Hooters’ New Look

In time for its 30th anniversary, Hooters of America opens the first ground-up location featuring its new restaurant design.

Creative Space

Papa Murphy’s take ‘n’ bake pizza rolls out a new store prototype and plans to open approximately 100 new units a year.

In The Huddle

As Huddle House marks its 50th anniversary, the company is rallying its franchise teammates to keep improving the efficiency and operations — starting with a brand new prototype design.

Burger 21 Plans Brand Refresh & More Than 20 New Restaurants

Tampa, Fla. — Burger 21® signed six new franchise agreements in 2015, representing six future restaurants, including the brand's first locations in Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. In 2016, the brand will debut its first hybrid, freestanding restaurant and one of the first steps in a brand refresh plan announced last year. Also, to kick off 2016, Burger 21 opened its 21st restaurant in January and has more than 20 franchised restaurants in development in 11 states.

Corner Store Convenience Store Chain To Rebrand

San Antonio — CST Brands, Inc., a San Antonio-based Fortune 500 fuel and convenience retailer with more than 1,000 stores, plans a total brand makeover that will start in San Antonio and spread outward, creating a network of rebranded stores within 3 years.

hhgregg Reopens With New Store Designs in Orlando and Tampa

Indianapolis — Leading appliance, electronics and furniture retailer hhgregg is celebrating its 60th anniversary by unveiling new store designs in several Florida markets, with Orlando and Tampa leading the way. The redesign lets customers reimagine their home living spaces through experiential room settings.

J. Crew Mercantile To Open Second U.S. Location

Chicago and MilwaukeeHSA Commercial Real Estate has executed a lease with J. Crew to open the retailer’s second Mercantile branded store in the country at The Mayfair Collection shopping center (pictured) in Wauwatosa, Wis. J. Crew Mercantile will be located between Ulta and Men’s Wearhouse in the project’s first phase. J. Crew announced earlier this year that the company is opening its first Mercantile store at the Nordstrom Rack-anchored The Shops at Park Lane in Dallas.

Del Amo Fashion Center Undergoing Transformation

Torrance, Calif. — Del Amo Fashion Center will tout a new nearly 2,000-car parking structure complete with quick-charge electric vehicle charging stations, car counters and direct access to the new Nordstrom when it debuts at the center this October.

Clark Construction Relocates to New Office

Southfield, Mich. — Clark Construction Company, one of the nation’s premier construction management firms, has moved to a new office in Southfield, Mich. The new address is: 29110 Inkster Rd., Suite 150, Southfield, MI 48034.

In the Know

Understanding the issues that cause maintenance or remodel confusion, unbudgeted expenses, time overruns and, in general, cast a shadow over the maintenance function.

One-Stop Shop

Working with a design-build firm on new construction projects can be best for the bottom line.

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