Builtech Hired To Build 370,000 Square Feet of Retail Space

Schaumburg, Ill. — In 2017, Builtech Services is working with three development teams as general contractor for 370,000 square feet of retail space in Illinois. The Plaza at Evergreen Park, Retail at the Fields (pictured) and Hoffman Plaza will revitalize three corners throughout Illinois.

GTM Architects Designs First Brick-and-Mortar Store for Jenni Bick

Bethesda, Md. — GTM Architects, an award-winning residential and commercial architectural firm, has designed the first brick-and-mortar retail space for Jenni Bick Fine Custom Journals in Washington, D.C. The formerly online-only handmade journal business is moving into the Dupont Circle location previously occupied by Riccardi Clothier.

Planet Hollywood's Transformed Orlando Flagship Reopens

Orlando, Fla. — Planet Hollywood, America's preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, reopened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood Observatory, on January 30, 2017. The restaurant overlooks the heart of Disney Springs, the dining, retail and entertainment district located at Walt Disney World Resort.

Build Group Purchases San Jose Construction Co.

San Francisco — Build Group Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing general contracting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, has purchased the assets of San Jose Construction Co., Inc., and assumed responsibility for completing certain current and all future San Jose Construction projects. Build Group, Inc. has also integrated all of SJC's employees into its organization.

Knoebel Construction Expands With New Headquarters

St. Louis — Knoebel Construction, Inc., a full-service general contractor specializing in retail development, restaurant, grocery and retail construction nationwide, has moved its headquarters from Fenton, Mo., to Chesterfield, Mo., in St. Louis County. The new location more than doubles Knoebel Construction’s space to 9,688 square feet. 

CDI Studio One Designs New Sheetz Headquarters

Philadelphia — CDI Studio One, the architecture division of L.R. Kimball – a CDI Company, has completed the new office complex/operation center for Sheetz, Inc., the $7.2 billion, family-owned and operated convenience store giant. Located on the Sheetz corporate campus midway between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, the project includes a 115,000-square-foot modern headquarters and operation Center and an adjacent 13,000-square-foot daycare center.

IKEA Breaks Ground on Jacksonville, Fla., Store

Jacksonville, Fla. — IKEA has officially broken ground on its fifth Florida store. Until the future IKEA Jacksonville opens in fall 2017, customers can shop at IKEA Orlando and IKEA Tampa. Two other IKEA stores are located in the South Florida cities of Sunrise and Sweetwater.

READY Construction Completes New Hideaway Pizza in Arkansas

Fayetteville, Ark. — READY Construction, a general contractor with offices in Fayetteville and Dallas, has completed construction of the Hideaway Pizza in North Little Rock, Ark. Hideaway Pizza was founded in 1957 in Stillwater, Okla. This marks the first Hideaway Pizza location in Arkansas and the 17th restaurant for the company.

Super Sonic

SONIC plans to open 50-60 new drive-ins this year, including flexible design concepts like conversions from existing buildings.

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