CR architecture + design Adds Key Leadership

Cincinnati — CR architecture + design has hired a former vice president of construction at Macy’s, Bruce Quisno, to join its leadership team as vice president of retail market, while Bill Dandy will assume the role of chief operating officer.

Kirkland's Reopens Hometown Store with All-New Design

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland's has reopened its Brentwood, Tenn., location at 1624 Galleria Blvd. after a month-long closure for remodeling. The new, reimagined store design has been carefully planned to provide shoppers with design and decor inspiration.

FRONTIER Building Breaks Ground on its First Krispy Kreme

Miami — FRONTIER Building has broken ground on a brand-new Krispy Kreme Doughnuts located at 530 Northeast 167 St. in Miami. The iconic doughnut shop’s new location is being built from the ground up next door to the existing location, which will remain open throughout construction.

Meijer Unveils All-New Convenience Store and Gas Station Design

Grand Rapid, Mich. — On August 27, 2018, Meijer opened a newly-designed convenience store and gas station adjacent to the retailer's Grand Rapids, Mich.-based headquarters. The new 5,500-square-foot convenience store is the first Meijer gas station to include a separate full-service Starbucks. The store also includes an expanded assortment of fresh produce and protein-based snacks, wraps, fruit and organic items, as well as grab-and-go meals prepared locally by Superior Foods.

Westwood Contractors Adds New Director of Operations

Fort Worth, Texas — Westwood Contractors has expanded its executive team with the addition of David Kimberly as director of operations. He will be directly responsible for supervising the company’s project management team and the general field superintendent.

TCI Expands Footprint in OEM Industrial Coatings Marketplace

Americus, Ga. — TCI, a leading manufacturer of thermoset powder coatings and a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has marked its 30th anniversary by strengthening its ability to offer customized support to customers across a broad range of industries through targeted investments. The company is evolving from its historical focus on product delivery and service to concentrate on innovative coatings solutions and superior performance.

Englewood Construction Launches Multiple Restaurant Projects

Chicago — Englewood Construction has begun work on six restaurant projects, including three new Wings Over restaurants in Athens, Ga., Clemson, S.C., and College Park, Md.; a new Outback Steakhouse in Gurnee, Ill.; the renovation of an existing Ruth's Chris in San Diego; and the construction of the base building and utility infrastructure for a planned CoreLife Eatery in a Springfield, Ill., retail center owned by Seritage Growth Properties.

IA Interior Architects Expands Global Retail Practice

Seattle — IA Interior Architects is growing its retail practice group with the addition of a new team that will be based in Seattle. This group will be led by three retail experts: Mike Riggs, managing director/retail; Ron Singler, design director/retail; and Alex Shapleigh, design director/retail. The new team will work in conjunction with the company’s New York Retail practice group.

Pei Wei Debuts New Restaurant Design

Las Colinas, Texas — Pei Wei fans in and around Las Colinas, Texas, will be the first to experience the leading fresh Pan-Asian brand’s new prototype restaurant. The Las Colinas restaurant is the Pei Wei Restaurant Support Center’s flagship location. The restaurant recently closed for dine-in business during its massive interior remodel project and is now back open for business.

New Sheetz Operations Support Center Opens

Philadelphia — On April 19, 2018, convenience store giant Sheetz, Inc. opened its new operations support center in Claysburg, Pa. Designed by CDI Studio One, the architecture division of L.R. Kimball – a CDI Company, the project includes a modern, 115,000-square-foot corporate office building and an adjacent 13,000-square-foot daycare center on a site midway between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

KFC’s Bold Climb

After more than 10 years of downsizing, KFC is on the way back up — with a colorful, creative new prototype that speaks to a new generation.

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