Petco Opening 5 New Stores Nationwide; Remodeling 12 in Seattle

San Diego — In keeping with its fast-paced 2016 growth plan, which includes 26 new Petco stores and one new Unleashed by Petco year-to-date, Petco will open five new Petco stores across the country in July. In addition, the company is also remodeling 12 stores in Seattle, one in San Diego, expanding one store in Heath, Ohio, and relocating one store in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Northwood Retail Opens Regional Office in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, N.C. — Northwood Retail, LLC has expanded its North Carolina presence with the addition of a leasing and management office in Charlotte. The regional office will oversee operations at Blakeney, Blakeney Crossing and Latta Arcade in Charlotte, N.C., as well as support the leasing activity for Waverly Place in Cary, N.C. and Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Nordstrom Unveils Manhattan Flagship Store Footprint & Exterior Design

New York City — Nordstrom, Inc. has unveiled the footprint and exterior design of its first Nordstrom store in New York City. The store will encompass four properties in the Columbus Circle neighborhood of Manhattan along Broadway between West 57th and West 58th Streets. The approximately 363,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2019.

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.

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