On Sat., Sept. 13, the first 100 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free sandwiches and 20 golden tickets will be hidden on products throughout the aisles for $20 off your purchase. 

Coupon give-aways will be done on Sunday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 20.

_ Sandra Baker

07/23/2014

University Park Village tenants announced

Four new tenants are announced for Fort Worth’s University   ParkVillage and include Athleta, Kendra Scott, Michael Kors and Sephora.

The stores will open this year, the shopping center said. University ParkVillage is on University Drive just south of Interstate 30.

Susan Holland, the center’s general manager, said the stores should open by the holiday season.

The new tenants, she said, “represent key brands, consistent with our current roster of premier tenants.”

_ Sandra Baker

07/07/2014

H-E-B expanding its Burleson store

San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B today said it is spending $14 million to upgrade its four-year-old Burleson store into an H-E-B Plus.

The store opened in 2010 with 88,000 square feet but is now increasing that to 115,000 square feet in order to accommodate the expanded departments.

The store, 165 NW John Jones Drive, will feature new products and variety when the expansion is completed in February.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us and our customers,” said Eli Daniel, the store’s general manager, in a statement.

In addition to groceries, H-E-B Plus stores offer electronics, toys, housewares, grilling and outdoor furniture, apparel, party supplies, cell phones and tablets, and home décor.

It will have an expanded bulk items section with 600 new products and well as more fruits, vegetables and organics, for example.

The store will also double its space for beer and wine.

H-E-B reports annual sales of more than $20 billion at its 350 stores in Texas and Mexico.

_ Sandra Baker

05/27/2014

Sears laying off 55 at North Beach Street parts center

Sears will idle about 55 workers at a parts and repair center at 5001 N. Beach St. just south of N.E. Loop 820, the retailer said in a notice to the state. It said the layoffs will happen by the end of June and are expected to be permanent. The company, in a later emailed statement, said the facility will remain open, and eligible workers will receive severance and can apply for open positions at Sears and Kmart stores.

-- Jim Fuquay

05/15/2014

Bealls headed to Grapevine Towne Center anchor spot

Bealls, a Texas-based department store offering nationally recognized name-brand and private-label apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear, is now open as an anchor at GrapevineTowne Center.

The retailers has leased 25,000 square feet in the shopping center at the intersection of Texas 114 and William D. Tate Avenue in Grapevine. It is relocating from a location on Northwest Highway.

The shopping center opened in the mid-1990’s.

“Bealls brings a long history of quality retailing to GrapevineTowneCenter, and they are a key element in the evolving tenant mix of this outstanding retail property,” said Herbert D. Weitzman, chairman/CEO of The Weitzman Group and Cencor Realty Services, in a statement.

The Weitzman Group leases the center, and Cencor Realty Services manages it.

Bealls joins a number of concepts that have recently opened at GrapevineTowneCenter, including eatZi’s Market & Bakery, Big Lots, which opened its upscale concept in an anchor space in the center; and Sprint, which opened a new-generation store.

_ Sandra Baker

04/09/2014

PGA TOUR Superstore plans a Southlake location this year

PGA TOUR Superstore, the Atlanta-based golf retailer, plans a store in Southlake this year. 

The store will be located at the southwest corner of Southlake  Boulevard and Kimball Avenue. It will be its third Texas store, joining two Plano locations. 

PGA TOUR is also opening stores in Orlando and North Scottsdale this year. 

“Despite a flat retail landscape in the golf industry, we have growth plans that prove experiential retail is alive and well,” said Dick Sullivan, PGA TOUR Superstore president and CEO, in a statement. “We currently have plans to grow PGA TOUR Superstore’s presence by up to 25 percent per year over the next five years in locations across the U.S.” 

PGA TOUR Superstore currently has 19 locations ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 square feet. Each store has up to 14 custom fitting simulators and practice bays.  

“What’s different about PGA TOUR Superstore is we purposely design our stores with what the golfers want from an experience and product assortment point of view,” Sullivan said.

PGA TOUR Superstores feature certified golf pros, personalized golf lessons and the best in golf technology, equipment, apparel, custom fitting and repairs. 

The stores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired Home Depot Co-Founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons. 

_ Sandra Baker

 

01/30/2014

WinCo Foods opening Fort Worth store Feb. 6

Boise, Idaho-based WinCo Foods is opening its store in Fort Worth Thursday.

The 94,000-square-foot store is located at 8000 Crowley Road, on 12.5 acres at the southwest corner of Sycamore School and Crowley roads. The employee-owned grocery store bought the land a year ago.

WinCo also plans to open a store at Dick Lewis Drive and Thaxton Parkway in North Richland Hills this quarter.

It is opening a store in McKinney on Thursday as well.

WinCo stores are open 24 hours and have 18 checkout lanes, but shoppers will bag their own groceries, he said. Self check-out lanes will also be available.

_ Sandra Baker

11/08/2013

DSW and Havertys coming to Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Havertys furniture store will open at Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth by Labor Day weekend of 2014.

Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co., who is partnering with Hillwood Property, to develop the shopping center also said new tenants Cold Stone Creamery, Lane Bryant and H&R Block will also open in 2014.

Construction should begin later this year or early next year on the 15,000-square-foot DSW, which will be located south of the recently opened Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Havertys will start construction in December on a 35,000-square-foot store near the new DSW, Trademark said.

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe and Pie Five Pizza Co. are scheduled to open in December at the center.

 _ Sandra Baker

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